Tag: all-wheel drive

Buick LaCrosse
21
Sep
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Buick LaCrosse: Chronicling the Changes

Buick has long been known for its sedans, which typically were represented by full-size models such as the Electra 225, Roadmaster, and Lucerne. In recent years, Buick has become a crossover utility vehicle seller, with the last sedans dropped in…

Hyundai Tucson PHEV
09
Sep
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Hyundai Tucson Now Offers Two Hybrid Choices

Standard and plug-in hybrid Hyundai Tucson models join the product line. Model Overview | Review (Highlights) | Specifications | Key Attributes Hyundai is making a huge bid for electrification with its Tucson compact crossover utility vehicle. Beginning in 2022, the…

2023 Hyundai Palisade
02
Sep
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Head-Turning, Attention-Grabbing Hyundai Palisade

The Hyundai Palisade is elegant and affordable. Model Overview | Review (Highlights) | Specifications | Key Attributes Hyundai shook the midsize, three-row crossover utility segment in 2020 when it introduced the Palisade. The new model immediately supplied a bridge between…

Volkswagen Tiguan
30
Aug
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Roomy Volkswagen Tiguan Crossover

The Volkswagen Tiguan is practical and predictable. Model Overview | Review (Highlights) | Specifications | Key Attributes Volkswagen rolled out the current-generation Tiguan in 2018. This year, the model offers updated exterior styling, a refreshed interior, upgraded technologies, and expanded…

2022 Hyundai Kona N
22
Aug
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Performance Crossover: Hyundai Kona N

The Kona N throws down the performance in the small crossover segment. Model Overview | Review (Highlights) | Specifications | Key Attributes Whoever said that the fun-to-drive on-road experience is limited to sports cars and touring models? Through the years…

Ford Fusion
18
Aug
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Ford Fusion: Chronicling the Changes

Ford has seen much success in the midsize sedan arena, starting with the Taurus in the mid-1980s to the Fusion beginning in the mid-2000s. The Fusion spawned other models, including the Mercury Milan and the Lincoln MKZ. All three are…

Chevrolet Traverse
16
Aug
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Chevrolet Traverse: Chronicling the Changes

The Chevrolet Traverse is a midsize, three-row crossover utility vehicle with room for seven or eight. Launched in 2009, the Traverse arrived late to the market that had already transitioned to crossovers. The delay, though, is attributable to GM sticking…

Jeep Wrangler
12
Aug
2022
Posted in Articles

All-Wheel Drive v. Four-Wheel Drive: What Are the Differences?

Shop for a vehicle, especially an SUV, and you may find all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) listed as available choices. In both cases, power goes to all four wheels when these systems are operating. While these two systems…

Kia Sorento
08
Aug
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Kia Sorento: Chronicling the Changes

The Kia Sorento is a midsize, three-row crossover utility vehicle with space for seven. Launched in 2003 as a traditional body-on-frame SUV model, the Sorento eventually transitioned to a crossover. In 2020, the slightly larger Kia Telluride debuted; both models…

Mazda CX-5
27
Jul
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Mazda CX-5: Chronicling the Changes

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact, two-row crossover utility vehicle with room for five. Launched in 2013, the CX-5 replaced the previous Mazda Tribute. In 2020, a premium Mazda CX-50 debuted; both models are sold today. Chronicling the Changes 2023…

First-Generation Nissan Rogue
26
Jul
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Nissan Rogue: Chronicling the Changes

The Nissan Rogue is a compact, two-row crossover utility vehicle with space for five. Introduced in 2008, the Rogue has undertaken extensive overhauls and regular revisions since. Despite arriving later in the market than most competitors, the Rogue has made…

2015 Honda Pilot
25
Jul
2022
Posted in Used Vehicle Shopping

2015 Honda Pilot Overview

The midsize Honda Pilot is a capable, three-row SUV with room for eight. The Pilot is one of the first models in this segment and remains a strong competitor. Key attributes include a spacious and versatile interior, a polished and…

2017 Cadillac XTS
25
Jul
2022
Posted in Used Vehicle Shopping

2017 Cadillac XTS Overview

The 2017 Cadillac XTS is a large, luxury sedan with room for five. Two V6 engine choices, available all-wheel drive, and a long list of technological features mark this model. Cadillac offers the 2017 XTS comes in Base, Luxury, Premium…

First Generation Toyota RAV4
22
Jul
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Toyota RAV4: Chronicling the Changes

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact, two-row sport utility vehicle with room for five. Introduced in 1997, the RAV4 has undertaken extensive overhauls and regular revision since. This crossover is one of our top recommended models in its segment when…

First Generation Honda Pilot
20
Jul
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Honda Pilot SUV: Chronicling the Changes

The Honda Pilot is a midsize, three-row sport utility vehicle with room for eight. Introduced in 2003, the Pilot has undergone complete overhauls and regular updates since. This SUV is one of our top recommended models in its segment when…

2023 Honda HR-V
13
Jul
2022
Posted in Specifications

About the 2023 Honda HR-V Crossover

Honda’s lineup of utility vehicles includes the HR-V, CR-V, Passport, and Pilot. The Honda HR-V rolled out in 2016 and originally shared its underpinnings with the Fit subcompact hatchback. The Honda Fit has departed, therefore, to keep the HR-V going,…

Nissan Juke
12
Jul
2022
Posted in History

History of the Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke is a rare breed, a quirkily styled model that by all accounts should have immediately failed in a discriminating consumer market. This subcompact crossover utility vehicle, however, rolled out in 2011 and stayed around through 2017, as…

Ford EcoSport
23
Jun
2022
Posted in Specifications

Farewell to the Ford EcoSport

The Ford brand is dominated by utility vehicles and trucks, therefore it is a bit surprising that its smallest crossover is going away. Indeed, the 2022 Ford EcoSport is the final model year for this subcompact model, an import from…

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
24
May
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Hyundai Ioniq 5: All-New EV

The electric vehicle market continues to expand as new players enter. Hyundai is not new to the scene, but the Ioniq 5 is. This model builds on its Ioniq line of electrified vehicles to deliver an all-electric model with a…

2022 Infiniti QX60
11
May
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Second Look: 2022 Infiniti QX60 SUV

The Infiniti QX60 shines among luxury SUVs. It doesn’t happen that often, but sometimes a manufacturer delivers a follow-up of the same model year vehicle. That’s twice as nice and allows us to take a deeper dive. In 2014, we…