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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Award-Winning Premium SUV Continues to Perform
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Arguably the first sports-utility or multi-purpose vehicle built, Jeep began the concept with its General Purpose military transport in 1941. Its Grand Cherokee debuted in 1992, and in the quarter-century since, Grand Cherokee has been an award-winning off-road and around-town luxury sports-utility vehicle that performs equally well at upscale occasions, off-road and while towing boats, toys and workloads.
And the awards continue in 2017, as “Car Connection” editors selected the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee as “Best...
2017 Honda CR-V: Compact Crossover is larger, roomier and aggressively styled
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Honda CR-V has been the best-selling entry-SUV since its launch in 1995 as the Comfortable Runabout Vehicle. It debuted as a small SUV that met the need for a daily driver that could go off road while satisfying varied lifestyles. CR-V has since been upgraded to add elegance, sportiness, state-of-the-art tech and entertainment, more power and better fuel economy.
Last redesigned for 2012, the 2017 CR-V begins its fifth generation with a new chassis, more...
2017 Toyota Highlander: Family SUV makes gains in power, size, styling and safety
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Scheduled for a full makeover for 2019, Toyota’s three-row family SUV, the Highlander, nears the end of its third generation, which debuted in 2014. In January 2001, Highlander became the first car-based midsize SUV or midsize crossover available in North America, and it has been a solid seller for Toyota ever since.
Fast-forward to 2017, Highlander has earned a solid rep for being the right size for family use, with good economy for the niche and...
2017 Lexus RX 350: Luxury crossover makes advances in safety and adds hybrid and Sport models
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The Lexus RX remains America’s best-selling luxury SUV, as it has since its launch in 1998. Using 350 and 450 as its designated line names, the 350 is outfitted with a 3.5-liter engine, typical of a 350 designation, but the 450h is also equipped with the 3.5 (along with a hybrid electric motor), as Lexus deviates from the alpha-numeric norm.
After introducing the all-new fourth-generation RX 350 and RX 450h Hybrid luxury utility vehicles for 2016,...
2017 Nissan Rogue: Updated styling, refined interior and advanced safety
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The 2017 Nissan Rogue upgrades last year’s model with extensive enhancements, including an optional new hybrid powertrain, updated exterior styling, a refined interior and advanced safety, security, connectivity and driving aid features.
This year’s nuances include revised available optional equipment packages with new content as well as three new ones – Sun and Sound Touring, Platinum and Platinum Reserve interior. In addition, other available packages include the Family Package, Appearance Package and Premium Package; all...
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe: Full-SizeTruck-Based SUV Comes at You Confidently
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Since 1995, when Chevrolet renamed its Blazer, GM has packaged its full-size truck-based SUV as Tahoe, a name borrowed from a rugged and scenic California ski area.
Three years into its fourth generation, the 2017 Tahoe has replaced the top trim LTZ with a new name: Premier, which now comes with perforated, leather-trimmed heated and vented driver and passenger seats. Also new is a standard Teen Driver feature that encourages safe driving habits with teenagers, enabling...
2017 Volkswagen Jetta: Brand’s top-seller offers basic and hot turbo versions
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Volkswagen’s best-selling car had been offered in sedan and hatchback configurations, but is now only presented as a sedan. That design downsize doesn’t compromise Jetta’s range that starts as a stylish econo-car and tops off as a sporty and quick performance compact.
Volkswagen’s Jetta was originally a Golf hatchback with specifically different styling and a conventional trunk. Launched in 1979 as a small family car, it was latched onto by trend-setting college-age buyers, and as Jetta...
2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab V-8: Durable half-ton is rugged and innovative
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Launched for the 2004 model year as an alternative to the full-size pick-up establishment, Nissan’s Titan went through its first generation without a major redesign until 2016. This year, the all-new Titan Crew Cab adds a bold design, a new half-ton model and a new standard 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V-8 gasoline engine coupled with a 7-speed automatic transmission.
With body-on-frame (fully boxed ladder-type) construction utilizing corrosion-resistant and high strength steel, the new Titan half-ton continues the...
2017 Kia Niro: The ‘Un-Hybrid’ is an Un-Crossover rated at 51mpg
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Kia Motors is going green in a big way, with a Hybrid that doesn’t look like a Hybrid, and housed in a Crossover package that doesn’t look or act quite like a Crossover. It is more like an “un-Hybrid, non-Crossover.” Kia’s all-new 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) is marketed by Kia as: “A no-compromise vehicle that combines driving enjoyment with eye-catching design, functional utility and hybrid efficiency.”
What Niro does well is provide impressive...