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2018 Chevrolet Equinox: Leaner and meaner with a new design, increased safety and refined turbo
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Equinox, Chevrolet’s second-best selling vehicle, after the Silverado, enters its third generation in 2018 with a full redesign. The Gen-3 Equinox sheds nearly 400 pounds -- approximately 10 percent of its mass, creating a nimbler, more responsive and more refined driving experience. Combined with this weight loss, the all-new body was designed and optimized for top safety ratings.
An all-new, mass-efficient body structure is at the center of the Equinox’s trimmer curb weight and helps make...
2018 Lexus RX350: Combines SUV versatility and luxury sedan-like comfort
Thursday, March 8, 2018
The Lexus RX has been America’s best-selling luxury SUV since its introduction in 1998, and has earned a reputation as a reliable, elegant, pampering and performing utility vehicle.
RX was the first Lexus SUV, and has been its entry into the luxury crossover niche through four generations. As the category has attracted more competition, RX has refined, upgraded, teched-up and improved its line.
Two years after its introduction, the fourth-generation RX sees several changes for 2018....
2018 Infiniti QX80: Three-ton luxury SUV continues its evolution
Thursday, March 1, 2018
An upgrade from the QX56, the 2018 Infiniti QX80 evolves Infiniti’s presence in the luxury SUV segment.
Built by Nissan’s luxury division (Infiniti), QX began as the QX4 mid-size SUV in 1996, when it was based on the unibody Nissan Pathfinder. QX56 started in 2004 with its sister, the Nissan Armada, and Gen-3, which first came out in model-year 2011, upped the luxury ante. Carrying the name QX56 through last year, the naming convention had followed...
2018 Kia Stinger: Dynamic New Sports Car Combines Athleticism and Luxury
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Kia has come a long way. It began life in December 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry, a Korean manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts, eventually producing Korea's first domestic bicycle, the Samchully, in 1951. A year later, the company changed its name to Kia, which translates to “to come out of the East.” Moving on to motorcycles and trucks, Kia began selling cars in 1974, and when it first made a splash in America...
2018 Toyota Tacoma: Safety and cosmetics added to top-selling mid-size pick-up
Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Toyota Tacoma debuted in America in 1995, and was marketed as a compact pick-up, a designation it held through 2004. The second generation was classified as mid-size, and following a full third-generation redesign for 2016, the 2018 Tacoma remains the best-selling mid-size pickup as it has for 11 years running.
For 2018, Tacoma adds a safety enhancement, as all Tacoma models gain Toyota Safety Sense-P. This equips Tacoma with Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane...
2018 Subaru Forester: Performance, intuitive cabin and top safety marks in a compact SUV
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Five years into its fourth generation, and a year removed from a solid style refreshening, the Subaru Forester remains a sports utility ride for the granola-and-fresh water brigade. It gained a following among those who genuinely love the “forest” portion of the name, despite the fact that very few Forester owners really take their vehicles off road or deep into the woods.
Beginning with its first incarnation in 1997, the Forester replaced the Impreza Gravel Express...
2018 Jeep Compass: Upgraded materials and tech added to compact crossover
Thursday, February 1, 2018
The Jeep Compass is a compact crossover SUV launched by Jeep or the 2007 model year. The entry-level Compass was one of Jeep’s first crossovers, and after more than a decade in Gen-One, the second-generation Compass debuted for the 2017 model year. The original Compass upgraded with a facelift in 2011 to play on the looks of Grand Cherokee. Gen-Two stretched its platform, upgraded interior materials, added to the tech and infotainment levels and included...
2018 Buick Enclave Avenir: Three-row crossover in new generation with new sub-brand
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Buick boldly took on the large luxury crossover segment in 2007 with its 2008 Enclave (now a mid-size), replacing its truck-based Rainier, the minivan-based Rendezvous and the Tarraza minivan. Now, during an era when three-row crossovers have seriously eroded minivan sales, Buick has evolved its Enclave for the first time in 10 years -- though it received a facelift in 2013, it remained in its first generation.
The second-gen, 2018 Enclave has been completely redesigned and...
2018 Dodge Caravan: Room for seven and priced to sell
Thursday, January 18, 2018
I seldom drive minivans – I prefer smoking musclecars, powerful trucks and more versatile crossovers/SUVs -- but when out-of-town family came to town for a holiday-season visit, I needed a seven-seater and I asked for a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan to test. While sales have slipped in the genre to just under 500,000 vehicles sold in America last year, Grand Caravan dominates the segment with about 125,000 vehicles sold in 2017, only 1.9 percent fewer...
2018 Toyota Avalon: Flagship mid-size sedan stays the course
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Toyota’s luxury sedan, the Avalon, has been at the top end of the line-up since its launch in the 1994-’95 model year, when it replaced the Cressida.
Named for the legendary island in Arthurian lore, Avalon is seven years into its fourth generation. Avalon underwent its last facelift and freshening for the 2016 model year, and continues to present premium style, performance, interior amenities, and presence in a mid-size sedan.
The 2018 Avalon remains essentially the same...