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New Generations – Lexus RX 350L/BMW X1

April 11, 2019. AAA Staff

Popular luxury SUVs are reborn with newer, more expansive models.

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A Tale of Two SUVs – Jeep Wrangler/Volkswagen Atlas

March 14, 2019. Alan Rider

A poseur. That’s what virtually every other SUV on the market looks like compared to the Jeep Wrangler. While plenty of competitors put out a rugged vibe, the all-new Wrangler is the real deal. Simply put, it is designed and built to go places that would stop those wannabes in their tire tracks. This impressive…

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Good Things Come in Small(er) Packages – Honda Passport/Dodge Durango

February 11, 2019. John Paul

These midsize SUVs have full-size features.

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CX-9 is Practically Perfect

January 05, 2019. John Lehrer

Mazda’s CX-9, the automaker’s largest crossover sport-utility vehicle, has a multitude of virtues and hardly any shortcomings. No slab-sided SUV, its lines are at once bold, dynamic, understated and refined. Stellar design elements extend to the well-appointed interior, with its good-looking, functional controls. The cabin has a rich feel, approaching entry-level luxury status on the…

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Is ‘Sporty SUV’ an Oxymoron? – Jaguar I-Pace/BMW X4

January 05, 2019. Alan Rider

Sport-utility vehicles used to project a rugged vibe. Now, new models that put the ‘sport’ in ‘sport-utility’ have become a thing.

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Practical-y Perfect – Hyundai Kona/Honda Fit

December 27, 2018. Alan Rider

While many daydream about driving a sports car, reality eventually calls. Two remarkably sensible new models meld sport and style.

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Pavement, Shmavement – Jeep Compass/Volvo V90 Cross Country

September 27, 2018. Alan Rider

Like the Mach 5 in its day, crossovers have developed a legion of dedicated fans. But I predict the Jeep Compass will be sought-after for more than just its body style. Take the midrange Trailhawk model I drove. Simply put, it is the only affordable compact SUV I can think of that will take you…

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Stylish 2018 Nissan Rogue Rivals Any Luxury Vehicle

September 15, 2018. John Paul

This compact sport-utility vehicle comes in three trim levels powered by a 2.5-liter engine. This four-cylinder engine is connected to a continually variable transmission that can power the front wheels or – in the case with my test car – all four wheels. I tested the top-of-the line SL model with the premium package, which had…

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Dodge Durango Packs Full-Size Features Into Midsize Model

July 16, 2018. John Paul

The Dodge Durango three-row SUV comes in five trim levels, rear or all-wheel drive, and a V-6 or V-8 engine. My road test was in the high-performance SRT version with a 475-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 engine. The cabin of the Durango was comfortable, featuring heated and cooled seats and a heated steering wheel. Combined with a…

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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Couples Extensive Features, Great Warranty

July 16, 2018. John Paul

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – not to be confused with the larger Santa Fe – is a five-passenger SUV that comes in two trim levels: base and ultimate. The base model is equipped with a 2.4-liter engine that develops 185 horsepower while the ultimate model has a 2.0-liter 240-horsepower turbocharged engine. My road test was…