Toyota Highlander Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If we were to refer to the Toyota Highlander as the Camry of crossover SUV’s that would probably make sense to most people. The Camry has a reputation of being one of America’s best, most dependable family sedans, it’s a good value and the design is quite conservative – at…

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid is new to the U.S. Crossover party this year. In fact, it takes the elite position of being the world’s first plug-in hybrid crossover and as the best-selling PHEV in Europe and now it’s available in the United States. The all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander…

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2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design Test Drive

“2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design” A Youthful Nuevo Volvo Compact Crossover Volvo through the years has produced some interesting vehicles with a multitude of designs, ranging from a dull and boring boxy form through the stylishly innovative P1800, sexy convertibles to the new, exceptionally appealing design of the 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design…

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2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We get lots of people asking us to recommend a car and our suggestions tend to be conservative, because that’s what people generally want – a good, dependable, safe vehicle or perhaps an outstanding value. Safe Recommendations Over the years we found that one of the safest recommendations, for someone…

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2018 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium Test Drive

2018 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium Niro Carries Over Adding A Limited Production Graphite Edition The Kia Niro was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and appeared on the scene this year as a 2017 production model. The Kia Niro debuted as an all-new, compact, near midsize, urban crossover hybrid that serves up a…

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2018 MItsubishi Eclipse Cross Test Drive

“2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE 1.5T- S-AWC” Iconic Name reappears as new Crossover What is a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross? For those who may not remember, the Mitsubishi Eclipse was a pretty well thought of compact sports car that was built through a joint venture, which was formed between Mitsubishi Motors and the Chrysler Corporation. Four…

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2018 Infiniti QX60 3.5 AWD Test Drive

“2018 Infiniti QX60 3.5 AWD” A versatile 3 Row / 7 Passenger Luxury Crossover The Infiniti camp’s lineup is difficult to keep up with. A “Q” prefix designates ether a Coupe or Sedan, which is followed by a numerical model designation. Lead off with a “QX” prefix and you have a Crossover or SUV, again…

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2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE AWD Test Drive

“2018 Toyota RAV4 SE AWD Hybrid” RAV4 Adds grades for More Action The compact crossover movement was pioneered by the Toyota RAV4 more than two decades ago, providing owners with the means for off-the-beaten-path adventuring. Toyota now expands the scope of the RAV4 to new heights for the 2018 model year with a new Adventure…

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2019 Infiniti QX50 Essential Test Drive

“2019 Infiniti QX50 Essential AWD” New QX50 Showcases World-first technologies The all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50 steps up to the plate with a most compelling design based on an entirely new platform that provides a heightened level of versatility, functionality and efficient performance in the form of a luxury mid-size crossover….

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2018 Buick Enclave Premium 1SN AWD Test Drive

“2018 Buick Enclave Premium AWD 1SN” A Highly Versatile Midsize Luxury SUV The Enclave was first introduced by Buick in 2007 and it has enjoyed progressive sales success ever since, as a top-selling three-row luxury crossover. For the 2018 model year, the Buick Enclave, has been completely redesigned and has introduced an Avenir sub-brand as…

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