2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD Test Drive

“2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD” Mazda’s Top Model SUV continues to evolve OVERVIEW Mazda’s CX-9 made its global debut in 2006, categorizedt as a midsize 7-passenger, 3-row crossover SUV. It is Mazda’s top model of their versatile SUV lineup, and regardless of what category one chooses to place it in, it is recognized as one…

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2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch 4×4

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Eagle, Idaho — With 29 full-size SUVs on the market now, the segment is booming with total sales of more than 500,000 annually. Leading Ford’s UV delegation of eight SUVs and crossovers is the full-size Ford Expedition. After the introduction of an all new fourth generation in 2018, the Expedition…

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BMW X5 M Competition

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Eagle, Idaho – When the 2020 model BMW X5 M Performance arrived in our driveway it looked like the typical white BMW X5 SAV (BMW calls their SUVs Sports Activity Vehicles) we see so often on the streets in our area. On closer examination the wheels, tires and brakes screamed…

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2020 Buick Encore GX Essence FWD Test Drive

“2020 Buick Encore GX Essence FWD” All-New Model Expands Brand’s SUV Family OVERVIEW Buick’s all-new GX model lineup’s purpose is to bolster Buick’s position in what is possibly the most popular SUV vehicle segment in today’s marketplace. Buick offers four premium SUVs across the three segments most shopped in by consumers: small, compact and midsize….

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2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate FWD Test Drive

“2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate FWD” Hyundai’s Small SUV is Big on Fun OVERVIEW At its 2018 Hawaiian launch, Hyundai positioned their Hyundai Kona as a crossover for “Urban Adventurers” laying claim that it broke the mold, setting a new benchmark for the compact SUV class, The 2020 Hyundai Kona is still everything that one could…

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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum Limited AWD Test Drive

“2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum AWD” Fourth Generation Highlander Displays Bold New Design OVERVIEW Toyota happened to be a pioneer in the midsize crossover SUV category, introducing the 2006 Highlander, the first hybrid SUV in its class. The 2020 model raises the bar for hybrid SUV functionality by making it the most fuel-efficient Highlander…

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2020 BMW X3 xDrive 30e Test Drive

“2020 BMW X3 XDrive 30e” A Luxurious Performance Oriented PHEV OVERVIEW The popularity of SUVs continues to grow at a rapid pace with the hotter segment of the market being compact Crossovers. The BMW X3 has enjoyed tremendous sales success in the past, but the Blue and White Rondelle clan obviously decided to capitalize on…

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SE V6 Test Drive

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V6 SE 4MOTION with Technology R-Line has Excess Where it counts. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SE V6 Overview The Volkswagen Atlas was introduced in 2018 as an American-built three-row family-sized crossover SUV with a spacious interior in three rows and comfortable seating for seven adults. It is based on…

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring AWD Test Drive

“2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Touring” America’s Most Popular CUV Adds First Hybrid-Electric to Lineup OVERVIEW The 2020 Honda CR-V has been the most popular CUV in America over the past 22 years, and now with the addition of their first ever hybrid electric SUV leads the automaker’s plan to electrify light trucks. Honda is…

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