Tag Archives: Sport Utility Vehicles

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan: A lot beyond the name

What's in a name? For the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan, there's plenty.

Eight years after its debut as a concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan retains the compact crossover vehicle’s unique status. It’s still largely unheralded, and it’s among the oddest named cars in the United States. The Volkswagen Tiguan concept debuted at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show to a ... Read More »

2014 Toyota Highlander: Perfect family vehicle?

The revised 2014 Toyota Highlander may be the perfect family vehicle.

Revise an already good vehicle and you can end up with an appreciably better one. The revised, user-friendly 2014 Toyota Highlander is sleeker, roomier and even more user-friendly. For some, it might be the perfect family vehicle. The revised Toyota Highlander is slightly longer and wider than its predecessor. It also has a lower roofline, ... Read More »

2014 Toyota Venza: wagon? SUV? All good

2014 Toyota Venza side view.

The 2014 Toyota Venza, like its older siblings, is positioned uniquely. It’s neither a wagon nor a true sport utility vehicle. Rather it’s a crossover with the all-wheel drive functionality like a wagon, cargo room like an SUV and the characteristics of a near luxury sedan. The result is a combo-car with a combo name. ... Read More »

AUTO RECALL: 2013 Ford Escape — eighth time

2012 Ford Escape. The name says it all, really.

For the eighth time since it was redesigned and debuted in early 2012, the Ford Escape sport utility vehicle is being recalled. This time, the recall is to fix oil leaks that could cause engine fires. The recall will affect more than 161,000 Ford Escapes from the 2013 model years with 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engines. The ... Read More »