Tag Archives: Sport Utility Vehicles

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. Code ... Read More »

BEST USED CARS: 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda Accord

Now a teenager and offered in its third generation, the Honda CR-V remains one of the country’s most popular compact sport utility vehicles. It debuted in Japan in 1995, arrived as a Chicago Auto Show display in 2006 and debuted in United States dealerships in 2007. A decade later, the CR-V overtook its toughest competitors ... Read More »

NEW CAR REVIEW: 2014 Land Rover: Less weight, more sport

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

The new Land Rover Range Rover Sport fits perfectly in the best country club parking lot, but is like a mountain goat when driven off road. For 2014, the Land Rover Range Rover has been redesigned to be the fastest, most agile ever. That’s largely because it’s shed a whopping 800 pounds. Most automakers strive ... Read More »