Tag Archives: SUV

2014 Toyota Venza: Odd name, odd look, all good

The 2014 Toyota Venza AWD trim has 20-inch wheels.

Like reviewing a restaurant after only one visit, reviewing a car may be best after two test periods in the vehicle and at least separated by a few months. Welcome back to the 2014 Toyota Venza. Seven months after first driving the oddly name Venza solo for a week, I just completely another week test ... Read More »

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Quiet SUV efficiency

The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is in its second year.

Now in its second year, the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is the smaller of the two Santa Fe offerings. It remains much the same as last year’s debut model with a few minor upgrades. The small, five-passenger option in Hyundai’s restyled Santa Fe lineup, the Sport is the five-passenger version of the larger Santa ... Read More »

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek gets debut hybrid trim

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid has more than eight inches of clearance.

Subaru, the manufacturer of all-wheel drive vehicles that define versatility, has long been a favorite among mountain dwellers and those who live where inclement weather is a daily routine. The carmaker’s rugged reputation expanded this year with the debut of the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid. The five-passenger crossover is Subaru’s first full hybrid, and its ... Read More »

2014 Lexus LX570: Comfort, style, luxury

The 2014 Lexus LX570 defined luxury SUV.

Some folks just gotta have a big, roomy vehicle. The 2014 Lexus LX570 SUV is a big fella, with room for eight in a luxurious cabin and all-terrain mobility. It’s plenty rugged, being based on the durable, upscale, go-anywhere Toyota Land Cruiser. Car-based crossover vehicles are capturing much of the old traditional SUV market, but ... Read More »