Sport Utility Vehicles

Kia Sportage 2007: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Introduced in 1995, the Kia Sportage is among the growing selection of compact crossover sport utility vehicles (SUVs) that provide good ...

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Cadillac SRX, 2007: The Weekly Driver Car Review

The Sport Utility Vehicle market is seemingly reaching its saturation point. One national consumer automotive publication divides the market into compact, ...

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Mazda CX-7, 2007: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Beyond its omnipresent "Zoom-Zoom" television commercial jingle, Mazda has a new motto: "The SUV you never saw coming. It's a trademarked slogan, but it just didn't fit with my weekly driver, a 2007 Mazda CX-7.

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Acura RDX, 2007: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Not even experts agree on the definition of “crossover” vehicles. But in general terms, consumers seeking the combined best components of ...

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Mercury Mountaineer, 2006: The Weekly Driver Car Review

In the 15-year span beginning in 1990, sales of sport utility vehicles grew at at alarming rate. In 1990, about 900,000 ...

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Saab 9-7X, 2006: The Weekly Driver Car Review

The oddity, of course, is that General Motors owns Saab. And for purists fond of the vehicles first offered in 1947 ...

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Nissan Pathfinder, 2006: The Weekly Driver Car Review

A long-distance haul means different things to different drivers. For me, on this occasion, it was a 400-plus mile trek from ...

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Mitsubishi Outlander, 2005: The Weekly Driver Car Review

The 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander is the least expensive of the Japanese manufacturer’s three sports utility vehicles. It’s compact, nicely designed and ...

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Honda Pilot, 2005: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Like its popular brethren, the CR-V, Odyssey and new Element, the Pilot completes Honda’s best-buy SUV and van line. And like ...

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Ford Escape (Hybrid), 2005: The Weekly Driver Car Review

The 2005 Ford Escape is the fourth addition to manufacturer’s SUV line, the first hybrid in the class and it makes ...

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Chevrolet Trailblazer, 2005: The Weekly Driver Car Review

With the addition of the 5.3-liter, 325-horsepower V8 extended cab (EXT), eight Chevrolet Trailblazer models are on the road in 2005. ...

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Honda CR-V, 2005: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Several years ago, a friend loaned my wife and me a front-porch bench. It’s made of iron and wood and it’s ...

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Volkswagen Touareg, 2004: The Weekly Driver Car Review

It’s named after a nomadic, hearty Saharan tribe with the unusual-sounding name, TOUR-egg.  Literally translated, the word means “free folk.” So ...

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Cadillac SRX, 2004: The Weekly Driver Car Review

The naming of new cars must be a curious process. Animals are popular choices for various makes and models, and those ...

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Pontiac Vibe, 2004: The Weekly Driver Car Review

An 18-wheel vehicle will always win, and every truck driver knows that. But there I was on a freeway entrance ramp, ...

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Saturn Vue, 2004: The Weekly Driver Car Review

The recent retro design trends of several manufacturers don’t pertain to Saturn. It’s only been around since mid-1990. But with its ...

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