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2010 Kia Sportage Review

August 24, 2010 EST | Kia , SUV's , Sports Cars

Though outclassed in many ways by more refined competitors, the 2010 Kia Sportage remains a solid choice for buyers in search of an affordable compact crossover. Pros Practical interior, good value compared to competition, long powertrain warranty. Cons Both engines...

2011 Kia Sportage Vehicle Preview

August 24, 2010 EST | Kia , SUV's , Sports Cars

The redesigned 2011 Kia Sportage will sport aggressive styling and more features. It should be a solid choice for an affordable compact crossover. What's New for 2011 The 2011 Kia Sportage has been redesigned for 2011...

2010 Acura RDX Review

August 12, 2010 EST | Acura , SUV's

A Japanese answer to BMW's athletic X3, the 2010 Acura RDX offers plenty of sport and style along with an adequate dose of utility. Pros Sporty handling, stylish interior, nicely equipped, excellent crash test scores. Cons Lackluster fuel economy, firm...

2006 Lincoln Navigator reviews

April 09, 2006 EST | Lincoln , SUV's

A spacious and stylish full-size luxury SUV, but the Escalade is more powerful and the Lexus LX 470 more refined. Pros Lots of room for passengers and cargo, handles well for its size, stylish interior, smooth drivetrain, extensive list of...

2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport review

March 28, 2006 EST | Land Rover , SUV's

It's still not the sportiest SUV in its price range, but if you want Land Rover capability and style packed into a slightly less boxy package, the Range Rover Sport is the perfect setup. Pros Solid road manners, off-road ability...

2006 Kia Sportage reviews

March 21, 2006 EST | Kia , SUV's

Packing an available V6, tons of standard safety equipment and a comfortable cabin all at a bargain-basement price, the Sportage is a value leader among small SUVs. Buyers with more flexible budgets may want to check out the Kia's stronger-engined...

2006 Kia Sorento reviews

March 21, 2006 EST | Kia , SUV's

Good-looking, comfortable, rugged and well equipped, the Sorento remains a solid buy among small and midsize SUVs, especially if you're looking for one with true off-road capability. Pros Great value, long list of standard features, high-quality interior materials, solid construction,...

2006 Infiniti FX45 reviews

March 06, 2006 EST | Infiniti , Luxury Brands , SUV's

If you like the styling, the rest of the vehicle isn't likely to let you down, as the FX45 delivers surprisingly adept handling and spirited performance for an SUV. Pros Standout styling, handles like a sport sedan, potent V8 engine,...

2006 Infiniti FX35 reviews

March 06, 2006 EST | Infiniti , Luxury Brands , SUV's

If you're willing to sacrifice a little practicality, the FX35 offers carlike handling and all-weather capability in a package that will never be mistaken for your average Explorer. Pros Standout styling, handles like a sport sedan, roomy interior for four,...

2006 Hyundai Santa Fe reviews

March 06, 2006 EST | Hyundai , SUV's

The Santa Fe offers a consumer-friendly blend of space, comfort, features, performance and value that make it a compact SUV worth considering. Pros Reasonable price, strong warranty, roomy interior, long list of standard features, solid construction, good crash test scores....

2006 HUMMER H3 reviews

February 28, 2006 EST | Hummer , SUV's

Though it possesses a promising combination of off-road capability and everyday comfort, the distinctive H3 is mainly let down by its lack of power. Pros Rugged enough to take on the tough off-road trails, smooth highway ride, stable handling, quality...

2006 Honda CR-V reviews

February 23, 2006 EST | Honda , SUV's

With ample power, room and refinement, the CR-V has almost all you need in a mini sport-utility, as long as you keep on the beaten path. Pros Highly versatile and roomy interior, stable handling, comfortable ride, good crash test scores,...

2006 GMC Envoy XL review

February 16, 2006 EST | GMC , SUV's

If true seven-passenger capacity and serious cargo space are your top priorities in shopping for a midsize SUV, the Envoy XL has the competition beat. Just make sure you test-drive the well-rounded Ford Explorer and Dodge Durango before making a...

2006 Ford Expedition review

February 10, 2006 EST | Ford , SUV's

Roomy on the inside and agile out on the road, the Expedition is a solid choice among full-size SUVs. Pros Well-thought-out interior with plenty of room for passengers and their belongings, handy fold-flat third-row seat, impressive handling for its size,...

2006 Acura MDX review

December 20, 2005 EST | Acura , Luxury Brands , SUV's

Although bland alongside athletic competitors like the BMW X5 and Infiniti FX, Acura's highly functional MDX will appeal to families seeking a premium SUV with three rows of seating. Pros Room for seven passengers or serious amounts of cargo, gutsy...

2006 Volvo XC90 review

December 14, 2005 EST | SUV's , Volvo

Easy to drive and easy on the eyes, Volvo's first SUV has everything it needs to compete in the crowded midsize category. If you're shopping for a kid-friendly, premium-brand sport-ute, make sure the XC90 is on your test-drive list. Pros...

2006 Volkswagen Touareg review

December 08, 2005 EST | SUV's , Volkswagen

An enticing blend of the pavement-dwelling crossover and the rugged off-roader swathed in Volkswagen style. Pros Upscale interior, polished road manners, true off-road capability, solid construction, lengthy standard equipment list. Cons Lousy fuel economy, smaller backseat than competitors, no in-dash...

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca review

November 25, 2005 EST | SUV's , Subaru

A step up in size and luxury from the Subaru Outback, the B9 Tribeca is a logical progression of the Subaru model lineup with all of the right stuff to take on its toughest competition in the crossover SUV segment....

2006 Saturn VUE review

November 18, 2005 EST | SUV's , Saturn

A spacious and practical compact sport-ute, the Vue has long been held back by its unimpressive fit and finish and sloppy steering. However, this year's interior revisions give its cabin considerably more appeal. Pros Strong V6, roomy cabin, comfortable ride,...

2006 Porsche Cayenne review

November 16, 2005 EST | Luxury Brands , Porsche , SUV's

Awkward-looking but thrilling behind the wheel, the Cayenne is a thoroughly capable vehicle that makes good on its Porsche nameplate. Pros Exemplary performance on the street, packed with the latest hardware and luxury features, opulent cabin, solid towing capacity. Cons...

2006 Pontiac G6 review

November 13, 2005 EST | Pontiac , SUV's

With the G6's stylish duds, roomy interior and distinctive features, Pontiac finally has a serious contender in the midsize sedan, coupe and convertible segments. Pros Huge rear seat, fuel-efficient V6 engines offer ample low-end pull, sporty suspension tuning, power hardtop...

2006 Mercury Mariner review

November 10, 2005 EST | Mercury , SUV's

Put a Ford Escape in a Mercury outfit and what do you get? An excellent small SUV in pretty dapper digs. Pros Powerful V6, large cargo capacity, comfortable and stylish interior, carlike handling, optional side curtain airbags. Cons Unconvincing faux...

2006 Land Rover Range Rover review

October 19, 2005 EST | Land Rover , SUV's

As before, the Range Rover offers a satisfying blend of on-road comfort and off-road capability in a stylish and well-trimmed package, and this year's Supercharged model adds more performance to the mix. If you can afford the price of admission,...

2006 Land Rover LR3 review

October 19, 2005 EST | Land Rover , SUV's

A powerful V8 engine, cutting-edge suspension technology and interior appointments fit for royalty land the LR3 in the top tier of luxury SUVs, especially for those who actually plan on traveling off the beaten path. Pros Highly advanced suspension well...

2006 Isuzu Ascender reviews

October 11, 2005 EST | Isuzu , SUV's

In addition to strong drivetrains and a roomy interior, the Ascender comes with a generous warranty, which makes it worth considering over its nearly identical Chevrolet TrailBlazer and GMC Envoy cousins. Pros Strong six- and eight-cylinder engines, simple interior design,...

2006 GMC Envoy reviews

September 24, 2005 EST | GMC , SUV's

A decent effort from GMC, but it still falls short of more well-rounded midsize SUVs like the Ford Explorer and Toyota 4Runner. Pros Extensive options list, strong six-cylinder engine, available V8 power, user-friendly interior design. Cons Numb steering, low-grade interior...

2006 HUMMER H2 reviews

September 14, 2005 EST | Hummer , SUV's

The H2's "look-at-me!" styling and buff off-road ability aren't enough to overcome the vehicle's more obvious faults in drivability and packaging. For practicality in an SUV, look elsewhere. Pros Distinctive styling, unmatched off-road capability, comfortable ride, cushy seats. Cons Feels...

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander Compact SUV preview

September 05, 2005 EST | Mitsubishi , SUV's

What Edmunds.com Says: With the Montero Sport gone, Mitsubishi needs a people mover that can compete in the midsize segment. What We Know: Mitsubishi will be introducing a seven-seat version of the Outlander, built on the redesigned Lancer platform, for...

2006 Ford Escape Hybrid review

August 27, 2005 EST | Ford , SUV's

Ford introduced the Escape in 2001 to capture buyers in the rapidly growing small SUV segment. It quickly became a best-seller thanks to a desirable combination of size, power and ruggedly handsome styling. First-year Escapes suffered numerous recalls, but recent...

2006 Ford Escape review

August 27, 2005 EST | Ford , SUV's

Ford introduced the Escape in 2001 to capture buyers in the rapidly growing small SUV segment. It quickly became a best-seller thanks to a desirable combination of size, power and ruggedly handsome styling. First-year Escapes suffered numerous recalls, but recent...

Preview: 2007 Dodge Durango Large SUV

August 07, 2005 EST | Dodge , SUV's

Dodge may have broken its promise of a Durango hybrid in the past, but this vehicle's chances of coming to fruition are looking quite positive. It was revealed toward the end of last year that DaimlerChrysler plans to go through...

Review: 2006 BMW 5 Series

July 23, 2005 EST | BMW , SUV's , Sedans

Controversial styling and BMW's continued use of the confounding iDrive system are the only blemishes on this otherwise outstanding luxury sport sedan and wagon. Pros One of the most satisfying midsize sport sedans/wagons you can buy, ultrarefined engines, optional all-wheel...

Review: 2006 BMW 3 Series

July 23, 2005 EST | BMW , Convertibles , Coupes , Luxury Brands , SUV's , Sedans

Improving upon the ultimate driving machine benchmark, this is unequivocally the best car in the entry-luxury category. Pros Still the standard when it comes to perfectly sorted vehicle dynamics, high-quality interior materials and outstanding handling. Cons Still costs more than...

Review: 2006 Audi A3

July 20, 2005 EST | Audi , SUV's

Audi's new four-door hatchback A3 makes a very strong case for combining luxury and sport in a package that's as practical as it is compact. Will America get it? Pros Best automatic transmission around, great driving dynamics, versatile interior space,...

Preview: 2007 Lincoln Aviator Midsize SUV

July 02, 2005 EST | Lincoln , Luxury Brands , SUV's

What Edmunds.com Says: With a brand-new platform, the Aviator will be refashioned as more of a sport wagon in order to compete with the likes of the Lexus RX 330....

Review: 2005 Isuzu Ascender

June 28, 2005 EST | Isuzu , SUV's

Capable, roomy and packing optional V8 power, the Ascender's longer warranty makes it worth considering over its nearly identical Chevrolet and GMC cousins. Pros Strong six- and eight-cylinder engines, simple interior design, plenty of passenger and cargo room, long warranty....

Review: 2005 HUMMER H2

June 22, 2005 EST | Hummer , SUV's

Despite its more civilized design, this Hummer still maintains the head-turning looks and unstoppable off-road prowess that made the original famous. Pros Distinctive styling, unmatched off-road capability, stout drivetrain. Cons Feels massive, poor visibility, some cheap interior materials, limited cargo...

Review: 2005 GMC Envoy

June 22, 2005 EST | GMC , SUV's

A solid effort from GMC, but it still falls short of more well-rounded midsize SUVs like the Ford Explorer and Toyota 4Runner. Pros Extensive list of available options, strong six-cylinder engine, user-friendly interior design. Cons Numb steering, some low-grade interior...

Road test: 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

June 15, 2005 EST | Luxury Brands , SUV's , Subaru

Having cleared the performance hurdle with the 227-horsepower WRX and the 300-hp WRX STi, the Japanese automaker is moving on to the midsize SUV market with the 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca, a seven-passenger vehicle designed to go up against the...

Review: 2005 Mercury Mountaineer

June 13, 2005 EST | Mercury , SUV's

2005 Mercury Mountaineer is stylish and safe with seating for seven, the Mercury Mountaineer is a good bet for family shoppers who want a little bit of everything in their SUV. Pros Excellent ride and handling characteristics for a truck-based...

Review: 2005 Volkswagen Touareg

June 13, 2005 EST | Luxury Brands , SUV's , Volkswagen

Volkswagen Touareg 2005 is an enticing blend of the pavement-dwelling crossover and the rugged off-roader swathed in Volkswagen style. Pros Upscale interior, polished road manners, true off-road capability, solid construction, lengthy standard equipment list, available V10 diesel. Cons Lousy fuel...

2005 Hyundai Tucson

June 08, 2005 EST | Hyundai , SUV's

Hyundai Tucson 2005 is has appealing styling, plenty of standard features and Hyundai's impressive warranty make the Tucson a solid competitor in the compact SUV class. Pros Generous warranty, standard ABS and stability control, roomy passenger and cargo space, attractive...

2005 Jeep Liberty CRD

June 03, 2005 EST | Jeep , SUV's

We've never done better than 13 mpg in the V6 Jeep Liberty. That isn't just a number that makes you feel bad, it's a number that makes you feel poor, especially when you're driving what's supposed to be a budget...

2006 Lexus RX 400h

June 03, 2005 EST | Lexus , SUV's

The early wait list for the 2006 Lexus RX 400h was so long the company had to set up a dedicated communication system to placate customers with regular updates on their vehicle's progress. It's no surprise hybrid versions of the...

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid overview

June 03, 2005 EST | SUV's , Toyota

The seven-passenger Highlander Hybrid doesn't force you to make uncomfy compromises to stand up for the environment. It's just like a regular Highlander right down to its no-fuss handling, simple cabin design and 81 cubic feet of cargo capacity. But...

2005 Ford Escape Review

May 26, 2005 EST | Ford , SUV's

For 2005, the Escape gets a freshened look and some new mechanicals. Last year's base 2.0-liter engine is replaced by a new 153-horsepower, 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine that's available with either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission. This new engine...

2005 Acura MDX

May 22, 2005 EST | Acura , Luxury Brands , SUV's

Instead of dilution, Acura has been able to stay focused on its one offering and make sure it's as good as it can be. The MDX is meticulously engineered to serve a specific purpose, much like a good set of...

Honda Pilot 2005 driver review

May 17, 2005 EST | Honda , SUV's

Like its popular brethren, the CR-V, Odyssey and new Element, the Pilot completes Honda's best-buy SUV and van line. And like any of those offerings or anything else in Honda's arsenal, it's hard to find serious fault with the Pilot....

Mitsubishi Outlander 2005: The weekly driver review

May 15, 2005 EST | Mitsubishi , SUV's

The 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander is the least expensive of the Japanese manufacturer's three sports utility vehicles. It's compact, nicely designed and offers more standard features than many SUVs nearly twice the price. But the Outlander faces a tough challenge. In...

2005 Lexus RX 330

May 10, 2005 EST | Lexus , Luxury Brands , SUV's

Early January this year Lexus sprung a pleasant surprise on its followers by announcing and unveiling a Special Edition of the 2005 Lexus RX 330. They did this last January 9, 2005 at the North American International Auto Show in...

Chrysler may increase Liberty diesel production

May 03, 2005 EST | Chrysler , Jeep , SUV's

The Chrysler diesel Liberty reached dealerships in late January. U.S. with total sales of 1,729 units. The diesel liberty sells within 18 days on a dealership lot, which, comparing to 40 to 50 days for a typical vehicle to sell...