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New Affordable SUVs for Less Than $30,000

Those looking for “affordable” cars generally means they’re looking for used vehicles, but there are eight new SUVs right now or soon to debut between $15,000 and $30,000. Automakers have not abandoned the affordable vehicle. Sure, it can make more from large trucks, SUVs and luxury cars, but manufacturers will gladly try to fill the …
2020 Jeep Cherokee off-roading in mud

Four New Jeep SUVs Coming By 2021

When you’re healthy and hot you go for more and so Jeep is adding more models and redesigning some of their most popular ones. And they’re coming in 2020 as 2021 Jeeps. FCA has already said it’s investing over $4.5 billion in plant renovations alone. Here’s what to expect later in 2020 from Jeep via …
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What Is a Portal Axle?

It’s the first rule of off-roading:  get away from the ground. When it comes to steep approach angles, big holes, and obstacles, ground clearance is everything. Bigger tires, lift kits, high lift jacks, and even the front and rear bumper 12,000 lb electric winches on this project Land Cruiser; most of the components and accessories …

The Range Rover SVR Is a Legitimately Sporty SUV

If you’re looking for an SUV that’s sporty and one that handles well off-road in mud and snow, along with great traction on unsurfaced roads like gravel and sand, then the 2020 Range Rover is worth a closer look. A good off-road vehicle should have exceptional traction on all types of surfaces – including wet pavement. …
2020 Lincoln Aviator

Could the Lincoln Aviator be the Best Luxury SUV of the Year?

What elevates an SUV to luxury status is pretty standard among all the top players, including the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the Lexus RX, and the Range Rover Sport. Well-appointed interiors, upgraded suspension systems, and a host of amenities that pamper both driver and passengers. Each year, luxury SUVs are tested to see how they stack up. …
Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V Hybrid Finally Coming to America

There is a lot going on with America’s best-selling crossover for 2020. Yes, Honda’s CR-V has been America’s best-selling CUV for 22 years. Since being launched in 1997 the CR-V has surpassed 5,000,000 sold. Honda is on a pace to produce more than 300,000 CR-Vs for 2019. Here’s what has been announced by Honda for …
The Jeep death wobble impacts the Wrangler seen here on a mountain

Why Muscle Cars Keep Getting Traded in for the Jeep Wrangler

No matter what’s going on in the world, two things are consistent when it comes to cars in the U.S. People like familiarity and comfort, and they also like displaying their American pride. This translates to the things they eat, buy, and do, but it also makes sense that one of these things would be …

Mercedes Hybrid Lineup Adds GLC 300e

As part of its recent refreshes to all the Mercedes-Benz GLC-class vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has revealed the plug-in hybrid version, the 2020 Mercedes GLC 300e 4Matic, which premiered at the 2019 International Motor Show in Frankfurt.  Exterior design The midsize luxury SUV is designed to have an off-road look with sporty features. The chrome trim running …

The Lexus LX 570 Is Not Worth $95,000

Looking for a large, luxurious off-road SUV. On paper, this description fits the 2019 Lexus LX 570 well enough. But, at over $90,000, does Lexus’s flagship SUV offer enough to justify its price? Doug DeMuro doesn’t think so, as he explains in the video below. From its inception in 1996 as the LX 450, this SUV …
2019 Ram 1500 Rebel driving on dirt road

What’s the Difference Between All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive?

Is there any difference between four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive? The Engineering Explained video below compared the two drive options to each other and identified a few similarities, as well as several major differences. Let’s talk about what those differences are. AWD and 4WD Similarities The BMW M5 used in the video opts against the …
Hyundai Palisade driving down dirt road

The Hyundai Palisade is a Luxury SUV Bargain

If you’re looking for a new car bargain on a luxury SUV, this driver thinks you’d do well to consider the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. While technically a crossover, the Palisade is a three-row, midsize family crossover, with three different trim levels: the SE ($31,550), the SEL ($33,500), and the Limited ($44,700). Hyundai Palisade Review One …
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser off-roading over rocky trail

10 New SUVs Owners Keep the Longest

The SUV continues to be one of the most popular vehicle purchases in the U.S. SUVs generally aren’t as large as a minivan, but with ample cargo space, SUVs offer plenty of storage and a cooler image. Based on a new study by the website iSeeCars.com, these are the top 10 new SUVs that owners hold on to the …