A red 2021 Nissan Rogue driving down a road
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Nissan Rogue Has Just 1 Weak Drawback

The arrival of the 2021 Nissan Rogue is particularly important for the Japanese carmaker. This is because this specific model competes in one of the most important segments in the auto industry. As a result, the Rogue has to be all things to all people if it wants to succeed. Motor1 recently reviewed the all-new …

A White Subaru Forester is parked on gravel in front of a log cabin in the mountains.
Trucks & SUVs

Best Brand-New SUVs for Short People According to Consumer Reports

On average, SUVs tend to be larger vehicles capable of carrying tons of gear and people. As a result, some of these large machines aren’t optimal for shorter folks. However, some SUVs excel in providing good comfort and safety for shorter drivers thanks to their highly adjustable interiors. To explore these options, Consumer Reports compiled …

Hyundai Venue in Miami with a mural in the background
Crossover & Midsize

5 Cheap 2021 Crossovers That Are Actually Worth Your Time

As the crossover segment grows in the U.S. market, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a great cheap 2021 crossover. Consumers demand more tech, safety features, and fuel-efficient engines than ever before. As a result, manufacturers have to be quite clever as to how they build these tiny crossovers. Today we’ll be looking at five …

2021 new Kia Telluride driving down an empty road
Crossover & Midsize

Are Crossovers Girly?

Some men might shy away from certain crossovers because they seem a little girly. Whether we like it or not, there are cars, trucks, or SUV models that seem geared more toward one gender than another. For example, a big black Ram 1500 pickup truck definitely appeals to more masculine energies than a red Mini …

2021 Mazda CX-5 parked outside of a store
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Are Crossovers Really Safer Than Sedans?

The crossover segment shows no sign of slowing down its success anytime soon. There are many reasons that a family might choose a crossover instead of a sedan. One of them is safety, but is it actually true that crossovers are safer than sedans? Crossover safety Crossovers offer a blend of car comfort and SUV …

2021 Mazda CX-30
Crossover & Midsize

What’s So Great About Mazda SUVs?

Since the Mazda-Go tricycle truck, the Mazda brand has come a very long way. Millions of Mazdas have been sold worldwide. Families choose Mazda crossover SUVs like the Mazda CX-9 and Mazda CX-5. Then there are smaller Mazda SUV options like the CX-30 and the CX-3. But what’s so great about Mazda SUVs? Mazda SUVs …

2021 Volvo XC90
Trucks & SUVs

Consumer Reports Says These Are the 2 Least Reliable Volvo SUVs

Since the introduction of the second-generation Volvo XC90 in 2015, the Swedish brand has developed some of the sharpest-looking SUVs on sale. The midrange XC60 and the tiny XC40 share crucial design elements that unify the entire SUV lineup. However, Consumer Reports recently ranked two of these prominent Volvos as some of the least reliable …

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is the brand's newest SUV.
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Can Now Cost as Much as a BMW X3

The Hyundai Santa Fe has made a name for itself in recent years as an affordable crossover with plenty of standard features. For the 2021 model, the Santa Fe brings major improvements by offering a sharper look, more safety tech, and a luxurious interior. However, major improvements aren’t cheap. According to CarBuzz, a fully-loaded Santa …

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 on display in the middle of a road
Crossover & Midsize

The Mazda CX-5 Is About to Get Some Major Upgrades

The Mazda CX-5 is one of the most widely loved and accepted crossovers currently on sale. There is quite a lot to like from its stylish cabin, powerful engines, and variety of available tech. However, it seems the Japanese crossover may be leaping into a more premium market. According to Motor1, a report from BestCarWeb.jp …

2020 Mazda CX-30 Crossover | Mazda-2
Crossover & Midsize

Is a Turbocharged Mazda Worth the Extra Cash?

Nothing sells cars fasters than advertising high horsepower outputs and quick 0-60 mph times. However, opting for the most powerful engine option doesn’t always yield the best experience. While you’ll want the most powerful version of an all-out sports car, your daily driver crossover is a completely different story. Today we’ll be looking at Mazda’s …

2021 Audi SQ2
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Audi SQ2 Is a Pig In Lipstick

The automotive facelift. This sales tactic can be beneficial for vehicles that feel outdated or maybe even a little ugly. The danger that companies face by only addressing the looks and nothing else is a sense of disappointment. Especially when the facelift is a sportier one. The Audi SQ2 has been out for two years …

Jaguar 2020 F-Type for Black Friday sale
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Save up to $16,000 on Luxury Cars For Black Friday

When to buy cars can drive some of us up the wall. There are so many little tricks and techniques for buying a car that it can sometimes be overwhelming to decide #FOMO. I’m afraid this intro might be a little misleading. This article won’t help you get a good deal on a sensible crossover. …

Passenger front quarter view of a burgundy and gray 2005 Hyundai Tucson sitting in the grass.
Crossover & Midsize

2005 Hyundai Tucson Budget Rebuild – The Handoff

This is the final installment in the series chronicling the mild-restoration of my 2005 Hyundai Tucson. The 15-year-old little crossover SUV has been good to me. But, a family member is in need of transportation. So, I thought that the Tucson would be a good way for me to make sure they could save money …

2021 Kia Sorento driving through a stream
Crossover & Midsize

Is the 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line Just Playing Dress Up?

The newly revealed Kia Sorento X-Line package boasts awesome exterior styling. It’s no secret that looking like an outdoor adventurer totally adds cool points to the overall package. Because of this, people love off-road warriors like the Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota 4Runner. But a down-and-dirty mudder on a ladder frame can feel a bit …

2021 Toyota RAV4 off-roading
Crossover & Midsize

Once Upon a Toyota Crossover

The crossover segment sees incredible sales each year. This popular midway between a car and an SUV comes in a range of sizes. From the luxurious Bentley Bentayga to a budget crossover like the Mitsubishi Outlander, there is a crossover SUV––or CUV ––for nearly every buyer out there. However, this common car-meets-utility-vehicle design wasn’t always …

The 2021 Kia Sorento is the brand's newest SUV.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

2021 Kia Sorento vs. Ford Bronco Sport: a Muddy Choice

With this year’s debut of both the all-new Kia Sorento and the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, crossover SUV buyers have––yet again––a difficult decision. Depending on your budget and desires, one of these two may stand out. But which is the better SUV option? Of course, the Bronco Sport is off-road ready in every trim. Can …

Passenger front quarter view of a burgundy and gray 2005 Hyundai Tucson sitting in the grass.
Crossover & Midsize

2005 Hyundai Tucson Budget Rebuild – Loose Ends

If you have been following the series of the mild-restoration of a 2005 Hyundai Tucson, then you know we are near the point when I hand the keys over to a family member. But, there are still a few loose ends on the Tucson that need to be addressed. For example, the tires need changing, …

Passenger front quarter view of a burgundy and gray 2005 Hyundai Tucson sitting in the grass.
Crossover & Midsize

2005 Hyundai Tucson Budget Rebuild – Critters Among Us

A 15-year-old Hyundai Tucson may not seem like an extraordinary gift. But, to someone who needs a vehicle, anything will fit the need. However, I’m a person that does not want to gift a vehicle that is in shabby condition or in poor running order. So, I endeavored on mildly rebuilding the 2005 Hyundai Tucson …

2020 Honda Passport | Honda
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Honda Passport Has 1 Major Flaw

Given how competitive the SUV/Crossover market is, offering a reliable, well-built product isn’t enough anymore. Instead, even the most affordable SUVs have to wear many hats. For starters, buyers expect a decent amount of standard equipment. On top of that, there needs to be powerful yet fuel-efficient engine options. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, these …

2021 Toyota RAV4 off-roading
Crossover & Midsize

Is the Toyota RAV4 Just a Cheaper Lexus NX?

The Lexus NX is a great option if you’re looking for a compact crossover SUV. I recently had the privilege of driving a Lexus NX 300 F Sport and overall it was comfortable and luxurious. It’s not the most powerful SUV, sure. But if you want a nice luxury SUV with plenty of safety features …

The Ford Ranger is a small but capable pickup truck.
Trucks & SUVs

The Real Reason Trucks Are so Popular

In recent years, the pickup truck and SUV segment has grown exponentially. In this Roadshow video, the host goes into a bit of history and explains why sedans are becoming a thing of the past. Pickup trucks are a roaring and rugged offering in today’s market. As they say in the video, “pickup trucks and …

Passenger front quarter view of a burgundy and gray 2005 Hyundai Tucson sitting in the grass.
Crossover & Midsize

2005 Hyundai Tucson Budget Rebuild – The Punch List

The Hyundai Tucson has been a popular platform for the automaker for several years. What started as an economy four-wheel drive vehicle has steadily improved in quality and features over the years. Now, the Tucson is one of the best sellers for the company. And, I own one that I have enjoyed. It’s no Jeep …

AMC Eagle with AMC President Bill Pickett ,1979
Crossover & Midsize

The AMC Eagle Is the Original Crossover Hipster-Mobile

The crossovers have taken over the auto industry. Every marque not only has multiple examples of this style car but sells them by the bucket-full. Larger carrying capacity, better fuel economy than a full-blown SUV, often AWD, and a smaller footprint, allow crossovers to drive more car-like than truck-like. Few people will argue the position …

2020 Toyota RAV4 driving on the highway

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 Is Way Ahead of Its Rivals

Even during the pandemic, Toyota hasn’t struggled as much as other carmakers. Toyota’s RAV4 is proof that the company is doing pretty well. And even though it’s not the highest-rated compact SUV of the year, the 2020 RAV4 is still a popular choice. Where the 2020 Toyota RAV4 ranks The 2020 RAV4 is a great compact SUV. It’s versatile, …

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport inside of an industrial complex with steel beams

The 2020 Nissan Rogue Is the ‘Mr. Congeniality’ of Compact SUVs

While there’s a lot of buzz circling the 2021 Nissan Rogue, the 2020 version is still worth considering. The 2020 Rogue sticks out for its high predicted reliability scores and efficiency. And if you’re the type of driver that wants a pleasant ride, this Nissan might be for you. The 2020 Nissan Rogue is an agreeable cruiser  If …

a white 2020 Toyota Corolla at speed on a scenic road
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Is Still Just a Car

After spending time with the 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE––needless to say––I have some opinions. Blue stitching on the interior? Yes, please. My Sons loved that detail. The exterior styling is without a doubt the best that a Toyota Corolla sedan has ever looked. It’s more modern and edgy with an interesting grille and nice 18-inch …