A Chevy El Camino parked in a lot.
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Throwback: Chevrolet El Camino

Chevrolet introduced the El Camino in 1959. It was Chevy’s response to the Ford Ranchero, which had been selling well as the lone representative of the big three American manufacturers in the ute niche. The El Camino would go on to dominate the niche, even with increasing competition. It would eventually be named the clear winner of the ute category …

2020 Land Rover Defender 110
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Three Classic SUVs Set for a Revival

Automakers are capitalizing on consumer nostalgia with remakes of classic SUVs. Here are three of the most anticipated SUVs on the verge of a major comeback. Land Rover Defender  The legendary Land Rover Defender recently returned to the U.S. market this spring for the first time since 1997. Initially named the Land Rover 90 and …

The launch of Indias first-ever fully connected SUV, Hyundai Venue, at Andaz Hotel, Aerocity
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2020 Hyundai Venue: A Smooth Subcompact SUV

Without safety and reliability data, it’s a little early to decree whether the Venue is a good vehicle. That said, there are plenty of reasons this small crossover should appeal to buyers. The Venue’s engine, though not overly potent, moves this subcompact SUV well. The Venue handles nicely, rides smoothly, and gets good gas mileage. Inside, the …

Ford F-250 Miami Beach International Auto Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center
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2020 Most Sustainable Cars: Ford F-250

The 2020 Ford Super Duty is offered in F-250 and F-350 specifications, the latter available in single- or dual-rear wheel configuration. F-250 pickups are available for even more hauling capability if needed. The Super Duty is available in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims with 256 different mechanical build configurations but tens …

Mil-Spec Ford F150
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Hummer H1 Restorer Mil-Spec Now Modifies Ford F150s

Although the Ford F150 Raptor is an excellent off-road truck, for some, it’s not quite enough. That’s why companies like Shelby and dealers like Long McArthur Ford offer some alternative off-road F150 builds. Some of these builds, like Roush’s Tactical Edition and Tuscany’s Black Ops, lean heavily on military-inspired themes. But the latest off-road Ford …

The Mazda Tribute Hybrid is shown on the final press preview day at the North American International Auto show January 10, 2006
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Why Did Mazda Kill the Tribute SUV?

The Japanese automaker Mazda’s lineup mostly consists of SUVs, all of which are considered to be very dependable. One of its small SUVs, the CX-30, was recently awarded a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS. Consumer Reports also acknowledged the company as the most reliable car brand of 2020. However, not all of Mazda’s …

A Hyundai Nexo is seen during the Vienna Car Show press preview at Messe Wien
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2020 Hyundai Nexo: A Hydrogen-Powered Crossover

The Nexo is the only hydrogen-powered crossover around, so it bests its few competitors (the Honda Clarity and Toyota Mirai, primarily) in both passenger and cargo space. The Nexo’s 380 miles of estimated driving range is impressive too. That said, the infrastructure for hydrogen fueling stations is extremely limited, especially compared to the ever-expanding EV charging network. The …

A Volkswagen Atlas on display at an auto show
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How Capable Is The Volkswagen Atlas?

The Volkswagen Atlas caught our attention for having an interesting name. The term ‘Atlas’ makes it seem like this SUV can go anywhere. But with options like the Kia Sorento and Nissan Murano available, how does the Atlas compare?  How Capable Is The Volkswagen Atlas?  The Volkswagen Atlas has a higher price tag than it’s …

2021 Ford Bronco four-door model
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Reasons Not To Like The 2021 Ford Bronco

Anticipation has grown for the 2021 Ford Bronco since the announcement that it was returning. That was way back at the Detroit Auto Show in 2017. Many renderings from talented people have pushed out since then. Excitement has been building and is almost palpable now. However, it seems that Ford has made one misstep after another since …

Bill Ford (L), executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company, and Jim Hackett (R), President and CEO, pose with the 2019 Ford Ranger
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2020 Most Sustainable Cars: Ford Ranger

The 2020 Ford Ranger when you need it to be and charismatic when it matters most. Its engine offers refined power delivery while providing the muscular towing and payload capabilities that make trucks a must-have for some buyers. Trim levels range from the stripped-down XL to the spruced-up Lariat, and there are two body styles …

The Ford Escape at a press conference in Shanghai
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2020 Most Sustainable Cars: Ford Escape

The 2020 Escape arrives in S, SE, SE Sport, SEL, and Titanium trim levels, and if counted in just the right way, comes in seven different configurations, between its turbo and hybrid drivetrains and its choice of front- or all-wheel drive. With the latest Escape, Ford’s softened the hot-hatchback lines of the most recent version …