THE BEST Suvs

Redline Winter Drive 2020

Redline Winter Drive 2020

We headed to snowy Winter Park, Colorado with Rocky Mountain Redline to put AWD cars from Nissan, Dodge, FIAT, Acura, for some Honda through their paces for snowy autocross, drag racing, and donut-making fun. There were no winners or losers, just six great cars and crossovers, all of which can handle inclimate weather with aplomb.

Driven: 2020 Ford Explorer ST

Driven: 2020 Ford Explorer ST

If you’re looking for a three-row SUV that drives like a sports car, look no further than the 2020 Ford Explorer ST. We spent a week behind the wheel of this tricked-out 400 horsepower family vehicle, and were very impressed with its performance and capabilities. Read on for more details on this sporty SUV.

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2021 GMC Yukon

2021 GMC Yukon

The next-generation of GMC’s flagship full-size SUVs looks truly impressive in its luxurious Denali and rugged AT4 trims. It’s also 6.1″ longer, increasing cargo space and third-row legroom, and offers up to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. of torque with its 6.2L V8 engine.

Zero Labs Electric Ford Bronco

Zero Labs Electric Ford Bronco

Restoration garage Zero Labs kicks off its production with a fully-electric SUV that uses an original Ford Bronco chassis. It has a 70kWh battery that lasts up to 190mi per charge and a motor that produces 369hp. Limited to 150 units.

The World’s Shortest Test Drive

The World’s Shortest Test Drive

To promote some of the many high-tech features in its 2019 Sorento SUV, Kia and David&Goliath put together this precisely-choreographed promotional spot which manages to demonstrate 17 different capabilities in under 30 seconds, and over a distance of 335 feet. Read on for the full list of features.

Pickup Truck (Plus SUV) Talk

Pickup Truck (Plus SUV) Talk

Do you love trucks (or SUVs)? Then check out our friend Tim Esterdahl’s excellent YouTube channel. Tim’s honest, matter-of-fact style, and no B.S. opinions are a refreshing change of pace from slickly-produced automotive content, and he really knows his vehicles. Check out some of his videos, then subscribe.

2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Edition

2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Edition

Toyota’s rugged, body-on-frame SUV not only is getting upgrades like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Toyota’s latest TSS-P safety systems, but the new Venture Edition gets a Yakima Megawarrior roof rack with crossbars, 17″ gunmetal TRD wheels, and black accents. It looks really sweet in Barcelona Red metallic.

Brabus G V12 900

Brabus G V12 900

German performance tuner Brabus is making just 10 of these badass Mercedes-Benz G-Wagens, widened 4-inches over stock, and equipped with a 6.3L, twin-turbo V12 that makes 900 hp and 1,106 lb-ft. of torque. Equally impressive is its opulent interior, outfitted with quilted leather, Alcantara, carbon fiber, and aluminum.

Driven: 2020 Ford Police Interceptor

Driven: 2020 Ford Police Interceptor

We get to drive a lot of cars around here – some of which might attract the attention of the police. This time, we got some wheel time in Ford’s latest police pursuit vehicle – a fast, sturdy, and safe SUV made here in Chicago. We were especially impressed with the new Hybrid model. Read on and learn what makes a police SUV different.

Jeep and Ram at Badlands

Jeep and Ram at Badlands

We recently spent the day at one of our favorite off-road spots in the Midwest – Badlands Park in Attica, Illinois. There, we were given free-reign to explore acres upon acres of challenging terrain behind the wheel of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, and 2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon.

Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept

Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept

Volkswagen turned its Atlas family SUV into a trail-ready camping vehicle. The Atlas Basecamp Concept has a custom body, lift kit, custom wheels, all-terrain tires, roof rack with bike mounts, and LED light bars. It also comes with a HIVE EX trailer that has a queen size bed.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupé

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupé

A variant of Porsche’s popular SUV that swaps some cargo height for a svelte new look. Its separate rear seats are more car-like, and it gets a slick adaptive spoiler on its hatchback lid. In its robust Turbo form, its 4L V8 launches it from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

Audi Q4 e-tron Concept

Audi Q4 e-tron Concept

Audi’s concept for a smaller and more affordable electric SUV. Like the e-tron, the Q4 e-tron has two motors that provide all-wheel drive. There’s a 200hp rear motor and a 100hp rear motor. It goes up to 112 mph and has a range of over 280 mi.

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Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y is the bigger brother of the Model 3. It seats up to seven people, has up to 66cuft of storage space and will have a range of up to 230mi on its entry level variant. Its performance model features all wheel drive and a 0 to 60mph time of 3.5s.

2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

Toyota is releasing a limited-edition of 1200 vehicles featuring a black accented grille, bronze BBS 18″ forged aluminum wheels, and retro-style badging. Its chrome lower moldings and running boards have also been removed to make it more off-road friendly.

Maxlider 4-Door Ford Bronco

Maxlider 4-Door Ford Bronco

Maxlider Brothers Customs is working on a modern and large reimagining of the classic Ford Bronco. They took the SUV’s chassis and added an extra pair of doors and a third row of seats. It will have a 5L supercharged V8 that produces up to 670hp.

2020 Land Rover Defender Teased

2020 Land Rover Defender Teased

Land Rover is teasing us with its first images of the new Defender – thinly disguised under camouflage during testing. This time out, the rugged SUV will be coming to the US and Canada, offering off-roaders capability, comfort, and technology like no Defender before it.

Gateway Bronco

Gateway Bronco

If you’re willing to pay for a quality restored Ford Bronco, head to Gateway Bronco. The company has a licensing deal with Ford itself to produce custom old school Broncos. You can choose one with a 347 Stroker V8 or a Mustang V8 engine.

2020 Range Rover Evoque

2020 Range Rover Evoque

Available for the first time as a 296 hp hybrid, the new Evoque features a luxurious new interior with improved rear legroom and cargo space, and a slick new tech suite, with features like a digital rearview mirror and cameras that see through to the ground when off-roading.

Driven: 2019 Toyota RAV4

Driven: 2019 Toyota RAV4

We headed to the twisty roads and beautiful beaches of Carmel, CA to test drive the all-new RAV4. The latest model of the compact SUV has rugged new looks, increased power, sharp handling, and tons of safety and convenience tech. Read our full review on 95octane.

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Trail Trekkin’ with Toyota TRD Pro

Trail Trekkin’ with Toyota TRD Pro

After putting some mud on the Toyota TRD Pros, we headed to the dusty Nevada desert to put the 2019 Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner TRD Pros to the test as part of our collab with the Trail Trek Tour. The rocky trails were no match for the FOX shocks each vehicle now sports.

2019 Audi e-tron

2019 Audi e-tron

Audi’s first ever pure electric vehicle. The e-tron shares similar styling to the Q SUV series, but is decidedly more futuristic. It packs a long-range 95 kWh battery, 2 high-performance motors for AWD, and a sleek, high-tech interior. Deliveries start Q2 2019, with a $1000 reservation deposit.

Driven: 2019 Cadillac XT4

Driven: 2019 Cadillac XT4

We recently headed up to Seattle, Washington to test drive Cadillac’s all-new XT4 compact crossover in two flavors. We were drawn in by its bold styling, zesty 237 hp twin-turbo engine, sporty handling, luxurious interior, and user-friendly tech. Read our full review on 95octane.

Driven: 2019 GMC Sierra Denali & AT4

Driven: 2019 GMC Sierra Denali & AT4

We spent a day taking GMC’s latest full-size pickup on a road trip through Newfoundland. We found a truck that looks great, drives great, and packs an array of whiz-bang features, from its versatile Multigate tailgate, to its Prograde trailering tech. Full review on 95octane.

APR VW Atlas

APR VW Atlas

Customizer APR took a stock 2.0L turbo 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV and bestowed it with 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, a 1.5″ lift kit, rugged Toyo Open Country tires, custom brakes and exhaust, giving this big AWD grocery getter improved off-road chops.

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