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.
THE BEST Suvs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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