2012 Mudfest SUV competition
http://drivencarreviews.com/ Are you sure the crossover you?re thinking about buying can handle your demands? The members of NWAPA have done your homework for you. Mudfest 2012 brings over two dozen SUVs and journalists together for two soggy days to pick the best rigs in a number of different categories. If nothing else, you?ll learn your vehicle may be more capable than you thought.
Land Rover LR4 Review from Consumer Reports
The Land Rover LR4 is an update of the LR3 which brings lots of improvements including a more willing powertrain. The interior is roomy and off-road capability is impressive. Learn more about he Land Rover LR4 and other SUVs on our website: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/new-cars/suvs/index.htm?EXTKEY=I93YT01&CMP=OTC-YUTBE
2012 $25K Compact SUV Shootout
The compact SUV market remains one of the most competitive in the industry, so a lot has changed since the last time we did a Shootout. More than a year ago, options like Bluetooth connectivity and a backup camera were expensive, but today, they're either standard or inexpensive additions. In our last comparison, the Chevrolet Equinox was the king of the hill. With three new or redesigned contenders that all get 30 mpg or higher on the highway -- the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape -- can the Equinox keep its crown?
2011 Ford Explorer Limited HD Video Review
http://drivencarreviews.com/ When the Ford Explorer debuted in 1990 it was quickly adopted by families eager to ditch their minivans. It helped to ignite America's love of the sport ute. It's been through a lot in the past 21 years, the 2011 model is a complete redo. In this extended length video, Tom Voelk takes a look at the the top-of-the-line Limited model.
2012 Chevy Equinox Review Brenengen Auto
If you're looking at buying a new car, ride along with Arnie Andrews as he reviews the all new Chevy Equinox from Brenengen Auto. This roomy crossover SUV offers excellent fuel economy, impressive new technology and advanced safety features.
2012 Toyota RAV4
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) debuted today the second-generation Toyota RAV4 EV at a news conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A total of 35 vehicles will be built for a demonstration and evaluation program through 2011, aiming at market arrival of a fully-engineered vehicle in 2012. The fully-engineered vehicle will have a target range of 100 miles in actual road driving patterns, in a wide range of climates and conditions.
Battle of the Crossover SUV's: Honda v Mazda v Toyota
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We keep a couple seven-passenger crossover SUVs in our long-term test fleet and they're indispensable for carting around kids, terriers and lawn furniture. Of course, we still crack the obvious jokes. We'll tell you that these are minivans with hinged doors, SUVs trail-rated for the Starbucks drive-thru, tall wagons that think they're too good to be called tall wagons.
But there's nothing superficial or irrational about crossover SUVs like the 2009 Honda Pilot, 2008 Mazda CX-9 or 2008 Toyota Highlander. All three make good on the crossover promise of a vast interior, easy maneuverability and decent fuel economy. Maybe you're aghast that anyone would need three rows of seating, but maybe you've never tried to cram three toddlers in Britax car seats into a Honda Accord.
We have. You need that third row. But if that third row were in a minivan, you might find yourself filling a prescription for antidepressants. This leaves you to consider a crossover SUV of medium-to-large proportions.
Just about any current-day crossover will accomplish the basics, but the diversity of this vehicle genre might catch you off guard. Even though the 2009 Honda Pilot, 2008 Mazda CX-9 and 2008 Toyota Highlander seem to match one another airbag for airbag, their personalities are so different that you can't drive them without taking sides.
2009-2012 Chevy Traverse Review
he Chevy Traverse is a large three-row SUV that can fit eight adults in its roomy and quiet interior. It rides and handles well. Watch our Chevy Traverse review and learn more about SUVs on our web site: http://bit.ly/ORzFvt
Roadfly.com - 2011 Subaru Forester Review & Test Drive
The 2011 Subaru Forester, as reviewed by our host Emme Hall, retains much of 2010's model's simplistic looks and drivetrain, save a few key differences.
For 2011, the Forester has an upgraded engine that Boosts key areas in horsepower, torque, and gas mileage. The new engine is a 2.5 liter 4-banger that gets 170 horsepower and 174 pound feet of torque, making gas mileage 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. You can also choose to get a different trim with a turbocharged version of this engine, which will produce roughly 50 more horses and pound-feet. And all of these transmissions can come in either manual or automatic.
And of course, the Forester without question gets Subaru's infamous all-wheel drive, letting the Forester hit the trails with ease. Handles are smooth and precise thanks to the AWD, and performs with aplomb. Not to mention its awesome 8.7 inches of ground clearance!
Inside and out, the Subaru is functional but not stylish. Its form won't turn any heads, but what it lacks in aesthetics it more than makes up in practicality and user-friendliness. The space inside this crossover is roomier than one would expect, and the standard amenities are passable; trip computer, bluetooth & iPod integration, panoramic sunroof. As you ascend the trim levels, amenities start piling up, the more expensive trims feature rearview cameras, portable TomTom navigation screen, and more.
All in all, the Forester is a pleasant ride and definitely capable of holding its own in the crowded crossover SUV category, thanks to great fuel economy, a great sticker price, and fun, precise handling. All told, the Forester starts at $23,495, with our test car coming in at $26,384.
Host: Emme Hall
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Vehicle: 2011 Subaru Forester
Base Price: $23,495
Price as tested: $26,384
Engine: 2.5L 4-cyl engine
Transmission: 5-speed manual standard, optional 4-speed automatic w/sport mode
horsepower: 170 hp / 174 lb-ft torque
EPA: 21 city / 27 highway MPG
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2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 review from Consumer Reports
The Toyota RAV4 is super-practical, with a roomy interior and fuel-efficient engine. A small third-row seat is optional. It's Consumer Reports 2012 Top Pick Small SUV.
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