Top 5 small off-road worthy Crossovers reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Wikipedia says, "a crossover is a vehicle built
on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a
sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle,
especially those of a station wagon or hatchback." We simply like to say
that the crossover is the new family truckster. Here are the Top 5 off-road
worthy crossovers that we've driven in 2011.
2012 Range Rover Sport vs Evoque Colorado snow-worthy Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Range Rover Sport and RR Evoque are some
of the most off-road worthy cars you can buy. But which one is better in
the snow? Or to be even more specific, which one is better in three feet of
newly fallen Colorado powder. We decided to find out in this snow-worthy
review by driving both Range Rovers to Gold Hill, Colorado up Lick Skillet
Road. Lick Skillet Road is one of the steepest country roads in America,
and when it snows three feet the road not only gets slick but also very
slippery. So which one of these two British cars is the best in the snow.
The old establish Range Rover or the up stark newbie Evoque. Check out this
video review to find out.
2011 Ford Explorer first drive from Consumer Reports
Ford's long-running nameplate gets thoroughly redesigned for 2011, moving
to a car-based platform. Consumer Reports is in the midst of testing it and
finds that the new MyFord Touch controls are complex and distracting. Find
out more about the Ford Explorer and other SUVs with our free SUV buying
GT-R vs Z06 vs GT500: 5-Figure Supercar Shootout!
Looking for a 500-horsepower supercar at a
five-figure super deal? Say hello to the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, 2011
Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and 2012 Nissan GT-R -- three everyday exotics
offering over-the-top performance at under $100K.
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason & Duane Sempson
Edited by: Mike Suggett
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:
SUV of the Year- The Mudfest Competition
http://drivencarreviews.com/ Every year since 1994, the journalists of the
Northwest Auto Press Association have gathered the newest SUVs to determine
the best SUV of the year. How does your favorite ute or crossover come out
in this year's tough competition? Tom Voelk takes you to Mudfest at Dirt
Fish Rally School to dish the, uh, dirt.
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?
2012 Dodge Journey Test Drive & Crossover SUV Review
http://www.autobytel.com/dodge/journey/2012/ The 2012 Dodge Journey
Crossover has been redesigned and sports a better engine and a better
interior. The Journey is one of the lesser known crossover SUVs but it
should be worth your consideration. The 2012 Dodge Journey is comfortable,
has a lot of power, can seat seven passengers, and is packed full of
features and options. The base model Journey SE retails for $18,995 and
the top of the line Lux AWD model goes for $34,105.
The 2012 Dodge Journey features 2 engines to choose from: a 4-cylinder and
a 6-cylinder. The 2.4 liter 4-cylinder makes 173 horsepower and gets 19 MPG
in the city and 26 MPG on the highway. The 3.6 liter V-6 engine features
Variable Valve Timing and the power output is 283 horsepower. The V-6 engine
with 2WD can get 17 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. The 2012
Dodge Journey is a great crossover SUV that is worthy of your consideration
even though it is not as well known as the competition.
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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.
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
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.