Tag: crossovers

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas rolls in with 8 attributes you’ll love… as well as a significant shortcoming

There was time when minivans were the only choice considered by parents seeking the roomiest family transportation. However, while minivans are high on versatility, they are woefully low on style, and many of today’s moms and dads seek fresher alternatives. That’s where three-row crossover SUVs come in. These beasts offer […]

The 2018 Subaru Outback rewards you with 8 sterling attributes… but there’s also a shortcoming to consider

Midsize crossover SUVs are plentiful these days, and to the untrained eye, it can be hard to separate one from the next. These models all have a similar mission, after all: They’re designed to provide comfortable, family-friendly transportation for you and your loved ones as you navigate city streets and […]

The 2018 Volvo XC60 offers these 8 compelling attributes…as well as a notable weakness

In days gone by, pretty much the only things that came to mind when people thought of Volvo vehicles were outstanding safety content and boxy sheet metal. There’s nothing wrong with either of these attributes, but Volvo is a luxury brand, and the best luxury vehicles pique your desire by […]

Short Report: Driving the 2018 Kia Niro through the Montana wilderness to see if it’s truly a crossover

Officially, Montana was nicknamed The Treasure State because of the wealth of precious metals and fossil fuels hidden beneath its soil. The real treasures, however, are found on the surface and sometimes several thousand feet above, in the forms of mountains, prairies and badland canyons. In Bozeman, the air is […]

Ratings and Review: With the 2018 Tiguan, Volkswagen swaps sporty performance for spacious packaging

Americans have been SUV-crazy for more than 25 years. That’s right. Ford irrevocably altered the automotive universe with the original 1991 Explorer, and then five years later both Subaru and Toyota created the modern crossover with the 1996 Outback and RAV4. Volkswagen apparently missed this trend. Sure, there was the […]

First Drive: The all-new 2018 Buick Enclave is a three-row oasis of a family-sized SUV

Fledgling automotive start-ups lack out-of-the-box instructions for creating a car company, and often suffer rather embarrassing public growing pains as a result. At the same time, long-established vehicle brands are frequently susceptible to identity crises, suggesting that even after demonstrating success, potential failure awaits around every corner. Buick has been […]

The Spousal Report: Popularity does not prove worthiness, and the 2018 Lexus RX is a case in point

Nearly two decades have passed since the first RX went on sale, riding a ripple of enthusiasm for crossover SUVs that has since transformed into a towering tidal wave. Fast-forward to today, and the RX faces an onslaught of competitors from nearly every premium automaker. Nevertheless, it not only leads […]