SUVs & 4-Wheel Drive : Cars & Vehicles
A case in point is the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, GM's fourth crossover on the Lambda platform. With a base price of $41,075 ($44,880 as tested), the 2009 Chevy Traverse AWD LTZ arrives with a 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty, a 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and EPA estimates of 16 mpg
The latest example is the new 2008 Buick Enclave crossover vehicle, which will do its part to bring back all the luster -- and the market share -- to General Motors. The 2008 Buick Enclave comes in two trim levels, CX, which starts at $32,790, and the CXL at a base of $34,990. Tested, analyzed and p
Every year, the auto manufacturers haul a bunch of vehicles out to Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamund, California for the Motor Press Guild's members to drive around the track, on closed courses and on the surrounding streets for an event called "MPG Track Days." Here ar
A lot has changed at Saturn since the original VUE was introduced in 2002, and the all-new 2008 Saturn Vue reflects that. The general size and the name remain the same -- actually even the name is different; Saturn has dropped the all-caps spelling -- and all of the improvements are for the better.
Your SUV represents a big investment. You know that you have to maintain it in order to keep it in top condition. Detailing your vehicle is another form of maintenance, and while it won't make your SUV run any better, it will certainly make it look better and can ultimately have a big impact on
The 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is a more luxurious version of the Ford Escape Hybrid. Like its sibling, the 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid excels at everything most owners require of a compact SUV, and does so while using less fuel and producing less pollution. $29,840 base, $34,220 as tested, EPA fue
Large models continue to serve a need, though the ranks are being fleshed out by efficient alternatives like the 2009 Nissan Rogue. This useful little rig won't tow your Chris-Craft, yet it does achieve 22 mpg in the city and up to 27 mpg on the highway, and is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile ba
On a beautiful California day in February, Saturn invited a group of journalists to Newport Beach to drive the new 2007 Saturn Outlook Crossover Sport Utility Vehicle. Here's a selection of photographs and impressions of the vehicle from Jason Fogelson, your Guide to Sport Utility Vehicles and
Bringing a decidedly Teutonic approach to the SUV, the 2007 VW Touareg is a slick, technically impressive vehicle that competes in the luxury segment of the market. The Touareg V6 has a base price of $37,990 ($49,710 as tested), and comes with VW's 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty and an
The 2013 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X arrives with a base price of $30,490 ($31,925 as tested), 36-month/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. The EPA estimates that the 4-wheel drive, 5-speed automatic Xterra will achieve 15 mpg city/20 mpg city. Driven, tested and photog
Some of the different types of ATVs using the quad track at Pala Raceway
Patriot is now my official favorite Jeep, and may be one of my favorite small SUVs. The 2007 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x2 carries a $14,425 base price ($18,785 as tested), along with 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty, a lifetime powertrain warranty for the original owner and an EPA estimate of 26 mpg city
SUVs are highly popular because driving these vehicles provides an extra dose of thrill and sophistication than a regular car. There are a number of automobile manufacturers offering different types of SUVs and their buyers range from families to college students.