Browsing all 51 posts in Crossovers and Vans.

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2010 Dodge Journey R/T

2010 Dodge Journey R/T

The CUV with an emphasis on U

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2011 Honda Odyssey First Video Look

2011 Honda Odyssey First Video Look

The enthusiast’s minivan gets a lightning-bolt.

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2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

The world is not fair. Talented people don’t always get the attention they deserve. Great TV shows languish in obscurity. In Japan, Outlander is one of the country’s best selling crossovers. In America? Not so much.

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Is This The 2011 Ford Explorer?

Is This The 2011 Ford Explorer?

If this is it, it’s the best look yet at Ford’s next generation family SUV.

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2010 Lincoln MKT with EcoBoost

2010 Lincoln MKT with EcoBoost

Bias. You may not suffer from this human foible but I do.  That’s a tough admission.  My job is to leave preconceived notions on the curb.  Still, when the big Lincoln MKT rolled up for its 7 day stay with me, all my brain could muster up was “Hmmm, my parents are visiting.  They’ll like [...]

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Acura ZDX with Technology Package

Acura ZDX with Technology Package

Humans like to put things in categories.  The food pyramid has your proteins, grains, fruits and veggies all neatly divided.  Houses come in craftsman, modern, tudor, or McMansion.  Just about everything in our society is organized and categorized.  Except maybe Pee Wee Herman.
Common automobile tags are sedan, coupe, luxury rides, convertible, SUV, and pony car.  [...]

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Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L

Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L

For those who think all cars look the same these days I offer up exhibit A-  The new Honda Accord Crosstour.  While the rest of the industry steadfastly applies the “box on wheels” formula to crossovers, Honda just says no to the same old same old.  Marketed as a crossover, Accord Crosstour is essentially a [...]

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2010 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2010 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

Who’d have thought 5 years ago that the hot luxury category would be crossovers?  Sure there were rumblings.  The Lexus RX350 has been the brand’s top seller for years.  But really, it could be argued that they’re simply tall station wagons.  Into the fray comes the versatile Audi Q5. Audi has always made great looking [...]

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BMW X6 xDrive50i

BMW X6 xDrive50i

Hey there Mr./Ms. Unique Person. You deserve a unique car. Sports sedans are a dime a dozen these days. Luxury crossovers aren’t far behind. Perhaps an SAC is what you’re looking for. Want one? You’ll have to shop at a BMW store because at the moment, the only way to get one is to buy [...]

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ

2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ

What did I do last summer? A 900 mile family road trip in California. A nightmare for some but I like driving (and, needless to say, my family). Voyages like these are the perfect test for family rigs and for this trip I’ve chosen Chevy’s new 2010 Equinox. Yes, I’ve already reviewed it but that [...]

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2011 Toyota Sienna Limited

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited

True utility for those happy to admit they have a family
By Tom Voelk
To understand that cars are as much about fashion as they are transportation, one only has to look at the minivan.  Back when Chrysler unveiled Caravan and Voyager in the early 80’s they couldn’t make enough of them.  Hot as blue jeans in [...]

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Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60

 A link to the Drive XC6o video review on YouTube is at the end of this review.
Selling cars these days is brutal.  Put the economy aside for a moment.  Style, utility and high quality don’t impress like before because everyone builds great product.  Vehicles last longer.  More and more brands have appeared.  They’re competing for [...]

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