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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan S FWD Review

Four years later, VW has come full circle with the mid-cycle update for the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, which brings a new look and added content to its compact SUV. 


2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been around for almost 30 years now and in that time, Jeep says that it has become the most awarded SUV of all time.


2021 Buick Encore GX Essence Review

The 2021 Buick Encore GX is the most affordable option in Buick's all-SUV lineup.


2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

This year marks exactly 70 years since Toyota first introduced its rugged Land Cruiser, but with such an anniversary comes the disappointing news that Toyota will no longer sell this off-road SUV in North America.


GMC Builds the Ultimate Canyon for Overland Expo

Until the 2022 Hummer EV hits showrooms, the Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX is the most hardcore vehicle wearing a GMC badge.


Side By Side: Ford Bronco vs. Ford Bronco Sport

Ford made up for the long hiatus by bringing out the 2021 Bronco and the smaller 2021 Bronco Sport.


2022 Toyota Corolla Cross First Drive

Toyota brought a group of automotive writers to the Lonestar State to drive the 2022 Corolla Cross.


Side by Side: Nissan Murano vs. GMC Acadia

Discover the differences between two midsize SUVs, the Nissan Murano and the GMC Arcadia.


Editor's Picks: SUVs with Great Gas Mileage

We've got your list of SUVs with the best EPA-rated fuel economy estimates for 2021 right here.


2021 Nissan Armada SV Review

2021 Nissan Armada SV Review

The 2021 Armada is the latest vehicle to get the new face of Nissan SUVs.


2021 Jeep Cherokee Trim Level Guide

2021 Jeep Cherokee Trim Level Guide

The Jeep Cherokee is one of the most iconic SUVs ever made, with the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee offering more options and packages than ever before.


2021 Ford Bronco Badlands: Video Review

2021 Ford Bronco Badlands: Video Review

It's the all-new Ford Bronco sporting the two-door Badlands trim level, equipped with the Sasquatch off-road package. Check out our video review here.


Side by Side: Toyota 4Runner vs. Jeep Wrangler

Side by Side: Toyota 4Runner vs. Jeep Wrangler

Like the Mustang vs. the Camaro, the 4Runner vs. the Wrangler is a longstanding rivalry. What separates these two, and does one come out ahead?


2021 Ford Edge Trim Level Guide

2021 Ford Edge Trim Level Guide

The 2021 Ford Edge sports five trim levels, two powertrain options, and FWD and AWD options.


2022 Jeep Compass: First Look

2022 Jeep Compass: First Look

Jeep is ready to blow into the Windy City for the Chicago Auto Show, and all signs point to the Jeep Compass for making a big impact.


Our Favorite Off-Road SUVs for Summer Road Trips

Our Favorite Off-Road SUVs for Summer Road Trips

Summer: the season of ice cream, shorts, and road trips. Take your family-hauler to the next level with one of our favorite off-road SUVs.


Read Great Crossovers and SUVs with 5-Star Safety Ratings

Great Crossovers and SUVs with 5-Star Safety Ratings

SUVs have evolved into some of the safest vehicles on the road today. Here are our top picks of the safest SUVs and CUVs for 2021.


Read SUVs and Crossovers with Heated & Cooled Seats

SUVs and Crossovers with Heated & Cooled Seats

Here are some of the best SUVs and crossovers with this formerly high-end only feature.


Read 2021 Nissan Kicks SR Review

2021 Nissan Kicks SR Review

The 2021 Nissan Kicks is an understated SUV that knocks it out of the park.


Read Editor's Picks: Our Favorite Compact SUVs for 2021

Editor's Picks: Our Favorite Compact SUVs for 2021

Compact SUVs represent the best combination of efficiency and affordability. But not all of them are created equal.


Read Editor's Picks: Our Favorite Car Colors for 2021

Editor's Picks: Our Favorite Car Colors for 2021

White, black, and silver may still be popular car colors. But there's a rainbow of choice out there if you know where to look.


Exterior view of the 2021 Bronco Sport First Edition

2021 Bronco Sport First Edition Review

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport shares much of its underpinnings with the Ford Escape, but offers all-wheel drive and off-road capabilities.


Exterior view of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST 4WD

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST 4WD Review

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe aims to prove that big, body-on-frame SUVs can be just as stylish as anything else on the market.


Exterior view of the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD Activ

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD Activ Review

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer adds a more traditional SUV to Chevy's lineup of SUVs that verge on compact.


Exterior view of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited Review

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited takes a trip through its natural habitat of the Pacific Northwest.


Exterior view of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Made in Detroit: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L First Drive

Under the hood, and behind the curtain: peek inside the Jeep factory for the unveiling of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.


Exterior view of the 2021 Genesis GV80 3.5T AWD Advanced+

2021 Genesis GV80 3.5T AWD Advanced+ Review

Genesis continues to gain footing with its first luxury SUV: the 2021 Genesis GV80 3.5T Advanced +.


Exterior view of the 2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD Advance

2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD Advance Review

The 2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD is another prime example of Acura engineering, giving the brand a competitive crossover.


Exterior view of the 2021 Cadillac XT6 Sport AWD

2021 Cadillac XT6 Sport AWD Review

Since there's no shortage of competitors (like the Lexus RX L, BMW X7 and Lincoln Aviator), I was curious to see how the 2021 Cadillac XT6 in its more capable and aggressively styled Sport AWD trim level.


Exterior view of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic

2021 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Review

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E350 has updated looks - inside and out. Is this still the class-leading luxury sedan?  


Exterior view of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas SE

2021 Volkswagen Atlas SE Review

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas received a facelift that gave Volkswagen's largest SUV an even bigger footprint.  


Exterior view of the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Review

There's no denying that crossovers and SUVs are all the rage, but the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is proof that you don't need a large, bulky vehicle to haul your family comfortably.  


Exterior view of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Review

The Toyota RAV4 is credited with starting the crossover craze when it was launched in 1994, and this small family hauler continues to innovate almost 30 years later.


Exterior view of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

First Drive: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

The newest addition to the Wrangler's storied lineup is the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) setup.


Exterior view of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 Review

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB is the boxy big brother of the popular GLA crossover. Is this the small crossover you've been waiting for?


Exterior view of the Honda Civic

Vehicles to Buy New Instead of Used

In many cases, buying a new car saves you on overhead down the line than if you buy a used car. Check out our favorite cars to buy hot off the production line.


Exterior view of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD Review

The Mach-E may be a polarizing entry into the Mustang's history, but it shows how an aging nameplate can be a progressive addition to Ford's lineup.


A vehicle featured in Best SUVs with Rear Entertainment Systems

Best SUVs with Rear Entertainment Systems

It's always a good time in one of these SUVs with rear entertainment systems.


Exterior view of the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Review

The 2021 Durango finally gets the Hellcat treatment and becomes Dodge's roomiest and most potent family hauler.


Exterior view of the 2021 Hyundai Venue Denim Edition

2021 Hyundai Venue Denim Edition Review

The Hyundai Venue and Kona both have a similar size and competitive set of subcompact rivals, but it's the Venue that toes the line between a hatchback and a crossover.


Exterior view of the 2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury

2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury Review

Positioned in the heart of Cadillac's SUV lineup is the 2021 Cadillac XT5, which is tasked with competing against mid-size luxury vehicles like the Lexus RX and BMW X5.


Exterior view of a modern SUV

Auto 101: Types of SUVs Explained

SUVs are popular for a reason: the variety available to the modern consumer. From crossovers to 4x4s, discover the types of SUVs.


Exterior view of the Hellcat-laden sports cars

Profiles in Carnage: Meet the Hellcat Family

Meet the Hellcats: just your modern muscular performance cars, trucks, and SUV family.


Exterior view of the Broncos at Easter Jeep Safari

Ford Crashes Easter Jeep Safari with Decked-Out Broncos

Ford knows that it's not a party until somebody crashes it. Check out the Broncos doing just that, at Easter Jeep Safari.


Exterior view of the 2022 Subaru Wilderness Edition

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Edition Review

For 2022 Subaru is getting its owners even deeper into the woods with the new Outback Wilderness Edition. Why is this such a big deal? We have a first look, right now.


Exterior view of the Toyota Prius

Best Hybrids for Commuters

Get the best bang for your gas dollars in these hybrid and electric options you can drive to the office and back.


Exterior view of the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Review

As a performance-packed SUV with third row seating, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 has a lot to offer. 


Exterior view of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Review

What about a two-row SUV, with a swoopy roofline... and... a high-output V6? Yep, Mercedes makes one. It's called the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe.


Exterior view of the all-new Jeep Wagoneer

First Look: 2022 Jeep Wagoneer

Will the 31-year wait for a new Jeep Wagoneer be worth it? Take a look at our deep dive into the return of this classic Jeep model!


Exterior view of the 2021 Lexus UX F Sport

2020 Lexus UX F Sport Review

Given that the Lexus RX basically invented the concept of the luxury crossover, the UX comes into its hotly contested segment with some big familial advantages.


Exterior view of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road Review

For the first time ever, there's finally a TRD version of the Toyota RAV4. The Toyota Racing Development division has been applying its expertise to every Toyota under the sun -- now it's the RAV4's turn.


Exterior view of the BMW X5 M

Haul More than Cargo: Best Performance SUVs in 2021

Our list of best performance SUVs for 2021 features five popular models with an average of 550 horsepower across them, and even includes a Nürburgring record-holder.


Exterior view of the 2021 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner Buyer's Guide

Daunted by the trim packages and options for the Toyota 4Runner? Check out buyer's guide for a breakdown of this popular SUV.


Exterior views of the 2021 BMW X7 M50i

2021 BMW X7 M50i Review

With a ferocious 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood, the BMW X7 M50i will challenge your idea of what a large SUV can do.


Exterior view of the 2021 Nissan Rogue SV exterior view

2021 Nissan Rogue SV Review

The all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue features bolder exterior styling and a completely redesigned interior available with an array of safety and infotainment technologies.


The 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD exterior view

2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD

Now, just one year into its fourth generation, the 2021 Highlander gets even more new content. A sporty XSE model joins the lineup.


See the body of a Subaru vehicle

Our Guide to Subaru Trim Packages for 2021

If you're daunted by Subaru trim package options, take our trim levels guide for a spin. We're breaking down the trim level options on Subaru's adventurous lineup of cars, crossovers, and SUVs for 2021.


See the body of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier 4x4

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier 4x4

Chevrolet is adding one new trim package for 2021 to the Tahoe family: the High Country. For now, we're taking the Tahoe Premier 4x4 for a spin.


See the exterior of the 2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch MAX 4X4

2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch MAX 4X4 Review

The newest version of the King Ranch combines handsome good looks with luxury content and a substantial amount of standard safety features.


See the body of the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS AWD

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS AWD Review

The Chevrolet Trailblazer is back! Again! The first time around, Chevy used the name TrailBlazer for a package it offered on the Blazer in the late 1990s.


See the body of the 2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch

2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch Review

For 2020, buyers are getting even more luxury options with the reintroduction of the Expedition King Ranch.

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