Posts from ‘Crossovers/SUVs’

Nov
11
2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel

2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel

Consumer Guide Automotive

Jeep’s iconic Wrangler has been selling like the proverbial hotcakes of late, its 2018 redesign making it all the more popular. So some might question what the company expects to gain by adding a turbodiesel engine to the Wrangler’s option list.

The answer? Torque …

… lots and lots of torque.

Nov
07
2020 Range Rover Evoque SE

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SE in Yulong White (a $610 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SE

Class: Premium Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 329

Fuel used: 15.0 gallons

Nov
04
1984 Ford Bronco II

1984 Ford Bronco II

Odds are, you already know that Ford is bringing to market a pair of off-road-oriented trucks for the 2021 model year. Ford has been teasing the duo of for so long I expect to see examples on the used-car market already. In fact, we’ve seen neither truck yet, but do know a fair amount about them.

Oct
24
2020 Lincoln Corsair

2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve in Burgundy Velvet (a $695 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive

The past three model years have been especially momentous ones for Lincoln’s SUV lineup. For 2018, the full-size Navigator underwent a dramatic (and successful) redesign. For 2019, the two-row midsize MKX got a thorough revamp and a name change to become the Nautilus. For 2020, Lincoln has just issued a one-two punch in the form of an all-new Aviator three-row midsize SUV and Corsair compact SUV, which take the place of the MKT and MKC in Lincoln’s model roster. That’s essentially a complete product-line changeover, and it also represents a marketing-strategy shift, as Lincoln has dropped its alphabetic (and not particularly well-received) “MK” naming convention. The Corsair is the last piece of this puzzle, and it’s arriving at Lincoln dealers now.

Oct
14
2020 Lincoln Aviator

2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve

Consumer Guide Automotive

Seems that Lincoln – once synonymous with luxury cars – is putting lots more focus on its luxury crossovers.

Lincoln has been completely redesigning its slate of SUVs of late, starting with the all-new full-size Navigator for 2018, followed by an update of the midsize MKX that was renamed Nautilus for 2019. Next came the midsize, 3-row Aviator – the subject of this report – which just went on sale as a 2020 model, soon to be joined by the new 2020 Corsair (based on the redesigned 2020 Ford Escape), which is the replacement for the compact MKC.

Got all that?

Oct
07
2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package, Hot 2020 Vehicles

2020 Ford Mustang with the EcoBoost High Performance Package at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois.

Like many auto journalists, the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive attend manufacturer-hosted press events to get our first look at the newest vehicles hitting the market—that’s how we produce most of our First Spin test-drive reviews. However, we also attend “smorgasbord-style” press events that allow us brief access to a broad variety of new vehicles from a host of manufacturers, for quick-take impressions and helpful back-to-back comparison drives.

Oct
04
Test Drive: 2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate

2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate in Lime Twist

2015 Audi Q52019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 534

Fuel used: 20.8 gallons

Oct
01
2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR in Firenze Red

2015 Audi Q52019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 190

Fuel used: 12.7 gallons

Sep
23
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Although there are updates to Honda’s entire CR-V lineup for 2020, the biggest news is that a Hybrid model will be added, due on sale early in 2020. It will be joined in the compact-crossover class by another new hybrid entry, the 2020 Ford Escape (which should be hitting dealerships soon), both adding to the existing roster that includes hybrid versions of the Toyota RAV4, and Kia Niro — which also comes in plug-in hybrid form, the type offered by the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Sep
17
2019 Toyota C-HR Limited

2019 Toyota C-HR Limited

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2019 Toyota C-HR Limited for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.