Posts from ‘Crossovers/SUVs’

Aug
17
2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, 2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series III

Consumer Guide Automotive The 1963 Jeep Wagoneer arguably defined the modern SUV. Truly a trendsetter, the original Wagoneer introduced key SUV features that remain nearly universal today: a four-door wagon body style, the pairing of an automatic transmission with four-wheel-drive, and a car-like ride, to name a few. Three years later, the 1966 Super Wagoneer advanced the concept further as the first luxurious utility wagon. This basic idea was refined in the 1978 Wagoneer Limited, which itself evolved into the prestigious 1984-1991 Grand Wagoneer. A modern interpretation of Jeep’s iconic Grand Wagoneer has been anticipated for years, and its intended introduction was revealed by Jeep way back in 2014.

Aug
10
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited

Consumer Guide Automotive Though clearly a small pickup truck, Hyundai calls its new-for-2022 Santa Cruz a “Sport adventure vehicle,” and to the company’s credit, it is unlike any other car or truck currently for sale in the U.S.

Aug
04
2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e

2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e in Arctic Grey Metallic (a $550 option)

2015 Audi Q52021 BMW X5 xDrive45e

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 213

Fuel used: 5.8 gallons

Aug
02
2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands in Carbonized Gray

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

ClassCompact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 218

Fuel used: 10.5 gallons

Jul
26
Santa Fe Hybrid

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Limited in Cream White (a $350 option)

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Limited

Consumer Guide AutomotiveClass: Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 479

Fuel used: 13.9 gallons

Jul
20
Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392

2021 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 in Firecracker Red Clear-Coat (a $245 option)

Car Stuff Podcast 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392

Class: Compact Crossover/SUV

Miles driven: 211

Fuel used: 15.7 gallons

Jul
14
2022 Jeep Compass

2022 Jeep Compass

2021 Chicago Auto Show "Special Edition" July 15-19The 2020 Chicago Auto Show was the last traditional auto show to take place before the COVID-19 pandemic hit America last year. With COVID restrictions now easing, the 2021 Chicago Auto Show is heralding the return to live, in-person auto shows with a special indoor/outdoor edition of the show, taking place from July 15-19 at the McCormick Place convention center—and Jeep has taken the opportunity to unveil its refreshed-for-2022 Compass compact SUV there.

Jul
12
2021 Kia Sorento SX Prestige X-Line

2021 Kia Sorento SX Prestige X-Line in Aruba Green

2021 Kia Sorento SX Prestige X-Line

2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 200

Fuel used: 8.8 gallons

Jul
08
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 First Edition

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition in Dusk Blue with Black roof

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition

ClassElectric Vehicle

Miles driven: 430

Battery capacity: 82 kWh

Jul
05
1955 Willys Wagon

1955 Willys Utility Wagon

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2017 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

After building 362,841 four-wheel-drive 1⁄4-ton military scout cars—the legendary “jeep”—during World War II, Willys needed something to sell postwar. A civilian version of the Willys MB was introduced, but the company wanted something more mainstream.