Posts from ‘Off-Road’

May
10
2022 Jeep Wagoneer Series II

2022 Jeep Wagoneer Series II in Diamond Black Crystal Pearl-Coat (a $595 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2022 Jeep Wagoneer Series II

Class: Large SUV

Miles driven: 160

Fuel used: 13.6 gallons

Apr
27
2023 Subaru Solterra

2023 Subaru Solterra

Consumer Guide Automotive

The stereotypical Subaru owner is an outdoorsy nature lover who’s at least a bit more environmentally conscious than the average American consumer, so it seems inevitable that Subaru would eventually enter the electric-vehicle market. And now it has. The 2023 Solterra is Subaru’s first pure EV: a two-row, five-passenger compact crossover SUV that is built on a platform shared with Toyota’s new bZ4X pure-electric SUV.

Apr
19
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

Consumer Guide Automotive

There’s no moss growing under the feet of Jeep engineers and product planners these days. About a year ago, the brand introduced its first plug-in-hybrid vehicle: the Wrangler 4xe. Approximately 30,000 units found buyers last year, which Jeep says makes the Wrangler 4xe (pronounced “four by e”) America’s best-selling plug-in hybrid. Last summer, the fifth generation of Jeep’s Grand Cherokee debuted with the all-new 2021 Grand Cherokee L—the first Grand Cherokee with three rows of seats. Late last year, a redesign of the traditional two-row, five-passenger Grand Cherokee was introduced on a shorter version of the L’s all-new unibody platform. That’s all history now—along with the equally new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer full-size SUVs—and Jeep’s engineers are on to their next act: the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe. It’s an intriguing mix-and-match that combines the Wrangler 4xe’s powerful plug-in-hybrid powertrain with the redesigned Grand Cherokee.

Apr
13
2023 Kia Telluride X-Pro

2023 Kia Telluride X-Pro

New Yrok Auto ShowKia pulled the wraps off a freshened version of its popular midsize three-row SUV today at the New York International Auto Show. The 2023 Kia Telluride gets an exterior styling facelift, a refreshed interior, several new technology features, and two new “adventure-ready” trim levels.

Apr
11
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek

New Yrok Auto Show After a brief hiatus, an outdoorsy Rock Creek trim package returns to the Nissan Pathfinder lineup for the 2023 model year, and it’s slated to make its public debut at the 2022 New York International Auto Show this week.

 

Mar
16
2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport in Lunar Rock

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport

Class: Midsize Crossover/SUV

Miles Driven: 235

Fuel Used: 13.5 gallons

Mar
14
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor in Code Orange Metallic

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor 4×4 Supercrew

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles Driven: 258

Fuel Used: 17.3 gallons

Mar
08
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve

Class: Midsize Crossover/SUV

Miles driven: 251

Fuel used: 13.4 gallons

Feb
21
1987 Suzuki Samurai

1987 Suzuki Samurai

Sometime in the middle of the Eighties, Americans developed an appetite—albeit a modest one—for pint-sized sport-utility vehicles with legitimate off-road capability. Early on the scene were the Suzuki Samurai and the Daihatsu Rocky. Few people actually recall Daihatsu’s brief flirtation with the U.S. market—briefly, Daihatsu sold cars Stateside between 1988 and 1992. Only two models were ever offered here: the aforementioned Rocky, and a subcompact car dubbed Charade.

Feb
11
2022 Ford Bronco Everglades

2022 Ford Bronco Everglades

2022 Chicago Auto Show

Ford took the wraps off a special-edition Bronco at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, but if you aren’t already a Bronco reservation holder, you probably won’t be able to buy one new.

The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades special edition starts with the Bronco’s off-road-focused Sasquatch Package and gets several unique features—key among them factory-installed air-intake snorkel, WARN-brand winch, and exclusive wheels—on top of that.