2021 Ford Bronco

November 5, 2021 - Crossover/SUV, Features

Not For Everyone, But Everything to Some by Brendan R. Appel Let’s get this out of the way up front: the Ford Bronco is not for everyone. If your idea of the perfect SUV is something soft, quiet and comfortable that you can confidently pull…

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2021 Volkswagen ID.4

October 25, 2021 - Crossover/SUV, EVs, Features

Electrification is Coming! by Brendan R. Appel Paul Revere’s midnight ride famously warned of a pending danger to the American colonists. “The British are coming!”, he shouted from his horse. I don’t have a horse, but I am shouting all the same: “The electric cars…

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2021 Hyundai Venue SEL

August 24, 2021 - Crossover/SUV, Features

It’s that Good! by Paul Herrold Most families go through it: that moment when your teenager turns 16 and starts hinting at wanting a car. As a parent, what should you buy with a realistic budget of $25,000? This is a real question that many…

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2021 Chevrolet Suburban High Country

April 8, 2021 - Crossover/SUV, Features

Room for a large family – and everyone’s stuff  by Brendan R. Appel  The week before Chevrolet dropped off their all-new 2021 Suburban for this review we drove Ram’s new 1500 TRX.  These might seem like two totally different vehicles: on the one hand, the…

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX

March 29, 2021 - Crossover/SUV, Features

The Apex Predator Truck – For Now by Brendan R. Appel  Since its debut in 2009, Ford’s F150 Raptor has been the default king of the off-road truck.  I say “default” because no other manufacturer has produced a truck designed to run a Baja-style off-road…

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2020 Lexus UX250h

October 22, 2020 - Crossover/SUV, Features

An Urban Prius in a Nice Suit by Brendan Appel & Paul Herrold Let’s be honest: the Lexus UX250h is not our kind of car. We’re into speed and the UX250h, well…isn’t.  With 181 total horsepower, a CVT transmission and a 0-60 times in the…

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2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport

October 14, 2020 - Crossover/SUV, Features

Room for an NBA Team by Brendan Appel There seems to come a time in every parent’s life where you become excited at the prospect of taking your two or three kids along with their two or three friends out somewhere.  So, you instinctively buy…

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2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited AWD

October 1, 2020 - Crossover/SUV, Features

An unmitigated success in a disastrous year. by Brendan Appel 2020 will be known for lots of things, but mostly for being an unmitigated disaster of a year.  In between COVID-19 and riots, however, we can find a few bright spots to raise our spirits. …

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The 2020 CX-30

October 1, 2020 - Crossover/SUV, Features

The Goldilocks of the Mazda SUV Lineup. by Paul Herrold Have you ever noticed that whenever you buy a new car, you suddenly realize how many of that same make and model are all around you?  Until I drove the all-new-for-2020 Mazda CX-30, I never…

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The Return of the Ford Bronco!

July 14, 2020 - Crossover/SUV, Features

Are You Ready for Fun? by Paul Herrold Ford surely hopes you are as they just introduced their all-new 2021 Bronco!  It’s been a long time coming and Ford knows this so they made sure they got it right with a great looking retro style body…

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