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2017 Chrysler Pacifica – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

2017 Chrysler PacificaA Family Mini-Van with a New Vision

Chrysler is best known for being the key innovator of the mini-van concept dating as far back as 30 years ago. The box-like Chrysler Town and Country offered confident handling, sharp acceleration while preserving practical cargo space and even an ability to carry 7 passengers. Despite the popular trend of cross-over SUV’s in today’s market, Chrysler rather continues its positive vibes by completely modernizing the mini-van into what is known today as the Chrysler Pacifica.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek – Review, Ratings, Price, Specs

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A Cross-Over SUV in Legitimate Form

Crossovers have now become so mainstream that it might as well be classified as “just another one of those”. In terms of Subaru’s implementation, I had some expectations of the Crosstrek given its creator’s expertise in rally racing. On top of that, there was a bit more the Crosstrek had to offer other than a solid AWD platform. Distinctive looks and solid driving were also key factors that pushed the Crosstrek outside of the “OK” boundaries.

2016 Acura RDX Elite

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Matured Luxury with Youthful Optimism

Make no mistake that the sole Acura brand revolves around spirited driving. But despite the difficulties in retaining that achievement in an SUV package, the Acura RDX still manages to provide adequate interior real estate, luxury looks and feel, and an overall smooth and fun car to drive.

2016 Kia Sportege – Test Drive, Reviews, Ratings, Specs

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Quite Possibly the Most Civilized Crossover

What a proper cross-over SUV should be is still unknown. And that’s because the whole concept is still relatively new. But in the case of the 2016 Kia Sportage, I think its implementation comes close to solidifying its true definition. It’s smooth, quiet, spacious, and comfortable – that makes the Kia Sportage practically a sure win for the family oriented.

2016 Mazda CX5 – Test Drive, Spec, Ratings

2016 Mazda CX5 (10)A Crossover Done Right

Over the past few years, the oversea Japan automaker, Mazda has made a strong foot print in offering affordable cars packed with quality, performance and features.  This statement especially rings true when speaking of the Mazda CX5.  Since its initial debut in 2012 (as a 2013 model), the Mazda CX5 has been positively received by both critics and consumers.

2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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An Ultra Scalable 7 Passenger Cross-over

Clouded judgement often surfaces when presented with too many choices.  But in the case of the 2015 Toyota Highlander, the choices are not only clearly defined, but also offers choices that to best fit the bill of what buyers want.  More specifically, drivetrian can be configured in either FWD, AWD or or Hybrid AWD along with two choices of either 7 or 8 seating arrangements.

2015 Lincoln MKC – A Cross-over SUV with Discipline

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The Lincoln MKC is a Crossover with Professionalism

The buttoned up old man’s suit is more or less the brand statement Lincoln has established itself over the last decade.  Lincoln continues to expand its genetic culture into the cross-over platform and the result is the Lincoln MKC.

As of 2015, the Lincoln MKC is an all-new design dubbed “small premium utility vehicle” with a newly introduced 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine producing 285 horsepower and 305 ft.lbs of torque.  Its premium-like exterior sculpture deems high hopes for performance capability and luxury level comfort while its interior flows seamlessly well with a quality layout and a full suite package of both safety and technology features.2015_Linoln_MKC-32

2015 Nissan Juke – What is that thing?

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2015 Nissan Juke is a Cartoon Car Made Real

While the main herd of car makers are bought in on the idea of aesthetic looks, Nissan has gone the opposite route with the completely funked out Juke design.  It’s no joke either.  Despite its juvenile expression, the 2015 Nissan Juke is a fully-operational crossover-SUV employing fierce lines, functional versatility and a lively driving experience.

2015 Toyota RAV4 – Test Drive, Spec, Rating, Price

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2015 Toyota RAV4 – The Pioneers of the Cross-over

There’s one distinct element Toyota is really good at, and that’s the plan and execution of what people might want in the near future.  The Prius hybrid being the major one, but it was also the migrated mindset of turning the traditional heavy-duty SUV trend into something that was more compact-friendly and easy to use.  From then on, the Toyota RAV4 cross-over SUV was born – and that was over 20 years ago!

2014 Mazda CX-9 – First Drive

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The Mazda CX-9 – Maximal space; powered by performance.

In our short but sweet test drive, the Mazda Cx-9 proves itself to be more than just a high capacity people mover.  Sharing the bloodlines as some of the most recognizable sports car in automotive history namely the RX7/8 and Miata, the Mazda CX-9 aims to deliver a thrilling driving experience in a practical family car package.