2018 Toyota RAV4 Featured Test Drive Reviews Toyota 

2018 Toyota RAV4 Platinum Test Drive Review

The Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V are to passenger vehicles what the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and RAM 1500 are to trucks: they dominate the market. Last year was huge for compact crossovers, and as more buyers flock to crossovers, that trend doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 faces some stiff competition, though, from CUVs like the CR-V and Rogue as well as the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, Jeep Cherokee, VW Tiguan, Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5. Of course, Toyota is credited with…

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Featured Honda Test Drive Reviews 

2017 Honda Pilot Test Drive Review

Honda’s current lineup might be its broadest ever, but the brand’s ace in the hole is its family-friendly trio of American-made vehicles: the Ridgeline pickup, Odyssey minivan and Pilot crossover. Each model offers an innovate solution in its respective market, but it’s the Pilot that is tasked with competing in the ultra-competitive three-row CUV segment that includes the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander and Mazda CX-9 The third-gen Pilot debuted for the 2016 model year, and with the exception of minor packaging changes on lower trim levels, it carries over untouched…

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Featured Mitsubishi Test Drive Reviews 

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Test Drive Review

In the automotive world, it’s always nice to be a leader in sales, but in an overcrowded market, sometimes it can be just as nice to stand out a little bit. That’s exactly where the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport fits into the compact crossover landscape. The current Outlander Sport was introduced for the 2011 model year, and it was refreshed in 2016 trying to remain competitive against high-volume CUVs like the Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Equinox and Nissan Rogue–a daunting task in this segment. Earlier this year, we checked out a…

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Automotive News Head to Heads & Advice 

Is There a Difference Between a CUV versus an SUV?

The answer is yes and no. There is a technical difference between a CUV versus an SUV, but that line has been disappearing with the popularization of the SUV in general. First, though, let’s look at the differences between the two. While you may not think it, the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-9, and Jeep Grand Cherokee are technically all CUVs, yet all are categorized as SUVs. Vehicles such as the Lexus CT 200h, Mazda CX-3, and BMW X1 are crossovers. All the vehicles listed in this paragraph are technically CUVs due to…

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2016 BMW X1 Head to Heads & Advice 

2016 CUV Round-Up

CUVs, or crossover utility vehicles, are SUV-like hatchbacks built on car platforms, making them lower to the ground but still capable of some light off-roading and full of cargo spaces. Of course, to make matters more confusing, there’s also Small SUVs (SSUV), Compact SUVs which are car-like, and tall wagons which are both CUV- and SUV-like. Many of these vehicles are capable of towing a trailer full of your favorite recreational or towing your favorite recreational trailer! CUVs offer the best of the SUV and truck world in powerful engines, but have…

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