Monthly Archives: June 2015

SUV Review: 2015 Infiniti QX50

SUV Review: 2015 Infiniti QX50
With small SUVs getting more space-efficient every year, rear-seat legroom is the one area where the QX50 is beginning to show its age. Headroom is adequate, mainly because Infiniti resisted the temptation of rendering the QX's roofline archly sloping …
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2015 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD Review by John Heilig

2015 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD Review by John Heilig
BOTTOM LINE: The old timer of the Mazda lineup, the CX-9 is listed as a small SUV, but it truly resides in the grey area between mid-size SUV and minivan. It is fully capable, with good power and handling and lots of room. Mazda has a wide and varied …
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2015 Honda CR-V sets large wheel and tire trend for segment

2015 Honda CR-V sets large wheel and tire trend for segment
Now of course, driving through the Pacific Northwest, I see standard featured custom “Blades” on most if not all premium midsize crossovers, sedans and SUV s. It's that “Thing' that was lifted off of the likes of Hot- Rod builder Boyd Coddington, and …
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Advanced luxury: 2015 Mercedes ML400 hits but doesn't beat expectations

Advanced luxury: 2015 Mercedes ML400 hits but doesn't beat expectations
Up to speed: The 3.0-liter biturbo V-6 standard at 400 level produces 329 horsepower, so the large SUV has plenty of get up and go. No turbo lag to speak of, the ML400 is quick right out of the starting gate. (A 250 has a 2.1-liter 200-horsepower …
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Seven SUVs Confront The Small Overlap Crash Test

Seven SUVs Confront The Small Overlap Crash Test
May 29, 2015 — Out of seven midsize SUVs, four failed to achieve a "good" or "acceptable" rating in the small overlap crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an organization funded by insurance companies. The small …
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May car sales see big gains

May car sales see big gains
Historically, demand for SUVs came from large and expanding families. Now, customers come into the dealership knowing exactly what they want: an SUV … 25 percent increase in sales May 2014 to May 2015. Toyota nationally: 0.3 percent decrease in sales.
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