Infiniti has already announced they will offer the smallest version of its lineup the QX30 in the US and everywhere else in 2017. Most of the world will see this as two different vehicles, but because the two vehicles (the Q30 and QX30) are basically the same size with one being a bit taller because of right height they will be under the same name here in America. This will make it easy for us to understand exactly what this vehicle is, a small hatchback that has one model with a higher ride.
What do you love about a large SUV? If you enjoy the old school ruggedness of a large beast of burden that can carry lots of people and all the cargo at the same time the Sequoia continues to fit the bill. As one of the largest and most attractive versions of the large SUV the new 2016 version is attractive, powerful and capable, all features we love to enjoy on our SUVs. When you consider the competition this beast faces you know it has to be great to even be considered as it’s facing the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, the GMC Yukon and the Ford Expedition as competitors in this segment.
When the Dodge Durango first came out it filled a space in the SUV community that was left void and still continues to be an area many others don’t make their way into. With the movement toward crossover SUVs and compact-crossover SUVs the supposed offroad vehicles have gotten smaller and smaller. SUV used to mean a vehicle that was built on a truck platform that made its way to being a large vehicle that could haul more people and stuff than a truck could. These vehicles were also made for the off road adventures while pickup trucks were meant for the work day. Continue reading
The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is packed with comfort, technology, and style. With a starting MSRP of just $30,995 and room for up to 8 passengers, Traverse is the versatile crossover vehicle you have been looking for. It has an estimated MPG of 17 in the city and 24 on the highway and is available in both a front wheel drive and all wheel drive option.
Under the hood, you will find a 3.6 liter V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Stabilitrak, 4-wheel antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, constant effort power steering, suspension ride and handling, traction control, single exhaust, 3.16 axle ratio, and front wheel drive all come standard on the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, though a visit to your local Chevrolet dealer will get you further options.
Mitsubishi has been a little silent in the automotive industry in past years, but they expect to change that with the announcement of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, which will be debuted at the New York Auto Show. Mitsubishi claims the new model will feature over 100 engineering and design improvements, refined handling/throttle response, and “a more eloquent yet functional interior space.”
The exterior of the the 2016 Outlander is only a small update of the original 2012 version, but the interior of the vehicle has been completely revamped. Exterior updates include more angular headlamps, new twin-slit radiator grille, and chrome accents. New alloy wheel designs and paint colors will be available on the 2016 model as well. Outlander should be available for consumers to purchase late 2015.
As many vehicle shoppers are moving toward smaller, more agile and more fuel efficient models, there is still a need for some for the larger more cumbersome SUV’s. The Ford Expedition is such an SUV and has gained a ton of great updates to continue to offer a leading edge on the competition which includes the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada. Some of these leading items include replacing the large V8 engine with an EcoBoost V6 to offer much more fuel efficiency than ever before. Add some interior updates along with some very attractive body style changes and the Expedition offers plenty of great features for any owner to fully enjoy the new modernized SUV.
With a great deal of cargo space and room for up to eight passengers, the Expedition continues to be a leader in the large SUV class. For 2015 the updates include MyFord Touch, a refreshed front and rear and the change to a smaller more fuel efficient engine. Add to this the inclusion of selectable drive modes to choose from Comfort, Normal and Sport which helps the suspension provide the ride feeling the driver is looking for.
When looking for a great SUV, fuel efficiency can be very important. The cumbersome vehicles lumber down the road and in many cases doesn’t offer any fuel efficiency to speak of. When looking in the Luxury SUV class this can be even more important to an owner who already is paying a premium price for the luxury equipment the vehicle offers and doesn’t want to pay even more just to fill up their SUV. This list offers owners of luxury SUVs a chance to enjoy their highly-engineered products without having to fill up quite as often. Continue reading
Having become a favorite among the luxury SUV drivers, the MDX rolls into 2015 offering better third row access than ever before and keeps both size and weight competitive with other SUV’s. The MDX offers a mid-sized crossover SUV size that comes in between the Infiniti QX60, Audi Q7 and the much larger Cadillac Escalade and Lexus LX. This offers owners the flexibility to handle and maneuver wherever needed as well as the size to carry passengers comfortably across three rows of seats.
Adding to the mantra of becoming a fan favorite, the MDX has become one of the most reliable vehicles on the market offering an excellent resale value to anyone who is ready to move up to the newest MDX. After being completely redone for 2014, the MDX offers no new changes for 2015 which means Acura is smart enough to know not to mess with a good thing.
As a luxury car maker, Lexus has quickly put the luxury vehicle market on notice by offering their vehicles at a much more affordable price than any of the competition. Add to this the inclusion of all the equipment and features found in any Lexus and the rest of the luxury automaker will need to find ways to price their vehicles lower in order to compete with Lexus instead of the other way around.
The Lexus LS is the largest sedan offered by Lexus and comes in as the flagship vehicle for the luxury car maker that competes heavily in a class that includes the BMW 7 series, Audi A8, Porsche Panamera, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Offering a long standing name for the past twenty years, the LS are packed to the brim with safety and technology, making it an awesome vehicle to drive and own.
As the current leader in full size sport utility vehicles Ford has unveiled at the Dallas-Fort Worth Auto Show a new look and feel on an old friend. The 2015 Ford Expedition is a beautiful vehicle with a ton of cargo and person space as always, but now features the advanced technology car buyers are looking for these days.
Now offering a platinum series of the Expedition, this beast of a sport utility truck offers blind spot information system, cross traffic alert and SYNC with MyFordTouch on the touch screen information system. To go along with this the Expedition brings the same fuel efficiency and power in the engine that is now found in many of the F-Series model full size trucks. This 3.5 liter Ecoboost driven engine gives the Expedition everything an owner desires in power and fuel economy from a full size truck, but in a sport utility vehicle.