Truck/SUV

Big Zoom: The Mazda CX-9

Big Zoom: The Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 aims to change how everybody views the company. I’ll admit it: when I think of Mazda, small, tight-handling, fun-to-drive cars come to mind first. Oh, and I think of rotary power, even though the company no longer makes a rotary ..
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The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace: A Bigger Cat

The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace: A Bigger Cat

You probably don’t think of SUVs when you hear the name Jaguar, but that’s changing in a hurry. The F-Pace marks a bold new plan to diversify the Jaguar brand. I love fast, tight-handling wagons. But the average consumer associates wagons..
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Top 10 Trucks For Conquering 2017

Top 10 Trucks For Conquering 2017

Photo Credit: American Honda Motor Co. / American Honda Motor Co. So much of 2016 is forgettable. From the barrage of election footage to an unfortunate gorilla shooting, Brexit and some crazy weather phenomena, the whole year would be scratc..
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Volvo XC90: Lots of Tech, Lots of Combos

Volvo XC90: Lots of Tech, Lots of Combos

In the interest of complete transparency, I’ve owned a couple of Volvos. One was a nightmare first-gen S40, and it was plagued with so many problems I ditched it. After swearing I’d never own another, several years later I bought a clunke..
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Top 10 Winter SUVs for Snowy Weather

Top 10 Winter SUVs for Snowy Weather

Photo Credit: Kia Motors America / Kia Motors America If you normally get the white stuff where you live, the first few flakes have probably fallen already. You’ve taken your first drive in the slush and snow, slipping and sliding on the st..
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The Titan XD: Not Your Hunting Truck, but It Could Be

The Titan XD: Not Your Hunting Truck, but It Could Be

In the past six years or so, I’ve been bitten by the hunting bug. I was introduced by a father figure-type and now it’s a wildfire that rages uncontrollably deep in my bones. Even in this mid-fall day where the leaves are falling from the branche..
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Colorado ZH2 FCV Is Hummer Of The Future

Colorado ZH2 FCV Is Hummer Of The Future

The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is billed as “the most extreme off-road-capable fuel-cell-powered electric vehicle ever from General Motors.” It was revealed at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army. Built on a stretched Color..
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2017 Ford Explorer: Pretty Good At Everything

2017 Ford Explorer: Pretty Good At Everything

To call the Ford Explorer an automotive icon is a bit of an understatement. Few other vehicles on the road have enjoyed such a long production run. It’s a vehicle that anyone looking for a three-row crossover should at least try out. For the 19..
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Lexus UX: The Lexus Of Subcompact Crossovers

Lexus UX: The Lexus Of Subcompact Crossovers

The Lexus UX may not be the Cadillac of minivans, but in today’s market it’s even better. It is the Lexus Of Subcompact Crossovers! This thinly disguised “concept vehicle” will be presented to the public at the Paris Motor Show in late Septem..
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Classic Driving Impressions: Military Jeep

Classic Driving Impressions: Military Jeep

The two guys in the picture are American military police (MP) from the 95th MP Battalion. They are about to depart on patrol in Long Binh, Vietnam in 1969.  Their ride is the not-so-luxurious M151 Army Jeep. During my 8 years as an officer in the Mi..
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