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  • 2015 CR-V excites
    Much improved 2015 Honda CR-V coming to Eugene in October
    According to Kendall Honda of Eugene, Or CR-V is the best selling Honda in Western Oregon. I recently had the opportunity to drive the refreshed mid-cycle 2015 CR-V and was taken by its comfort, over-all performance, improved handling, style and...
  • GMC upgrades Yukon SUV for 2015
    GMC upgrades Yukon SUV for 2015
    The GMC Yukon has been fully redesigned and engineered for 2015 with a more powerful and more fuel-efficient power plant, a more up-to-date exterior and refined interior, and upgraded technological features that operate off an 8-inch touchscreen...
  • Lexus GX 460 2014
    2014 Lexus GX 460: The way to do large luxury
    The Lexus GX 460 is the way to do large luxury. This seven-seat SUV has power, is comfortable and offers some of the latest technology.The GX has a 4.6-liter V-8 engine that makes 301 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission...
  • 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
    Chevrolet Tahoe to receive running changes. Tested: 2015 Tahoe LTZ
    General Motors recently announced that the redesigned 2015 Tahoe (and Suburban), which was introduced earlier this year, would receive a couple of significant running changes, such as OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, a hands-free...
  • The Fuse Block
    Inspecting and replacings fuses in a car, light truck or SUV
    Anyone who has owned some type of motor vehicle for a good amount of time has most likely experienced an electrical problem, with said vehicle, that has ended up with a fuse as the main culprit. And, when I say main culprit, I mean that the same...
  •  Lexus RX 450h
    Lexus RX450h: A crossover that saves you at the pump
    A crossover SUV that gets great fuel economy would appear to be the perfect fit for some consumers. If such a vehicle is on your wishlist, you must consider the Lexus RX 450h.This hybrid version of the venerable Lexus luxury crossover gets an...
  • Acura gets it right with RDX
    Acura gets it right with RDX
    Acura redesigned its RDX crossover for the 2013 model year and basically has left it alone ever since.Hey. When you get it pretty much right the first time, you don't have to keep fiddling with it.With good power, fuel economy in the 20 miles...
  • Lexus NX crossover
    First look: 2015 Lexus NX
    NASHVILLE -- Lexus has had years of success building luxury utility vehicles, with one of the most popular being the RX 350.But something was missing.It didn’t have a small crossover to compete in an increasingly popular field that includes...
  • 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe improved in many ways
    2015 Chevrolet Tahoe road test: more practical, more luxurious
    General Motors pretty much has a lock on the traditional full-size, truck-based sport-utility vehicle, so it would only seem natural that the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, along with the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade, are more evolutionary than...
  • Keisha Williams: Carjacking killers of Williams and three kids called 'bastards'
    Keisha Williams: Carjacking killers of Williams and three kids called 'bastards'
    Keisha Williams, a mother of three, was involved in a carjacking incident that proved fatal to the Philadelphia mom’s three young children. Now, 13 days later, Williams has also died of her injuries. The two suspects who were arrested and...
  • The Brabus Super G might be the safest SUV?
    Modifying an SUV to be the safest possible family vehicle
    I received a very thought provoking letter from a reader in Miami, Florida asking about the safest possible family vehicle. Readers, what are your thoughts?Dear Rob,My name is Diego, and I stumbled on to your post about vehicle height precisely...
  • 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
    2014 Mitsubishi Outlander offers safety and comfort for the family
    To be honest, I didn't have high expectations when I was asked to drive the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander. I really have not driven many cars in the Mitsubishi lineup and I don't often hear the name. Regardless, I went into our drive with an...
  • Nissan Pathfinder adapts to the times
    Nissan Pathfinder adapts to the times
    Having spent most of its life as a hard-working, truck-based SUV ready to hit the trails or do grunt work, the Nissan Pathfinder has assumed a more genteel role as it moves into its fourth generation.Not for the first time since it was introduced...
  • Driven: 2014 Hyundai Tucson
    Driven: 2014 Hyundai Tucson scores with the value card
    Sales of the crossover SUV in North America is second only to the mid-size sedan. Hotly contested, models like Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape are all vying for ways to hook buyers. We found out in our test of the Hyundai's Tucson, it&...
  • Off-road: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    Off-road: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk earns Trail Rated badge
    We just had to do it. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk just screamed "get me dirty". With all its off-road character and equipment, it would have been a dereliction of duty not to full test it in the way it was meant to be used.So why...