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  • 2015 Audi Q3 compact crossover vehicle
    2015 Audi Q3 road test: A small utility vehicle that is big on luxury
    Small is getting bigger, much bigger, in the U. S. car market as buyers flock to dealerships to get a compact crossover vehicle or maybe even a compact car.It’s no surprise, then, that that the German manufacturer has joined the fray with...
  • 2016 Kia Sorento
    2016 Kia Sorento
    By Frank S. WashingtonLAKE TAHOE, CA, -- Although it should be sunny by the time you read this, we ran into real world conditions while here to test drive the new 2016 Kia Sorento. Wind gusts were up to 50 mph and sometimes more, precipitation...
  • Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is practical and enjoyable
    2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport road test: Practical and (relatively) fun to drive
    Let’s agree right at the start that the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, complete with the optional Ultimate equipment package, will not fit the bill for everyone, and it obviously is not for anyone with a large family.Not to be confused with...
  • Handsome and comfortable, the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder can seat seven.
    2015 Nissan Pathfinder road test: Softer, but more sensible
    Hard-core off-roaders may lament the changes, but it seems to me that the Japanese manufacturer made all the right moves when it updated the Nissan Pathfinder a couple of years back.Back in 1985 when it was introduced, the Pathfinder was a pickup...
  • 2015 Nissan Rogue SV: Comfortable and practical
    2015 Nissan Rogue SV: Comfortable and practical
    Judging by the flurry of new models due to hit the road in the coming months, manufacturers are expecting small crossovers and sport-utility vehicles to become one of the hottest niches in the marketplace.And right in the middle of all that...
  • Dodge Journey and Honda CR-V: very different takes on the Crossover theme
    Dodge Journey and Honda CR-V: very different takes on the Crossover theme
    TechnoFile.comThe Dodge Journey and Honda CR-V are both good examples of the SUV/Crossover beast, though executed in very different ways. And after a week with each, I came away thinking that despite the good things about both models, I think I&...
  • 2014 Infiniti QX 70
    Change the name, keep everything else; with the 2014 Infiniti QX 70
    Call it alphabet soup, or call it just plain confusing, but Infiniti has managed to instantly change all of its product nomenclature over the past model year. Although the alphanumeric mix has been criticized by the industry, the name game must be...
  • "The Simpsons Guy" review
    "The Simpsons Guy" review
    The Simpsons...Family Guy...For decades these twos shows have provided television lovers in Fresno and all over the world mature, cutting edge humor and storytelling that pulled no punches, held nothing sacred, and won legions of living and...
  •  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...
  • Wonder where the Outlander Sport has been? Not far away, apparently
    Wonder where the Outlander Sport has been? Not far away, apparently
    According to a rather well-done TV commercial, there’s a new beauty in town, and it’s the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.Actually, the Outlander Sport has been around since it was introduced as a 2011 model loosely based on the larger,...
  • 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...
  • 2014 Toyota Highlander an example of the ‘crossover’ segment is all about
    2014 Toyota Highlander an example of the ‘crossover’ segment is all about
    SUVs, including popular so-called crossover models, recently have overtaken sedans in U.S. sales, it recently was announced.This was somewhat surprising news because judging from what you generally encounter on the road and especially in crowded...
  • Toyota RAV4 2014
    2014 Toyota RAV4: It's worth raving about
    The Toyota RAV4 got a full makeover last year, but returns for the 2014 model year with a few extra safety features, addressing a concern that the previous model faced.The design that the RAV 4 picked up last year is definitely much more crossover...
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