Top 5 small off-road worthy Crossovers reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Wikipedia says, "a crossover is a vehicle built on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle, especially those of a station wagon or hatchback." We simply like to say that the crossover is the new family truckster. Here are the Top 5 off-road worthy crossovers that we've driven in 2011.
2013 Ford Explorer Sport Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, Test Drive
More than just a "sport" badge, Ford's new Explorer with the 3.5 EcoBoost delivers some driving enjoyment from behind the wheel with not much fuel penalty from the base 3.5 V6. Our only complaints are a tight 3rd row and a hefty price tag, making it one of the most expensive in the class. If you can swing the cost, you will feel as if you are driving the most premium feeling family crossover in the segment.
Top 10 Suv's for Offroading
****PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE TOP 10 PRODUCTION OFFROAD VEHICLES IN CANADA AND UNITED STATES, NOT TOP 10 OF ALL TIME****
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2013 Honda Pilot 4WD Review on Everyman Driver
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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Concept
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Concept, Tri-Zone Entertainment System
Nissan Pathfinder Concept Offers Capability, Premium Interior, Family-Focused Versatility, Thoughtful Technology
Preview of Innovative 4th Generation Pathfinder Design Features Intuitive 4WD, Innovative Child Seat Solution, Tri-Zone Entertainment System, Around View™ Monitor
When the Nissan Pathfinder was originally introduced more than a quarter century ago, it became known as the perfect family adventure vehicle. With each successive generation, Pathfinder has remained true to that original premise, while evolving to meet the changing needs of its owners. Now, as an all-new 4th generation design gets ready to debut this fall, not only does Pathfinder provide capability with seating for seven, intuitive 4WD and 5000-pound standard towing capacity, but it adds an unprecedented level of premium style, comfort and thoughtful technology.
A special preview of the new 2013 model, the Pathfinder Concept, showcases what is nothing less than Pathfinder re-imagined - a next-gen SUV with an unparalleled balance of capability, premium comfort and advanced, user-friendly technology. As represented by the Pathfinder Concept, the production 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is expected to offer a long list of best-in-class and unique-to-class specifications and features, including:
Most standard towing capacity in class*
Class-exclusive selectable 2WD, Auto and 4WD modes*
Class-exclusive 3rd row seat recline*
Class-exclusive Around View™ Monitor**
Class-exclusive Easy Fill Tire Alert System*
"Even as Nissan has expanded its range of adventure-ready SUVs to include Armada, Xterra, Murano, Rogue and JUKE, Pathfinder has maintained its very important position in the heart of the lineup and the market," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc.
"The next-gen Pathfinder is stepping up with new and unique features and technologies designed to enhance comfort, increase fuel efficiency, and most importantly, add flexibility for busy, everyday family lives," he continued.
A Mid-Size SUV with Full-Size Comfort
As a right-size, 3-row/7-passenger SUV with the seating and cargo capacity that growing families need, one of the biggest changes to the upcoming Pathfinder design is the return to a unibody platform (also utilized on the second generation Pathfinder), which offers numerous benefits including a flat floor for enhanced interior packaging flexibility and more space. Overall interior roominess has been increased versus the 2012 Pathfinder design.
"The Pathfinder Concept demonstrates that when it comes to modern interior design, you can have it all - SUV capability, roominess, premium features, versatility and user-friendly technology," said Castignetti. "By giving equal priority to both the driver and each and every passenger - including those in the 3rd row - we've created a premium driving experience and environment for all."
Starting with a look at its premium features, the Pathfinder Concept's quiet, comfortable interior includes rich leather-appointed seating surfaces, heated and cooled front seats, heated 2nd row seats, heated steering wheel, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Start and multiple user memory settings, and an advanced Bose® Audio System with 13 speakers.
The Pathfinder Concept's unique versatility comes to life in the design of the 2nd and 3rd rows with exceptional 3rd row access - thanks to large rear door openings, 5.5 inches of 2nd row seat travel, and forward folding seat design for ease of entry and exit to the 3rd row. The 60/40-split 2nd row features an innovative "child seat mode," allowing forward movement and access to the 3rdrow with a child safety seat remaining securely in place (on the 40 percent split-fold side).
"One of the dilemmas facing families with both young children and infants/toddlers is getting the older kids in the 3rd row without having to remove a child seat mounted in the 2nd row. This innovative design solves that issue," explained Castignetti. "Plus, with the extensive 2nd row seat travel, it's easy to adjust legroom or accommodate cargo spontaneously as needed."
The 3rd row seat is a 50/50 split folding design, offering added cargo flexibility, and it also reclines for greater passenger comfort - a feature not offered with other SUVs in class. Both the 2nd row and 3rd row seats fold flat for optimal cargo capacity and there is additional under floor storage in the rear cargo area.
2013 Toyota Venza Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Venza is Toyota's interpretation of the modern station wagon. Once upon a time it used to be that family haulers came in very limited flavors but today family vehicle buyers can choose from mini van, SUV's Crossovers and even the Toyota Venza. Think of the Venza the offspring of a Crossover that fell in love and married a station wagon. The result is a roomy, sleek, buff and low family hauler with 20 inch wheels. The Venza's base 182-horsepower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is just adequate to haul around the big-boned wagon. The bigger and more powerful 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 does a much better job when mated to the 6 speed automatic turning the Venza into a more exciting, if not quite fun, car to drive.
The Venza offers solid plat form for a comfortable, well dampened and relaxed ride. However if you are looking for a thrilling drive to work when the kids are at school the Venza is not your cup of tea. Solid performance...yes. Carving the back roads...no.
2013 Chevy Equinox v Ford Explorer v Jeep Grand Cherokee Off-Road Mashup AWD Tech Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Overland don't have a lot in common. However all three of these vehicle have a very different approach to powering all four wheels, in other words, they all have one form or another of all-wheel-drive and terrain management technology. We thought it would be interesting, informative and fun to try these three very different AWD vehicles off-road in a real world test to see which one can best handle our Colorado Mountain off-road terrain. In this battle of 4X4 people haulers we take all three vehicles up our standard rugged Colorado trail to see which one can make it all the way to the top. Check out another fun and real world TFLcar Mashup test as we get wet, muddy and rocky in this off-road AWD technology comparison and review.
Nueva Brilliance V5 2013
Probamos esta magnifica SUV, lo mas sorprendente es la calidad de los acabados tanto interiores como exteriores.
La capacidad de frenado y su conducción la vuelve una excelente opción para la compra.
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL First Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new second generation of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL will be at your local dealership in the fall of this year. For 2013 Mercedes-Benz has completely revamped the model line including the V8 Mercedes-Benz GL 450, 550 and the diesel BlueTec 350. We recently had a chance to drive all three version of the GL in New Mexico both on and off-road and came away impressed by the list of luxury and safety items that are now both standard and available on the biggest 7 passenger luxury SUV in the Mercedes Benz lineup of new cars. Check out this first drive reviews we pul all three to the test.
Audi Q5 v Volvo XC60 v Land Rover Freelander v BMW X3 2009 | 4WD | Drive.com.au
$70,000 luxury 4WD comparison. In an exclusive Drive test we put the new Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 up against the Land Rover Freelander and BMW X3.
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The All-New 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe LWB
We are at the 2012 New York Auto Show at The Javits Center, and we were surprised to find not one but two All-New Hyundai Santa Fe being launched here: The 2013 All-New Santa Fe Sports and the 2014 Santa Fe LWB (rumored to replace the Vera Cruz) Aside fro a few similarities, the New Santa Fe LWB has different design cues. The front grilles are different , and so are the sides and the rear. It is actually a different car and definitely a lot bigger and longer than the 2013 Santa Fe Sport, but for now they are calling it the Santa Fe. This is bigger and definitely more handsome than the 2012 Toyota Prado.