SUV

In the oversize-SUV category that includes the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, and Lincoln Navigator, to name three, the best of the biggest is the Infiniti QX56 ( www.infiniti.com ). The seven-seat, $...
The Land Rover Range Rover sits at the top of the luxury SUV segment as one of the only vehicles on the road today that offers both a handsomely styled interior and exterior, and bona fide off-road...
Despite Audi’s recent efforts with clean-diesel engines in the A3 TDI and Q7 TDI models, the German luxury brand will soon offer a whole new type of alternative power train in the States with the...
As the automotive world searches for the ultimate alternative to gasoline-fueled engines, the big three premium German automakers ( Audi, BMW , and Mercedes-Benz ) continue to build a case for clean...
The Cadillac Escalade is the standard-bearer for a uniquely American brand of opulence: It’s substantial, swift, and silent, with bold good looks and acres of chrome. Becker Automotive is an American...
The BMW X6 M might just be the most misunderstood vehicle on the road today. Judges at last year’s Robb Report Car of the Year event placed the high-performance sports-activity coupe (as BMW refers...
Just as you should never judge a book by its cover, you should never judge a car solely on its...
Just as you should never judge a book by its cover, you should never judge a car solely on its styling. Although BMW calls this a Sports Activity Coupe, most drivers will likely have their own idea...
Progress: It’s a beautiful thing. To wit, the all-new 2011 Infiniti QX56 is larger, quieter, and more sumptuous than its predecessor. Its engine is 25 percent more powerful yet delivers 10 percent...
Built as a better handling road-going Cayenne, the GTS offers a manual transmission option but the automatic Tiptronic S is a much better fit. The Cayenne will never be as lithe and rewarding to...
Based on the Cayenne S, the Transsyberia-edition Porsche SUV will be limited to 600 units in the U.S. The Cayenne will never be as lithe and rewarding to drive as the company’s sports cars, but in...
With its upgraded power output, the Cayenne S is fit to handle any terrain full speed ahead. The Cayenne will never be as lithe and rewarding to drive as the company’s sports cars, but in Turbo guise...
The Cayenne will never be as lithe and rewarding to drive as the company’s sports cars, but in Turbo guise, it is every bit as fast. Porsche’s ultimate assault on the off-road arena is the impressive...
Equal parts sport and utility; the Cayenne Turbo S is the ultimate expression of a Porsche SUV. The Cayenne will never be as lithe and rewarding to drive as the company’s sports cars, but in Turbo...
A turbocharged engine provides the Cayenne Turbo with enough power to rival some sports cars. The Cayenne will never be as lithe and rewarding to drive as the company’s sports cars, but in Turbo...
The limited-production Cayenne GTS PD Edition 3 is to Porsche’s SUV family what the GT3 is to the 911. The Cayenne will never be as lithe and rewarding to drive as the company’s sports cars, but in...
For those who do not need the AMG variant, the ML550 provides plenty of power without displacing comfort. But in order to keep up with its GL-Class brethren, not to mention high-powered versions of...
Although this is available only as a lease through Mercedes-Benz, it shows that the manufacturer is thinking outside of the standard SUV box. And in order to keep up with its GL-Class brethren, not...
Like the E350 BlueTEC that came before it, the ML 350 BlueTEC offers good mileage and a cleaner conscience. But in order to keep up with its GL-Class brethren, not to mention high-powered versions of...
The ML350 is part of Mercedes-Benz’s smaller SUV category, but it is not a crossover; that space is reserved for the much smaller GLK. But in order to keep up with its GL-Class brethren, not to...
The GL550 is larger than BMW’s X5 and Audi’s Q7, making it the better choice for those with several (or more than several) family members. The Mercedes-Benz GL550 is also a study in contradictions:...
In order to keep up with its GL-Class brethren, not to mention high-powered versions of the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5, the M-Class now offers AMG’s brawny 503-hp, 6.2-liter V-8. For those less...
After 30 years of production, the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen (or G-Class for short) is a timeless classic. The rough-and-tumble G55 AMG comes equipped with the ultimate noisemaker: a raucous 500-hp,...
With space for seven passengers, the GL450 is one of three offerings in Mercedes-Benz’s supersized SUV class. The Mercedes-Benz GL450 is also a study in contradictions: It is a German-engineered,...
Although it has less power and torque than the AMG version, the G550 is just as capable of off-roading as the G55 AMG. After 30 years of production, the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen (or G-Class for...
With the seven-passenger GL320 BlueTec, Mercedes-Benz is using blue to go green. The improved combustion of the BlueTec engine efficiently uses ultralow- sulfur diesel—in addition to a...
When Lexus engineers set out to develop the 2010 Lexus RX 450h, energy efficiency was a top priority. A new Eco drive setting modifies throttle response and reduces the air-conditioning system’s load...
The LX 570 takes the term “luxury off-roading” to a whole new level. Lexus’ big rig is based on the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser; thus, the LX sports an extremely capable full-time four-wheel-drive...
The handsomely redesigned GX 460 is one of the rare SUVs with actual off-road competence to back up its off-road looks. The GX packs an arsenal of features to keep things moving when the pavement...
The 2010 Range Rover Sport is based on the LR4 platform and this supercharged model was designed for sport-and-touring drivers rather than country squires and rain-forest explorers. This year, the...

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