SUV

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...
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,...
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,...
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 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 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 LR4 is the new baby Rover. As a successor to the LR3, it is a smaller, lighter model that comes with the new, more powerful engine and a smooth 6-speed ZF gearbox—although, no supercharged...
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...
The Autobiography trim is also available on the non-supercharged version of the Land Rover Range Rover for those looking for comfort and utility over performance. Pros: Noting that Range Rover shares...
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...
The Autobiography trim is also available on the non-supercharged version of the Land Rover Range Rover for those looking for comfort and utility over performance. The largest, most powerful, and most...
Infiniti’s QX56—the luxurious twin of Nissan’s Armada—has aged quite well since its 2004 introduction. So well, in fact, that it is receiving its first full redesign for the 2011 model year. But for...
Among business-class conveyances, the old-fashioned van is hardly the stuff of CEO daydreams. It is more likely to evoke queasy experiences in airport parking shuttles and sightseeing tour buses...
Splice together the swept roofline of a grand-touring coupe and the brawny physique of a four-door SUV, and— voilà — you have the BMW X6, a vehicular mongrel with purebred pedigree. A lower stance,...
The midsize luxury SUV that put the “sport” into the SUV equation, is now kicking it up a notch. The big news for the BMW X5 is the addition of a single letter: M. With that small designation, comes...
The BMW X5 M is a very special car. It reaches 60 mph as fast as the much smaller M3, but it also has room your family and their luggage for a weeklong road trip. The midsize luxury SUV that put the...
Whether it’s your family, your speedboat, or both, the diesel-powered X5 is the perfect transport vehicle. The midsize luxury SUV that put the “sport” into the SUV equation is now kicking it up a...
The V-8 engine has always been a good fit for BMW’s larger cars and the X6 is certainly no exception. Splice together the swept roofline of a grand-touring coupe and the brawny physique of a four-...
A lower stance, more aggressive fascia, and retuned exhaust system set the X6 M apart from the base model; just in case its 4.5-second sprint to 60 mph is not enough. The BMW X6 is a vehicular...
As a full hybrid, the ActiveHybrid X6 is able to drive solely on battery power up to 30 mph. Although BMW calls this a Sports Activity Coupe, most drivers will likely have their own idea about what...
Because of its appetite for fuel and its relatively ample form, the Cadillac Escalade became a finely appointed moving target for those concerned about the environmental and political costs of...
It may be related to the Volkswagen Touareg, but Audi’s stylish Q7 takes a decidedly more urbane, on-road approach to the premium sport-utility-vehicle role. Particularly in its top-of-the-line 4.2...
If sales numbers are anything to go by, it is impossible to ignore the popularity of the compact SUV. In fact, nearly every carmaker in the world has something to offer in this growing vehicle...
Meriting special mention is the forthcoming Q7 3.0 TDI, which has evaded U.S. showrooms since its launch last year. Its 3-liter turbocharged direct-injection diesel engine produces 221 horsepower and...
The MDX is one of Acura’s top sellers in the U.S., and its 3.7-liter VTEC V-6 is the proverbial iron hand in a velvet glove, balancing an urgent 300 hp with ineffable composure all the way to its 6,...
Designed behind the locked doors of Acura’s California design facility, the ZDX—an oxymoronically labeled four-door sports coupe that debuted as a crossover prototype last April—is now a full...
When BMW unveiled the 2010 BMW X6 M and X5 M models at last year’s New York International Auto Show, the carmaker surprised automotive enthusiasts and Bimmer fans—and put the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S...
The Cayenne has been a source of significant consternation for Porsche purists since its debut in 2002. On one hand, a 5,000-pound-plus sport-utility vehicle seems downright sacrilegious from a...
When Land Rover’s handsome Range Rover Sport bowed for the 2006 model year, it raised eyebrows among aficionados of the venerable British marque. This new model certainly looked a lot like its...
Misunderstood M That the BMW X6 M occupies the bottom rung of this year’s baker’s dozen mystifies me, as I have logged many hundreds of miles behind the wheel of this capable, albeit curious-looking...

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