Archive for April 2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport - My How Fancy Pants We've Become - Review

The redesigned 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport  has taken the mid-size crossover-ute one step closer to a sporty hatchback. Starting at $28,000 in 2.0 Turbo front-drive configuration our loaded-to-the-gills tester could be yours for $33,700, handily undercutting the competition.
It’s becoming harder to justify luxury crossover utility vehicles when they approach nearly half-the-price-of a modest-home. The day has arrived when many premium and some standard-line crossovers have blurred the lines. Enter the new-for-2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, which recently arrived at  “Drive…He Said.” Old Skin Molted: Chiseled with acute creases and having lifted a D-pillar... Read more »

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek - On Stilts - Review

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek. BKA Impreza Sport 5-door wagon on stilts. Priced starting just under $25,000. Our loaded Limited version with leather, moonroof and navigation barely crossed the $27,000 line.
As siblings go there are clear advantages to being taller. It’s about being mom’s favorite when it comes time to reach the top shelf of the cupboard. And the satisfaction of denying the others at the net in a game of one-on-one. Reason enough for the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek compact crossover. Even if it... Read more »