Posts tagged "crossover"

2012 Honda CR-V proves to be pleasant surprise

2012 Honda CR-V proves to be pleasant surprise
OK. I have a little secret to share. I entered into the test week with the 2012 Honda CR-V expecting to hate it. I’d driven it before in short tests, and the seating position for a petite driver wasn’t the greatest. I thought the interior was drab. And the ride and handling was, well, blah.... Read more »

Today's Rave: Infiniti JX second-row slider

Today's Rave: Infiniti JX second-row slider
I recently had the chance to check out the all-new Infiniti JX, a new crossover that has taken very specific aim at the Acura MDX. After a very brief time with this hot new number, I think their aim was true. I’ve never found the MDX to be terribly inspired or interesting. It’s luxury. It... Read more »

Today's Rave: Mazda CX-9 Bluetooth audio

Today's Rave: Mazda CX-9 Bluetooth audio
OK, I now have a new favorite feature that doesn’t center around heated seats or steering wheels. It’s the Bluetooth streaming audio that I found in the Mazda CX-9. I don’t keep music on my phone, so even though I use the Bluetooth for phone conversations, I’ve not tested the streaming audio before. Luckily, my... Read more »
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Nissan Juke: quirky or ugly?

Seriously … Tell me what you think. Is it a bullfrog or a crouching tiger waiting to pounce? The all-new Nissan Juke is certainly unusual, and it invariably incites a visceral response. What’s yours. Do you love it? Hate it? Would you buy it?

Nissan Juke makes a quick stop in Chicago

The same buttons that power the D-Mode features also function as HVAC buttons when you hit the Climate button. LOVE the multifunctionality!
Nissan Juke visits Willis Tower Last week, Nissan brought the all-new 2011 Juke out to Chicago for a little social media scavenger hunt. There were 7 of us present who were partnered up and sent off in Jukes provided by Nissan with Clue No. 1. At each stop we were given an assignment (continue reading... Read more »

Prepare to be Juked

2011 Nissan Juke Today Nissan brings their funky new Juke to Chicago for a social media scavenger hunt. I’ll be driving around Chicago this morning looking for clues provided by @NissanNews on twitter and having the chance to test this all new active-lifestyle-vehicle-like, crossover-ish vehicle. Base price is $18,960. Follow me on twitter @Jill_Ciminillo to... Read more »
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Mitsubishi introduces all-new Outlander Sport

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Mitsubishi may be a small automaker by American standards, but it’s definitely working on being mighty. Part of the strategy: an all-new entry into what Mitsubishi calls the “lower crossover” segment. Enter the 2011 Outlander Sport. We’re under embargo until July 7, so I can’t really tell you what I think... Read more »

No middle ground with Honda Crosstour

2010 Honda Crosstour So, I’m driving down the Kennedy on Sunday, when some guy in a black Lincoln in the right lane is honking incessantly. Beep, beep, beep. Beep, beep, beep. I finally look right to see what this idiot is honking at, and apparently it was me. He’s pointing at me and making the... Read more »

Tucson Trouble

2010 Hyundai Tucson I’ve been in the all-new Hyundai Tucson for a couple days now, and I have to admit that I’m not loving it as much as I did during the first look. Damn. Because I think it’s a great looking compact SUV with a nice ride. My problem centers around seat comfort. I... Read more »
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Break it down: Lexus RX 350 vs. Cadillac SRX

2010 Lexus RX 350 So, I just left a week-long test in the Lexus RX 350 and figured I should revisit my RX vs. SRX comparo. Since the all-new SRX is directly attacking the RX, let’s break it down by some of the major categories and see who the winner is … Overall styling: The... Read more »