Category: Lifestyle - Transportation - Automotive - Reviews - Crossover Utility Vehicles With Third Row

2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad AWD - Affordable Side of 3-Row Crossover Equation - Quick Review

2016 Dodge Journey: The most affordable 3-Row All-Wheel Drive Crossover Utility vehicle sold in America starts at $26,195. <br> <br> This sporty-themed Redline 2-Coat Pearl Crosstour Plus model, including leather seating and GPS navigation, lists for $34,360.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * “3-Row” Crossovers Utility Vehicles have become the darling of American family conveyances. They bridge that sweet spot between the gargantuaness of unwieldy, full-size light truck based Sport Utility Vehicles and the soccer-parent piloted Family Van. So much has consumer affection grown for the... Read more »

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4WD - We Mostly Knew Where This Was Headed - Brief Review

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. Dedicated to families who prefer their crossovers to "maxi-minivans." <br>  <br>The $42,000 4WD Platinum guise sports, among other niceties, 20"-inch wheels, dual moon-roofs, blind sport warning, dual moonroof, HDD navigation, hands-free communications, and dual monitor theater entertainment with Bose audio and wireless headsets.<br>
First Nissan spoiled us late last year with its Infiniti JX35 luxury uni-body three-row crossover utility vehicle. You know the one that will get the name change to QX50 next year. Then they dump in our laps  “down-market” Tennessee kissin’ cousin, the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 4WD Platinum. No name change in sight for the Pathfinder. In... Read more »

2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD - From the Service Entrance To the Front Door - Review

The 2013 Infiniti JX35 in the "Zone." Look for this full-size luxury cross-over utility vehicle, with seating for seven, in more and more School Zones. The base price of $41, 250 for the front-wheel drive model is still below that of some fully kitted premium maxi-vans. All-wheel drive adds $1400. Key options being lumped into packages as they are these days, our fully decked-out Diamnond Slate AWD tester had a tag with $55,000 written on it.
“Drive…He Said ” recently defended the 2010 Nissan Quest “maxi-minivan” as being darn near the ultimate “man’s lair” / “family room” on wheels. A retreat for occupants from the pressures of the outside world. For all of its space and mass it still earned praise for  a decent amount of on-the-road ability. Great if you... Read more »
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2012 Dodge Durango and 2012 Ford Explorer: Reports of the SUV's Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

2012 Dodge Durango Crew and 2012 Ford Explorer Limited AWD; adding a lease on life to the Sport Utility Vehicle
* * * * * * * * * * * * Making “predictions” about the fiercely competitive automotive industry is at least difficult thanks to a new generation of bean-counters who can drown out the marketing and engineering sides. Such were the exaggerated claims of all this interest in saving Saab after General Motors... Read more »