Tag: compact SUV

2020 Hyundai Venue: A near perfect Chicago vehicle

2020 Hyundai Venue: A near perfect Chicago vehicle
I attended the launch of the 2020 Hyundai Venue in Miami back in January, and I really liked this petite new utility vehicle. It’s right-sized and correctly priced — especially now as unemployment is reaching all-time highs. Sometimes owning a car isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. So, a lot of people buy used (which... Read more »

2020 Hyundai Venue: A city-sized utility vehicle

2020 Hyundai Venue: A city-sized utility vehicle
I often propose that used cars are a better value than buying new. But during a recent preview of the 2020 Hyundai Venue, the Hyundai execs made a really good point. If you buy used, you don’t have access to the latest and greatest safety technology. That means no lane keep assist, and more importantly,... Read more »

Photo gallery: 2012 Range Rover Evoque

I recently had the chance to take a quick turn in the all-new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. And all I have to say is: Oh. My. God. Well, if you follow my blog regularly, you know that’s not all I have to say, but it’s a good start. I only spent a couple hours... Read more »
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So whadahyawannaknow? 2011 Kia Sportage

This week, I’m in the 2011 Kia Sportage, and I have to tell you, so far I love it. Love it. I always begin my test week on Twitter with a question like: I usually get a couple of immediate questions … But I’m always looking for more. So, here are a couple things my... Read more »

Nissan Rogue: A Chicago-worthy SUV

2011 Nissan Rogue I just had the opportunity to drive a compact SUV I actually liked: the 2011 Nissan Rogue. While the price of the test car came in around $27K, I don’t think you have to top out there. I liked the AWD that came on the test car, but I could probably do... Read more »