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2014 Ford Escape

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The current Ford Escape shares virtually nothing with the previous Ford Escape – except a name and the Blue Oval badge. Conceptually, aesthetically and functionally, it’s a very different vehicle. Mostly, this is a good thing. The old Escape was dated, clunky – and slow. Thirsty, too. The new one is slick, modern – and…

2014 Jeep Cherokee

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Here’s what didn’t work: Liberty (2002-2012). Commander (2006-2010). Which probably accounts for the new Cherokee . . . and what it’s not. It isn’t a traditional SUV. Reason? They’re a hard sell these days. At least, as mass-market vehicles. Despite Jeep’s boulder-hopping rep, the truth is most of Jeep’s current vehicles aren’t traditional SUVs anymore.…

Another Car We Can’t Buy

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Here’s another car you can’t buy because of government rigmarole – the Ford Kuga. Well, not quite. You can buy the vehicle – it’s sold as the Ford Escape in this country. I just reviewed it last week (see here). What you can’t buy here is the Escape with the same engines that are available…

2013 Hyundai Sante Fe

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If GM’s board had simply hired away the entire management team at Hyundai back in ’08 – and fired everyone at the Renaissance Center in Detroit – it would saved taxpayers a lot of money. Those guys – the Hyundai guys – know what they’re doing. One brilliant design after the next. It’s almost boring…

New Car Reviews Archive 2006-2013

2013 Ford Flex 2013 Ford Fusion 2013 Scion FR-S (the other twin) 2013 Lexus ES300 Hybrid 2013 Toyota Avalon 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport 2013 Dodge Dart 2013 Jeep Compass 2013 Nissan Sentra 2013 Buick Verano 2013 Cadillac ATS 2013 “Sciobaru” BRZ/FR-S 2013 Nissan Murano 2013 Dodge Challenger 2013 Lincoln MKS 2013 Volvo S60…

2013 Mazda CX-5

This new CX-5 ought to do pretty well. Though it’s technically a compact crossover SUV – it looks (and actually is) almost mid-sized. So it’s substantial and roomy. That’s one. Two, it starts at just over $20k – vs. over $22k for its most obvious rivals, the popular Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape.…

2011 Kia Sorento

Kia did really well with its Sedona minivan – which was more affordable than many and better-built than most. But the traditional minivan is on the endangered species list; GM and Ford don’t sell them anymore and many other automakers (Kia included) are retiring them from their lineups. “Crossover SUVs” are the new in-thing in…

2011 Kia Sorento

Kia did really well with its Sedona minivan – which was more affordable than many and better-built than most. But the traditional minivan is on the endangered species list; GM and Ford don’t sell them anymore and many other automakers (Kia included) are retiring them from their lineups. “Crossover SUVs” are the new in-thing in…

2006 Mercury Mariner hybrid

In theory, a hybrid SUV is a wonderful concept. Decent gas mileage (as much as low 30s around town) without sacrificing the roominess, versatility — and power — that make SUVs so appealing. My Mercury Mariner hybrid SUV test vehicle delivered on the roominess and the versatility — just like its Ford Escape cousin. But…