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The New Green SUVs

Can SUVs and Green go together?  Until recently SUVs had a well deserved reputation as gas guzzling road hogs.  Vehicles such as the Ford Expedition were expensive, inefficient and unnecessary.  Thanks to the higher gas prices (which until recently were as inescapable as death and taxes) manufacturers were forced to move back into the small […]

2015 Jeep Renegade Preview

Can a Jeep be “green?”  Historically the answer has been “No.”  While it’s true Jeep has a long tradition of producing rugged off-road vehicles fuel economy has never been one of its strengths.  The only Jeep to average as high as 26 miles per gallon (combined City/Highway) is the affordable but unloved Patriot/Compass twins and […]

2015 Chevy Trax Preview

With the success of the Buick Encore it was as certain as night follows day that GM would create a knock-off version for Chevrolet.  Perhaps the Chevy version should have been named the Sequel, not the Trax, because that’s what it is … a 2nd version of the Buick original.  Of course the key to […]

2015 Honda HR-V Preview

Almost twenty years ago Toyota introduced the first of the “Cute Utes” to the United States with the RAV4.*  In those days the RAV4 was one of the smallest SUVs on the market.  Well, actually it wasn’t an SUV in the traditional sense, but it had optional all-wheel drive (which Toyota misleading labeled “4-wheel drive”) and […]