U.S. Auto Sales: SUVs and Trucks Ruled the Roost in August

For marques flush with crossovers, SUVs, and trucks, August held some pleasant news. Any company whose portfolio is devoid of product (or filled with aging machinery) in those segments found their balance sheet wanting. Evidence of this? SUV-anemic brands such as Genesis are falling off the proverbial cliff while Subaru is outselling the likes of […]

Desperately Seeking Sales: Jaguar’s SUVs Are Not Keeping Volume Steady

For a builder of sexy vehicles with an enviable heritage, Jaguar always seems to be in a state of semi-crisis. From past reliability issues to a combination of aging and lackluster products under Ford’s oversight, the storied British brand was then cast off like a pair of trousers at Lover’s Lane, only to see its […]

Trade War Watch: American-Made Mercedes-Benz SUVs Held Up at Chinese Ports Over ‘Safety Risk’

Mercedes-Benz sport-utility vehicles assembled in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, are being checked for potential problems by Chinese customs authorities in Shanghai, according to the nation’s media. The situation was later confirmed by Daimler AG on Thursday. Officially, custom agents discovered the imported GLE and GLS models possess “insufficient” rear brakes and pose a safety risk. However, this […]

The 10 hottest SUVs this summer

FCA SUVs are taking over the auto market. In 2017, around 40% of the 17.2 million cars and trucks sold in the US were SUVs and crossovers, according to Kelley Blue Book. On Wednesday, the car-shopping website Autotrader released a list of the 10 SUVs that have received the most search traffic on its site. […]

Small 3-row crossover SUVs specifications compared on paper

There’s no shortage of three-row vehicles on the market for carrying seven or more people and their stuff wherever they all need to go. Just about every car company has at least one large crossover or traditional SUV with three rows of seats, and there are still plenty of minivans to pick from. But most […]

Sunday Drive: Everybody poops, and nearly everybody buys trucks and SUVs

The hot topic this past week was Ford’s revelation that it plans to jettison traditional passenger cars — Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Taurus — in the U.S. to concentrate on bread-and-butter trucks and crossover/SUVs. Every post we’ve had on the topic has generated a ton of comments from readers, most of whom seem to think […]

Chevy Tahoe Custom Midnight Special Edition is the Johnny Cash of SUVs

The Chevrolet Tahoe is the latest arrow in the Bowtie brand’s quiver to be unsheathed in Midnight trim. As with all of Chevy’s Midnight models, this Tahoe is fully blacked out. And, since it’s based on the Custom trim, which comes without a third row of seats, the Tahoe Midnight is a five-seater. Cargo space […]

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. midsize crossovers and SUVs: How they compare on paper

In a world full of SUVs and crossovers all competing for similar buyers in similar segments, there are still some models that find their own little niches that lack such fevered fighting. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of those vehicles. It’s an oddball in the sense that it’s a midsize crossover SUV with a […]