Tag: SUVs

34 Posts

What's Not Too Big or Small, but Just Right?
Jul 02, 2020

What's Not Too Big or Small, but Just Right?

Dear Car Talk

Our listener wants the perfect car for a cross county move

buying SUVs wagons

Bantam Jeep prototype, 1940
Jan 17, 2019

How We Got Here: A History of SUV Mania

Jim Motavalli

Consumers drove the all-wheel drive craze, not crafty auto marketeers. The 1984 Jeep Cherokee just took off. Who knew? It's illogical, so it couldn't have been predicted.

SUVs history

The Bollinger B1, an electric SUV prototype
Jun 19, 2018

The Car vs. SUV War Is Over, and SUVs Won

Jim Motavalli

The aerodynamic crossover rules America, and its taking over the rest of the world too. But the basic box that started the SUV craze lives on, including in all-electric form.

auto industry SUVs electric vehicles

Apr 13, 2017

SUVs to the Front: A 2017 New York Auto Show Report

Jim Motavalli

Automakers are riding high in 2017, and their road to riches is paved with big-ticket SUVs.

New York Auto Show SUVs

Ford Explorer at 2017 NYAS
Apr 12, 2017

Ford at NAIAS: A New Explorer, and a Prediction that SUVs Are Here to Stay

Jim Motavalli

Ford predicts that SUVs (including crossovers) could top 50 percent of the overall market in the next five to seven years. And, oh yes, there's a refreshed Explorer.

hybrids SUVs New York Auto Show

Feb 09, 2017

If You Want to Go Off-Road, Get a True SUV

Dear Car Talk

Evan asks if a newer crossover will handle backcountry exploration like the more rugged trucks of yore.

4WD AWD crossovers off-road SUVs hybrids

The advantages of a roof rack
Jun 15, 2016

Just Put a Roof Rack on It

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

When it comes to car buying, Americans tend to buy for the most extreme scenarios and forget about everyday driving. Maybe we should stop. 

fuel economy SUVs

Jun 07, 2016

Cheap Gas + Collective Amnesia = Big SUVs

Jim Motavalli

We forget that fuel prices are cyclical, and when they go up again we'll regret all those new gas guzzlers now in driveways everywhere.

gasoline SUVs

World's most expensive SUV
Mar 13, 2015

The Dartz Prombron: The SUV for People with More Money Than Sense

Craig Fitzgerald

The Dartz Prombron is not only the world's most expensive SUV, it's the fastest way to show the world you're an idiot.


Feb 19, 2015

A Green Choice for Suburbia: Volvo's Seven-Seat, 59 MPGe Plug-in Hybrid

Jim Motavalli

The XC90 is the world's first seven-seat PHEV, and unless the price turns out to be crazy it should be a big hit as an environmentally friendly family hauler

hybrids SUVs Volvo XC90