Search Results for: Macan

Rating 63/100 Background While the Porsche badge has a long history of being tacked onto the hoods of sports cars, the 2016 Porsche Macan is proof positive that a small crossover with seating for five, a tall drive height and a hatchback cargo area can still have all the performance necessary to warrant the Stuttgart …

Rating 70/100 Background Given the great success Porsche has had with its midsize Cayenne crossover SUV, it was just a matter of time before the company expanded the family with a compact crossover offering. But just because it’s smaller and less expensive doesn’t mean the 2015 Porsche Macan is any less worthy of that iconic …

Take a look at the vehicles on the road around you the next time you head out for a drive. Do you see more SUVs and trucks than cars? It would make sense if you did because SUVs and trucks continue to rise in popularity. NPR reports they now make up for 60 percent of …

The all-new Alfa Romeo premium mid-size sports utility vehicle is sharp, powerful and has an incredibly catchy name. Some are calling it the Ferrari SUV that Ferrari will never build. It’s the 2018 Stelvio! It was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16. It can go from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 …

Review
2016 BMW X4

Rating 65/100 Background The 2016 BMW X4 marks the second year of production for this so-called "sports-activity coupe." That’s BMW’s term, mind you, not ours. What does it mean? Well, in practice, it refers to an existing BMW crossover: in this case, the exemplary X3, which has undergone some serious cosmetic surgery, emerging as a …

Rating 63/100 Background The original RDX bounded onto the scene as Acura’s high-tech wonder, boasting a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (Acura’s first) and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. It failed to resonate with as many shoppers as Acura had hoped, however, so in 2012 the company redesigned it as a more conventional small luxury crossover SUV with …

Review
2016 Audi Q5

Rating 77/100 Background When is an aging car truly past its prime? It’s a tough question to answer, but we’re confident that the 2016 Audi Q5 isn’t there yet. With engine offerings ranging from a sprightly turbocharged 4-cylinder to a diesel-powered V6, with a gas-electric hybrid and a supercharged V6 in between, the Q5 remains …

Review
2016 BMW X3

Rating 80/100 Background The 2016 BMW X3 is a leading light among compact luxury crossover SUVs. That’s pretty remarkable for a car in its sixth year of production, but the X3 pulls it off seemingly without breaking a sweat. Indeed, it’s such a challenge to find fault with this crossover that our only "Con" is …

Introducing 3 New SUVS With the popularity of the SUV at an all-time high and still on the rise, automakers are working hard to upgrade current and introduce new SUVs every year. While the current range of SUVs has something for nearly everyone from subcompact city-friendly SUVs to full-size go-anywhere SUVs, there is always room for …

Rating 83/100 Background For a minute there, it looked as if the 2015 Porsche Cayenne might get lost in the shuffle. With the debut of the compact Porsche Macan crossover SUV earlier this year, the Cayenne suddenly wasn’t the hottest SUV under Porsche’s roof. But it seems the Cayenne’s designers couldn’t just stand idly by …

Rating 72/100 Background Is the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class a compact crossover SUV or a high-riding four-door compact hatchback? Although officially known as the former, we won’t correct you if you use the latter description as well, since the GLA certainly looks the part. However, as Americans typically see hatchbacks as down-market vehicles, Mercedes-Benz is …

Review
2015 BMW X3

Rating 63/100 Background The BMW X3 helped launch the compact luxury crossover segment more than a decade ago, and the model has grown even stronger over the years. The 2015 BMW X3 is one of the standouts in this competitive class, and is an ideal match for shoppers seeking both sporty driving dynamics and family-friendly …