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Rating 63/100 Background It must be tough for the 2011 Mazda Tribute at family get-togethers. Like the red-headed stepchild, this compact crossover sticks out as the oddball among its fellow Mazdas with their rakish profiles, beefy fender flares and wide-mouth grilles. That’s because the Tribute has been adopted from a different family. Remove the badges …

Rating 82/100 Background In most respects, the 2010 Mazda Tribute appears to be a fully modern compact crossover SUV. As a clone of the Ford Escape, it shares the same basic set of strengths and weaknesses. In its favor, it has handsome exterior styling, a choice of a powerful 4-cylinder or V6 engine and top-notch …

Rating 58/100 Background Last year, the Mazda Tribute got a brand-new wardrobe for Christmas. The exterior was thoroughly overhauled and the interior was freshened with better materials, smarter controls and a more pleasing design. Unfortunately, the car underneath mostly remained the same, including its pair of inefficient and weak engines. So for 2009, the Tribute …

Rating 58/100 Background The Mazda Tribute used to be advertised as the SUV with the zoom-zoom soul of a sports car, specifically a Miata. In reality, the Tribute had the soul of a Ford Escape, sharing much of that compact SUV’s DNA. That was hardly a bad thing, as it shared a cozy carlike driving …

Toyota has introduced a new grade for its Tundra full-size pickup truck and large Sequoia SUV. The company says both vehicles have long been ideal for families who are all about adventure and need the combination of performance, utility, towing ability and comfort. That’s why Toyota wanted to give families an “extra dose of sportier …

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2017 Audi Q3

Luxury manufacturers have been scrambling to compete with their non-luxury counterparts. In this regard, it isn’t uncommon for you to find compact luxury SUVs priced in the low $30,000s, which can be a steal when you factor in style, reliability, quality of construction, and performance. The 2017 Audi Q3 is one of the models signifying …

Buick tried to rejuvenate its brand perception by crafting vehicles that appeal younger buyers. A great example of this is the 2017 Buick Envision. The Envision’s captivating interior design, coupled with its sleek, exterior profile attracts the eyes of the modern buyer. At the same time, the Buick Envision has a starting price of $34,065, …

If you can afford it, luxury SUVs are well worth the investment. Most come equipped with distinctive touches of luxury styling, top-of-the-line entertainment choices, and performance that captivate drivers. In some regards, the 2017 Acura MDX is a good representation of what you will find with luxury models, starting with its styling. Its aerodynamic stance …

He’s one of those larger than life public figures. At the age of 20, Arnold Schwarzenegger won the Mr. Universe title. He then went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. But he’s not only seen as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. He’s also viewed as an excellent actor. He …

Kia is ramping up its marketing efforts when it comes to its all-new 2017 Niro SUV, enlisting the help of a major celebrity. Commercials narrated by Melissa McCarthy began airing January 18. The 15-second spots are the first broadcast components of a larger marketing campaign that will include an original 60-second commercial which will air …

Winter weather can present challenges to your SUV. Not only does the cooler temperatures make your vehicle work harder, the icy roads and/or rough terrain will test its tires and suspension. To help you account for the challenges offered by the cooler weather, it’s important to be proactive with your vehicle care. Here are some …

It has the styling of a coupe but the spaciousness of an SUV. It’s the Audi Q8 luxury concept vehicle and it was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It’s the basis for a production model that Audi plans to launch in 2018. “The Q8 concept is an Audi in peak …