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If General Motors’ sales numbers are any indication, the manufacturer is in beast mode. Fox Business reports GM’s first quarter net income, fueled on the popularity of the company’s SUV and truck line, rose to $2.6 billion–a 34 percent increase. This is an incredible accomplishment for GM, and SUVs were a huge factor in helping …

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 …

Memorial Day is one of our most important holidays. While people can sometimes confuse its meaning with that of Veteran’s Day, the holiday is designed for remembering people who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. Veteran’s Day, on the other hand, celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. Therefore, many view Memorial …

Delivering high-end performance has become a huge focal point for manufacturers as they look for every edge to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack. One of the most common ways to enhance performance is to shed some of the vehicle’s weight–an approach Chevrolet has chosen to employ with its new 2018 Equinox model. …

Buick has redesigned its seven-passenger Enclave SUV for 2018 to make it more upscale. It has new proportions which give it a sleeker look, more third-row space, improved towing capability, an enhanced suite of available advanced safety technologies and more. But if you’re looking to get the most out of the Enclave, then you may …

Lexus says when it introduced its Lexus NX crossover to the world in 2014, it couldn’t have predicted how popular it would become. The brand even went as far as to say the vehicle became a worldwide sensation as it outperformed sales forecasts in every one of its markets including North America, Europe and China. …

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, …