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SUVs have become the kings of the road due to their combination of size, safety, and versatility. Families enjoy the ample interior space, cargo compartments, safety features, and ease of access in and out of these vehicles. Others love SUVs because they have awesome power capabilities, while some marvel at the sporty style and technological goodies. One SUV that personifies all these traits is the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. With many worthy competitors vying for buyers’ dollars,...

Picture a gentle, winding, two-lane road with trees on either side. As your SUV climbs up the hilly spine of the route, more breathtaking views come into view. This is Skyline Drive,  one of the most scenic routes in America. Skyline Drive is 105 miles long. Located on the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, it takes drivers on a southern course starting from Front Royal and a northern course beginning at Rockfish Gap....

When you browse through safety ratings for SUVs, you’ll come across the acronym NHTSA. It stands for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As its name suggests, their main concern is improving driver safety. With that said, their mission encompasses many different objectives, from educational resources to safety inspections. Here’s a closer look at what the NHTSA is, how it functions, and the results from their efforts. Where did the NHTSA come from? The NHTSA is part...

An electric vehicle startup based in Upstate, NY recently revealed an awesome “sport utility truck” in New York City. Upon first glance, it looks like a big SUV. But the Bollinger Motors B1 has convertible cab panels that help transform its look. Those panels take it from a full cab to half cab and when in half cab mode, it looks a lot meaner than your typical pick-up truck. What’s possibly most surprising is this...

It seems Ferrari might be changing its mind on producing an SUV. At first, the manufacturer was against joining the SUV fray with the likes of other luxury companies such as Aston Martin and Rolls Royce. Even its president, Sergio Marchionne, quipped, “you’d have to shoot me first,” when someone asked him if Ferrari would ever produce an SUV. Sergio’s words, while dramatic, illustrated the manufacturer’s firm stance against joining the SUV party. Yet UK magazine Car...

Perhaps you have a teen approaching the driving age and they are after you to help them learn. You, being part masochist, decide it wouldn’t hurt to get the process started. You teach them, often with clenched teeth and fingers gripping handles tightly. After many nerve wracking hours, they pass the exam. Now you have a teen driver on the road! Then the insurance bill arrives and a new kind of panic sets in. Insurance...

Police departments nationwide that have Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles (the police version of the Ford Explorer) in their fleet are growing concerned. Many are paying attention to what's going on in Austin, TX. The Austin Police Department announced on July 28 that it was pulling all of its nearly 400 Ford Interceptor SUVs out of its fleet. The move was made because of concerns about carbon monoxide poisoning. Now, other departments across the country...

While there was concern demand in SUVs would wane, Ford is showing otherwise. The manufacturer announced it would keep its Louisville, Kentucky plant open an extra week in July to meet the growing demand for the Ford Escape and the Lincoln MKC. Normally, there’s a two-week shutdown in July for its Louisville plant. However, with demand for both SUVs continuing to rise, that extra week gives the production team time to make 8,500 vehicles. ABC News reports...

There’s no doubt the Ford Expedition is commanding. One look at its bold profile illustrates this. Then, there are the SUV’s amazing performance capabilities, where the road warrior tows 9,200 pounds, placing it on par with what you would expect from a pickup truck. Simply, the Ford Expedition is the perfect combination of what happens when you combine the versatility of an SUV with the workhorse power of a pickup truck. And the Expedition is about...

Hyundai recently unveiled its new subcompact Kona SUV. The company says the vehicle is designed to appeal to urban customers who have active lifestyles. What stands out about the vehicle is its bold exterior design. "With the Kona, we have created a stylish and highly functional compact SUV, perfectly suited to the needs of customers who pursue challenging, action-filled lifestyles,” said Euisun Chung, vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Company. “We aim to set new standards for the...

SUVs have many benefits that make them appealing options. However, based on the latest research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it seems many manufacturers overlooked a key component of their SUV’s safety: their headlights. The IIHS tested headlights on 37 models, then assigned each SUV a grade based on its findings. Those conclusions are causing some concern, as only two models earned good reviews. The Volvo XC60 received the highest rating. With its...

When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration unveils a concept vehicle, people pay attention. The agency recently revealed its new Mars rover concept at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The complex commissioned the construction of the vehicle without use of taxpayer dollars. NASA says it was unveiled, “with a goal of inspiration and education as NASA continues developing plans for its journey to the Red Planet.” In case you weren’t aware, NASA has long worked...