When Porsche is in your DNA, then even sports utility vehicles can rise above themselves. Like the Audi Q7 – it comes from the stable that produced the Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Toureg.
The Kia Rondo is a mini-minivan with a maximum amount of automotive goodies at a minimum price tag. That makes for a really, really different small car.
If there is any knock on the new Toyota Tundra, it's that it's a little too nice for a pickup truck. That may be true for some of the fancier, larger Tundras, but not for the blue-collar Tundra regular cab.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is simply the best handling big Jeep ever.
With acronyms abound for sports utility vehicles (SUVs), and car-based SUVs becoming CUVs, the Mazda CX-7 should be a RUV (rocket utility vehicle.)
If ugly, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, then the Toyota FJ Cruiser could really be just "industrial modern."
The BMW X5 3.0si is almost one of BMW's Ultimate Driving Machines. All it needs is 4.8i in its name instead of 3.0si.
Except for collectors, nobody seemed to miss panel trucks. until they caught a look at the Chevrolet HHR panel truck. It's not a full-sized truck as of yore. It's a subcompact wagon with a four-cylinder engine.
The most important fact about the new Toyota Tundra pickup truck is the first name: Toyota.
Ford has let the cat out of the CUV bag: "Edge is not an off-road adventure vehicle and doesn't look like one."
The Nissan Murano crossover sports utility is as comfortable as a living room couch and about as wide.
The all-new 2007 GMC Yukon Denali sheds all sports utility pretense. It's simply a luxury vehicle.
Before there were sports utility vehicles there was Jeep, and now it's back as the 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
The Ford F-250 is a brawny, big-shouldered "super duty" pickup truck. All that grunt also comes in executive trim.
The Dodge Caravan has stayed atop the minivan heap for 22 years by steadfastly adhering to the basics.