Tag: SUVs

29 Posts

Feb 09, 2017

If You Want to Go Off-Road, Get a True SUV

Dear Car Talk

Evan asks if a newer crossover will handle backcountry exploration like the more rugged trucks of yore.

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The advantages of a roof rack
Jun 15, 2016

Just Put a Roof Rack on It

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

When it comes to car buying, Americans tend to buy for the most extreme scenarios and forget about everyday driving. Maybe we should stop. 

fuel economy SUVs

Jun 07, 2016

Cheap Gas + Collective Amnesia = Big SUVs

Jim Motavalli

We forget that fuel prices are cyclical, and when they go up again we'll regret all those new gas guzzlers now in driveways everywhere.

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World's most expensive SUV
Mar 13, 2015

The Dartz Prombron: The SUV for People with More Money Than Sense

Craig Fitzgerald

The Dartz Prombron is not only the world's most expensive SUV, it's the fastest way to show the world you're an idiot.


Feb 19, 2015

A Green Choice for Suburbia: Volvo's Seven-Seat, 59 MPGe Plug-in Hybrid

Jim Motavalli

The XC90 is the world's first seven-seat PHEV, and unless the price turns out to be crazy it should be a big hit as an environmentally friendly family hauler

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Is the era of the huge SUV over
Aug 23, 2013

BMW X1 and the Return of the Clown Car

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Is America finally getting over its infatuation with the SUV, and returning to cars that actually carry lots of stuff?

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 Bentley EXP 9F
May 11, 2012

Vulgarians at the Gate: The Revenge of the Super Utes

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Luxury SUVs: They're vulgar, they're pricey and they're selling like hotcakes.

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auto industry strategy
Feb 22, 2012

The Long-Term Fallout from Short-Term Thinking

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

There’s a reason continual growth is so elusive -- it’s an evolutionary non-starter. Everything must come to an end. So why do car companies continue to chase the impossible dream of eternal earnings ecstasy?


Driving a sedan in snow
Jan 01, 2010

Which is better for the frozen north: an SUV or a lower-riding car?

Dear Car Talk

I am a doctor living in an area that typically can get 6 to 8 inches of snow on the ground at some point in the winter. Snow plows are not always out on the roads when I drive. For this reason...

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Jan 01, 2008

Can driving an SUV make you more aggressive?

Dear Car Talk

I listen to your show a lot, and I completely agree that SUV drivers are a menace. I know, because I just bought one. I had a Saturn sedan and I was very careful and considerate. After I bought my...