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Compact, nimble and affordable.

Those are the three words that best describe the 2021 Hyundai Venue, a relatively new subcompact SUV offering (it debuted in 2020) that’s a strong fit for city dwellers and those who don’t want or need a larger vehicle.

I recently spent time in a Venue and I’m back with a full report on how it stacks up to the growing number of mini-SUVs on the market right now.

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  • Vehicle 2021 Hyundai Venue (Denim Edition)  
  • Price as tested $23,380 (starts at $19K)
  • Best feature Affordable, somewhat roomy for the segment, nimble
  • Rating 4 out of five stars    
  • Who will want this vehicle? Folks looking for an affordable, fuel-efficient, smaller vehicle who want something a bit larger than a sedan. 
Posted On Friday, 25 June 2021 03:21 Written by
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The Genesis name and reputation has been gaining steam in the auto industry over the past few years, starting with the introduction of its first luxury sedans. The upscale brand put out by Hyundai is quickly showing the competition how to get things done.

It was only a matter of time before Genesis put out SUVs. Enter their latest magnum opus, the GV80 midsize SUV — their new flagship vehicle that will no doubt put the competition even further on notice due to its sharp design and overall performance capabilities.

Attractive, powerful, and tech-savvy, it’s hard not to like what the GV80 offers. And few competitors offer as complete a package as you’ll find here.

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  • Vehicle 2021 Genesis GV80
  • Price as tested $58,475 (starts at $48,900)
  • Best feature Styling, tech, drive quality  
  • Rating 5 out of five stars  
  • Who will want this vehicle? High-end SUV buyers wanting the latest, greatest, luxury offering that blows away many long-standing industry favorites
Posted On Friday, 04 June 2021 02:44 Written by
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Kia has earned a lot of headlines in the past couple years, but most of it has been surrounding their Telluride SUV, which came in with a bang and took the industry by storm.

But now it’s time for another vehicle to make news: The 2021 Kia Sorento, which is assembled at Kia’s plant in West Point, Georgia.

Debuting a brand new generation of the vehicle, which is lighter and smaller than the Telluride, Kia is presenting another alternative for families that is just as versatile as the Telluride, but also more fun to drive and off-road capable.

Read on for a full report on what it has to offer to people shopping for the best new 3-row SUVs.

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  • Vehicle 2021 Kia Sorento
  • Price as tested $44,285 (starts at $30K) 
  • Best feature Powerful and smooth driving experience; redesign brings a sharp interior design and bold exterior 
  • Rating 4.5 out of five stars  
  • Who will want this vehicle? Buyers seeking a 3-row SUV that’s powerful, attractive and off-road capable.
Posted On Monday, 17 May 2021 02:24 Written by
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When the conversation turns to plug-in hybrids and other eco-friendly cars, we often talk about how automakers have to trim back power to achieve their high fuel mileage and green credentials.

But that’s not the case with the vehicle I’ll be describing here. Volvo offers the best of both worlds with the 2021 XC60 Polestar Engineered, a plug-in hybrid which is an eco-friendly rocketship on wheels. 

I’m back with a full report on my experience, which shows that being green doesn’t have to be boring. 

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  • Vehicle 2021 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered
  • Price as tested $71,140  
  • Best feature Thrilling driving experience combined with green credentials  
  • Rating 4.5 out of five stars   
  • Who will want this vehicle? Luxury buyers seeking both an exhilarating ride from an plug-in hybrid   
Posted On Sunday, 16 May 2021 00:12 Written by
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Seemingly everyone wants an SUV these days, and on the domestic front in that battle, there are a few key players leading the charge.

One of those options is the Chevy Traverse, which receives minimal updates for 2021 and is still holding on to the latest full redesign that took place in 2018.

For families, it’s all about space, and that’s one thing the Traverse can claim in spades. With comfortable seating for up to 8 offered and plenty of cargo room, it’s vying for families who seek versatility and space over flash and extreme power.

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  • Vehicle 2021 Chevy Traverse  
  • Price as tested $51,030   
  • Best feature Roomy and versatile, technology   
  • Rating 4 out of five stars  
  • Who will want this vehicle? Families seeking a larger, tech-savvy, domestic SUV offering   
Posted On Friday, 14 May 2021 02:10 Written by
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