Buick Encore

There’s a new entry coming to the compact subcompact luxury crossover category. The 2013 Buick Encore will debut later in 2012 as a 2013 model. Currently Buick has only the Enclave 7-seat crossover in its SUV lineup. However, instead of going compact and basing the model off the platform used by other GM models such…

2012 Land Rover Evoque

The 2012 Land Rover Evoque is an all-new model from the storied British SUV manufacturer. It is expected to go on sale in the U.S. this October. The Evoque emphasize the sport in SUV. In terms of price, it fits in between the LR2 and LR4 in Land Rover’s product lineup. However, the Evoque is…

2011 Mini Countryman: Putting the Compact in SUV

Two years ago, when gas prices surpassed $4 per gallon in the U.S., many believed it signaled the decline of the SUV class. However, since then gas prices have moderated to around $3 per gallon and auto manufacturers continue to make SUVs more efficient. SUVs have rebounded in a big way. In 2011, there will…

2011 Land Rover LR2

The Land Rover LR2 competes in the growing premium compact SUV category. With the introduction of the Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, and forthcoming BMW X1, the premium compact SUV category is one of the hottest SUV categories. These 5 seat SUVs provide the utility and efficiency of a compact SUV but with premium comforts. The…