2014 Dodge Durango SUV

2014 Dodge Durango

Ken Freund
April 14, 2013

Dodge has just unveiled the new 2014 Durango. While its chassis and driving dynamics are shared with Jeep’s Grand Cherokee, its unique exterior is completely different. Durango now comes with a new transmission, fresh distinctive styling, and new info-tainment systems. The 2014 Durango will come in... Read more »

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014 exterior

Ken Freund
March 14, 2013

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has received new lights and trim. But the big news is the availability of a thrifty and torquey turbodiesel engine, and a new eight-speed automatic transmission across the board. Three engines are now available. The base 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is rated 290 horsepower and... Read more »

2013 Nissan NV 3500 Passenger Van

2013 Nissan NV 3500 Passenger Van exterior

Ken Freund
February 14, 2013

It’s getting more difficult to find a tow vehicle with a lot of interior room and seating for up to a dozen passengers. Nissan’s new NV full-sized Passenger Van is based upon the NV commercial van series, but with improved comfort, more seating and safety features. The NV3500HD comes in five trim... Read more »

2013 Trucks: Best Bets From the Big 3

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Bruce W. Smith and Stuart Bourdon
December 18, 2012

With a renewed spirit permeating the nation, those who enjoy the outdoors and the freedom of the road are again enjoying weekend getaways and extended road trips with family and friends. Along with that renewed wanderlust may come the realization that the pickup you’ve been driving is probably more... Read more »

2013 Chevrolet Silverado

2013 Silverado

Ken Freund
October 17, 2012

For 2013 the full-size Silverado pickup comes in regular, extended and crew-cab iterations. Standard 6-foot, 6-inch and longer 8-foot cargo beds are available on regular and extended cabs; crew cabs have a short 5-foot, 9-inch bed. Silverados with the six-speed automatic transmission now get engine braking... Read more »

2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder Exterior

Ken Freund
September 16, 2012

For 2013 the completely redesigned Nissan Pathfinder goes from a body-on-frame chassis to a unibody platform. The fourth-generation Pathfinder has lost up to 500 pounds and will be powered by a 260-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). That will improve fuel economy... Read more »

2013 Ford Expedition

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Ken Freund
August 14, 2012

Despite downsizing and the trend towards smaller, lighter “crossover” models, with the Expedition Ford continues to produce one of the largest SUVs, which is well-suited to towing larger travel trailers. This model comes in two sizes, the standard-length Expedition and the extended-length Expedition... Read more »

2013 Chevrolet Suburban

2013 Chev Suburban

Ken Freund
July 15, 2012

Manufacturers have been catering more to the crossover and downsized SUVs, which has left a gap for folks who still want to tow larger travel trailers. Fortunately, the Chevrolet Suburban is still around for 2013. It’s not only one of the widest, longest SUVs available; it also still comes with powerful... Read more »

Hellwig Big Wig Air Suspension Kit

Ford F-250

Gary Wescott
July 11, 2012

Truck springs have their limitations. Add too many leaves and the vehicle rides like a skateboard. Try to improve the ride with a softer suspension and when you hook up your trailer or fill the bed with a load, the headlights point toward the sky and you wallow through the washboard. Overload springs... Read more »

2013 Audi Q7 SUV

2013 Audi Q7

Ken Freund
June 15, 2012

For 2013, the full-size Audi Q7 seven-passenger/three-row SUV returns with a number of updates. The V-8 engine option has been dropped, replaced by a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 with two power levels. Base engines are rated at 280 horsepower, while the upgraded version is rated 333 horsepower. Audi uses... Read more »

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