The Truth About Cars » Sport Utility Vehicle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Sport Utility Vehicle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1983 Jeep Cherokee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1983-jeep-cherokee/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1983-jeep-cherokee/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241097 Because we still see them all over the roads today, the still-in-production (in China) XJ Cherokee is the best-known Jeep Cherokee. However, AMC made a two-door version of the original SJ Wagoneer, called it the Cherokee, and built it for the 1974 through 1983 model years (just to confuse things, a four-door SJ Cherokee was […]

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Because we still see them all over the roads today, the still-in-production (in China) XJ Cherokee is the best-known Jeep Cherokee. However, AMC made a two-door version of the original SJ Wagoneer, called it the Cherokee, and built it for the 1974 through 1983 model years (just to confuse things, a four-door SJ Cherokee was […]

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Junkyard Find: 2002 Isuzu Axiom http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-2002-isuzu-axiom/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-2002-isuzu-axiom/#comments Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1238201 Remember the Isuzu Axiom? Of course you don’t, because this Rodeo-based SUV was sold (in tiny quantities) for just the 2002-2004 model years and was then replaced with the Chevy Trailblazer-clone Isuzu Ascender. Oddball, 21st-century marketplace flops are interesting to me, for whatever reason, so we’ll follow up the Kia Rondo Junkyard Find with this Denver […]

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Remember the Isuzu Axiom? Of course you don’t, because this Rodeo-based SUV was sold (in tiny quantities) for just the 2002-2004 model years and was then replaced with the Chevy Trailblazer-clone Isuzu Ascender. Oddball, 21st-century marketplace flops are interesting to me, for whatever reason, so we’ll follow up the Kia Rondo Junkyard Find with this Denver […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/crapwagon-outtake-1999-isuzu-vehicross/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/crapwagon-outtake-1999-isuzu-vehicross/#comments Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1208513 Most mainstream consumers don’t recall much about Isuzu. If asked, they’ll either remember their friends’ droptop Amigo back in college, or if they are of a certain age, they’ll know Joe Isuzu and his outlandish claims. Some enthusiasts might know Isuzu as the partner in numerous joint ventures with GM, Honda and Subaru, among others. […]

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Most mainstream consumers don’t recall much about Isuzu. If asked, they’ll either remember their friends’ droptop Amigo back in college, or if they are of a certain age, they’ll know Joe Isuzu and his outlandish claims. Some enthusiasts might know Isuzu as the partner in numerous joint ventures with GM, Honda and Subaru, among others. […]

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2016 Infiniti QX50 RWD Review – Long, Strong, But Same Old Song http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-infiniti-qx50-rwd-long-strong-get-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-infiniti-qx50-rwd-long-strong-get-sales/#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1192210 2016 Infiniti QX50 RWD 3.7-liter VQ37VHR V-6, with Variable Valve and Event Lift (325 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm; 267 pounds-feet of torque @ 5,200 rpm) 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching 17 city/24 highway/20 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 19 mpg on the 70/30 city/hwy grocery loop (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Technology Package — $2,750 (Intelligent cruise, […]

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2016 Infiniti QX50 RWD 3.7-liter VQ37VHR V-6, with Variable Valve and Event Lift (325 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm; 267 pounds-feet of torque @ 5,200 rpm) 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching 17 city/24 highway/20 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 19 mpg on the 70/30 city/hwy grocery loop (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Technology Package — $2,750 (Intelligent cruise, […]

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Junkyard Find: 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/junkyard-find-1997-oldsmobile-bravada/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/junkyard-find-1997-oldsmobile-bravada/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1050513 The Olds Bravada started out as an Oldsmobized Chevy Blazer and ended (along with Oldsmobile itself) as an Oldsmobated Chevy Trailblazer. They show up in Colorado junkyards in startlingly large numbers. Who bought Bravadas? For that matter, who bought Isuzu Ascenders? Anyway, because the idea of an Oldsmobile-badged midsize SUV made about as much sense […]

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The Olds Bravada started out as an Oldsmobized Chevy Blazer and ended (along with Oldsmobile itself) as an Oldsmobated Chevy Trailblazer. They show up in Colorado junkyards in startlingly large numbers. Who bought Bravadas? For that matter, who bought Isuzu Ascenders? Anyway, because the idea of an Oldsmobile-badged midsize SUV made about as much sense […]

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Question: Will Gigantic SUVs Symbolize Freedom and Rebellion In 20 Years, As 1960s Muscle Cars Do Now? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/question-will-gigantic-suvs-symbolize-freedom-and-rebellion-in-20-years-as-1960s-muscle-cars-do-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/question-will-gigantic-suvs-symbolize-freedom-and-rebellion-in-20-years-as-1960s-muscle-cars-do-now/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:30:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459145 The SUV arms race has been over for a few years now, with four-ton, leather-lined, full-framed trucks no longer appearing to be viable as the middle-class commuter machines they were during the SUV-crazed 1990s and 2000s. Oh, sure, you can still buy the things, but Times Have Changed. If we are to draw a parallel […]

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The SUV arms race has been over for a few years now, with four-ton, leather-lined, full-framed trucks no longer appearing to be viable as the middle-class commuter machines they were during the SUV-crazed 1990s and 2000s. Oh, sure, you can still buy the things, but Times Have Changed. If we are to draw a parallel […]

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Junkyard Find: 1971 International Harvester Model 1110 Travelall http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/junkyard-find-1971-international-harvester-model-1110-travelall/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/junkyard-find-1971-international-harvester-model-1110-travelall/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421686 This whole craze with the leather-trimmed luxury trucks, I’m against it. In my opinion, a real passenger truck is a big steel box with rear-wheel-drive, a floor-shift three-speed manual transmission, an AM radio, and a metal dash. Oh yeah, and it has to be built by a farm-equipment manufacturer. The Travelall was obviously doomed by […]

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This whole craze with the leather-trimmed luxury trucks, I’m against it. In my opinion, a real passenger truck is a big steel box with rear-wheel-drive, a floor-shift three-speed manual transmission, an AM radio, and a metal dash. Oh yeah, and it has to be built by a farm-equipment manufacturer. The Travelall was obviously doomed by […]

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Review: 2011 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Hybrid http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/review-2011-cadillac-escalade-platinum-hybrid/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/review-2011-cadillac-escalade-platinum-hybrid/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401808 A couple months back, Cadillac gave me a bright red, three-ton, rollin’-on-22s, chrome-drenched, hybrid-electric, $88,140 luxury truck to drive while in Michigan for the Campaign To Prevent Gingervitis 24 Hours of LeMons. Since that time, the effort of attempting to write a meaningful review for this ridiculous-yet-amazing machine has caused my brain to develop a […]

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A couple months back, Cadillac gave me a bright red, three-ton, rollin’-on-22s, chrome-drenched, hybrid-electric, $88,140 luxury truck to drive while in Michigan for the Campaign To Prevent Gingervitis 24 Hours of LeMons. Since that time, the effort of attempting to write a meaningful review for this ridiculous-yet-amazing machine has caused my brain to develop a […]

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Adventures In Badge Engineering: Mercury and Oldsmobile SUVs! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/adventures-in-badge-engineering-mercury-and-oldsmobile-suvs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/adventures-in-badge-engineering-mercury-and-oldsmobile-suvs/#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388061 As Detroit was skipping a decade or two of car R&D by concentrating on packing increasing numbers of 128-ouncer-ready cup holders and faux-wood trim into big trucks, it became necessary to make it clear to the targeted buyer demographics that these trucks really weren’t, you know, trucks. In fact, they were more about protection from […]

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As Detroit was skipping a decade or two of car R&D by concentrating on packing increasing numbers of 128-ouncer-ready cup holders and faux-wood trim into big trucks, it became necessary to make it clear to the targeted buyer demographics that these trucks really weren’t, you know, trucks. In fact, they were more about protection from […]

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