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  • Range Rover SV Autobiography

    Range Rover SV Autobiography

    The Land Rover auto brand is just as significant to the British as Jeep is to American drivers, due in most part to the importance of the premium Range Rover lineup. Born in 1970 to complement the smaller Series II Land Rovers, the original Range Rover was decidedly more utilitarian when compared to today’s ultra-luxurious

  • On the Road Review: Lexus ES350 Ultra Lux

    On the Road Review: Lexus ES350 Ultra Lux

    Fifty years ago, Honda and Kawasaki forever changed the dynamics of performance motorcycles, upending established industry norms by introducing new four-cylinder and three-cylinder bikes that upended the market with bikes built by BSA, Triumph, Harley Davidson and Norton. The new Asian motorcycles proved to be faster, more efficient and vastly more reliable. In 10 years,

  • On the Road Review: Ford F-150 Lariat Powerstroke

    On the Road Review: Ford F-150 Lariat Powerstroke

    WATERBURY, Vt. — Heading east across Route 2 from Montpelier back to Maine, the main thoroughfare carrying northern New England’s commerce, is a tortured two-track of broken pavement. Snaking along the valleys and hills of very rural Vermont, Route 2 is the epitome of what infrastructure investment should mean. A large grader plowing up the

  • On the Road Review: Jeep Gladiator

    On the Road Review: Jeep Gladiator

    This is the long-awaited Jeep pickup named Gladiator, the first since 1992’s Comanche. While based on the Wrangler Unlimited four-door model, this is much more than a Wrangler with a pickup bed wedded to the back. Not since the Dodge Hellcat’s debut four years ago have so many people stopped to inspect, ride along beside

  • On the Road Review: Nissan Pathfinder

    On the Road Review: Nissan Pathfinder

    Since buyers have long since forsaken more sensible front-drive minivans for three-row crossovers often equipped with AWD, one can imagine that the segment provides ample choices — with continuous upgrades. Very safe assumption, as the profits (and the competition) in this class virtually dictate constant updates. Under these conditions, Nissan has given the Pathfinder only

  • On the Road Review: Volvo XC40 T5 Momentum

    On the Road Review: Volvo XC40 T5 Momentum

    Cute-utes, SUVs, crossover utility vehicle, crossover activity vehicle, whatever label you choose to affix to small five-door wagons flooding the market, know that these compact and subcompact vehicles are rapidly eclipsing buyers’ taste for conventional four-door small cars. And nowhere is this more notable than in the premium/luxury car segments, where this week’s Volvo XC40

  • On the Road Review: Infiniti QX50 Luxe

    On the Road Review: Infiniti QX50 Luxe

    Maine’s Maple Sunday allows the state’s numerous rural farmers to display their harvest and success at all things growing and earning a sustainable living throughout the 16 counties. With a new luxury-ute, we pushed into central and western Maine to sample several maple sugar houses in Pownal, Turner, West Minot and Mount Vernon. Escorting us

  • On the Road Review: Dodge Durango GT

    On the Road Review: Dodge Durango GT

    Multiple copies of the third-generation Dodge Durango have visited through the years since its 2011 debut, and none have disappointed. A three-row crossover based on the same uni-body platform that underpins the top-selling Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Dodge asserts itself very nicely in a segment loaded with competent full-size crossovers. For 2019, Dodge continues to

  • On the Road Review: Dodge Challenger GT

    On the Road Review: Dodge Challenger GT

    March in Maine brings a higher, warmer sun that signals that winter will soon be over and spring will splash everything new again. March rekindles long dormant passions for driving sports cars and getting personal vehicles out from under cover and into the sunlight, again. March also brings black ice, slushy snowstorms and nasty roads

  • On the Road Review: Kia Soul

    On the Road Review: Kia Soul

    It’s OK; you critics can sneer about the little car that used to be powered by hamsters. But those early commercials worked, planting a product seed that has led to the compact Soul leading all of its rivals on the sales charts. And Kia cheers all the way to the bank as its diminutive volume

  • Honda brings new Passport to New England

    MIDDLEBORO, Mass. — The media coverage may be all things electric-powered or autonomous operating, however the sales charts and the industry dialogue is all about crossovers and how they are dominating sales, production and consumers’ preferences. Honda is extending its reach into this category with a new two-row, midsize crossover that resurrects a name from