2019 BMW X7 xDrive50i REVIEW

There’s seemingly nothing the X7 can’t do and do extremely well including parking itself and adjusting the cruise control based on speed limit signs. But the Extended Traffic Jam assistant is as close as the X7 gets to autonomous driving permitting hands-off the wheel, slow, rush hour driving with no driver intervention needed…no Cadillac Super Cruise magic here.  Heated and cooled cupholders, heated armrests, soft close doors, etc., etc. etc. I think you get the picture. Other than not having the aforementioned Luxury Seating Package, night vision and rear seat entertainment this X7 contains the full pantry of BMW convenience and safety features.  I’ve been in the new Mercedes GLS but have yet to drive it…that being said it would take something beyond spectacular to beat what BMW has delivered here.
The tester BMW has provided is a dream machine replete with nearly every feature the X7 has to offer.  So keep in mind that for about $75,000 there’s the X7 xDrive40i with 6-cylinder power.  This one however is the 50i and has a fire-breathing twin-turbo V8 and nearly $20 grand in options to arrive at an as-tested price of $112,245.  For that amount, every aspect of the X7 experience has been pushed to the limit.

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2019 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS QUICK TAKES

The seven-passenger Atlas offers competitive levels of technology and spaciousness combined with hallmark Volkswagen driving dynamics and attention to detail, all at a price designed to draw attention in the crowded family SUV segment.
As the newest and biggest member of the Volkswagen lineup, the midsize Atlas SUV offers family-ready passenger and cargo volume, as well as everyday usability and utility.

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2020 Kia Telluride First Look

The Telluride still makes a bold presence with a profile that’s not too dissimilar from a Range Rover Velar.  This is also the first Kia designed specifically for the U.S. market, so that big, boxy, go anywhere SUV-look is very much in the details.  Kia calls it “upscale exploration.” Families on the go will appreciate its spacious cabin that designers promise offers generous hip, shoulder, leg and head room in all 3 rows in what the company says is more luxe living room than utility vehicle. 

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Ford Expedition Max 2018 Video Review

Ford Expedition Max 2018 Video Review By Auto Critic Steve Hammes There are SUVs and then there are SUVs; the originals that stay true to their big, body-on-frame origins with motorhome-like proportions and engines that can haul. And after a…

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Chevrolet Tahoe RST 2018 Video Review

Chevrolet Tahoe RST 2018 Video Review by Auto Critic Steve Hammes High performance SUVs – yes, they’re a thing and their numbers seem to be growing. But in recent years, GM hasn’t fielded an entry. Until now – with this…

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