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2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Kia Sorento: Which Should You Buy?

2016 Honda Pilot Midsize SUV Redesigned for 2016, the Honda Pilot and Kia Sorento have made the jump from middling to top contenders in our affordable midsize SUV rankings. Both are excellent choices, but there are some key differences between them that you should keep in mind as you decide whether the Pilot or Sorento is better for you. While the Sorento’s base price is significantly lower than the Pilot’s, remember you’ll have to pay extra for the Sorento’s available third-row ... continue reading»

Tags: Rankings, Honda Pilot, Kia Sorento, Affordable Midsize SUVs

Redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot Gets More MPG, Horsepower, Technology

2016 Honda Pilot Midsize SUV The redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot currently ranks second of 12 affordable midsize SUVs, which is an improvement over the 2015 model that placed 10th in the class. Here’s how the changes for 2016 help make the Pilot an excellent choice for your next midsize SUV. Under the hood, the 2016 Pilot’s 3.5-liter V6 engine makes 280 horsepower, 30 more than the 2015 model’s V6 engine. When the 2015 Pilot was new, several test drivers reported that ... continue reading»

Tags: Honda Pilot, Affordable Midsize SUVs, Model News

Midsize SUVs with Great Family-friendly Features

2015 Toyota Highlander While the typical midsize SUV offers the seating space and cargo versatility that appeal to families, some SUVs stand out thanks to their available family-friendly features. Conveniences like a power liftgate, a USB port, navigation, a rearview camera and parking sensors are a few of the common standard or optional features in new affordable midsize SUVs, but the following SUVs have even more options that make life easier for parents and kids, as well as excellent reviews from the automotive ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Affordable Midsize SUVs

Redesigned 2013 Pathfinder Priced Less than Traverse, Pilot, Explorer

The fully redesigned 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will have a MSRP of $28,270 when it goes on sale in late October. This starting price undercuts several of the model’s competitors, including the $29,135 Ford Explorer, $29,420 Honda Pilot and $29,660 Chevrolet Traverse. For 2013, the Pathfinder follows the trend of midsize SUVs moving from a truck-based platform to a car-based platform with the aim of delivering a more comfortable ride and better fuel economy.  In a ... continue reading»

Tags: Nissan, Affordable Midsize SUVs, Model News, 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

2013 GMC Acadia Gets a Pricey Facelift

For 2013, the GMC Acadia gets a more standard features and a hefty price increase. The base Acadia now starts at $34,040, a price that’s $1,215 more than last year’s model, according to a press release. The top-of-the-line Acadia Denali now starts at $45,945, which is $1,135 more than the 2012 model. Both models will be available in dealerships this fall, reports Car and Driver. The 2013 GMC Acadia now comes standard with a ... continue reading»

Tags: GMC Acadia, Affordable Midsize SUVs, Affordable Crossover SUVs, Model News, Pricing

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