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Crossovers are crimson warm. Americans can not get plentiful of them. This is the Jeep Renegade vs Kia Soul vs Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V.
Then, afterwards on, James critiques the new Toyota Camry AWD.
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GREG MIGLIORE: Crossovers are purple warm. They seem in all sizes and styles. Americans can’t get ample of them. Today, we are hobby to position a highlight on automobile crossovers. Those are the baby ones, but they motion large personality, affluence of style, and, of path, account and ammunition efficiency. Appear alternating with us today as we evaluation those four at the admirable anchorage of arctic Michigan to baddest our favourite.
When the Kia Soul aboriginal debuted aback in 2008 on the Paris Motor Show, a whole lot of our bodies did not truly apperceive what to perform of its funky, field-like styling. It didn’t clearly in shape into any express car section. But it really is definitely why it become recounted and why it is nonetheless approximately today. In reality, Kia has awash added than 100,000 Souls anniversary 12 months from 2011 via 2018, and it’s on clue to do it afresh this year. A faster-charged agent hit the bazaar in 2017 and the 201-horsepower assemblage is what admiral our forged new evaluation automobile– which, admitting truth all new for 2019, it is aloof as blue because it’s every time been.
So the Soul was my larger wonder. And I simply– I begin it agreeable and appealing amusing to pressure. And I just– I simply like that mind-set that it nevertheless has. I in advance it affectionate of builds on, like, what Sion changed into anxious to abduction afore it went away, and a number of those arbitrary cartage from the aboriginal allotment of this decade like, you recognize, the Nissan Cube. It’s developed up.
The advanced end, I think, is aloof air-conditioned searching, , with those affectionate of attenuate headlights and that grill. It’s a attractive automobile. Now, it has a few shortcomings, however yeah, ordinary, I surely well-known it. I in advance it came out as one of the more potent motors. I’d be absorbed to understand the balloting breakdown, although.
JOHN SNYDER: You guys appeared to love it added than I did. I had some troubles with it. I was not a fan of the way it handled. The council turned into in reality ablaze and array of twitchy. It leaned a lot inside the corners, and it aloof familiar beneath strong. But you recognize, it’s were given that lively powertrain, attractive huge rear accumulator space, and it is got that blue styling– a alloyed bag for me.
JOEL STOCKSDALE: I adulation the styling. It’s air-conditioned funky. It’s got considerable structure capability just like the headlights, like you noted, and how it affectionate of seems like it goes the abounding amplitude of the auto. I just like the wrap-around taillight, the end. The autogenous is remarkable. It’s certainly, genuinely spacious– for the advanced passengers, but abnormally for the rear passengers. The agent is a lot of amusing. The 10-inch infotainment awning is surely first-rate too. The abridgement of all-wheel power would not bother me all that an awful lot. I like it’s administration bigger than the Jeep.
– I feel love it handles attractive true, however I do not sense like it handles proper ample for the active experience. It’s attractive durably sprung, abnormally in case you’re sitting within the aback seat, which I did a little bit the day prior to this– once more, alloyed bag. I definitely admired it. I adulation the ability educate. I ahead it is fun to force, but it is not best.
– I aloof appetite to perform abiding it is no longer rubbinb.
– If he had $1 for each time.
– There we cross.
– Thank you.
Launched in 2014, the Jeep Renegade gives Jeep’s accustomed traits, like off-street adequacy and the iconic barbecue in a vehicle bundle. The Renegade is certainly an all-embracing product. It’s fabricated in Italy, and its 1.Three-liter turbo four-cylinder agent comes from Poland. It’s all captivated in all-American styling. For 2019, the Renegade is customized with a brand new superior fascia, aluminum wheels, and new LED headlights.
For Jeep fanatics, the Renegade is an get entry to factor to the cast for those gluttonous appearance and capability, but in a abate bundle.
GREG MIGLIORE: All right, so we had a Jeep right here, which I ahead is actually interesting. They’re arena on this infant segment.
JOHN SNYDER: I suggest, it’s virtually the first-rate account of these types of cars. It’s a Jeep. It’s all-wheel force. I might sense adequate off-street in it. I’ve in no way fashionable the Renegade, even though, however I’m beginning to like a little bit brought afterwards this aftermost go-around. That 1.3-liter rapid is affectionate of a marvel. There’s a lot of turbo lag, however already it receives going, it’s attractive powerful. And it sounds in reality suited from alfresco the car, now not so considerable vital the automobile– would not clearly whole like an awful lot. But there may be, like, a few verbals and almost, like, crackles from the exhaust.
I actually additionally like uconnect and I just like the manner combination is array of laid out on the centermost stack. You recognise, it does not handle approximately as capable-bodied because the brought automobiles, and I’m now not in adulation with the administration either.
JOEL STOCKSDALE: I disagree with John on a brace of things. I honestly just like the–
GREG MIGLIORE: Good, let’s acquire a few altercation here.
JOEL STOCKSDALE: I in advance it looks good-looking. It’s a pleasant, boxy, rugged-searching little aspect. It looks like a tiny Cherokee or– properly, a tiny XJ Cherokee.
GREG MIGLIORE: Maybe a toaster.
JOEL STOCKSDALE: Yeah, so does the Soul– or even, like, a tiny Wrangler. I do accede the engine’s definitely great. It’s were given appropriate electricity. Doesn’t sense as quick as the others. I in advance it is simply– it is a delivered automobile. I don’t just like the coping with. It would not gather a done lot of grip. It’s got a variety of anatomy roll. And what certainly bugs me is the council is simply ambiguous and no sense. It’s not article it’s fun to booty on corners.
GREG MIGLIORE: So your logo are JK– you are array of our Jeep guru, if you’ll. How do you sense about the aboriginal of the Jeeps?
JOHN SNYDER: I assumption as the actionable Jeep guru, you would ahead that I might be nice fatigued to this vehicle, and you would be proper. It’s the only that I urge for food to like. Like, aback I’m appealing at all the specs on paper, conducting my stroll-round, just, like, which one of these am I to begin with fatigued to? And it is the Jeep. I certainly beforehand the management is appealing amusing. It’s affectionate of like a blue booty at the boxlike 80s XJ.
The headlights, I think, are air-conditioned air-conditioned additionally, and that they assignment actually properly. It’s affectionate of like a avant-garde booty at the ideal Jeep front-give up. The active acquaintance is the soreness component, and that’s abnormally accessible aback you force it aback to aback with the Kona. Joel’s right– the council is actual ambiguous on middle. There’s definitely a bit of motion that you can do, and the auto affectionate of aloof wiggles aback and alternating a touch bit. It’s now not air-conditioned responsive.
But I moreover ahead we allegedly generally tend to attention on those energetic dynamics a little bit added than the consumer is hobby to. Actual few bodies are affairs a Kona or a Renegade for his or her arced alley prowess. And the acumen of the Jeep is a huge gain. It’s the airiest. It feels actual enough at the inside. We placed bristles our bodies in it and went to dinner, and none of us acquainted decidedly cramped. All in all, I certainly actually prominent it. I would not begrudge everybody for allotment it.
JOEL STOCKSDALE: The Honda HRV without a doubt represents the longest-running capital bowl on this organization. The HRV initially released on the approximately-face of the Millennium, in both 4-door and -door sorts, however was never supplied actuality inside the United States. We did not get the HRV until 2016, and that version is what we are trying out these days in a hardly ever lively anatomy for 2019.
GREG MIGLIORE: So the HRV, I think, does plenty of, I’d say, little matters well. It has absorption to detail, but it is were given a few shortcomings. We truely had a continued appellation HRV a brace of years back– did not emblem out so capable-bodied on the cease of its yearlong check. Joel, you’re affectionate of an capable on Hondas. What do you suspect?
JOEL STOCKSDALE: I in reality acknowledge the autogenous flexibility. It’s real ample in there, plenty of burden space. The autogenous is absolutely nice. It’s capable-bodied completed. It’s got best materials. It’s a pleasant-looking homestead to be. What without a doubt hurts it’s far the powertrain. It does not accumulate numerous strength. It’s were given a CVT that makes it sincerely buzzy. The capital factor, although, that actually, honestly collection me loopy with it, even though, changed into the infotainment. It’s lousy.
GREG MIGLIORE: Yeah, it’s simply terrible.
JOEL STOCKSDALE: I can not acquire Honda nonetheless puts this in any of its cars, because it has a larger infotainment system. Like, the infotainment association in the Honda Accord works first rate.
GREG MIGLIORE: That’s a massive shortcoming, I think, and it certainly affectionate of bleeds over into, like, the temperature controls. Because you’ve got the infotainment suitable there and afresh appropriate underneath it, you’ve got this, like, affectionate of, like– now not blow displays or some thing, they may be, like, blow pads.
JOEL STOCKSDALE: They’re touch-touchy buttons.
GREG MIGLIORE: And they do not project really well.
JOEL STOCKSDALE: Yeah, it is frustrating, and it is one of these matters that you bought to affectionate of attending at it to accomplish abiding that you’re actually hitting the precise spot.
GREG MIGLIORE: So it aloof results, like, affectionate of a bad consumer experience, like, suitable bottomward the center.
JEREMY KORZENIEWSKI: Honestly, it’s the by myself one which I might genuinely, clearly no longer urge for food to esplanade in my own driveway. I abhorrence that transmission. I in advance it is terrible, as it should be because it’s alive with too little strength. The whole of the agent is terrible. It, like, drones constantly.
It didn’t quantity if I gave it division throttle, bisected throttle, anything, it seemed find it irresistible did not move any quicker. And it cons– it simply, like, ashore at that connected RPM. Like, this is the auto that offers CVTs this kind of terrible name, and it drives me crazy. It’s now not all terrible, although. The council is real exact. It strikes a chord in my memory of, like, archetypal Hondas of vintage– ’80s, ’90s that had ample steerage.
– Hyundai aboriginal pulled the wraps off the Kona in June of 2017 as a adversary in the rapidly growing automobile crossover segment. We were given our aboriginal able at it in Kona Hawaii, of all places, in March of the afterward 12 months. It changed into anon accompanied with the aid of an all-electric powered model. The Kona bound garnered favor amid the general available as in a position-bodied as the automobile press– so abundant in order that it turning into the account of North American Sport Account Agent of the Year at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.
JOEL STOCKSDALE: I truly do just like the way this affair handles. It turns in brief. It feels really planted. I beforehand this feels the fine like a perfect little automobile than the blow of the organization.
GREG MIGLIORE: So the Hyundai Kona– for me, that is in reality one of the introduced polarizing ones. But I’ll be absorbed to understand what you men think.
JEREMY KORZENIEWSKI: Yeah, I beforehand it’s the satisfactory fun to pressure out of the four that we have. So they absolutely did a desirable process on that journey-coping with balance. The capacity alternation I moreover in advance turned into surely properly. It’s real carefully accompanying to the agent and DCT bifold clamp guide of the Soul. But it is acquainted otherwise. It’s a little bit under powerful– I ahead one hundred seventy five horse towards 201 horse. The Kona I genuinely, surely appreciated– the bankrupt actuality abridgement of burden amplitude and certain backseat.
JOEL STOCKSDALE: I had so abundant a laugh lively this component. And like Jeremy stated, it is a little bit bottomward on capability compared to the Soul, however it simply doesn’t sense like it is that some distance bottomward on strength. It nevertheless feels without a doubt brief. I imply, the management makes up for a whole lot of that. Like, you can backpack acceleration through corners. You don’t collect to always be accepting at the fuel. It’s actual a laugh, and it is allegedly the one that I could appetite to booty home. But because of how infant it’s miles at the inner, it is now not necessarily the only that I could acclaim to everybody. We could not get all of our evaluation luggage into it.
JOHN SNYDER: Aback Joel and I had been active up here, I spent the aboriginal brace hours within the Honda, and afresh we switched and I got into the Kona, and it changed into considerable introduced relaxed. The seating, the basement position– I popular spending time within the Kona loads bigger than allegedly any of the brought cars.
GREG MIGLIORE: I array of like the seems, but, like, that artificial cladding and, like, all the reality this is on there– to me, it appeared way ever complicated. But it has some able factors. The ability alternation is real proper. You recognize, like Jeremy– such as you said, it is able-bodied familiar for its purpose, which is important. I beforehand the HRV is infrequently brought comfy, however I in advance the Kona is, like, appropriate there with it as far as reality simply, in standard, fact a real good enough car– I’d say superior of the Jeep and the Kia.
JOHN SNYDER: So the results– in fourth vicinity, Honda HRV. I did one hundred-point scale. So that one is 72 factors. Third place– Jeep Renegade, in at seventy five factors. Additional location, Hyundai Kona at seventy eight.Nine– so 79. And afresh the Soul gained at eighty two.Five
GREG MIGLIORE: Wow.
JOHN SNYDER: Yeah.
GREG MIGLIORE: Yeah, Joel and I, I assume, are attractive happy. I feel like that changed into aloof that the in a position credibility of the Soul accumulate absolutely agitated the day.
JOHN SNYDER: For me, it’s affectionate of a bummer, because it’s miles the atomic crossovery of the bunch, and it doesn’t gather all-wheel drive. It does aggregate so in a position-bodied that it aloof fabricated up for that.
GREG MIGLIORE: And I ahead it evoked quite a few able feelings, which, you realize, aback you are placing your credibility out, dispensing them, it simply– it satisfactory up quite a few credibility in regions that, you recognize, we pain about. And that is what helped.
JEREMY KORZENIEWSKI: Yeah, I beforehand if the Kona had a bigger backseat, brought burden space, and the Kia’s beyond infotainment machine, it’d acquire been the select. I’m now not afraid that a accumulation of four automobile journalists and energetic fans–
GREG MIGLIORE: Yeah.
JEREMY KORZENIEWSKI: Would aces the Kia. It’s the great capable of the group, and it is the most unearthly– like, funkiest.
JOHN SNYDER: I’ll say this, though, for energetic amusement, we as a accumulation admired the Kona the pleasant.
JOEL STOCKSDALE: I’m no longer afraid by way of that at all. It’s evenly the satisfactory a laugh to drive. Affair is, it’s now not aloof the capability and the administration at the Soul. Like, what sincerely gets me is it’s truly, truly practical. It’s got a variety of burden room. It’s were given sincerely livable, handy backseats for large adults. It’s a carried out vehicle. That’s a massive affair for me. Especially, like, if you’re accepting a hatchback, like, you’re accepting it for practicality.
JEREMY KORZENIEWSKI: Right, however what you aloof stated is in case you’re accepting a hatchback.
JOEL STOCKSDALE: Yeah–
JEREMY KORZENIEWSKI: You failed to say, if you’re accepting a subcompact–
JOEL STOCKSDALE: Every crossover is a automobile if you definitely appetite to get bottomward to it. They all acquire a hatch.
JEREMY KORZENIEWSKI: Yeah, positive. Sure. I assumption the catechism is– the Kia is a crossover. You know, it’s a crossover amid a account agent and a hatchback. So it fits the mold. It is what it’s miles. And there may be a variety of cartage in that articulation that don’t motion all-wheel power.
GREG MIGLIORE: The Soul received. This became a fun check. We’ll do it afresh soon.
JAMES RISWICK: We are in Esplanade City, Utah. It is definitely admirable and albino and algid here, but we’re in the Camry all-wheel power. This is new for 2020. Now, all-wheel pressure, delivered customary for people, however a large acumen why our bodies are hobby for crossovers. So to array of axis the development of that exodus, Toyota has befuddled all-wheel force into this Camry.
Now, it’s far the aforementioned belvedere this is on the RAV4, which has all-wheel force. That stated, the Camry become never recommended to accumulate all-wheel power from the beginning. No, this became article they absitively at first, no, we’re no longer activity to gather it. But afresh essentially the extra that the all new Camry came out, their bazaar analysis and their barter started out disturbing, no, we fee this to collect all-wheel pressure.
And in order that they put the engine, the transmission, and the animosity from the RAV4 into reality inside the Camry. To accomplish that, they did fee to alternate the attic plan, essentially, of this Camry to gather that prop shaft, that is in reality from the Highlander, no longer the RAV4. And by demography $.25 and pieces from everywhere in the home from that aforementioned platform, you get this– the Camry all-wheel power.
Now, there is aloof the aboriginal itty little bit of achievement difference. This makes 202-horsepower with all-wheel force towards 203. The torque is aloof a touch bit unique. Really, you’re now not activity to clearly notice. The RAV4 is available with altered all-wheel force structures. One aloof sends capacity advanced to again. The delivered one sends potential advanced to aback as able-bodied as ancillary to ancillary in the rear.
The Camry is by myself reachable with the above one. So there’s no torque vectoring in this. It is not aloof a acknowledging system– so it does not aloof school caster slippage up superior and accelerate capability to the rear. It can do that. But instead, it is simply– it’s demography in a array of altered inputs from the steering, from the throttle, to beforehand the price for added capacity on the rear.
For example, if you’re pastime to gun it uphill, affairs are it is hobby to boost up a bit introduced capability to the again. So this is the Camry all-wheel force machine. The alley is cartilage dry here, so we absolutely don’t price it in the interim. But we are department to a iciness icy, slushy, albino increase location we’re pastime to be energetic round, perhaps now and again in a beeline line, but allegedly mainly alongside and spinning and aloof approximately carrying out albino stuff.
OK so reputedly, it’s slushier and slipperier than it become earlier. So– and the affair is that this has all-season tires on it. These are not snow tires. So that need to be interesting. Said to go up the acropolis faster than 15– OK, performed. This is 25. Ah. Now we’re sliding, now it catches.
Hello, see– right here’s the element– so tires do lots. And so this has all-seasons, now not the snow tires. We’re hobby over fact now. OK, tires are the exceptional essential factor. If you’re lively on snow, get snow tires. That’s hobby to be brought vital than all-wheel force ultimately. The added affair is you do not understand how ample adherence ascendancy does. It does an abominable lot, to the factor which you ahead you are a hero, and afresh you about-face off adherence manage, and afresh you are now not actuality anymore. You are in a snow bank– so crucial factors, snow tires and don’t about-face off the adherence manage, you dingus.
So presently, you don’t rate abounding arms to calculation the cardinal of all-wheel power midsize sedans. You were given your Subaru Bequest and you’ve got your Nissan Altima. And it really is appealing abundant it. I in advance what the bequest is, manifestly, that is been approximately always and it’s had all-wheel power. But– so Toyota is looking forward to this accepting 15% of the booty quantity all-wheel power hobby ahead, except they advertise over 300,000 Camrys a yr, which employer in case you do the math, it is pastime to be delivered than all the Legacies. So effectively, what you are appealing at is suitable the pleasant affairs all-wheel drive sedan.
Now, lively reality on this admirable abundance street, I can say that this is truly a introduced agreeable agent to pressure than any Subaru Legacy, that is affectionate of bendable and the council is affectionate of satisfactory and friendly. And it is simply– it is dull. It’s addled is what I’m pronouncing.
But the Bequest is obtainable with the massive rapid answerable agent choice. So you obtain electricity– and abnormally aback you are reality at altitude, it’s activity to accomplish a difference. The Camry is 4-cylinder simplest. They anticipation approximately putting the V6 with all-wheel drive. But at gift, by myself 6% of our bodies receive a Camry V6. So it aloof failed to accomplish faculty to brace all-wheel force with the V6.
The brought affair it really is soaking up approximately this is that in the past, there had been delivered all-wheel force midsize sedans– the Chrysler two hundred, the Ford Fusion had all-wheel drive, but they had been aloof commutual with high trim levels with the delivered capable agent option. The fact that this is aloof with a abject archetypal does affectionate of cross about with the democratization of all-wheel power. It’s not aloof a high-quality affection anymore, it is article that everyone wants.
A brace added records and figures– this gets 28 to 29 afar consistent with gallon mixed, relying on trim level. That is some beneath than the the front-force version. And the all-wheel power gain is about $1,500 delivered than the commensurable the front-wheel drive model. Now, does all-wheel pressure accomplish a aberration on ice and albino roads? Absolutely, it does.
But will it accomplish a aberration aback bodies are evaluating this to, say, a Honda Accord? Definitely. All-wheel drive is a above new alternative. It’s article that our bodies are attractive for in, nicely, places region it snows. But the brought catechism is, will the accession of all-wheel drive be abundant to annihilate that departure of bodies from sedans to SUVs? We’ll aloof accumulate to put off and notice.