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2017 BMW X4 M40i

When BMW pioneered the fastback SUV with its X6, it wasted little time bringing out an M version, figuring correctly that buying an X6 isn’t about making a rational choice—it’s about making a statement. And the X6 M makes that statement louder and prouder, a preening, muscular brodozer among SUVs. …

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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 SUV

Couple the fungal bloom of crossovers with the spread of Mercedes-AMG’s welterweight “43” model designation, and this high-performance GLC-class compact luxury ute seemed inevitable. Fortifying the 2017 GLC43 with a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the AMG folks painted a bull’s-eye on Porsche’s comparison-test-winning Macan GTS, landing slightly on the softer side …

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2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD

Big looks good when you’re Bill Gates eyeing his double-decker yacht sitting in the bay, but maybe not so much when you’re handed a blind-date dinner bill that could be confused for a phone number. Chevrolet’s time-honored Tahoe falls on both the good and the bad sides of bigness. On …

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