The Fast Lane Car Show – Episode #4 [Video]

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2015 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

The Fast Lane Car Show Episode #4 (TFLC4) is an automotive punch to the gut featuring the best of TFLcar segments.

This show is all about close match-ups. Which leading compact crossover is better in the snow and dirt? Is it the 2015 Honda CR-V or the 2015 Toyota RAV4? Both are top of the line models with nearly every option. TFL’s new Ruts & Guts segment is meant for rating AWD or 4WD vehicle for off-road capability.

We take these most popular compact crossovers high into the Rocky Mountains in search of the most challenging environment. Of course, we cannot take these rock crawling as this is not what they are meant for.

Each vehicle is scored on a scale of 50 points and can receive a maximum of five stars. We rate everything from the ground clearance, tires, suspension, all wheel drive system, and off-road driving impressions.

We would like to use a rating symbol other than “stars”. How about “eagles” or “mountains”?  Please let us know your suggestions in the comments below.

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2015 Infiniti QX70 vs. Volvo XC60

The show switches gears and travels to the TFL test track (IMI Motorsports Park) to compare two luxurious performance crossovers. This time it’s the 2015 Infiniti QX70 and the 2015 Volvo XC60. These two take a slightly different approach to fighting for the discerning customer who likes luxury, performance, and utility. The Volvo is turbocharged and setup more for comfort. And the Infiniti is naturally aspirated, but is setup more for agility and handling. Who wins the mile high drag race? Which is better on the track? Watch below to find out.

All that and more is coming up on TFLC4. (CR-V vs. RAV4 Part 1 0:00 – 8:53, QX70 vs. XC60 8:54 – 17:29, CR-V vs. RAV4 17:30 – 22:05)