The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is not only completely redesigned, but reimagined as well. As we detailed in our first drive review, the new RAV4 ditches the more car-like and uber-utilitarian nature of its predecessor for something that's more SUV-like and characterful. It's a new direction exemplified in the RAV4 Adventure trim, which specifically targets those folks who plan to actually take their compact crossover to the great outdoors. People who will get it dirty, use the extra ground clearance and store things on the roof. You know, the sort of people who would consider the 2019 Subaru Forester. It too is redesigned for 2019, but its transformation is almost unnoticeable compared to the RAV4's. Forester customers were obviously quite happy with the way things were.
We got a chance to drive both the 2019 RAV4 and 2019 Forester back-to-back last week both on-road and off-road, so let's take a look at how they compare, including a look at their on-paper specs.
Modern vehicles are loaded with safety features and for the majority of motorists, a simple hatch or crossover can tick most, if not all boxes. However, what if you're in the market for a car priced under $15,000 but don't want something new nor a used vehicle with heaps of miles on it? You could take a look at this 2002 Honda Accord Coupe.
The two-row midsize crossover market is a sizable one that just keeps growing. The two newest additions being the 2019 Chevy Blazer and the 2019 Honda Passport, additions we just recently drove. As such, it seemed like a good time to see how their numbers compare with the veterans of the segment: Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai Santa Fe and Nissan Murano. In this comparison to see where it lands in the numbers game, we'll take a look at everything including power, torque, towing, ground clearance, passenger room, cargo space, fuel economy and pricing. Cue the chart.
Honda sells a whole lot of SUVs, and its lineup hasn't even been as jam packed as many of its competitors. The 2019 Honda Passport, a mid-size two-row SUV, remedies that. Revealed at the 2018 L.A. Auto Show, the Passport is a shortened Pilot for people who want something with a little more pizazz. Italics are necessary, because while the Passport is sharper with more sporting edges than the Pilot, it still doesn't strike us as a car many will look twice at in traffic.
The Passport is also wading into a pretty large field of both veterans and newcomers. We decided to stack up a few of its competitors — the Chevy Blazer, Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai Santa Fe and Nissan Murano — in this comparison to see where it lands in the numbers game. We'll take a look at everything including power, torque, towing, ground clearance, passenger room, cargo space, fuel economy and pricing. Cue the chart.
Like many major organizations that have been around for a while, Nintendo has evolved over the decades from being a company that produced handmade hanafuda (Japanese playing cards) to being a company that creates video game consoles. It seems that this could be the direction that Nintendo will be headed for the forseeable future, but it also appears that the company is also open to the possibility that one day Nintendo could do something else.
In a recent interview with Nikkei (via Nintendo Everything), Nintendo’s President Shuntaro Furukawa revealed that it is possible that one day Nintendo could actually stop making game consoles and focus on something else. He expressed that as a company, being flexible is just as important as being ingenius.
Sony’s presence at E3 has been more or less a guarantee ever since the event was launched. However the company recently confirmed that for E3 2019, they will not be present. For those worried about Sony’s absence and whether or not this could be a sign of trouble in the industry, it seems that other companies don’t seem to be too bothered.
According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, he has confirmed that Nintendo will be at E3 2019 next year. He was quoted as saying, “E3 is an outstanding opportunity for us to share new games and experiences with fans and business partners from across the globe. Every year, we discuss what will be the best way for us to take advantage of the next E3 show in order to bring smiles to people’s faces.”
The problem with a lot of games is replayability, where unless you’re an online game that is constantly being updated and combined with the unpredictability of other players (which makes things fun and less static), chances are that most players will stop playing a game after a while because they’ve run out of things to do.
With companies such as Nikon and Canon getting into the full-frame mirrorless camera game, you would not be wrong in your assumption that other camera companies might want to get in on it as well, such as Fujifilm. The company has stated in the past that they do not have plans to go full-frame, but it was only recently that they have claimed that they will “never” go full-frame.