Globe-trotters seeking a ready-made travel solution will appreciate the Xplorer's convenient Talk Abroad SIM. However, mounting expenses for a basic rugged handset will turn away existing GSM phone owners.
Here's a stylish but basic rugged phone that's unique for its travel savvy, giving you an easy way to place and receive calls all over the globe.
This one rugged phone gives you both a local and international number to act as your telephonic lifeline while traveling abroad.
A look at the drivetrain under the hood of the BMW Concept X5 eDrive.
A ready-made travel solution, the National Geographic Xplorer's convenience does not come cheap.
The 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i emphasizes onroad handling in the most high-tech SUV available, although it hasn't conquered the curse of mediocre SUV fuel economy.
The entry-level Panasonic X5's color problems make it the worst choice among the year's cheap plasmas.
The GE X5 megazoom is a very good value, as long as you understand its photo and performance limitations.
The colorful CyberPower Xplorer X64 offers respectable performance and a solid feature set for a very reasonable price.
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BMW has been making waves with its i3 and i8, but now it's time for the company's more-traditional cars to get some bigger battery packs. We take a prototype plug-in hybrid X5 SUV for a quick spin.