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2016 Fiat 500X First Drive Video

2016 Fiat 500X First Drive Video

Fiat kick-started itself here in the U.S. with a pair of European twins--the tiny 500 hatchback and the bigger 500L. Now it has a real chance to win over American car buyers with its first small crossover SUV. Will the new 500X be big and bold enough to tackle the Jeep Renegade and Honda HR-V? We... read more

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition

Nissan Leaf Vs Volkswagen e-Golf: Compare Cars

While the Nissan Leaf is by far the best-selling electric car in the world--as of spring 2015, it's closing in on 200,000 units--it's far from the only all-electric... read more March 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Mazda Mazda3

Ford Focus vs Mazda 3: Compare Cars

For those who like to drive, but are frugal-minded, there's plenty of good news. Compact sedan and hatchback models have very quickly evolved over the past several years... read more March 12, 2015 by 


 
2015 Jeep Renegade, Hollister, California, Jan 2015

Jeep Renegade Vs. Chevrolet Trax: Compare Cars

This is the year in which the subcompact SUV segment really takes off, and two of the highest-volume new entries are likely to be the 2015 Chevrolet Trax and the 2015 Jeep... read more March 10, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Vs Hyundai Accent: Compare Cars

The Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Accent both fall into the category of subcompacts, which have often been first cars for new drivers or purchased as an extra car by drivers who... read more March 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Vs. Ford Focus Electric: Compare Cars

Suppose you want to enjoy all the benefits of a battery-electric car--the smooth, quiet ride, the strong torque from a stop, and the very low cost per mile--but don't... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Video

The Elantra GT may share its name with Hyundai's best-selling compact sedan--but in reality, it's a different vehicle, one that comes originally from Europe. And that's why... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Yaris  -  First Drive, September 2014

2015 Toyota Yaris: First Drive

The 2015 Toyota Yaris is one of the better-looking subcompacts on the market; yet in too many respects—especially from the driver's seat—it feels like a small car... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark, Catskill Mountains, Apr 2014

2014 Chevy Spark TSB Fixes Pistons, Transmission Mounts

GM is conducting a couple of service campaigns on select 2014 Chevy Sparks for noisy engines and broken transmission mounts. The first service campaign addresses a potential... read more June 28, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI Video Road Test

Since the late Seventies, the VW Golf has been been a benchmark for fun-to-drive hatchbacks. Now there’s a new Golf, and it’s never offered so many choices to so... read more June 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, March 2014

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Video Road Test

Subaru’s built its reputation as the king of all-wheel-drive wagons, but it hasn’t always been the king of fuel economy. That sticking point has led to the first... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

2012-2013 Chevy Volt Gets Free Fix For Battery Cooling

GM will offer a free service to owners of 2012-2013 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles, to resolve an issue with battery coolant. Some Volts were not filled with... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Recalled For Electric-Motor Problem

Nissan is conducting a Voluntary Recall Campaign on a small number of 2014 Leaf electric vehicles to replace the inverter assembly. It's the second Leaf recall within recent... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 MINI Cooper 5 Door

2015 MINI Cooper Adds New Five-Door Model

Unless you’re a diehard fan of the MINI Cooper, it probably takes a second or two to differentiate the current design from the previous two generations. That might... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Juke

Nissan Will Replace Timing Chains On Some 2011-2013 Juke Hatchbacks

Nissan has issued its own service bulletin for the 2011-2013 Juke hatchback. Some Jukes from those model years were fitted with faulty timing chains. As a result, the... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Golf, GTI Earn Top Safety Pick+

With the 2015 Volkswagen GTI already on sale and the standard 2015 VW Golf set to hit dealers in August, both versions of the compact hatchback are proof that small cars can... read more June 6, 2014 by 


 

 
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