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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: Quick Drive Of A Not-So-Quick Car

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: Quick Drive Of A Not-So-Quick Car

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is a disappointing car. It doesn't offer anywhere close to today's standards of refinement or performance, when we compare it not to cars that are much more expensive but to those that are of the same price range. And those inadequacies can't mask any of its positives... read more

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2013 Nissan Versa Sedan

Misers' Models: The Ten Cheapest Cars To Own

Back in the 1980s, the Yugo GV sold for a base price of just $3,990. Even adjusted for inflation, from 1986 to 2013 (about $8,400 in today's money), that's a steal—and... read more February 22, 2013 by  4


 
2014 Nissan Versa Note

2014 Nissan Versa Note: First Photos From The Detroit Auto Show

Want a first look at Nissan’s all-new Versa Hatchback? It’s right here, in these first pictures of the new 2014 Nissan Versa Note, from the Detroit Auto Show... read more January 14, 2013 by 


 
2013 Dodge Dart

Car Sales Cool In October, But Small Rides Remain Hot

Cooler weather often puts a chill on auto sales, and this year is no exception. However, the industry is still poised to see huge year-over-year growth -- especially where... read more October 24, 2012 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar

Small Cars Haven't Been This Big For Nearly 20 Years

Gas prices are soaring. Parking is pricey. The economy is recovering, but still shaky. Add all that up, and you'd expect small cars to be fairly popular in the U.S. And you'd... read more October 9, 2012 by  3


 
Car sizes through the years, cropped (infographic via Automotive.com)

Small Cars Ain't What They Used To Be: Infographic

Yesterday, we pointed out that small cars have been selling like hotcakes -- tiny, 110-cubic-foot-sized hotcakes. Today, they represent 19.3% of America's new-car purchases... read more October 9, 2012 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Power: Sonic, Volt, MINI Coupe More Appealing Than Larger Cars

Smaller vehicles, chosen wisely, can be more appealing than larger ones. That's a message that we've delivered quite a bit over the past several years, in reviews of some... read more July 25, 2012 by 


 
2012 Scion iQ  -  Driven, April 2012

2012 Scion iQ: Driven

In our first drive of the 2012 Scion iQ, last summer, we were pleasantly surprised—almost smitten—with this new minicar (sold as a Toyota in other world markets)... read more May 10, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic, New York City launch event, October 2011

Kelley Blue Book Highlights Fuel-Sipper Cars With 5-Year Ownership Costs Under $30,000

With gasoline prices on the rise and summer travel months right around the corner, families looking to save money on new vehicle purchases over the long run have some... read more March 13, 2012 by 


 
2013 Dodge Dart

2013 Dodge Dart: Six Reasons It’ll Be Quieter, Smoother Than Caliber

At a Detroit Auto Show press conference earlier this week, Chrysler rolled out its upcoming 2013 Dodge Dart. Set to replace the Dodge Caliber, priced starting at $15,995... read more January 11, 2012 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Code 130R and Tru 140S concepts

Chevrolet Researches What Young Americans Want—And It’s Not Hatchbacks

With the Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, and Cruze this year completing a full suite of small-car models, General Motors now has small cars covered in the U.S. Or so it would seem;... read more January 9, 2012 by 


 
2012 Toyota Yaris SE  -  First Drive

2012 Toyota Yaris SE: First Drive

Toyota has the small-car market pretty well covered. In addition to the 2012 Toyota Yaris, there are the Scion xB and iQ models, which share in many places the same showroom... read more January 6, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Dodge Dart interior teasers

2013 Dodge Dart: More Details, First Look Inside All-New Compact Sedan

The Dodge Dart is back. Well, almost; next year, Dodge will resurrect the Dart model name in an all-new compact sedan set to replace the unlovely Caliber hatchback. And from... read more December 12, 2011 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark shown at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011

2013 Chevrolet Spark: New Details, Live Pics From The L.A. Auto Show

From its stand at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, General Motors revealed new details about the 2013 Chevrolet Spark, the brand's upcoming minicar that will slot below the... read more November 16, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Mazda Mazda3 SkyActiv

2012 Mazda3: Familiar Look, But All-New Under The Hood

While sheetmetal changes, trim, chrome brightwork, and other minor details might come and go almost every model year, it's relatively rare for any new vehicle to get an... read more October 18, 2011 by  3


 
2012 Mazda Mazda3 SkyActiv

2012 Mazda Mazda3 Skyactiv: First Drive

In less than a couple of years, 40 miles per gallon has gone from a lofty goal, met by only a few select high-mileage machines (almost entirely hybrids and diesels), to... read more October 14, 2011 by  4


 
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