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2018 Fiat 500 video preview
2018 Fiat 500 video preview

Can frugal be fun? Fiat might have shown us that with cars, it can be. Unintended consequences may not be a bad thing sometimes. The 2018 Fiat 500 gets a turbocharged engine in the name of efficiency, but the 1.4-liter turbo-4 also adds 33 percent more power. We haven't yet driven it, but the...Read More»

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon mixes diesel power with passenger hauling

The heart of the redesigned 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon that bowed Tuesday at the Chicago auto show is a new diesel engine that Ford hopes will boost fuel economy for the commercial-oriented small van. Available across the line for the passenger-friendly Transit Connect Wagon, the new 1.5-liter...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Toyota Avalon video preview

If you're going to have a flagship, it had better be your best and brightest. Enter the 2019 Toyota Avalon, which further blurs the line between mainstream and luxury. The 2019 Avalon is available with either V-6 or a hybrid engine options and it's still a large four-door sedan, albeit a much more...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Kia Forte video preview

There is big value in small sedans for new car shoppers. Few cars pack as many features with as much space, for such a low price. Now the 2019 Kia Forte adds a whole lot of style. The Forte raided the closet of its bigger brother Stinger for its looks. The Forte’s windshield has been pushed...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Volkswagen Jetta video preview

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is here, and even if it doesn't look at that different from its predecessor, it's what's underneath that counts. And there are some major changes that make the 2019 Jetta ride and handle like the pint-size luxury sedan it once was. First, some inside baseball. The 2019...Read More»

2019 Jeep Cherokee, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Jeep Cherokee goes mainstream, turbocharged

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee addresses its controversial design head on with an updated fascia and rear end that bring it more in line with its siblings, both big and small. Along with a new turbocharged engine, Jeep’s middle child should be better to drive and less polarizing to look at. Jeep is...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Volkswagen Jetta revealed: VW's sedan hits the gym for bigger body, sharper looks

With the Dieselgate dust starting to settle, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta made its first appearance Sunday at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The latest iteration of Volkswagen's bestselling U.S. model features a design that’s only slightly more aggressive than that of its predecessor, with an...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster N, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Hyundai Veloster gets new look, lots more tech

The redesigned 2019 Hyundai Veloster unveiled Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit blends familial features from the Sonata sedan and Elantra GT wagon with its own stylish, odd-ball form. It all seems like a rehash of yesterday's news until you consider the new...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Kia Forte tricked out to tune of 35 mpg

The 2019 Kia Forte channels its sporty Stinger big brother to bring its good looks to the masses. The redesigned compact sedan's new proportions see it look more hunkered down—and maybe that's about where the similarities end. The new Forte broke cover Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class, 2018 Detroit auto show
The 11 most important cars of the 2018 Detroit auto show

This year, the Motor City was all about pickups. Each of the three domestic automakers took the wraps off of a new truck, promising more capability, more comfort, and lower fuel consumption. If we didn't know better, we'd think that Ford, Chevy, and Ram were sharing the same playbook. The...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Ford Ranger video preview

It's hard to believe that Ford, the truck leader for four decades, hasn't had a mid-size pickup since 2011. Well, now the Ranger rides again. The Ranger never actually went away. Our Ranger is actually based on a global truck that's been around since 2009, but Ford has beefed it up for our North...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Ram 1500 revealed: Ram with a family plan for full-size pickup truck buyers

Full-size pickups have becoming living rooms and aircraft carriers, simultaneously hauling people and a flotilla of toys, campers, gear, and cargo. The 2019 Ram 1500, unveiled Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, aims to do it all. The new Ram is lower, longer...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show
Acura RDX Prototype previews 2019 model due this year

Everything is turning up SUVs and turbos nowadays, and that's just fine with Acura. Honda's luxury brand has been successful with its compact RDX crossover, and judging by the RDX Prototype it unveiled Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show, it plans to continue down that road. What's bound to be the...Read More»

Honda Insight Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Honda Insight hybrid to debut in Detroit, promises 50 mpg combined

A "concept" for the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan will appear at the Detroit auto show that opens next week, debuting a new "premium compact" model that will sit between the compact Civic and mid-size Accord sedans. Honda announced on Thursday that its new hybrid will be EPA-rated at 50 mpg...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto show
Ranger rides again: Ford introduces 2019 Ranger in Detroit

It went away in 2011 but now it's back. At the Detroit auto show, Ford revealed the 2019 Ranger pickup, following the industry back to the mid-size segment it seemingly abandoned almost a decade ago. The new Ranger is based on an international truck that has been available even before the old one...Read More»

2018 Lexus RX L, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Lexus RX L video preview

The Lexus RX is a big seller for Toyota's luxury brand. In fact, it's the company's biggest. And here at the Los Angeles auto show, the smooth-riding crossover is getting bigger. Literally. Lexus is stretching the RX to add a third row of seats and create the RX L. The 2018 Lexus RX L is the same...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Hyundai Kona video preview

If you're on a budget and looking for a quality ride, Hyundai's been there for you with a good value. Now it's ready to take that formula to subcompact crossover shoppers. Slotted below the compact Tucson in the Hyundai lineup, the 2018 Kona is a small SUV that'll square off against the likes of...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
Crossover to the small side: 2018 Nissan Kicks SUV video preview

Small is big again. The new 2018 Nissan Kicks is here, and it'll be the new small crossover for a massively growing number of buyers. And let's get one thing out of the way first: The Nissan Kicks isn't much of an SUV at all—not that it matters anymore. The Kicks effectively replaces the Juke...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover debuts at LA auto show

The 2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover utility made its debut Wednesday at the Los Angeles auto show, adding another utility vehicle to the Korean maker's lineup as buyers snap up SUVs of all sizes. Smaller than the Tucson, the 2018 Kona has expressive and extroverted styling like the Toyota C-HR...Read More»

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