Hatchbacks

The Car Connection's Best Hatchbacks To Buy 2015
The Car Connection's Best Hatchbacks To Buy 2015

If you need a little more versatility and flexibility than you might get from a sedan, yet you don't want to make the leap to utility vehicles and you don't want to give up fuel economy or driving enjoyment, then a hatchback might be your perfect match. Of course, the term hatchback is potentially...Read More»

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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Gets Bigger Engine, More HP

For 2015, Mitsubishi Motors is giving some versions of its Outlander Sport small crossover what should prove to be a significant upgrade under the hood. On 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES and GT models, a new 2.4-liter in-line four-cylinder engine bumps output to 168 horsepower; that’s 20...Read More»

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2014 Ford Fiesta SE: Driven

No matter what you’ve started to consider in a next new car, there are two things that taking a quick spin in a 2014 Ford Fiesta can make abundantly clear. The first is that small cars don’t have to be so soulless and appliance-like. The second? Low-price new cars don't all feel...Read More»

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Best Car To Buy 2014: The Hatchback Nominees

It's safe to say that hatchbacks are back, and a growing part of the market. With a number of bold, practical small hatches like the Fiat 500 and the MINI Cooper, as well as sleek, long fastbacks with hatches like the Audi A7 and Tesla Model S, there are plenty of ways that American shoppers are...Read More»

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2014 Kia Soul: First Drive

Once in a great while, a product can be just enough of an outlier to reach discerning, trend-conscious buyers new and old, yet not so different that it feels contrived, or paints you the fashion victim or odd duck. The Kia Soul has been that—the ‘mainstream alternative’ hit of the...Read More»

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2013 Ford C-Max Energi: Driven

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid. But if you keep your trip lengths relatively short, and get in the habit of plugging in at home and perhaps at work, it does a really good job pretending it's an all-electric car. Selecting the Energi's 'EV Now' mode, we managed to do a 20-mile...Read More»

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2014 Fiat 500L: Stylish, Room For Five, Starts Below $20,000

Considering the Kia Soul, MINI Countryman, or Nissan Juke? You might want to hold out another few weeks as there'll soon be another strong rival to throw in the mix: The new Fiat 500L begins arriving to dealerships this next month, and it's now been very competitively priced against those models...Read More»

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2014 Kia Soul Video Preview

With the new 2014 Soul first shown at the New York Auto Show, Kia hasn't exactly wiped the slate clean, but it's made some meaningful changes to this little wonder that make it look sportier, perform more athletically, and even add more features and functionality compared to the first-gen versions...Read More»

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2014 Nissan Versa Note: Affordable, Versatile Hatchback Bows At Detroit

After carrying over the previous generation of the Versa Hatchback for a couple of years, Nissan is at last later this year bringing out an all-new replacement—in the form of the 2014 Nissan Versa Note first shown this week at the Detroit Auto Show. And while we gave you a first look of the...Read More»

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2014 Fiat 500L Preview, Live Photos: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

Many people say they really like the Fiat 500, but it's just too small for their daily lives. Today Fiat is looking to rectify that issue with the introduction of the new 2014 Fiat 500L at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 500L is closely related to the new European variant of the same name...Read More»

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2013 Chevrolet Volt Video Road Test

Is the Chevy Volt the electric car of the future, or just another stop-gap hybrid along the way to pure EVs? We take a look in our video road test. How does the Volt work? Chevrolet calls the Volt an extended-range electric car. That's because it actually gets its power at the wheels from a 16.5...Read More»

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Ford Confirms The 2014 Fiesta Will Get Its 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine

Ford’s 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine is small enough to fit into an airline-approved carry-on bag, yet powerful enough to deliver some 123 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. As you’d guess, it’s also fuel efficient, which is the primary reason why Ford has...Read More»

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2013 Nissan Leaf: Future Cars

While the Nissan Leaf electric car hasn't sold as well as hoped, the company is doubling down on its most advanced model. These photos show a prototype for a new, less expensive model of the 2013 Nissan Leaf being tested in Arizona yesterday. The company will start assembling Leaf electric cars in...Read More»

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2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Priced From $20,995

Earlier this year Chevrolet revealed the 2013 Sonic RS at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Today it priced the Sonic RS from $20,995 including destination with a manual transmission and $22,280 with an automatic transmission. The Sonic RS features a new RS-specific grille along with new front and rear...Read More»

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2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Video Update

We're a little more than halfway through our six-month road test of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster. So, what have we found? Great fuel economy and technology, and shortcomings with its visibility and rear seat, as you'll see here in our video road test. No doubt, the Veloster's styling can be somewhat...Read More»

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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek: First Drive

It didn’t take us a journey halfway across the Pacific Ocean to understand that Subaru—and the new 2013 XV Crosstrek, or just ‘Crosstrek,’ as Subaru of America would rather call it (the XV already stands for ‘crossover vehicle’)—is for active, outdoorsy...Read More»

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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Preview

In one light, the new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is little more than a lightly tweaked Impreza compact hatchback. But looked at another way, the new XV Crosstrek is the feisty little Japanese carmaker doing what it does best: taking advantage of its all-wheel drive and U.S. drivers' desire for...Read More»

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The Death List: What Cars Aren't Coming Back For 2013?

The only thing truly constant, it’s said, is change. With the possible exceptions of the Porsche 911 and every model built by the Morgan Motor Company, nowhere is this adage more true than in the automotive industry. We said goodbye to a fair number of cars in 2012, including some that were...Read More»

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2013 Ford Focus ST Priced From $24,495, Order Books Open

If you've been waiting for Ford's latest high-performance take on the Focus, the ST, the wait is (nearly) over: the order books are open, and prices start from $24,495. And if you're one of the early adopters, you'll even get a free GoPro HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera. The 2013 Ford Focus ST...Read More»

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