Toyota’s Corolla hasn’t always come as a hatch in America but Toyota now seems dedicated to the more practical form of their compact vehicle. The new Corolla hatch is our first preview of what the upcoming 2020 Corolla sedan will be when it launches later this year.
Kia is starting an EV onslaught for 2019 with not one but two new EVs with over 230 miles of EV range. The first is the new Niro EV, Kia’s all-eco small “crossover” to be followed closely by the new 2020 Soul EV. The 201 horsepower electric motor should deliver significantly improved performance vs the […]
Volvo’s new V60 wagon is more than just the V90’s mini-me, it’s a truly competitive European luxury wagon. High on looks, value and practicality this Volvo should be on your shopping list. It’s also worth noting that Volvo is one of the few brands that remains dedicated to the station wagon format. If you’re looking […]
The 2019 Crosstrek is Subaru’s second ever hybrid and it is a light-year beyond their last attempt. For the new model Subaru borrowed some Toyota tech, mixed it with their in-house developed AWD system and poured the mixture into their popular Crosstrek crossover. With 17 miles of EV range and by 35 MPG in hybrid […]
Volvo’s all-new S60 is a compelling compact luxury sedan, but the real winner in this segment, IMHO, is the all-new wagon variant: the V60. It drives like the S60, has compact CUV like cargo capacity, and very little competition on our shores. It’s also drop-dead sexy if I’m honest. #WagonLover
VW’s Golf R (or Golfer as I kept calling it) is not the fastest hot hatch in America, nor is it the best handling or arguably the best value. But if my cash were on the line, it is the hatch I’d buy. Why? Let’s explore that. Note: The 5.6 second 0-60 time quoted was […]
Cheap and cheerful has long been the reputation for Honda’s smallest car in America and that continues in the latest incarnation. For 2019 Honda has continued their trend of moving their models up-market as well positioning the Fit as the “more premium” alternative in a way to the Nissan Versa Note or Ford Fiesta. Driving […]
Think of the A5 Sportback s the sexier A4 alternative. While there are some ways it’s less practical, most shoppers may be surprised that the large cargo area compensates for that in large measure.
Volkswagen’s GTI helped start the hot hatchback revolution in 1974 and now over four decades later the GTI is more modern than ever.
The previous generation of the Corolla hatchback was known as the Corolla iM because instead of launching it as a Corolla initially, Toyota decided to make it part of the Scion brand which has since been closed down in America. The bad news here is that the mono-spec pricing model of the iM is gone […]