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2018 Nissan Leaf First Drive

America’s most popular EV has just received it’s first redesign featuring a more mainstream look, a bump to 150 miles of range and more standard equipment. For 2019 Nissan has announced the Leaf will get another range bump with thanks to a bigger battery for “over 200 miles” of EV range to compete directly with […]

2018 Kia Stinger Full Review

The Stinger is officially the best car I drove in 2017. Not because it’s the best handling, or fastest car, or most luxurious car I drove last year but because the Stinger raises the bar for affordable performance vehicles. It’s both practical and fun to drive, it’s comfortable yet affordable and most importantly, it’s attainable […]

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review

The off-road wagon segment has always been small but there’s a new entry for 2017 from Volkswagen in the form of the raised Golf wagon. With an additional inch of ground clearance, a dual clutch transmission and some go-anywhere body cladding, the Alltrack is exactly what would happen if Volvo and Subaru engineers got together […]

2018 Chevrolet Bolt Review

With 238+ miles of electric range, an affordable sticker price and better acceleration than your average compact hatchback the Bolt is the first no-compromises EV in America. There may be snazzier EVs, there may be faster EVs and there may be more comfortable EVs, but none of the other options offers the blend of features, […]

2018 Kia Stinger Review (Base 2.0T)

I was able to convince Kia to give me the keys to a base model with the 2.0L turbo engine and just one option (active safety package). Instead of a “stripper” model that I was expecting, the base Stinger is an incredibly good value. It’s loaded with enough standard features that it makes a compelling […]

2016 MINI Clubman Review

When is a MINI no longer mini-sized? When it grows a foot to become the 2016 MINI Clubman. The growth may upset some MINI fans, but it makes the new Clubman more appealing for American shoppers.

2018 Fiat 500x Review

Fiat’s 500x is fun to drive, comfortable and attractive yet it lives in the shadow of it’s close cousin the Jeep Renegade. Some of this has to do with the smaller number of Fiat dealers but I suspect that more has to do with shoppers wanting a compact go-anywhere CUV instead of an on-road corner […]

2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop Detailed Review and Road Test

Although the third generation Mini Cooper hatchback looks like a mild refresh of the previous two generations, it is in fact an all-new vehicle. The third generation brings a body that is 4 inches longer, almost 2 inches wider and a hair taller than the 2012 MINI Cooper. The result is a more stable platform […]