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2018 Subaru Impreza Review

The Subaru Impreza has long been one of the least expensive ways to get AWD in America but previous versions struggled when it came to value if AWD wasn’t on your “must have” list. With that in mind, Subaru completely redesigned their compact sedan for 2017 and 2018 tossing in more standard equipment, new entertainment […]

2017 BMW i3 Range Extender Review

Some call it a hybrid, some call it an EV. Some have called it a REx, a BEVx, a landmark vehicle in EV production, and others simply call it ugly. Whatever you want to call the i3 it is one of BMW’s most important new cars in California for a variety of reasons. It’s also […]

2017 Hyundai Veloster Review

If you’re looking for fun in a small package you have few options in America today and if you want a coupe then you have even less. The CR-Z is gone, Ford may or may not bring the Fiesta back to the USA, Mazda stuck a fork in the Mazda2, Scion closed and took the […]

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 […]

2018 Volvo V90 & V90 Cross Country Review

The station wagon is truly the original crossover. With the driving dynamics of a sedan but a bigger cargo area on the back, an estate (as they call them across the pond) makes a great deal of practical sense. Unfortunately the allure of a higher seating position has left wagon sales in America at an […]

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Review

After years of wishing Chevy has finally given Cruze fans what they were asking for: the 2017 Cruze hatchback. The all-new model is a little more compact that the Cruse sedan for easier city parking but swallows considerably more cargo. GM’s newest hatch has another trick up its sleeve: a soon to be available 1.6L […]

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Review

Hyundai’s latest hybrid does more than just beat the Prius with 58 MPG combined, it is one of the few no-compromises hybrid cars in America. The low starting price means that the average compact car shopper in America would break even in under two years while enjoying a larger cargo area and (oddly enough) better […]

2017 Toyota Corolla iM Review

The Corolla iM, also known as the Toyota Auris around the world, may not be the swiftest compact hatch but it is one of the best handling and without a doubt, one of the best buys in America. The former Scion model has become a Toyota for 2017 but it retains Scion’s value pricing model […]

2017 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback Review

Honda is slicing their performance pie more thinly than ever before. Above the base model exists the 1.5L turbo sedan and coupe but for those that need more shove there’s also the new 2017 Civic Sport Hatchback which gets a power bump and a manual transmission making it faster than the last Civic Si. Of […]

2017 Kia Soul ! Review

Kia’s soul has always been one of the most practical, well priced, and best equipped subcompacts in America, but it’s never been particularly swift. Until now. For 2017 Kia fitted a new 201 horsepower turbo engine and a 7-speed dual clutch transmission to their faithful hamster. The result isn’t a Volkswagen GTI, or a Fiesta […]