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Chevy Bolt EV electric car for 'urban' sales: what does that mean?

Chevy Bolt EV electric car for 'urban' sales: what does that mean?

Almost no U.S. car buyers sit down at their kitchen table and kick off a chat by saying, "Honey, we need to buy a city car." The only exceptions are those in a handful of crowded cities like New York and San Francisco, for whom a very short car that is easy to park may take priority. But as sales... read more

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2016 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SR in upstate New York, April 2016

2016 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SR CVT gas mileage review

The Nissan Sentra compact sedan has been with us since the 2013 model year, but it received a number of updates and new features this year. Nissan's goal was to keep the... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid pulled from VW's U.S. lineup in 2017

Volkswagen released details on its 2017 lineup for the U.S. yesterday, including the launch of its crossover-like Golf Alltrack wagon, some new Beetle versions, and greater... read more June 24, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Escape, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, May 2016

2017 Ford Escape quick drive review

The Ford Escape has been a hugely popular small crossover SUV since its 2001 debut, and after a quick drive in the updated 2017 model, we're reminded why. While it's not the... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Buick Verano Turbo

Buick Verano to die as yet another small sedan gives way to SUVs

As General Motors' Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan, gains a new model to build, it will also lose one. The Buick Verano compact sedan currently built at the... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo will build compact electric car in 2019, along with larger model

Volvo recently previewed a pair of concept cars built on the platform that will support its first all-electric vehicle to go into production. Both "40 series" concepts use... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Mini Cooper Clubman in New York's Hudson Valley, Apr 2016

2016 Mini Cooper Clubman gas mileage review

We're fond of Mini Coopers around here. The little British cars are fun to drive, often produce smiles from others, and in their latest incarnation, are considerably more... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Chevy Cruze gas mileage beats even previous Eco model

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze EPA fuel-economy ratings beat those of all gasoline versions of the previous-generation model. The second-generation Cruze was unveiled last June... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Dodge Dart

2016 Dodge Dart lineup cut to 3 models as small sedan simplifies

As part of its revised, five-year plan, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced in January that it will end production of its smallest sedan, the compact Dodge Dart. Along... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2013 Ford Focus

Why used small cars may be your best driving bargain these days

If you want a fuel-efficient car that doesn't cost a lot, right now may be a good time to shop the used-car sections of your local dealers' lots. That's because some of the... read more April 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco, road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep 2015

2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco: Gas Mileage Drive Of New Compact SUV

South Korean carmaker Hyundai has aggressive plans to expand its lineup and its sales in virtually every segment, and it's launched consistently better cars for several years... read more February 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Honda Civic Coupe

2016 Honda Civic Coupe: Gas Mileage Equals Sedan's 35 MPG Combined

We now have full specifications for the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe--launched a few months after the 2016 Civic sedan--including its fuel-economy ratings. While these figures have... read more February 22, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen e-Golf Touch - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf To Get Range Boost Above 100 Miles

Since it launched in a handful of states in late 2014, the Volkswagen e-Golf's rated range has put it somewhere in the middle of the current crop of electric cars. Its... read more January 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Honda Civic, test drive, Tarrytown, NY, Oct 2015

2016 Honda Civic: First Drive Of New 35-MPG Compact Sedan

The 2016 Honda Civic may be the most radical redesign of the Civic in its 40-plus-year history. The tenth generation of the car that made Honda's reputation, both in North... read more October 19, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Will Add Hatchback As Well As Sedan, Following Ford, Honda

For one reason or another, U.S. buyers have never quite taken to hatchbacks the way buyers in other markets have. So when carmakers introduce new compact cars in the U.S... read more September 18, 2015 by


 
2016 Honda Civic Sedan

2016 Honda Civic Sedan: Sleek Lines, Turbo Engine, CVT For Efficiency

After showing a well-received concept version this past spring at the 2015 New York Auto Show, Honda revealed its 10th-generation Civic compact at an event in Los Angeles... read more September 17, 2015 by


 

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