Should The Tesla Model X Be Called An SUV? Crossover? Wagon? Hatchback?

Should The Tesla Model X Be Called An SUV? Crossover? Wagon? Hatchback?

The Tesla Model X electric luxury vehicle has widely been referred to as an SUV or a crossover utility vehicle by the media, the company, and buyers. And indeed, it's taller and somewhat boxier than the sleek Model S "sedan," which is actually a hatchback. But we've had some energetic discussions... read more

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2016 Scion iM drive event, Philadelphia area, Sept 2015

2016 Scion iM: First Drive Of New Compact Hatchback

The 2016 Scion iM compact hatchback is the second two of new Scion models for 2016, joining the iA subcompact sedan. It's part of a much-needed new lineup that takes Toyota's... read more September 8, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf's Two Batteries: 84 Miles Base, 110 Miles For Top Trims, Dealer Says

With many 2016 model details already released by other makers, the specs of the 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car remain conspicuously absent as the U.S. heads toward its Labor... read more August 17, 2015 by 

2016 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback

2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid Priced From $37,900

The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid will start at $38,825 when it goes on sale in the U.S. this fall. That price includes a $925 destination charge, but does not include... read more August 6, 2015 by 

2017 Infiniti Q30

2017 Infiniti Q30 Video: 'Lust And Logic' In Compact Hatchback For Frankfurt Show (UPDATED)

Two years after the unveiling of a concept car that previewed it, the 2017 Infiniti Q30 compact luxury hatchback will launch at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Nissan's... read more July 21, 2015 by 

2016 Fiat 500 (European spec)

2016 Fiat 500 Updates Include Uconnect Touchscreen, Styling Tweaks

The 2016 Fiat 500 will arrive in the U.S. this fall with a few noteworthy updates, including tweaked styling and added technology features. No major mechanical changes are... read more July 12, 2015 by 

2016 Scion iA and 2016 Scion iM

New 2016 Scion Models Priced: Compact iM Hatchback $19,255, Smaller iA Sedan $16,495

Toyota's Scion "youth" division has been somewhat neglected lately, but a pair of new models will arrive later this year to help reinvigorate the brand. The 2016 Scion iA... read more June 30, 2015 by 

Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Strong-Selling 40-MPG Mitsubishi Mirage To Get Sedan Model

The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar has been an unexpected sales success for the Japanese carmaker, which has struggled in the U.S. market. While sales of other subcompact cars... read more June 25, 2015 by 

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

2016 Chevrolet Cruze To Be Shown This Week, Hatchback Model Included: Report

The U.S.-market version of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be unveiled on Wednesday, and Chevy has already teased new styling and technology features. But there's another... read more June 22, 2015 by 

2016 Audi A3 e-tron  -  First Drive

2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid: U.S. Arrival Now October

By now, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid is missing in action. When Audi unveiled the U.S. version of its compact hatchback with a... read more June 8, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Priced From $33,995, Or $1,175 Lower Than 2015 Volt

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid will be priced from $33,995 when it goes on sale sometime this fall, a GM executive said this morning. The price, which includes... read more May 3, 2015 by 

2015 MINI Cooper S 4-Door Hardtop, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

2015 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door: Gas Mileage Review

In various forms, the MINI has been with us for more than half a century--but its image has always been shaped by the two-door model. The original BMC Mini had two doors and... read more April 22, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Order Guide: Options, Trim Levels...But No Prices Yet

These days, waiting for a new car is akin to the anticipation surrounding a Hollywood blockbuster. First come the teases, then more substantive trailers, perhaps followed by... read more April 20, 2015 by 

2014 Honda Insight

Honda Insight Hybrid: The Least-Wanted Car In America?

Automakers and their dealers know that when a vehicle is updated, redesigned, or discontinued, the last lagging examples of the old model may sit on lots for months, perhaps... read more April 15, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Chevrolet Spark Video Preview

The Chevrolet Spark has found its niche as an urban runabout. But since it's been on sale around the world for a long time, it's time for a replacement. And this time, for... read more April 4, 2015 by 

2016 Smart ForTwo, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Smart Fortwo Video Preview

If smaller is better, then you can’t really do much better than the Smart ForTwo. The Fortwo is the city car originally designed in partnership with Swatch, back in the... read more April 4, 2015 by 


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