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2016 MINI Cooper Clubman Grows Up Into More Maxi Wagon With Six Doors

2016 MINI Cooper Clubman Grows Up Into More Maxi Wagon With Six Doors

BMW has turned the modern MINI into quite a franchise, with the previous generation comprising eight distinct body styles in total. The current-generation MINI lineup is heading in that direction as well. It already includes a three-door hatchback and MINI's first five-door hatch, and now it's... read more

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2015 Chevrolet Trax LT AWD, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

2015 Chevrolet Trax: Gas Mileage Review Of Small SUV

Sport-utility vehicles are all about hauling stuff, so collecting a set of 40-year-old wheels seemed like the perfect road test for the new 2015 Chevrolet Trax. The... read more May 12, 2015 by 


 
2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V Subcompact SUV Starts At $19,995, On Sale May 15

The 2016 Honda HR-V subcompact crossover goes on sale May 15, and we now have full pricing information. The base price is $19,115, but a mandatory $880 destination fee brings... read more April 30, 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 


 
Honda Fit EV customer appreciation day, Honda Smart Home, UC-Davis, Mar 2015  [photo: George Betak]

Lease Extensions For Honda Fit EV, Two Years At $199 A Month, To Be Offered

With the first three-year leases of Honda Fit EVs now set to end in June, drivers of Honda's only electric car have been wondering what will happen to their cars now. Many of... read more March 23, 2015 by 


 
New 2015 Fiat 500e, San Jose, California, March 2015  [snapshot: Joe Nuxoll]

Group Buy Of Fiat 500e Electric Cars Ignites 'Feeding Frenzy,' 100-Plus Bought

Suppose you could get a new electric car for $83 a month--and its running costs per mile were only a fraction of what a gasoline car would in fuel. That'd be almost a free... read more March 18, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2015 BMW i3 Video Road Test

If there were ever a brand-reset button in the automotive business, the BMW i3 electric car is it. It's both a compact hatchback and an all-electric car, from the brand that... read more March 17, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3 Gets Only A Diesel Engine In Japan (Forbidden Fruit)

While U.S. buyers continue waiting for a promised diesel version of the Mazda 6 sedan, Mazda is set to unveil another diesel model for other markets. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
Infiniti QX30 Concept

Infiniti QX30 Concept: Small Luxury SUV Previews 2016 Model At Geneva Show

The 2015 Geneva Motor Show will feature a concept car previewing one of the first products of the collaboration between Daimler and Nissan. The Infiniti QX30 Concept is a... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
2016 Honda HR-V

Acura CDX Trademarked: Small Luxury Crossover Based On Honda HR-V To Come?

The 2016 Honda HR-V subcompact crossover hasn't quite made it to U.S. showrooms, but there is already speculation that it could spawn a related model. Specifically, that... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Trax

2015 Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore Small SUVs Get IIHS Top Safety Pick Label

General Motors' pair of small crossover utility vehicles has both managed to achieve impressive new safety ratings. The mechanically-identical 2015 Chevrolet Trax and 2015... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 
Honda City spotted in Torrance California (courtesy of Temple of VTEC)

Will U.S. Get Honda Fit Sedan To Join Hatchback, HR-V? Test Car Spied

U.S. buyers can already get the new 2015 Honda Fit hatchback, and they'll soon have the Fit-derived HR-V subcompact crossover utility vehicle as well. But could there be a... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit EX-L Navi, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2014

2015 Honda Fit Gets Highest Safety Rating From NHTSA

It's sometimes assumed that small cars are less safe than larger vehicles, but the 2015 Honda Fit proves that a small footprint and good safety ratings aren't mutually... read more February 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Jeep Renegade, Hollister, California, Jan 2015

2015 Jeep Renegade: First Drive

Jeep got its start with the U.S. Army more than 70 years ago, and the brand has huge global recognition. Now we've driven the first Jeep designed to sell in greater volume... read more February 2, 2015 by 


 
2015 MINI Cooper Countryman

How Big Is The 'Little' MINI Cooper Countryman? It's THAT Big

Size is relative, and what counts as a small car today would have been viewed as much larger 50 years ago. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the case of perhaps the... read more January 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

2015 Honda Fit Video Road Test

If you’re looking for a small hatchback that delivers both fuel economy and flexibility, only a handful of new cars come to mind. Add in top safety ratings, and your... read more January 9, 2015 by 


 

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