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2016 Fiat 500X AWD: Quick Drive Report

2016 Fiat 500X AWD: Quick Drive Report

Subcompact crossovers are a booming segment in the U.S. right now, so who better than a company associated almost exclusively with small cars to build one? The 2016 Fiat 500X is the first Fiat model offered in North America with all-wheel drive, and the Italian carmaker’s latest attempt to... read more

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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 


 
2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014

2015 Honda Fit: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

The second of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Honda Fit, the well-regarded subcompact five-door hatchback. It's the third... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
Teaser for Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover

2016 Mazda CX-3 Subcompact SUV To Debut At LA Auto Show: Report: UPDATED

Mazda's entry into the growing subcompact crossover segment is almost here. The Japanese carmaker has hinted at a crossover that would slot below the CX-5 in its lineup, and... read more October 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV: More Electric-Car Details Trickle Out

A few more details on the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV electric car are starting to come into focus, including its production date and a second version to be sold in... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 

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