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  • 2014 Toyota Prius C

    A 2014 Toyota Prius C owner test drives a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage.

  • 2012 Toyota Yaris LE three-door hatchback, road test, Hudson Valley, NY, Feb 2012
    2012 Toyota Yaris LE Subcompact Hatchback: Drive Report

    It was quite small and very, very red. This weekend's test car, a 2012 Toyota Yaris LE three-door liftback, attracted far more attention than we expected. Pedestrians and other drivers turned their heads. Even our New York City garage attendant mumbled, unprompted, "Muy bonita, muy, muy bonita!" as...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: Multi-Day Drive Review

    The 2012 Honda Civic range, launched at last month's New York Auto Show, includes two models devoted to wringing out as many miles as possible from every last drop of gasoline. The one with the highest gas mileage is the 2012 Civic Hybrid, rated by the EPA at 44 mpg on all three test cycles: city...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra, Grant's Tomb, New York City
    Five Things We Don't Like On The 2011 Hyundai Elantra (Video)

    Finally, here's our last video in the series we did on the new 2011 Hyundai Elantra. Since we tested that car a few weeks ago, the compact segment has only heated up. There's a new 2012 Honda Civic, an entirely redesigned all-wheel-drive 2012 Subaru Impreza, and the highly competitive 2011 Chevy...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra
    Five Things We Like About The New 2011 Hyundai Elantra (Video)

    The 2011 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan, entirely redesigned for this model year, has won rave reviews and is selling like gangbusters. We found many things to like in the stylish little Hyundai, and as part of our series of quick road-test and review videos, we listed the top five. Check out the...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra
    2011 Hyundai Elantra: Two-Minute Road Test Review (Video)

    The 2011 New York Auto Show is kicking off this week, with new compact car entries that include the all-wheel-drive 2012 Subaru Impreza, among others. But a strong new contender this year that's already selling fast is the 2011 Hyundai Elantra, which we recently road-tested over our usual route of...

  • editor John Voelcker reviews 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco and 2011 Hyundai Elantra

    Two of the newest compact cars on the road today are the 2011 Hyundai Elantra and the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Now we've driven both of them, testing each car with a six-speed manual transmission. In the case of the Chevy, we drove the 2011 Cruze Eco model, which gets the highest EPA gas mileage rating: 28 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 33 mpg. The 2011 Hyundai Elantra is rated 29 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, for a combined rating of the very same 33 mpg. But what kind of real-world gas mileage did we get, on very similar road tests of 300-plus miles with a bit more highway time...

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