Hatchbacks

 
More sedan, smaller, entry models bite the dust in Detroit

More sedan, smaller, entry models bite the dust in Detroit

Two years ago this month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles essentially threw in the towel on the "automobiles" part of its name. Canceling the compact Dodge Dart and the mid-size Chrysler 200 sedans, the company doubled down on the pickup trucks and utility vehicles that had long been its profit centers... read more

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

Kona Electric, Bolt EV, Niro, C-HR aren't crossovers, despite what makers say

It happened again. At this week's New York auto show media days, a manufacturer rolled out yet another vehicle that it calls a "crossover" despite that vehicle having neither... read more March 30, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback, 2018 New York auto show

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback returns at NY Auto Show

The Toyota Corolla is the world's highest-selling nameplate, having surpassed the Ford Model T and Volkswagen Beetle years ago. It exists in many different models and... read more March 28, 2018 by


 
Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

In what segments will electric cars do best by 2025? Twitter poll results

As U.S. car buyers increasingly opt for crossover utility vehicles of all sizes over passenger sedans and hatchbacks, that shift has come to pose a problem for electric cars... read more March 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Which electric car is your favorite? Twitter poll results

Many times our polls deal with weighty issues—climate change, renewable energy, the effects of denying science—or survey expectations for the future. But... read more March 16, 2018 by


 
Mitsubishi eX Concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

In what segments will electric cars do best by 2025? Take our Twitter poll

Over the last several years, U.S. sales of utility vehicles, from small crossovers to hulking truck-based SUVs, have surged. Meanwhile, passenger cars—sedans... read more March 15, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback debuts in Geneva for Europe

Remember hatchbacks? Actually, come to think of it ... remember passenger cars? You know, the sedans and wagons and hatchbacks that don't have all-wheel drive and aren't... read more March 9, 2018 by


 
Professor John Kelly of Weber State University, Utah, shown before Chevy Bolt EV battery disassembly

Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car: what's inside the battery? Teardown video shows all

The battery packs of most modern electric cars are far different than those in your mobile phone or other portable devices. In most cases, they include hundreds or thousands... read more February 28, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric police car, operated by Hyattsville City Police Department, Maryland

Is this the country's first Chevrolet Bolt EV police car? (updated with video)

Using electric cars as police vehicles has some distinct advantages. Among them are near-silent operation, maximum acceleration from 0 rpm, and a novelty factor that can lead... read more February 28, 2018 by


 
Two 2018 Nissan Leafs with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Joyce Kilmer travel plaza, Feb 2018

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: four-day winter road-trip review

The first generation of mass-priced electric cars with ranges of 60 to 90 miles simply didn't have enough range to be used outside predictable daily commute duties and local... read more February 26, 2018 by


 
2018 Renault Zoe electric car in Purple Blackberry paint color

2018 Renault Zoe electric car: more powerful motor to go with last year's bigger battery

The subcompact Renault Zoe hatchback has been Europe's best-selling electric car for several years now. Last year, sales soared after it received a major upgrade to its... read more February 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Fiat 500e

2018 Fiat 500e preview

When the Fiat 500e electric minicar launched in 2013, its range was rated at 87 miles, but its most distinctive feature was its wickedly fun-to-drive character. Six years... read more February 13, 2018 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid winter gas mileage review

Nearly a year ago, we published a gas-mileage review on the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, the South Korean brand's Toyota Prius challenger. We saw 49.5 miles per gallon over 565... read more February 4, 2018 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

Used Fiat 500e electric cars outside California: is service an issue for buyers?

So you've always wanted to drive a battery-electric car, but you're a frugal and sensible shopper who's noticed that prices of used electric cars are remarkably low. And you... read more January 31, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Looking at leases on 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: how do they stack up?

This past Tuesday, the 2018 Nissan Leaf—an entirely redesigned second generation of the pioneering electric car—officially went on sale in the U.S. It's quicker... read more January 28, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car was unveiled last fall, the company said it would have a range of "140 miles or more." That had risen to "150 miles or more" by the end... read more January 27, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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