Jonathan McGrew, Contributing Writer

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Jonathan McGrew has had a steering wheel in his hands since before he could walk. It was inevitable that he would start racing, earning recognition as an SCCA F Production racer in his small (but fast!) MGB-GT. Even when the MGB is off the track under repair, there is a silver Hyundai Elantra that assuages the racing bug during SCCA Rally Cross season. Jonathan is a graduate in Business Marketing from the University of Colorado in Denver, the lead graphic artist for a major printing hardware vendor, and a budding entrepreneur as he begins his car journalism and blogging career and nurtures McGrewGroup Designs. Jonathan lives in Denver, Colorado with assorted cars and a motorcycle, a partner, and a one-eyed Husky named Jack.

Articles

  • It has been a minute since we have reported on the diminutive THINK City minicar. Last time we checked in on the THINK it was competing in the START Eco Car Trials on the other side of the pond. That...

  • BMW Brings 1-series M Coupe To American Showrooms

    The M series of cars from BMW may very well be some of the most sought after performance coupes and sedans on the market. They range from vehicles with complicated on-board systems like the M6 to the very popular M3 and now the 1-series M coupe. The M coupe represents the fastest and most...

  • First Nissan LEAF Delivered To North Bay San Francisco Resident

    Today in San Francisco, the first Nissan LEAF was plugged in and delivered to its North Bay owner. The delivery marks the follow through of a promise by San Francisco’s Mayor Gaven Newsom and Nissan—the delivery of zero emission, electric powered vehicles to the streets of San...

  • Small Cars And The American Public: How the Ford Fiesta Is Faring

    This year finally saw the return of the Fiesta nameplate to the Ford American model line-up—a vehicle that had a short run in the early ‘80s. The debut of the Fiesta this year was one of the most anticipated and most promoted by Ford probably in the history of the company. Between all...

  • 2011 Honda CR-Z: Determined or Doomed

    Sports car and hybrid aren’t two words that have been used together a lot in the alternative fuel segment of the automotive industry—unless you are Honda. The 2011 Honda CR-Z hybrid is the first vehicle we have seen marketed as a sports hybrid and also one of the few offered with a...

  • Like the Toytoa Prius? TMC Has More Where That Came From

    Toyota has been the reigning king of the hybrid automotive segment pretty much since they introduced the Prius over a decade ago. Speaking of decades the question for a little while has been what is next for Toyota, especially with the introduction of the Chevrolet Volt and all-electric cars like...

  • The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have been rivals since their respective introductions—with the Mustang beating most to the punch with the 1964 ½ Ford Mustang debut. GM quick...

  • Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept: Is It Cadillac’s Foray Into the Micro Car Market?

    At the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Cadillac revealed something that might have surprised the media and consumers alike. If you missed it, the debut at the LA Auto Show was a small concept car called the Urban Luxury Concept or ULC. The ULC isn’t your father’s Cadillac concept, though it...

  • Honda Takes The Insight Down A Notch—In Price

    Honda has been battling the Toyota Prius popularity pretty much since its introduction and that battle has been an up hill struggle with the Honda Hybrids not gaining much traction in the market. The theory was that was all going to change with the introduction of the all-new Honda Insight for...

  • Toyota Starts Sharing Its Prius Plug-in Prototype

    Over the Thanksgiving holiday the team over at GreenCarReports.com were lent a Toytoa Prius Plug-in Prototype to test. The plug-in Prius is one of those cars Toyota enthusiasts have been waiting for and speculating for quiet some time—some even call it a super Prius. Now that our sister site...

  • Car Makers Fight To Achieve The Best Sustainability Ratings

    Whether it is attributable to tightening CAFE or EPA requirements for present and future car models or the need to appeal to consumers that are looking to be more socially responsible, car makers are stepping up their game when it comes to fuel efficiency and sustainable practices. As we reported...

  • 2012 Ford Focus Wears Some Jeans On the Inside

    How do you like your jeans? Skinny…Straight-leg…Loose Fit? The 2012 Ford Focus likes it’s jeans in a slightly different form—as recycled content for the interior. It may seem strange to take used jeans and use them in the interior of a new car, but Ford has some compelling...

  • Recently Honda revealed the pricing for the 2011 Honda Fit and for the most part the car hasn’t changed from the versatile and affordable subcompact that we have come to respect. There are,...

  • Small Cars That Have Small Price Tags And Big Value

    When someone says they are looking at a small car, two things come to my mind: A) they are looking at an economy car or B) they are looking at a sports car. The following concerns the former as we get into the holiday season, sales and tightening budgets. Sometimes buying a new car isn’t a...

  • Mitsubishi Achieves 5000 Units Of the i-MiEV

    The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been a vehicle on the AllSmallCars.com radar for quite a while now. We have reported on royalty driving it, different driving reviews and most recently the announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the little four-seater vehicle will be coming to the U.S. as an...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt: What the EPA Has To Say About It

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been in the news a lot lately, especially when it comes to the alternative fuel segment. Recently, AllSmallCars.com reported on the EPA rating of the 2011 Nissan LEAF and the controversy it has caused among some automotive journalists. Right on the...

  • Journalists Start To Question EPA Testing of EVs After Nissan LEAF Results

    Over the past couple of months AllSmallCars.com and our sister sites have published a lot about electric vehicles. In fact, AllCarsElectric.com is completely dedicated to electric car news, events and reviews. Earlier this week, I reported on the 2011 Nissan LEAF and the official EPA rating in...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi Electric Mini Car Confirmed To Come To U.S.

    Mitsubishi has been working on electric vehicle (EV) technology for quite a while and for there efforts are credited with the first electric car sold to be sold in volume globally. That achievement was set over 12 months ago, but Mitsubishi hasn’t stopped working. For those unfamiliar, we are...

  • It is that time again for Car and Driver’s 10Best car awards. I know, I know why are we reporting on the competition. Well, as happens with great awards, they stick in the industry and become...

  • EPA Officially Rates 2011 Nissan LEAF with 99-MPG

    No that isn’t a typo; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rated the Nissan LEAF with a 99-combined mpg. If you are looking for how that breaks out into city and highway, the EPA has stamped the LEAF with a 92 city/106 highway mpg rating. If you are going to ask us how they calculated...

  • Small Cars That Take Home the Top Resale Value For 2011

    When buying a new car some people pay a lot of attention to the resale value, others pay little attention to it, but either way it can be an important piece of financial information for the future. How do you find out what the resale value of a particular car is? Well, luck would have it that...

  • 2011 Ford Mustang GT Takes Home Best Resale Value Award for High-Performance

    The Ford Mustang is probably one of the best-known sport/muscle cars in America. It is also one of the longest running with production starting with the 64-½ model year and continuing, uninterrupted, through to the present 2011 model year. Of course, over the long production history the...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra Joins Small Car 40 MPG Club

    The Hyundai Elantra is a car that has been working its way up the small car food chain at a fairly quick pace since its redesign for the 2002 model year. The 2002 Hyundai Elantra was praised for its better than average interior materials, competitive performance and best in class warranty. Now for...

  • Edward Cullen’s Twilight Volvo Goes Electric with DRIVe

    It isn’t clear when the switch happened, but at some point automotive manufacturers decided that electric vehicles (EVs) were worth investing valuable R&D monies. Recently, AllSmallCars.com has reported on the Chevrolet Volt and the numerous awards it is winning from the automotive press...

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