2018 Honda Fit Sport Test Drive

?2018 Honda Fit Sport 5-door? Third Generation Fit Bows with Fresh Styling, Added Tech The Honda Fit first entered the U.S. marketplace as a 2007 model, after being introduced in Japan six years earlier in 2001. The Fit also won instant popularity and acclaim in European markets. The spunky little car has made great strides…

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2018 Kia Rio LX 5-Door Test Drive

?2018 Kia Rio LX 5-door? A Back-to-Basics Fun to Drive Hatch Kia has improved by leaps and bounds since their vehicles were first marketed here on our shores. The Korean automaker is now definitely a force to be reckoned with on all levels of their existing stable. We?ll deal here with their latest Kia Rio…

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2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-Door Test Drive

?2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-Door? Mazda3 best selling vehicle globally The Mazda3 heads into 2018 with only subtle exterior modifications, but with new standard equipment and features as well as updated packages. The popular Mazda is still available in two body configurations ? a 4-door sedan and a 5-door hatch. There are also still two…

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2018 Kia Rio 5-Door EX Test Drive

?2018 Kia Rio 5-door EX? Kia?s Stylish Entry Subcompact Offers Feature-Rich content Baltimore, MD – It?s true that good, even great things can come in small packages. The Kia Rio for 2018 provides a stellar example. This latest fourth generation Rio is available in the U.S. in two body configurations: the 4-door Kia Rio sedan;…

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2018 Mazda3?Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We are ?old timers? in the auto writer business, having reviewed new cars for about 27 years. The most interesting thing about being in the business that long is seeing how much the cars continue to advance and how good most all the new cars are. A good example of…

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2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring Test Drive

?2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-Door? A stylish, economical SKYACTIV Hatch The Mazda3 continues its role as the Mazda brand?s most recognizable nameplate. It was the first vehicle in North America to launch Mazda?s breakthrough engineering and manufacturing philosophy SKYACTIV?1 TECHNOLOGY in 2012 that continues in the 2017 Mazda3 GT….

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT Hatch Test Drive

?2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT? The Diminutive Hatch is back When the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage returned to the North American marketplace, it was the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered non-hybrid vehicle in America., and it appeared as an all-new stylish 5-door sub-compact hatch that accommodated 5 passengers and boasted of an EPA fuel economy rating of 37 mpg…

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2016 Ford Focus 5-Door Titanium Hatchback Test Drive

?2016 Ford Focus 5-Door Titanium? A Fun, Practical and Versatile Hatchback The 2016 Ford Focus stable consists of not only a popular 5-door hatch, but also a practical and economical 4-door sedan, both in different levels of trim. Both body configurations are front-wheel drive and are available in four progressive levels of trim ? S,…

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2016 Scion iM 5-Door Hatch Test Drive

?2016 Scion iM? A Sporty and Versatile Hatchback Late last year, the Scion team of Toyota Motor Sales launched two new models for the 2016 model year. One represented the first sedan model for the Scion brand ? the Scion iA, a compact four-door, five passenger sedan. The other was the Scion iM ? a…

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2016 Honda Fit EX-L Navi Test Drive

?2016 Honda Fit EX-L Navi? Improved highway fuel mileage Honda launched the third generation of their popular and versatile 5-Door subcompact hatchback as a 2015 model. The Honda Fit was first introduced in 2006 as a 2007 model. The 2015 Honda Fit was completely redesigned and benefited from several unique and innovative enhancements in a…

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