2020 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium Test Drive

2020 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium Niro PHEV Receives Mid-Cycle Refresh OVERVIEW The Kia Niro was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show appearing as a 2017 production model. The Kia Niro debuted as an all-new, compact, near midsize, urban crossover hybrid that serves up a bold, athletic crossover design, combined with functionality and versatility…

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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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2017 Kia Optima PHEV EX Test Drive

?2017 Kia Optima PHEV EX ? Optima stable offers three basic choices Depending upon your environmental stance, Kia serves up a choice of three Optima sedans: the regular base Kia Optima; the Kia Optima Hybrid; and the Kia Optima PHEV or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle….

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2017 Kia Forte Test Drive

  By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Not long ago the most compact cars looked like ?cheap little cars.? That?s changed dramatically the last few years and in the process, many of the compacts have received sophisticated design treatments, refined comfort and an extensive outfitting of latest technologies. A good example of this upscale compact revolution…

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2016 Honda Civic EX/SENS Test Drive

?2016 Honda Civic 2.0L EX SENSING Sedan? Tenth Generation Civic is all-new The Civic happens to be the longest ?running nameplate in Honda?s history, with 43 years under its belt – its U.S. introduction coming in 1973. The Honda Civic is also the largest selling model globally for the Japanese manufacturer, having sold nearly 35…

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2013 Honda CR-Z Hybrid EX/NAVI Test Drive

?2013 Honda CR-Z EX Hybrid: A Green Sport 3-door Coupe for two? ? Last year Honda added yet another efficient ?green? vehicle to its hybrid lineup, but this time in a sleek two-passenger coupe design with quick, sporty handling that fell into the gasoline-electric hybrid segment. The exterior is both stylish and athletic in appearance,…

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Test Drive: 2012 Honda Crosstour

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We were surprised when Honda introduced the Crosstour in the fall of 2009.? It?s not the kind of car we would expect from a company that tends to play it safe and conservative.? Sure they needed a large vehicle to compete with crossovers like Toyota?s Venza, Ford?s Flex and several…

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Test Drive: 2011 Honda CR-Z EX Sport Hybrid

Modern technology capturing the excitement of the past. My dad used to have a Honda Prelude. Actually, he?s had two. The first was stolen one fall night in the early 90s, joy ridden, and destroyed. Some kid drove it through a chain link fence, out onto a local golf course, and totaled it in a…

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Test Drive: 2010 Kia Fort? Koup

When the Kia Fort? sedan came out last summer, it was a revelation that the budget Korean automaker was committed to moving upscale and competing with Honda and Toyota for small car buyers. The sturdy Fort? was well-liked by the press and the market alike. And right at the end of the press introduction, Kia…

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