2020 Nissan Leaf SL+ Test Drive

“2019 Nissan Leaf SL Plus” Nissan’s Electric Pioneer gets even better In 2011, the Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. launched what they claimed to be the world’s first affordable, zero-emission car in the form of the all-new Leaf, a 4-door, medium-size, lithium-ion battery powered, plug-in electric hatchback, capable of comfortably transporting five adults. Earlier last year,…

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2020 Honda Civic Type-R Touring Test Drive

      “2020 Honda Civic Type R Touring” Dynamic Racy Hot Hatchback OVERVIEW Honda’s iconic Civic Performance flagship hits the ground running with a host of significant changes and enhancements. The 2020 four-door Honda Civic Type R hatchback is available in only one feature packed trim level – the Touring, which has virtually everything…

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2020 Hyundai Veloster N Test Drive

“2020 Hyundai Veloster N” Hyundai’s Hottest Hatch OVERVIEW Hyundai’s unique Veloster Hatchback was first introduced in 2012. The Hyundai Veloster was and still is a three-door asymmetrical four passenger hatch back coupe featuring a rear hatch with a single door on the driver’s side and two conventionally opening doors on the passenger side with the…

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE Test Drive

?2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE? The Hatch has returned with gusto Back in 2016, when the Scion brand was dealt a death blow, the Scion IM hatchback was rebadged as a Toyota Corolla. Now, for the 2019 model year, a totally new Toyota Corolla Hatchback, like the Phoenix, has risen from the ashes with vast…

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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 Toyota C-HR XLE Test Drive

?2108 Toyota C-HR XLE” A Fun, Mischievous approach to the Subcompact SUV What?s in a name? In the case of the 2018 Toyota C-HR, the name is somewhat ambiguous and contradictory. ?C-HR? according to the Toyota suits stands for ?Coupe-High Rider? That?s all well and good, but names, even in the form of acronyms should…

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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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