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2015 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2013 Ford Focus ST | Comparison Test

TESTED<p>At roadside cafeterias in France, next to the napkins, cutlery, and plastic trays, are baskets of free dinner rolls. Hungry? Take as much as you want; bread is as free as air. We have to assume that this is a legacy of the French Revolution. No need to steal, Jean Valjean. The struggle is …

Monte Carlo

Subaru WRX v Volkswagen Golf GTI v Ford Focus ST v Renault Megane RS265 2014 | Drive.com.au

2015 Subaru WRX vs 2014 Ford Focus ST! Head 2 Head Ep. 50

Quick Comparison: 2014 Nissan Rogue vs 2014 Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 vs Nissan Rogue. Click image to enlarge<p><i>Review and photos by Jonathan Yarkony</i><p>There is no question that the Mazda CX-5 is a favourite here …

The Big Test: 2015 Minivans - Chrysler, Honda, Kia, Nissan, and Toyota

Family Vacation: America's Best-Selling Minivans Duke It Out for Our Big Test Crown<p>Growing up, I had a lot of fun in our family’s minivans. Our family’s first car was a 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE that my dad used to shuttle me to early-morning hockey practice. (My little brothers would hide …

Kia Motors

2015 Honda Fit EX-L vs. 2014 Nissan Versa Note SL Comparison

For a long time, buying a small hatchback was like eating 39-cent ramen noodles: it’s all you can afford and it gets the job done, but you’d really …

Comparison Test: Affordable Everyday Fun Cars

Affordable Everyday Fun Cars, Spec Sheet. Click image to enlarge<p><i>Originally published August 5, 2014</i><p><i>Review by Jeff Wilson, Jonathan Yarkony and Jacob</i> …

Comparison Test: 2015 Mazda6 vs. 2014 Ford Fusion

The current Mazda6 and Ford Fusion are two power players in the hotly contested mid-size family sedan segment. To compete here you need to have room …

Mazda

Comparo: 2015 Volkswagen GTI vs 2015 Mini Cooper S

From daily grind to really good time<p>Fast, affordable, and ripe for modifying, hot hatches are the muscle cars of our generation. But they're also smart in the way big muscle never was. They use high-tech materials to keep their bodies lean and turbos to combine sports-car speed with 34-mpg economy. …

Porsche

2015 Subaru WRX vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI | Comparison Test

You have heard plenty over the years about Subaru’s rally-inspired WRX. And, owing to its longer life span, you have probably heard even more about Volkswagen’s genre-defining hot hatch, the GTI. It’s now in its seventh generation.<p>Goodness knows, you’ve also heard plenty from us about the southern …

2014 Midsize Sedan Comparison Test: A Flavor for Every Palate | Kelley Blue Book

Once upon a time, recommending the best midsize sedan was simple. "Get a Toyota Camry," we'd say, or if you prefer whole-bean vanilla, "Get a Honda …

The Big Test: 2014/2015 Midsize Sedans

Chevrolet Malibu vs. Chrysler 200 vs. Honda Accord vs. Kia Optima vs. Mazda6 vs. Nissan Altima<p>Time flies. Not since 2010 have we had a midsize sedan roundup this large, and by now most of those cars have been succeeded by a new generation or have a replacement waiting in the wings. Midsize sedans …

Kia Motors

The Big Test: 2014/2015 Hatchbacks - Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, and VW

Booty Inspection: Check out Our Hatchback Plunder and Their Big Behinds<p>So, you’re in the market for a sensibly sized and reasonably styled hatchback. You want to be able to hunt parallel parking spaces without anxiety (“I should have bought a smaller car…”), accommodate four adults in comfort, and …

Subaru

2015 Audi A3 Quattro vs. 2014 BMW 228i, 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 4MATIC | Comparison Test

Seems like only yesterday that we were giving last rites to the compact-sports-sedan segment as its standard-bearers ballooned in dimensions, features, and price.<p>Does a BMW 3-series need to be the size of the old 5? Well, yes, now that the 5 is the new 7 and the 7 is the new battleship <i>Bismarck</i>. If …

BMW

2014 Honda Civic EX-L vs. 2014 Kia Forte EX, 2014 Mazda 3 i Touring, 2014 Toyota Corolla S, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE | Comparison Test

As We Emerge from a Winter that saw record-low temperatures lead to the rebranding of cold fronts as “polar vortices,” those of us in northern latitudes get to suffer through the inevitable sequel to the season’s historic snowfall: historic flooding. Our thigh-deep drifts and two-story plowed hills …

Comparison Test: 2014 Mid-Size Sedans

2014 Mid-Size Sedan Comparison. Click image to enlarge<p><i>Originally published March 24, 2014</i><p><i>Review by Jacob Black, Jonathan Yarkony, Peter Bleakney,</i> …

The Big Test: 2013/2014 Hybrid and Diesel Sedans

Chevrolet Cruze 2.0TD vs.Honda Civic Hybrid vs. Toyota Prius vs. Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid vs.Volkswagen Jetta TDI<p>Do you obsess over how much energy your car’s engine creates, and worry about the fuel being destroyed for your driving pleasure? (Why are you reading this magazine?) Actually, one of …

Test Data

The Big Test: 2013/2014 Luxury Sport Sedans

Audi S4 vs. BMW 335i xDrive vs. Cadillac ATS4 3.6 vs. Lexus IS 350 AWD vs. Volvo S60 T6<p>Go ahead. Rank your children in order from worst to best. I’ll wait. Not easy, is it? Yet that’s the task we’ve been given for this month’s Big Test. Small sport sedans are to automotive journalists what …

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The Big Test: 2013/2014 Full-Size Sedans

Chevrolet Impala LTZ vs. Chrysler 300S vs. Ford Taurus SEL vs. Kia Cadenza vs. Toyota Avalon Ltd<p>Is there a more peculiar automotive segment than that of the entry-level, full-size sedan? Loved by comfort-seeking retirees, client-shuttling businessmen, and family-hauling parents alike, the full-size …

Kia Motors

Habemus Papem! 2013 BMW 335i M Sport vs. 2013 Cadillac ATS 3.6, 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport | Comparison Test | 

TESTED<p>Spiritually, we feel a little adrift. When Pope Benedict XVI resigned in February, it was the second deeply confounding blow in a short period. A few months prior, we’d pitted the new F30-generation BMW 328i against a Cadillac ATS and concluded that the Caddy was the more entertaining car. …

Cadillac ATS

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Pack

Gods of War: All-Wheel-Drive Supercar Titans Face Off<p>It doesn’t get much faster than these two. The Audi R8 and Nissan GT-R tear relentlessly at the pavement with four driven wheels and an uninterrupted supply of thrust courtesy of twin-clutch transmissions. Want a quicker all-wheel-drive car? Your …

Nissan GT-R

2013/2014 Compact Crossover Comparison

Ford Escape SE vs. Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester 2.5 Touring vs. Toyota RAV4<p>No modern family starter kit is complete without a small crossover. On the automotive family evolutionary timeline, these crossovers live somewhere between a single person’s sports car and a family’s minivan. Young couples …

Home Depot

PopMech Tested: Which Midsize Sedan Is the Best?

America loves its high-riding SUVs and crossovers, but the midsize sedan is still our country's bulk auto. Here, the Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, Chevy Malibu, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, and Mazda6 face off in a contest of performance, style, comfort, and<p>America loves its high-riding SUVs and …

Ford Fusion

2013 Honda Accord Sport vs. Toyota Camry SE vs. 2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring

Sport Medicine: Think Family Sedans are Boring? Go For Something Zippier<p>Believe it or not, some midsize sedan buyers view these four- doors as exciting signs of hope, evidence that the fun isn’t over just because kids and jobs now consume 23 hours of the day. Despite their prevalence—at least that …

Autos

The Big Test: Compact Sedans

Dodge Dart vs. Honda Civic vs. Kia Forte vs. Mazda3 vs. Nissan Sentra<p>According to the old maxim, Americans don’t like small cars. We buy trucks by the truckload and midsize sedans more than any other car segment. But because of gas prices, the tough economy, or both, the compact segment is growing. …

Fuel Efficiency