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2019 Honda Insight In-Depth Review

This well-rounded hybrid delivers on its green promise but doesn't shout about its eco-friendliness.<p>Overall Rating:<p>Honda is taking its Insight hybrid down a different path than many other companies have followed with their gasoline-electric fuel sippers. Rather than emphasizing its green cred, …

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2019 Honda Insight review: Third time's a charm - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> The Insight meets and beats EPA estimates with ease, its styling is on point and it's great to drive.<p><b>The Bad</b> There are some light NVH issues when the gas engine kicks in, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't available in the base trim.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If you want the benefits of a …

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review: Driving Fun Distilled

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is synonymous with driving fun—I should know because I owned a 2016 model (the ND). However, my time with it was cut short after my early example suffered a teething issue with its six-speed manual transmission where a manufacturing defect caused it to shred its gears. When the …

2019 Honda Insight Review: 6 Things to Know

Honda's third iteration of the Insight hybrid is stunning compared to the first- and second-generation models, but looks are just the beginning. Although the 2019 Insight is based on the Civic, the car is much more than a Civic with a hybrid powertrain. We called the Insight a "Swiss army knife of …

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2019 Honda Insight Review: With a Hybrid Like This, Why Would Anyone Buy a Prius?

With tasteful looks, polished road manners, and up to 55 mpg, the Insight is the new king of affordable hybrids.<p>© 2018 Honda Motor Corporation …

2017 Honda Civic Si vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI | Comparison Test

<i>From the May 2018 issue</i><p>A prediction: When the robocar revolution ultimately proves to be less than revolutionary, we will blame its Level 5 endgame. After all, you can get only so excited about napping or working, and there’s just not that much worth watching on Netflix. Doing mundane stuff in a …

2018 Mazda6 Signature 2.5T First Drive: Champagne Living on a Working-Class Budget

Mazda goes premium, again<p>It’s not the first time they’ve tried this. Seems like once a decade or so a new executive comes along and decides the solution to all Mazda’s problems is to go premium. Although this strategy has given us some great cars along the way, it’s never had staying power. This …

2019 Toyota Corolla vs. compact hatchbacks: How they compare

New Corolla vs. Civic, Mazda3, Golf, Cruze and Impreza<p>So you've read what we thought about the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Oh, you didn't? Well, click to your left, we'll still be here. Just made some coffee, we're good for a while.<p>Welcome back! Wasn't that riveting? The blue paint sure is …

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2018 Toyota RAV4

Dull dynamics outweighed by practicality and value.<p>Overall Rating:<p>As one of the original compact crossovers with roots dating back more than two decades, the RAV4 continues to be one of the most popular choices in the Toyota showroom. It is hard-earned popularity: the RAV4’s spacious cabin, …

Subaru XV review – a masterclass in using sledgehammers to crack nuts

Subaru XV<p>Subaru has perfected its signature cocktail – a boxer engine, all-wheel-drive and a continuously variable transmission, garnished with plastic wheel arch cladding, served warm over mud.<p>It’s expensive and not to everyone’s taste but that hasn’t stopped this curious little brand building …

Buick Regal TourX vs. Subaru Outback 3.6R vs. Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

There's nothing worse than plans that have gone belly up, but there we were, pulled over in the middle of rural Wyoming, with a ruptured intercooler and a gaping hole where the passenger-side headlight once was on our 2018 Buick Regal TourX, courtesy of a deer.<p>View 90 Photos<p>What we'd planned to do …

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Evaluating the practical parent of the Golf family.<p>Overall Rating:<p>We’ve been singing the praises of the Volkswagen Golf for a decade. It’s one of our favorite cars, a 10Best Cars winner yet again for 2018, and a practical solution for people who love to drive and sometimes have large grocery hauls. …

2017 Subaru Impreza

Slow but steady.<p>Overall Rating:<p>Those expecting the Impreza to play the role of a junior WRX will be disappointed. The Impreza is no rally-inspired hot rod. It rides and handles adroitly, but its flat-four engine’s limited grunt and unsatisfactory transmission choices—a clunky, poorly geared …

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

A Golf for those who find themselves in the family way.<p>Overall Rating:<p>The Volkswagen Golf family is large and diverse, with a model for every life stage. Just starting out? Buy a Golf. Have a little money and a taste for fun? Buy a Golf GTI. A bigger budget and rally-driver tendencies might point …

Review: New Subaru Crosstrek comes blizzard ready

BOSTON — It doesn’t matter if they’re talking about a family sedan, a workhorse pickup or the latest super car. Get any group of auto critics together and someone will inevitably ask the same question: “Why doesn’t it go faster?”<p>So far, only Subaru has been bold enough to answer.<p>At the New England …

2018 Volkswagen Golf

Great things come in small packages.<p>Overall Rating:<p>The Volkswagen Golf may look unassuming, with its jellybean body and small stature, but it’s one of our very favorite cars to drive. A frequent recipient of our 10Best Cars award, it expertly blends practicality, affordability, and real driving …

2017 Honda Civic RS hatch long-term review, report three: infotainment

I don’t know why you’d need a calculator to be a function of your car’s infotainment system, but that’s one of the inclusions in the new-generation</b> …

2018 Kia Sportage

This quirky compact crossover is fun, refined, maybe even cute.<p>Overall Rating:<p>Kia puts the fun in funky with the wonderfully appointed Sportage. This quirky compact crossover has a charming Audi-like interior and a long list of premium options. These include heated and cooled seats, Apple CarPlay …

2018 Honda Fit First Drive Review: Return of the Volume Knob

A little bit better in every way<p>2017 has been a rough year for subcompact cars. Year-to-date sales are down drastically compared to 2016, and there’s no sign that they’ll recover anytime soon. Only Toyota’s Mazda2-based Yaris iA has managed to post a sales gain. Every other car in the segment is …

2018 Toyota C-HR

Chunky monkey.<p>The future is here, and it’s not lower, not wider, not sleeker, and not faster, and it wears ridiculous taillights. Look past its robot Donkey Kong styling and the 2018 Toyota C-HR is the vehicular embodiment of lazy conventional wisdom as the second decade of the 21st century …

Small hatch comparison | CarAdvice

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called ‘small car’ segment remains the market’s most popular, still accounting for almost 20 …

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2017 Toyota RAV4 SE FWD First Test: Slaying Sedans

Awaiting a needed redesign but outselling the Camry<p>Crossovers are changing the automotive industry with their record-breaking sales. So much so that many manufacturers are changing their M.O., shifting their focus to crossovers instead of sedans. Manufacturers who haven’t hopped on the crossover …

2018 Honda HR-V

How does Honda do it? It's Magic.<p>Overall Rating:<p>The small-SUV segment is heating up quickly, and there are a few standout options in the segment—the Kia Soul and the Mazda CX-3 spring to mind—but none of them do cargo hauling better than the Honda HR-V. Its ingenious second-row Magic Seat is …

2018 Honda Fit

Revival of the Fittest.<p>The original Honda Fit was a prodigy when it burst onto the U.S. car scene as a 2007 model. With a vivid personality, an athletic chassis, and stunning space efficiency, it immediately embarked on a charm campaign that would win comparison test after comparison test, as well …

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport review

In late 2015, Honda introduced its 10th generation Civic sedan, followed soon after by a two-door coupe body style. With the arrival of the 2017 …

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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport first drive: An escape from the mundane

Enthusiasts are a blood-sucking group that do nothing but beg for fun-to-drive cars then often end up spending their money elsewhere. Hyundai’s tried …

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2017 Subaru Impreza

WRX Lite not at all.<p><b>WHAT WE LIKE:</b> We’re eight months and halfway through our Lapis Blue Subaru Impreza’s 40,000-mile marathon. The Impreza’s low beltline and generous sightlines tend to compensate for the car’s low stance. Brake feel is good, if a little aggressive at first hit, and the steering is …

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT GLS Review – Wouldn't You Really Rather Have a Car?

2.0-liter inline-four, DOHC (162 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm; 150 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm)<p>Six-speed automatic, front-wheel drive<p>24 city / 32 highway / 27 …

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric review

Electric vehicles (EVs) are quickly moving from early adopter toys to mass-market essentials. You no longer need $90K (Tesla Model S money) to …

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