Road Test: 2017 Chrysler 300 S Hemi V-8

The Past Meets Present Fuel Efficiency Chrysler’s 2017 300 Series sedans are certainly too new to be called classics, but they bristle with touches from the past: classic proportions—long hood, short rear deck and a dramatic profile; a grille reminiscent of the mid-1950s; spacious, luxurious appointed cabin; rear wheel drive; and, ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsu Best-Seller—Maybe the Best Buy Mitsubishi’s subcompact Outlander Sport crossover SUV is the automaker’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. Smaller than the Outlander that I reviewed a few days ago, the ES base trim starts at a very thrifty $19,795 (plus $895 destination charges), which is $3,700 less than the three-row ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

A Sum of All That’s Right & Wrong with Mitsubishi With more than a dozen compact crossover SUVs on the market like the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V and Toyota’s RAV4, Mitsubishi’s seven-seat Outlander often gets overlooked. However, with unique styling, a choice of a four- or six-cylinder engine, the ability to ... Read More...

Road Test2: 2017 Kia Soul ! (Exclaim) Turbo

A Funky Box on Wheels Those quirky hip-hop hamster TV ads made the Kia Soul famous. This four-door urban passenger vehicle/compact crossover/tall wagon (it’s all of those things) has not only clicked with fashion-forward young buyers, but it delivers enough utility to attract the older crowd as well. You don’t have to ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

The New, Improved Prime Plug-in For years, Toyota has danced around electricty, perhaps fearful it would get schocked. But this year the company is back in the electric game (barely) with the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) based on the 2016 Prius Liftback. Plug-in hybrids are ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Kia Forte

More than a Budget Econobox While buyers are practically stumbling over each other as they rush to buy crossover SUVs, don’t forget the unassuming four-door sedan. They cost less than crossovers; they’re more fuel efficient; and they cost less to maintain and insure. Take the 2017 Kia Forte four-door sedan. The base ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Ford Escape

Refreshed with More Power, Styling & Tech In Ford’s vehicle lineup, sales of the compact Escape crossover SUV are second only to the mighty F-150 pickup, a testament to the market shift to crossovers from cars. But even those numbers place the 2017 Ford Escape fourth in sales behind the Nissan ... Read More...