Road Test: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

A Stealth Hybrid, Quasi-SUV Kia is marketing the 2017 Kia Niro as a crossover SUV, even though some pundits say it’s more of a tall wagon or a five-door hatchback. It’s not available with all-wheel drive. Ground clearance is comparable to that of most cars, and the 23.1-inch seat height falls ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Venerable but Viable The hybrid vehicle segment is now old enough that some models have been around for quite a while. Toyota’s Prius–the name many associate with the word “hybrid”–is nearly 20 years old, and is currently in its fourth generation. The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid is getting long-in-the-tooth (it was ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring

A Zooming David Mazdas are synonymous with zoom. Though this verb was a marketing declaration, it still correctly describes the zippy acceleration and sporty handling offered by models like the 2017 Mazda3. Offered in either four-door sedan or five-door hatchback body styles, the updated 2017 3 has taken the approach of ... Read More...