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 Toyota Prius Prime

Update to a Classic Plug-in As “Kleenex” is to tissues, or “Google” is to search engines, “Prius” is to hybrid cars. It’s surprising that “priusing” hasn’t become a verb for “driving efficiently.” The original Prius had an engine and an electric motor sharing duties to extend the range and efficiency of the ... 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...

Top 10 Best MPG AWD SUVs/Crossovers

The Wheels You Need with the Fuel Economy You Crave So the scientists announced this last week (ed note: we originally wrote this three years ago--and updated it since--but the climate change news has not gotten any brighter in the intervening years) that the world has hit another milestone. The level ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Fiat 500e

All-Electric Cool Little Hatchback “And comin' off the line when the light turns green Well she blows 'em outta the water like you never seen I get pushed out of shape and it's hard to steer When I get rubber in all four gears”1 In the summer of 1963 the Beach Boys had the hit ... 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...