First Drive: 2016 Honda HR-V

The Most Popular Compact Crossover Gets a Baby Brother Gas may be relatively cheap in mid-2015, but many of the polls show car buyers still remember the recent days when gasoline looked like it would top $5/gallon and keep on climbing. Meanwhile, the automakers have vehicles coming into the market that were ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Toyota RAV4 LE

A Balanced Small Crossover With more than 20 small or compact crossovers on the market, consumers can’t be blamed looking for minute differences before purchasing one model over another. The 2015 Toyota RAV4 plays the comparison game very well with a balanced offering of interior size, fuel economy and price. In ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid

Adding a smaller hybrid option in the Lexus crossover lineup Everybody needs a little brother. Isn’t that the automotive theme of the decade? Smaller versions of best-selling models are proliferating and Toyota’s Lexus luxury division is no exception. Its midsize RX crossover has been the pace-setter for the segment since its ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Fiat 500L Trekking

Spacious Interior But Little Relationship To The Cute 500 “Italian automotive design” congers up the great cars of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo. Italian fashion icons such as Armani, Gucci and Versace come to mind. Some of the most beautiful vehicles ever built come from Italy and makes car buffs ooh ... Read More...

First Drive: 2015 BMW i8

A Tantalizing Taste of the Future Check one off the bucket list. It’s not every day you get to drive a $136,500 car. For Clean Fleet Report it’s a red-letter (or maybe that should be green-letter) day when that high-end car is a plug-in hybrid from those performance boys in Munich. ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Nissan Juke SL

Quirky, Unique Styling in A Fun-To-Drive Package On seeing the 2015 Juke, some people give the just-bit-into-a-lemon sourpuss face and won’t give this cute little car a second look. Well, too bad on them for a having a lack of imagination of what their life would be like zipping around town ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Toyota Yaris 5-Door SE

Toyota’s Lowest Priced Car You've Never Heard Of Toyota, the third best-selling car nameplate in the USA has standouts such as the Camry, Corolla and Prius, but they also have a car that apparently most people don’t know about – the Yaris. Yaris sales are lagging in the crowded subcompact category ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Infiniti Q50 3.7

Upscale Compact Luxury Sedan Completely redesigned in 2014 and unchanged for 2015, the Infiniti Q50 is as stylish and technology-filled as any upscale, compact luxury sedan on the market. And, it had better be to top the reputation and popularity of the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Drivetrain Clean Fleet ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Kia Forte EX

Sporty Looking with a Low Entry Price With three body styles—a sedan (Forte), coupe (Forte Koup) and a five-door hatchback (Forte5), the compact Kia Forte offers eye-catching styling with the lowest cost for a highly optioned base model in its class. So, what’s not to like? Not much at all. Drivetrain The front-wheel ... Read More...