Road Test: 2017 BMW i3 Electric

Less Shocking, More Range                                                 When BMW introduced its new i3 electric car for the 2014 model year, I was impressed, but also a little shocked. The styling, frankly, is oddball, but I think that was done intentionally to differentiate it from the Ultimate Driving Machines on the BMW lot. After ... Read More...

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 Mazda3 Five-Door

Handy, Handsome, and a Hoot to Drive Mazda has decades of history in the U.S., but is probably best known for its iconic Miata (or MX-5, as it’s officially branded today). With sporty handling and more than a million sold, it embodies the spirit of the brand. Mazda’s bestseller here, the ... Read More...