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...

Personal: The Tesla Shopping Experience

Nothing Like It, Anywhere One thing Elon Musk does not do is run from an idea, plan or a strategy. Whether it’s designing and launching rockets (SpaceX), building a massive battery manufacturing plant (Gigafactory) or starting an all-new car company from scratch, he has not been deterred. This can-do entrepreneurial spirit ... 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...