What is the Honda City?

Honda City

The Honda City is a subcompact sedan that was first revealed by Honda in 1981. The car was meant for Japan and other select markets like Australia and Europe, which is why it was initially produced as a hatchback. At that time, hatchbacks were popular in Europe, and Honda was … Read more

Style Maker: The All-New Nissan Versa

The all-new Versa offers its own take on the brand’s “V Motion” grille. With three new Nissan car models in just over a year, you might think the segment is poised to rebound. It likely isn’t, especially as sales of crossovers and trucks remain strong. Of course, we’re imagining what … Read more

Highlights of the 2020 Nissan Versa

Small cars typically offer big value and the 2020 Nissan Versa is an excellent example of such a model. Redesigned for 2020, the Versa is Nissan’s smallest car, a subcompact five-passenger sedan. One of the big changes for the year is that the previously available Versa Note hatchback is no … Read more

Toyota Yaris: Small Footprint; Big Value

If you take heed to various Internet reports, you may think that new car ownership is far beyond your reach. Indeed, in May 2019, Kelly Blue Book reported the average transaction price for a light vehicle (passenger vehicle) was $37,185. But the average transaction price can be certainly misleading, as … Read more

Highlights of the 2020 Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent is the smallest of all cars sold by this Korean manufacturer. It sits beneath a cohort of compact Hyundai models, including the Elantra, Veloster, and Ioniq. Introduced in 1994, the 2020 Hyundai Accent represents the third year of this fifth-generation model. A hatchback version is no longer … Read more

History of the Honda Civic

1979 Honda Civic

A casual look at the automotive landscape over the past half-century and you will see how the Japanese automakers have penetrated the US market to become the automotive powerhouses that they are known as today. From humble beginnings in the late 1950s to its market strength today, companies such as … Read more

Little Car, Big Value: 2018 Hyundai Accent

Entry-level Hyundai Accent is new and impressive. If “entry level” represents the 2018 Hyundai Accent, then you find yourself in a laudable position. Hyundai’s smallest model has always had its accent on value, but its latest version is handsome, nimble and supplies a quiet cabin. The Hyundai Accent remains one … Read more

PHEV: 2018 Mini Cooper Countryman

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle for the Countryman line. The Mini brand hardly needs an introduction, the quintessential British automotive marque known for its ultra-small cars. Now owned by BMW, Mini has thrived since it was sold to the German company in the 1990s. Indeed, in 2017, Mini distributed 371,881 … Read more

New Car Affordability: Toyota Yaris

The smallest model in Toyota’s broad product arsenal is the Yaris, a subcompact three- or five-door hatchback. It competes in a segment dominated by Nissan and will soon find in-house competition in the form of the 2016 Scion iA. Whoever said that Toyota Motors is not an interesting company? The … Read more

Honda Fit EV Lease Reduced to $199 Month

The EV market is overloaded with models as demand is, at best, tepid. Shoppers looking for a deal may not have to look far as manufacturer incentives roll out. Automotive manufacturers sometimes must resort to taking extraordinary measures to move slow selling models. Price cuts, larger rebates and zero percent … Read more

Strike a Chord With the 2014 Nissan Versa Note

Small cars offering very good value, ample interior room and excellent gas mileage may very well drive the auto industry in the coming years. Not so much in profits, but in helping car manufacturers maintain and expand market share. The thinking here is that if you like a certain entry-level … Read more

Nearly 40 Years and 30 Million Volkswagen Golfs Later

Four Decades of the Volkswagen Golf The first Volkswagen Golf was introduced in early 1974, a replacement model for the iconic VW Beetle. This subcompact front-wheel drive model has also been sold as the Volkswagen Rabbit and is now in its seventh generation. Last week, Volkswagen hit the 30 million … Read more

Better Than Ever: 2015 Volkswagen Golf

The seventh generation Volkswagen Golf will be larger, more spacious and lighter than the current model, coming in as a more fuel efficient one too. It will be based on Volkswagen’s modular transverse matrix, best known as MQB, a platform that will enable the German car manufacturer to build a … Read more

2013 Kia Rio Overview

2013 Kia Rio

Smallest Kia gets a new design. The smallest model in the Kia line up is its subcompact Rio, a vehicle that is sold in sedan and hatchback configurations. Kia markets the Rio and Rio 5-door models separately, but unlike earlier models the only difference between these two is its body … Read more

Volkswagen Golf R Delivers 256 Horsepower

Finally, Volkswagen introduces a Golf model that offers better performance than the GTI. We say finally because for the last three years rumors of the Golf R’s arrival on North American shores have surfaced several times only to disappear beneath a wave of denials. AWD Golf R Well, the all-wheel-drive … Read more

New Ride: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Chevrolet’s designers were inspired by motorcycles when they developed the Sonic. One evidence of that is the car’s instrument cluster; another is its round headlamps and tail lamps. Don’t even mention the word “Aveo” around Chevrolet’s brand managers. That word is anathema, representing a car that never lived up to … Read more