What is the Kia Cerato?

2016 Kia Serato

One in a series of articles examining car models not sold in the U.S. market. Kia is a Korean automotive brand that manufactures vehicles of all shapes and sizes. One such car in their roster is the Kia Cerato that has been in production since 2003. In America, the same … Read more

Best Compact Cars of 2012

2012 Toyota Corolla

The compact car segment has strengthened in recent years as new models enter the fray, contending with established leaders including the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. These days, every major manufacturer has a stake in the segment with the Dodge Dart the most recent entry to hit the market. For … Read more

At a Glance: 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

If Toyota creates an all-new product, a hybrid is certain to follow, right? It almost seems that way. Ever since the Prius rolled out in the late 1990s and was followed by hybrid variants of other Toyota models, it is almost a given that a gas-electric version follows. But there … Read more

Previewed: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

A Corolla Cross model for Toyota’s popular compact car range. The Corolla Cross is the latest model in the Corolla family, the first crossover utility vehicle to share the Corolla badge. The new model rolls out in October 2021 and will sit between the Toyota C-HR and the Toyota RAV4. … Read more

Top 5 Selling Compact Cars of 2013

2013 Honda Civic

Compact cars are nearly as popular as midsize models, small front-wheel drive models that typically retail for under $20,000. Also known as C-segment models, these vehicles are produced by every full line manufacturer and are typically sold as sedans with hatchbacks usually part of the mix as well. Top Selling … Read more

First Look: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback

A summer arrival for the 2019 Corolla hatchback. I’ve checked out new vehicles on showroom floors, at auto show exhibits and also upon various ballroom, convention center and theater stages. I’ve yet to find myself tired of the process, although some shows are overwhelming and that means missing a few … Read more

Say Good-Bye to the Toyota Matrix

2013 Toyota Matrix

The Toyota Matrix is a five-door hatchback or what some might consider a “tall wagon” design. It is built on the Corolla’s platform and has been sold stateside since 2003. Its 11-year North American model run, however, is coming to an end as Toyota officially discontinues the Matrix when the … Read more