Small Cars

2015 Honda Fit: All Improved

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After a year’s hiatus, the Fit returns to the Honda lineup as an all-new subcompact hatchback. It rides on a new platform, has a new look, and is powered by a new engine through a new transmission. Even though the … Continue reading

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All-New Kia Rio Delivers Style, 40-MPG Fuel Economy

They say you can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear, but that’s exactly what Kia has done with the all-new 2012 Rio. The eye-catching design, impressive fuel economy, up-to-date technology and fun-to-drive performance make Rio a slick competitor … Continue reading

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Mini Crossover — 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman

The fourth and latest model to join the ever-growing Mini family is the all-new 2011 Countryman. It delivers maximum interior space within a minimum footprint. The Mini Cooper Countryman is both longer and taller than its sibling models. It provides … Continue reading

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Fiat in America Today — FIAT 500

The Fiat 500 has been absent from the North American marketplace for more than 25 years. It likely disappeared due to dependability issues and the premise that FIAT was an acronym for “Fix It Again Tony.” This North American version … Continue reading

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Suzuki SX4 Sportback — Small Car with 8 Airbags

There are a lot of positives going for the small 2011 Suzuki SX4 SportBack. It’s very well equipped, it’s affordable, it’s earned good safety ratings, — and best of all it’s got a fun little six manual. True, the front-wheel-drive … Continue reading

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BMW 1 Series — Put the Chiropractor on Speed-Dial

Put your chiropractor on speed-dial before unleashing the full accelerative wrath of the 2011 BMW 135i — because rest assured, your neck will be snapped. Between the new turbocharged 3.0-liter version of BMW’s revered inline 6-cylinder and the first-ever fitment … Continue reading

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FORD FIESTA

Americans never have been too keen on small cars — particularly subcompacts — because for decades the state-of-the-art for those sub-species has been pretty dim. Buying a subcompact car traditionally has meant cramming yourself in, living with gloomy interiors, cheap … Continue reading

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