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Compared to their sedan counterparts, hatchbacks offer more flexible cargo capacity using a wide rear hatch that opens up to the car's interior, rather than a trunk.


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VW Golf TDI sets fuel economy record

Another high mileage mark is now in the Guinness World Records book as hypermiling whiz Wayne Gerdes and co-driver Bob Winger managed to stretch the existing "lowest fuel consumption -- 48 U.S. states for a non-hybrid car" record to an impressive 81.17 mpg. Starting out from VW's American headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, on June 22 and returning July 7, Read more...

Compact Car Comparison: 2015 Subaru Impreza

Among our group of seven compact cars, one of them was clearly not like the others. That would be the Subaru Impreza, for a couple of reasons. Most obvious is the fact that it's a 5-door hatchback, whereas 4-door sedans comprised the rest of the group. But don't fret, sedan lovers; if what follows regarding the Subaru makes it sound like the car for you, Read more...

Another month, another cycle of trouble-free travels in our Honda Fit EX-L with Navi. Fuel economy continues to be as solid as the rest of the package and has settled into a 32-33 combined mpg with the occasional full freeway cruise interval nailing or slightly exceeding its official 38-mpg EPA highway mark. As the numbers on its odometer continue to roll Read more...

First seen as a concept two years ago, the production version of the Infiniti Q30 will bow at this year's Frankfurt Auto Show. Seen here in an official factory shot undergoing final testing in Europe, this stylish 5-door is targeted at rivals like the Audi A3. The Infiniti Q30 will be assembled at Nissan's Sunderland, England plant and be in showrooms on Read more...

Although the all-new 2016 Mazda Mazda2 hatchback goes on sale in Puerto Rico later this year, the automaker has decided to forego introduction of the subcompact 5-door in this country for at least the foreseeable future as it reassesses its options and allocates resources to potentially more lucrative new products. In an official statement, Mazda described Read more...

Our long-term Honda Fit EX-L has racked up another month of service offering some new insights into the nuances of its well-rounded personality. For the most part, the news remains overwhelmingly positive. The space-efficient Fit continues to impress us with its ability to cart people and cargo with equal ease all while delivering exemplary fuel economy Read more...