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2017 Subaru Impreza revealed

Making its world debut in New York, the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza reflects a total remake of this mainstay model, which once again will be available in Sedan and 5-Door hatchback body styles. In addition to a bolder look, new architecture and more efficient powertrain, this generation will offer significantly upgraded comfort/convenience/safety features Read more...

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack makes U.S. debut

Confirmed for this market nearly a year ago, the 2017 Golf Alltrack rolled onto the automaker’s stand in New York prior to its arrival in showrooms this fall. As VW indicated last spring, this higher-riding, all-wheel drive version of the Golf SportWagen adds visual and functional elements that impart a go-anywhere character that Joerg Sommer, Vice Read more...

Making its debut in New York, the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic gets a mid-cycle refresh that endows this subcompact with a bolder Chevy face and more sophisticated technology without sacrificing value. The 2017 Sonic Sedan will be offered in LS, LT and a new Premier model that replaces the current LTZ, while the Hatchback features LT/Premier trims, both fitted with Read more...

Although it provided no details as to timing, a source at Volvo confirmed to KBB that its compact 40 Series will be returning to the U.S. lineup at some point before the end of the decade. Last sold here in 2011, the 40 Series will likely return as an XC40 compact crossover and an S40 Sedan as well as a new version of the V40 Wagon and its higher-riding V40 Read more...

We recently bid farewell to our 2015 Honda Fit long-term tester, a top-line EX-L with Navigation. In slightly over 11 months as part of our KBB fleet, this engaging hatchback proved that good things indeed do come in small packages. The Fit spent most of the nearly 11,000 miles we racked up largely in local commuting duties and much of that on the ever Read more...

Volkswagen has announced a new Limited Edition version of the Golf SportWagen, a feature-rich, high-value alternative to the existing SportWagen S and SE models. Arriving in dealers later this month, the Limited Edition opens at $25,815 and slides neatly between the base S that starts at $22,445 – or $23,545 with automatic transmission – and the auto-only Read more...