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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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EV Resale: Short circuiting the electric dream?

As manufacturers expand their EV offerings as a way to meet increasingly stringent fuel economy standards, it's becoming apparent that this alternative technology will not hold its value as well as more conventionally powered cars, according to resale value data gleaned by Kelley Blue Book. Pure electrics like2012 models Nissan's Leaf and Mitsubishi's Read more...

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV to start at $23,845 and offer new Navi Package

Following a one-year hiatus, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV returns to the automaker's lineup for 2016. Arriving in dealer showrooms late next month, the diminutive 4-passenger EV carries over virtually unchanged. That status quo includes its sticker price which remains at $23,845 before a $7,500 federal tax credit that can drop the bottom line to $16,345 - and Read more...

The 2015 Golf R is the most powerful, fastest, best-handling production Golf that Volkswagen has ever made. And for its first model-year of production, the latest generation of VW's souped-up hatchback is only available with an automatic transmission. But before the enthusiasts out there -- many of them fans of three-pedal driving -- begin to riot, know Read more...

Looking more intensely focused, the 2016 Hyundai Veloster lineup made its debut in Chicago with a new range-topping Rally Edition that will be limited to just 1,200 units.  All versions of the sporty front-driver with its unique 3-door+hatch configuration benefit from a variety of trim upgrades, the common thread a modest nose job that includes a Read more...

Making its first public appearance in U.S., the 2016 Kia Rio shows  more style and user friendly character in its Chicago debut. Both the Rio Sedan and 5-door Hatch that bowed in Euro-guise last fall at the Paris show were on hand at the reveal. Each version of Kia's entry-level subcompact sports its own revised nose and tail treatment for 2016 Read more...

Modest but effective cosmetic changes coupled with significant infotainment/connectivity enhancements add to the appeal of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT that debuted in Chicago. Although the changes are limited to a bolder grille insert with four horizontal bright bars and restyled 17-inch alloy wheels included as part of the optional Style Package, they Read more...