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2017 Toyota Prius Prime: Video Review and Road Test

The 2017 Prius Prime plug-in hybrid has a longer pure electric vehicle range than the previous Pruis Prius plug-in, hence the new Prime designation. With edgier looks than the recently redesigned standard Prius, this new model offers both EV and traditional hybrid operating modes much like its main rival, the Chevrolet Volt. Zach Vlasuk explains how the Read more...

2017 Subaru Impreza First Review

When introducing the new 2017 Subaru Impreza, Todd Hill, line manager for the new car, pointed out that the interior door handles are new.  This is not the kind of detail normally highlighted at new car introductions, but there was a larger point: The new Subaru Impreza features 95 percent new parts, so much so that even the interior door handles have Read more...

Offering a step-up for price-conscious buyers, Hyundai is expanding the 2017 Accent family with a new Value Edition. Based on the SE Sedan, this latest addition to the subcompact Accent backs its 137-horsepower/1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical upgrades on the Value Edition include rear disc brakes along with 16 Read more...

The wraps have come off of the next Ford Fiesta in Cologne, Germany. While the vehicles pictured here are all international spec, this new iteration provides a look at the upcoming U.S. Fiesta expected to launch sometime late next year as a 2018 model. The automaker promised the Fiesta will offer better overall comfort and convenience as well as superior Read more...

You know that phrase about patience being rewarded? Turns out it's as applicable to cars as it is to finally chowing down on a long-braised stew. The satisfying element here isn't beef chuck but the all-new Honda Civic Hatchback. Yes, the Civic is now available as a hatchback, and for those not quite up on their Honda history, that's where our patience-as Read more...

Introducing a stylish touch to complement its versatility, the facelifted 2017 Nissan Versa Note debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The modest makeover on this spacious subcompact 5-door hatch starts with a bolder fascia incorporating Nissan’s “V-Motion” grille design. That signature element is now flanked by more contemporary-looking halogen headlamps. Read more...