Category Archives: compact cars

2019 Volkswagen Jetta – First Drive

The Jetta is entirely new for 2019. Now built on VW’s MQB architecture which gives it a longer wheelbase and wider track it also has a roomier cabin. Most importantly, content has been added and pricing has been dropped a … Continue reading

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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI – Drive Review

The original hot-hatch pocket rocket GTI has grown up over the years. Now for 2018 it has gained 10 additional horsepower, now at 220-HP, and matured to a family-like 4-door only. S, SE and Autobahn trims are offered with starting prices … Continue reading

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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT – Drive Review

Hyundai has entered the hot hatch marketplace with its 2018 Elantra GT. With choice of a 162-HP GT or a 201-HP GT Sport, both with either a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission, this roomy Euro-design 5-door is a worthy … Continue reading

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2018 BMW M240i – Drive Report

Perhaps a more practical choice over a two-seater, the BMW M240i is a very fun car for the driving enthusiast. There’s plenty of room for two and a back seat for some stuff or little ones. Low to mid 4-second … Continue reading

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2018 Kia Rio – Drive Report

The 2018 Kia Rio is dynamic, stylish, and capable. Offered in the choice of a 4-door sedan or a 5-door hatchback. It’s equally at home in the urban jungle or out on the open road. Sedan pricing starts at $13,900 and the 5-door hatchback … Continue reading

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2017 BMW i3 – Drive Report

The BMW i3 was named the 2017 World Urban Car of the Year. The i3 is the bestselling compact battery-electric vehicle in the premium compact segment worldwide since it was launched in 2014. Driving range is 114 miles on pure battery … Continue reading

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2017 Ford Focus RS – On Track and Street

The Ford Focus RS is, basically, a street legal race car. I drove it around the 4-mile Road American circuit, criss-crossed Chicago’s streets and made a highway run almost to Iowa in search of a little more freedom. For a … Continue reading

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