Family Cars

  • 2017/2018 Jeep Compass Review

    For 2017 Jeep is replacing the long-suffering Compass and Patriot with an all-new and considerably more capable model dubbed “Compass” around the world. (In 2017 the “new Compass” will be sold at the same time as the 2017 old Compass, 2018 will be a full model year for the new Compass.) The new model sits

  • 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Review

    Nissan’s Rogue gains an all-new hybrid model for 2017. Unlike Toyota’s RAV4 Hybrid, the Rogue Hybrid uses a mechanical AWD system for superior traction in inclement weather or mild off-roading. The two-clutch hybrid system boosts fuel economy to 34 MPG combined for the two wheel drive model and 33 MPG for the all wheel drive

  • 2017 Kia Niro First Drive Review

    The Niro hybrid is the first in an oncoming barrage of high efficiency vehicles from Kia. With combined fuel economy numbers ranging from 43 to 50 MPG, the Niro is the most efficient vehicle in it’s class whether you want to call it a crossover or an upright hatchback. Inside you’ll find passenger room comparable

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Review

    Some folks may deride the 25 mile EV range of the Prius Prime but the logic behind it is flawless: the new plug-in Prius delivers the best fuel economy of any hybrid on the market and the best EV economy as well beating the Chevy Volt on both fronts by a wide margin and leaving

  • 2017 Buick LaCrosse Review

    Although I secretly wish someone would still make a classic American land yacht, the 2017 LaCrosse isn’t that car. Buick’s latest products are about as far as you can get from the 1980s velour stereotype. The all-new full-size sedan delivers segment leading handling, segment leading power and excellent fuel economy. At the same time. Although

  • 2017 Buick Encore Review

    It is not hard to see why the Encore accounts for more than 1/3 of the entire Buick brand sales in America: it is my favorite subcompact crossover. The Buick Encore also manages to be the only premium subcompact CUV in America priced between the mainstream options like the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 and