Vehicle Reviews

  • 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Review

    It’s hard to tweak perfection, but Mazda decided to try with the 2017 MX-5 RF hard top. Ditching the canvas top will no doubt make purists cringe but the truth is that although it does dull the MX-5 slightly, it makes the affordable roadster attractive to a broader audience. The real question is: can a

  • 2017 Kia Optima PHEV Review

    Kia hasn’t been known for efficiency but that’s all changing with a deluge of new hybrid and plug in hybrid models over the next few years. One of those new models is the  2017 Optima Plug In Hybrid with nearly 30 miles of EV range and impressive mileage when operating in hybrid model. It’s not

  • 2017 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback Review

    Honda is slicing their performance pie more thinly than ever before. Above the base model exists the 1.5L turbo sedan and coupe but for those that need more shove there’s also the new 2017 Civic Sport Hatchback which gets a power bump and a manual transmission making it faster than the last Civic Si. Of

  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Review

    Hyundai is on a roll lately. After having spun off their Genesis cars to a dedicated luxury brand the next item on their agenda is a performance car lineup. To start the process Hyundai jammed their 1.6L turbo engine under the hood of the new Elantra Sport. Does that make the Sport a Volkswagen GLI

  • 2017 Jeep Cherokee Review

    If you want a CUV that can go off the beaten path, the Cherokee is just your best choice, it’s your only choice. With class leading ground clearance and the only AWD system with a 2-speed transfer case, the Cherokee is capable of more than over the river and through the woods.

  • 2017 Kia Soul ! Review

    Kia’s soul has always been one of the most practical, well priced, and best equipped subcompacts in America, but it’s never been particularly swift. Until now. For 2017 Kia fitted a new 201 horsepower turbo engine and a 7-speed dual clutch transmission to their faithful hamster. The result isn’t a Volkswagen GTI, or a Fiesta