If you're looking at entry-level crossover, the 2021 Nissan Kicks should be on your list. As part of its refresh, the Kicks gets a new face complete with a larger grille, thin LED headlights, and taillights connected with a red trim piece. You get more equipment too. Higher trims now come with an 8.0-inch touchscreen instead of a 7.0-inch one and you can now get adaptive cruise … [Read more...] about 2021 Nissan Kicks Review: The Best Inexpensive Crossover?
This week's news cycle has a lot coming out of Korea and Germany thanks to one automaker dropping a full lineup overview. In addition to a refreshed Kona, a high-performance Kona N, an all-new Tucson, the Santa Cruz, and Ioniq 5, here's what's new for the 2022 Hyundai Lineup: Carryover models include the Elantra, Sonata, Veloster N, Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Hybrid, Accent, … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: July 11 to July 17
A few months have passed since we've got the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. Alex likes it a lot more than expected but the factories are too narrow for the amount of power you get even with this Premium dual-motor model. At 225/55R19s, they're not that wide; in fact, they're narrower than the rubber you'd find a range-topping Honda Civic Touring. They're also Michelin Primacy … [Read more...] about 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Tire Upgrade: Will it Affect the Range?
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 may be marketed as a crossover but make no mistake this is a hot hatch in every sense of the definition. Just take a look at it; that incredibly aggressive front fascia complete with larger lower air intakes and the AMG-specific Panamericana grille. With its compact proportions and round profile, the GLA 45 looks like a hot hatch with body cladding, … [Read more...] about 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Review: The Ultimate-Hot-Hatch
The 2021 Lexus UX may be marketed as a crossover but it's best to think of it more as a hatchback. Its exterior dimensions are similar to one and it definitely looks like one too despite the body cladding. When you get up close to a UX you'll immediately notice just how small it is, especially when seen from the side, and you won't mistake it for anything but a Lexus. The … [Read more...] about 2021 Lexus UX Review: Bringing a Hatchback to a Crossover Fight
This week's news sees lots of utility vehicles, low and high, make a splash. We also finally get some range ratings on a certain electrified pony and a big new Jeep. The 2022 Kia Soul receives some significant updates in addition to the new Kia badge. S, X-Line and GT-Line models now get the 10.25-inch touchscreen, keyless entry/start, dual-zone climate control, wireless … [Read more...] about Week in Reviews: Top News from June 20 to June 26
If you're looking for practicality but don't want a crossover, fear not because the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback has arrived. The second body style in the Civic lineup offers additional practicality and is one of the ways you can get a six-speed manual transmission. For the first time, the Civic hatchback will be built in the U.S. at Honda's Greensburg, Indiana facility. Since … [Read more...] about 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback First Look: Now With a Manual!
The 2021 Toyota Corolla isn’t exactly best known for fun. Yes, it sells in massive numbers but its popularity stems from it being incredibly reliable and easy to live with. This current generation Corolla sees Toyota working to change the way you think of its popular compact car especially with a sporty-looking hatchback. Alex’s test vehicle is the 2021 Toyota Corolla … [Read more...] about 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Nightshade Edition Review: The Blacked-Out Treatment
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is the first all-electric model on the brand’s MEB platform, which was developed specifically for EVs. Volkswagen also wants you to look at this model as an alternative to the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. As a result, it looks like your typical compact crossover. It’s got an upright greenhouse to maximize interior space. However, you won’t mistake the … [Read more...] about 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review: Is This the New Age Beetle?
The highlights in this week's news cycle are all about crossovers, crossovers, and more crossovers thanks to several updated or new generation models. We've also got some forbidden fruit, a new compact truck, and finally, some news regarding a legendary sports car from Japan. Kicking things off during this week's news cycle is the 2023 Kia Sportage. The new generation … [Read more...] about Week in Review: The Top News from June 6 to June 12