As the average transaction breaks past the $40,000 mark, new cars are starting to get out of the price zone of many consumers. Luckily some automakers have made sure that they still offer one or two models that offer modern accouterments at affordable prices. One of those vehicles is the 2021 Hyundai Venue. This small crossover effectively replaces the Accent hatchback in … [Read more...] about 2021 Hyundai Venue Denim Edition review: Style at a Value?
If you're in the market for a subcompact car, your choices are slim. With the segment declining rapidly due to the crossover boom, there aren't many to choose from. The 2021 Kia Rio is one of the last entrants alongside the Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa, Mitsubishi Mirage, and the soon-to-de-discontinued Chevrolet Spark. Those looking for a hatchback will see their choices … [Read more...] about 2021 Kia Rio Review: Ultimate Inexpensive Transportation?
The 2021 Toyota Prius e-AWD is the latest evolution of the hybrid icon that started it all. Without it, the electrification revolution wouldn’t have started. Toyota proved that you can make reliable, smooth, and drivable (and now no-compromise) hybrid vehicles with the Prius and it helped the brand establish itself as an electrification pioneer. Sure, Toyota currently doesn’t … [Read more...] about 2021 Toyota Prius e-AWD review: The Most Efficient Gas-Powered AWD Car?
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
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
Make no mistake that the 2021 Honda Civic Type R remains the king of hot hatches. No other entry in this segment possesses the same level of balance, engagement, practicality, and power. When it first arrived in the U.S. for the 2017 model year, the hottest Civic immediately became an enthusiast’s sweetheart. It was one of the most well-rounded cars under $40,000, making it an … [Read more...] about 2021 Honda Civic Type R: Still the Hot Hatch to Beat
Honda has finally shown off the 2022 Civic sedan in all its glory and boy does it look like a miniature version of the Accord. That’s not a bad thing because the Accord is a handsome sedan in its own right. As for the 2022 Honda Civic, the new look adds more restraint yet keeps the car attractive with nice proportions and a low-slung roofline just like its predecessor. This … [Read more...] about 2022 Honda Civic First Look