Reviews

Flash Drive — 2013 Subaru Xv Crosstrek

By Bruce Caldwell Model Tested: 2013 Subaru Xv Crosstrek 4-Door Sedan Engine: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (boxer configuration), 148 hp, 145 lb/ft Transmission: 5-speed manual, All Wheel Drive EPA Ratings: 23-mpg city/30-mpg highway Base Price: $21,995 As Tested: $22,790 Performance: Very good fuel economy(our best … read more

2013 Toyota Prius c: New hybrid the most fuel-efficient plug-free car

By Lary Coppola The Toyota Prius c is not a Yaris with gas-electric hybrid powerplant, and it’s not just a shortened-up Prius. It is a Prius with a gasoline-electric hybrid powerplant that was mechanically cross-pollinated — for lack of a better term — … read more

2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe: sporty, stylish, and luxurious

By Bruce Caldwell The 2013 Infiniti G37 coupe is a sports car for people who desire performance and fun without attracting unnecessary attention. The G37 coupe (especially with the all-wheel-drive on our tester) has the wherewithal to stay with most competitors, but it’s … read more

All-new 2013 Avalon moves Toyota in a new direction

By Lary Coppola Decreeing that Toyota, “…will build no more boring cars,” the company’s recently ascended President and CEO Akio Toyoda has called upon his employees to design and build cars with renewed passion and enthusiasm. And nowhere is that spirit more evident … read more

Flash Drive — 2013 Subaru Impreza

By Bruce Caldwell     Model Tested: 2013 Subaru Impreza 2.0 Limited 4dr Sedan       Engine: 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder, 148 hp, 145 lb/ft       Transmission: CVT automatic, Symmetrical All Wheel Drive       EPA Ratings: 27-mpg city/36-mpg highway … read more

Flash Drive: 2013 Chevy Volt

By Bruce Caldwell Model Tested: 2013 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Sedan Engine: Electric motor 149-hp, 273-lb/ft plus 1.4-liter 4-cylinder gas engine, 84-hp, 92-lb-ft Transmission: CVT automatic, Front Wheel Drive EPA Ratings: 98-mpg electric (38 mile range)/37-mpg gasoline only Base Price: $39,145 As Tested: $43,375 … read more

Flash Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI

By Bruce Caldwell Model Tested: 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI-SE 4-door sedan Engine: 2.0-liter Turbodiesel DOHC I4, 140 hp, 236 lb/ft Transmission: 6-speed automatic, front wheel drive EPA Ratings: 30-mpg city/40-mpg highway Base Price: $19,995 As Tested: $25,995 Performance: Excellent ride and handling Lots … read more

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