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2018 VW Golf SportWagen

Model Tested: 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SE Engine:1.8-liter turbo I-4, 170-horsepower, 184 lb-ft torque Transmission: 6-speed automatictransmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 24-mpg city, 33-mpg highway, 28-mpg combined Base Price: $27,320 As Tested: $28,215 Performance: Impressive fuel economy—our best was 36.2-mpg Good power Paddle … read more

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2018 Kia Stinger

Model Tested: 2018 Kia Stinger GT RWD Engine:3.3-liter V-6, 365-horsepower, 376 lb-ft torque Transmission: 8-speed automatictransmission, rear-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 19-mpg city, 25-mpg highway, 21-mpg combined Base Price: $38,350 As Tested: $39,250 Performance: Impressive acceleration from twin turbo V-6 Sport mode really livens performance … read more

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2018 VW GOLF R

Model Tested: 2018 VW Golf R Engine:2.0-liter turbocharged I-4, 292 horsepower, 280 lb-ft torque Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 22-mpg city, 29-mpg highway, 25-mpg combined Base Price: $40,885 As Tested: $41,735 Performance: Great turbocharged engine Good acceleration in Normal mode … read more

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2018 Fiat 500L Trekking

Model Tested: 2018 Fiat 500L Trekking Engine:1.4-liter turbocharged I-4, 160 horsepower, 184 lb-ft torque Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 22-mpg city, 30-mpg highway, 25-mpg combine Base Price: $23,325 As Tested: $25,710 Performance: Noticeable turbo lag Leisurely acceleration A lot of weight … read more

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2018 Honda Fit

Model Tested: 2018 Honda Fit 5DR Sport Engine:1.5-liter I-4, 130 horsepower, 114 lb-ft torque Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 29-mpg city, 36-mpg highway, 31-mpg combined Base Price: $17,500 As Tested: $18,390 Performance: Nimble on twisty roads if driven aggressively Impressive fuel … read more

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2017 Kia Niro

Model Tested: 2017 Kia Niro Touring Engine: 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine plus 43-hp electric motor, 139 horsepower, 195 lb-ft torque combined Transmission: 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 46-mpg city/40-mpg highway/43-mpg combined Base Price: $29,650 As Tested: $32,840 Performance: Very good fuel economy—our … read more

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq

Model Tested: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue Engine: 1.6-liter I-4 Atkinson-cycle, 104 horsepower 109 lb-ft torque plus electric motor, 43 horsepower 125 lb-ft torque, net system power 139 hp, 195 lb-ft Transmission: 6-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 57-mpg city/59-mpg highway/58-mpg combined … read more

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