2016 Mazda2 Spotted in Europe, Dressed for Easter

2016 Mazda2 Spotted in Europe, Dressed for Easter
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A redesigned version of the spunky little Mazda2 was spotted frolicking in Europe. The car was dressed in a festive zebra pattern, but not because Easter is nearly here; it’s so we can’t get a good look. Still some information about this 2016 model can be gleaned. Continue Reading...

Chevy Spark vs. Ford Fiesta vs. Honda Fit

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Chevy Spark vs. Ford Fiesta vs. Honda Fit
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We’re thinking small on this week’s installment of Ask AutoGuide, where value reigns supreme. Are cheap and cheerful mutually exclusive traits or can they really coexist in an automobile? We aim to find out and help one faithful reader in the process. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Ford Fiesta Five-Door SE

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Ford Fiesta Five-Door SE
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Smaller is better. Obviously this isn’t true in every situation but for many drivers a compact or sub-compact car will meet their needs just as nicely as a midsize sedan or even some crossovers. After decades of neglect, automakers have finally started to share some of their excellent B-Segment offerings with American motorists. If you’ve… Continue Reading...

2015 Honda Fit Video, First Look

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Honda has just introduced the third generation 2015 Fit for the American market. Set to go on sale this spring, Honda promises this new Fit will continue to offer great interior space and fuel efficiency while retaining the fun-to-drive reputation this little hatchback has earned over the years. Continue Reading...

Honda GEAR Concept is a Tighter Fit

Honda GEAR Concept is a Tighter Fit
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While the 2013 Detroit Auto Show is still going on, Honda sent this teaser of a new concept that will debut at the Montreal Auto Show in a few days. Continue Reading...

Kia Ray Micro-Box Revealed

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Kia Ray Micro-Box Revealed
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Is the Kia Soul just a touch too big for your needs? Well if you happen to live in Kia’s home market of S. Korea, you could look into their newest offering, dubbed the Ray. While the name might sound similar to the sea creature, the Kia Ray is neither sleek or stealthy. What it… Continue Reading...

2012 Scion xD Priced from $16,075 with Bluetooth and HD Radio Now Standard

2012 Scion xD Priced from $16,075 with Bluetooth and HD Radio Now Standard
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Pricing for Scion‘s 2012 xD model has been announced with the five-speed manual set at $16,075 and the four-speed automatic at $16,875, including a delivery, processing and handling fee of $730. In addition, Scion announced that Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and streaming audio along with HD Radio are now standard for the 2012 xD model. The… Continue Reading...

2012 Nissan Versa Tops Sub-Compact Sales in its First Month

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2012 Nissan Versa Tops Sub-Compact Sales in its First Month
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There hasn’t been a lot of buzz generated around the new 2012 Nissan Versa since its unveiling back in April at the New York Auto Show, so it’s completely understandable if one were led to believe that the Versa will manage limited success. On the other hand, Versa’s biggest competitor Hyundai Accent set off to… Continue Reading...

The New Toyota Yaris? Yes? No? Maybe So?

The New Toyota Yaris? Yes? No? Maybe So?
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The all new stylish 2012 Toyota Vitz model, sold here as the Yaris, appears to have new photos, that is if these pics from a Hungarian Toyota dealership’s Facebook page are anything to go by. In an age where fuel economy is a major selling aspect, the subcompact B-segment is more important than ever, and… Continue Reading...

40 MPG Subcompacts Not Such A Hit With Consumers

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40 MPG Subcompacts Not Such A Hit With Consumers
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For all the hype surrounding Ford‘s Fiesta subcompact, which is capable of hitting 40 mpg, it looks like subcompacts, especially those than can hit the vaunted number, aren’t selling all that well in the USA. Even though gas prices will almost certainly hit $3 a gallon, customers are still gravitating towards compact cars, according to… Continue Reading...

Honda Jazz Gets CVT, Facelift In Europe

Honda Jazz Gets CVT, Facelift In Europe
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Honda has given its European market Jazz (also known as the Fit to us North Americans) a mild refresh, and confirmed availability of the Jazz Hybrid that debuted at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. A front end re-style drops the drag co-efficient to 0.33, and the 1.2L and 1.4L powerplants get minor reductions in CO2… Continue Reading...

Hyundai ix20 Picture Released Ahead Of Paris Auto Show Debut

Hyundai ix20 Picture Released Ahead Of Paris Auto Show Debut
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Hyundai‘s subcompact crossover, the ix20, will be revealed at this month’s Paris Auto Show media days, but the company has released a rendering of the car in advance of its launch. Based on the Kia Venga, the ix20 is an interesting blend of a crossover and small car, similar to a Ford Fiesta hatchback. With… Continue Reading...

Kia Hesitant About Soul Variants

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Kia Hesitant About Soul Variants
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Kia‘s Soul compact car has a commanding lead over the Nissan Cube and Scion xB, outselling the Cube by a near 2:1 margin. But Kia is hesitant to expand the Soul’s lineup by spinning off variants of the boxy small car in the quest to increase sales. Speaking to Ward’s Auto, Orth Hedrick,  director of… Continue Reading...

In Post-Soviet Russia, VW Develops Polo Sedan For You

In Post-Soviet Russia, VW Develops Polo Sedan For You
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The Volkswagen Polo is best known for its hatchback bodystyle, but certain markets, like Russia, prefer a traditional sedan bodystyle. VW threw a bone to 4-door lovers in Moscow, when it unveiled its new Polo sedan, but the big news for us is that the Polo sedan is a lock to come to North America, as VW… Continue Reading...