- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
The Stinger is a completely different kind of vehicle from Kia. It’s a more upscale, sport lift back that features a choice of turbocharged engines making 300 or 368 hp. With the option of rear- and all-wheel drive, the Stinger focuses on handling prowess more than passenger comfort. But that’s not to say the big hatchback is an uncomfortable place to by – far from it.
The Mazda3 covers a large section of the compact car market. The naturally aspirated sedan battles the likes of the Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra . The model’s all-wheel drive hatchback goes toe-to-toe with the likes of the Subaru Impreza. At the other end of the segment, the turbocharged Mazda3 holds its own against models like the Acura Integra and Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
The MINI Cooper Clubman is a unique vehicle from a unique manufacturer. It is a small wagon-like vehicle with twin-swing doors at the rear in place of a traditional lift gate. Available with all-wheel drive, the Clubman is a great alternative to small crossovers. Especially if driving enjoyment is high on a customer’s priorities list.
MINI went electric a few years ago with the Cooper 2-Door SE. The all electric MINI offers minimal range and is intended as more of a commuter than a longer distance driver. But the Cooper SE does feature on thing most EVs do not – that fun to drive factor.
If the MINI Cooper 2-Door is a bit too impractical, maybe the 4-Door is the answer. By slightly stretching the iconic MINI Cooper, a set of rear doors are added making access to the back seats easier. Otherwise, everything we love about the 2-Door Cooper is included with the 4 Door. But there is one caveat; the JCW is not offered on this model.
The Subaru Impreza enters a new generation and sees a choice of engines return. Carried over is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder, but new this year is a more powerful 2.5-liter unit. The manual transmission option has been axed as has the sedan body style. That just leaves the hatchback which continue to include full-time all-wheel drive.
With the Passat being discontinued, the Arteon is now Volkswagen’s only mid-size sedan. With a rakish coupe-like profile, the Arteon is a more premium offering amongst family sedans. It battles in a rare segment with the likes of the Nissan Altima and Kia Stinger.
We’re hard pressed to think of any other vehicle that has undergone such a fundamental improvement from one generation to the next like the 2023 Toyota Prius has. Going from a sensible, highly efficient, albeit uninspiring car, to one that has suddenly become desirable, is no small feat. Toyota hit a home run with this car that seemingly does it all.
The Toyo Celsius II all-season tire will supersede the Celsius and Celsius CUV tires. As you’d expect, the new tire is designed to provide good year-round service. It departs from the norm with a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) designation, which means it’s qualified for severe snow conditions.