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2016 Fiat 500X & 2016 Jeep Renegade 4x4 - Red Hot Tomato, Yellow Hot Mustard Fraternal Cute Utes - Comparison Review, Video

Fraternal Twin Cute Utes: (TOP): 2016 FIAT 500X = Red Hot Tomato personal crossover utility vehicle from Italy. This FWD 2.4L gas 9-speed automatic EASY trim model is priced at $24,700;<br> <br> (BOTTOM): 2016 Jeep Renegade = Yellow Hot Mustard personal sports active vehicle. Also from Italy.  As tested 4x4 1.4L turbo gas 6-speed manual Latitude priced at $25,760. <br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * Fraternal twins aren’t genetic twins. Since one is a boy and the other a girl, they aren’t being constantly compared for character differences as genetic twins are. Car manufacturers have been doing fraternal twins for a long time now. Sometimes fraternal quadruplets. Coming... Read more »

2016 Rio Summer Olympics Kicks Off New Global Crossover - U.S. Deserves 2017 Nissan Kicks - Vehicle News

All-new 2017 Nissan Kicks sub-compact crossover utility vehicle kicks-off at 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympic Games. Nissan Kicks is the Official Vehicle for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Organizing Committee.
* * * * * * * * * * * * Now in its final stretch, the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janiero has produced some amazing performances (e.g. Phelps, Manuel, Biles) and some inappropriate antics (e.g. Solo, Lochte) But also amazing are the logistics of shuttling more than 11,000 athletes and thousands of... Read more »

2014 Fiat 500L and 2014 Kia Soul - Getting Personal - Comparison Review + Vids

Cute Utes - (TOP) 2014 FIAT 500L starts at $19,195 for a base Pops edition. A loaded 500L Lounge registers at $27,745<br> <br>(BOTTOM) 2014 Kia Soul 1.6L base stickers at $15,495, while our filled-to-the-gills Soul ! 2.0L rings up at $26,195<br>
Small “urban crossover vehicles” sure started out bland, boxy and inert. See the original Scion xB.  An infusion of soul gave them the lifestyle that milennials expect. We say “personal crossover.“ Two of the “Cuter Utes” to recently hit the U.S. scene include the 2014 FIAT 500L and the reworked 2014 Kia Soul, both which... Read more »
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2013 Nissan Juke NISMO AWD - Frog Hopping the Gridiron - Review

Call it "Godzilla...extra,extra-light." New-for-2013 is Nissan's sportiest-for-the-masses personal crossover-ute. The Juke NISMO. Good for the Gridiron.<br>  <br>Starting at $22,900 for the front-drive 6-speed manual version. The fully optioned CVT all-wheel drive model tops out at $27,200, which, coincidentally is just undercuts the base price of the Mini Cooper Countryman S All4.<br>
You wouldn’t normally describe the amphibian Rana temporaria, aka the “Frog”, as particularly “Cute.” Unless you happen to be a 21-year-old to 30 something urban gal in search of a squatting, bug-eyed sub-compact crossover-utility vehicle. For the boys, whose interest in amphibians leans to more menacing creatures, for 2013 Nissan introduces a [mild] factory tuner... Read more »

2012 Kia Soul Eco - If You Start Me Up...I'll Sometimes Stop

The 2012 Kia Soul 1.6L Eco, dipped in a catchy color called "Alien."  Will at least one "real Alien" come forward to confirm their suspected lime green color?
Having sailed the Mediterranean Sea in a Euro-spec 2011 Kia Soul ! 1.6 we at “Drive…He Said” got the chance to sample the changes for 2012 in the U.S. spec Kia Soul + Eco 1.6L with 6 speed automatic transmission. About the only bodies of water we encountered were the slushy pools containing the melt... Read more »

RO-RO Your Kia Soul Gently Down to Crete

Recently your faithful “Drive…He Said” crew had the stars sufficiently aligned in our favor to be given a KIA’s new SOUL sub compact CUV to play with in of all places, Greece. Despite that country’s public debt service issues, we are still speaking of the glorious Mediterranean islands chock full of well-heeled Western Europeans and... Read more »
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