Posts tagged "fuel efficient"

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 Mazda3 i 4-Door Grand Touring - Driving Matters People's Car - Quick Review

Reflex Blue Mica 2016 Mazda3 i 4-door casts a seductive silhouette among small family sedans. It just so happens to be a brilliant performer, while returning excellent fuel economy, too. <br> <br> Starting price is $17,845, with a well optioned i Grand Touring listing for $23,435.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: George Straton, Roadblazing.com) In 1938, Ferdinand Porsche designed an simple, efficient, affordable small family People’s Car for a national road network conceived for theoretically unlimited speeds. Almost 8 decades later the United States never did get public roads designed for unlimited... Read more »

DHS - Budget Utes Deserving a 2nd Look - 2014 Jeep Patriot, 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

(TOP): Mid-compact 2014 Jeep Patriot starts at dirt affordable $15,900 (albeit with manual windows and manual transmission)<br> <br> (BOTTOM): compact 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SAV (including standard power windows and 18" alloy wheels) commences at $19,595.<br> <br> Each deserves a 2nd look from budget shoppers.<br>
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – One “Drive…He Said” reader recently contacted us with the ubiquitous “What is the most affordable new vehicle transportation I can get for my money?” We recommend a Three-Step process of car shopping: A)... Read more »
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2014 Nissan Altima + 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T - Mid-Size Family Matters - Comparison Review

(LEFT) 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 in Metallic Slate. Starting at just over $22,000 with CVT automated transmission. Our $30,106 SL tester included leather, moonroof, HD navigation and blind spot, lane departure and rear moving object warning.<br>  <br> (RIGHT) 2014 Volkswagen 1.8T in Platinum Grey. $21,000 buys a base 5-speed manual. This $31,715 SEL Premium automatic model featured 18" alloy wheels, LED trim lights, leather trim, moonroof and HD navigation. <br>
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Last year crossover / sports utility vehicles outsold passenger cars in the United States. Yet 1.8 million Toyota Camrys, Honda Accords, Nissan Altimas, Ford Fusions, Hyundai Sonatas and Chevy Malibus found homes here.... Read more »

2014 Ford Fiesta SE and 2014 Chevrolet Sonic LT - Shift-It-Yourself Subs - Comparison Review

Chevrolet (TOP) and Ford (BOTTOM) offer their respective Sonic LT (top) and Fiesta SE (bottom) 5-door sub-compacts with manual transmissions.<br>  <br> Both start at the $16,000 mark and are nicely contented for under $19,000 (if you omit the Sonic's dealer-installed "black-out" kit).<br> For drivers who like to do the "Demi Plie" with three pedals and stick shift. <br>
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – “Why bother making and selling manual transmission sub-compact cars that probably will never hit a professional road course, and in a country [United States] where barely one out of every eleven 200 million... Read more »

2014 Mazda6 Sport - "Just The Way You Are" - Review / Video

2014 Mazda6 Sport - "Just The Way You Are" - Review / Video
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – You know you are spoiled rotten when you are able to do the following in a car: 1) Slip into a thorax molded, hip hugging seat 2) Grab onto a perfectly sized, fully... Read more »
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2013 Hyundai Elantra GT and 2013 Mistubishi Lancer GT - Will the Genuine GT Step Forward - Comparison Review

Will the "Real GT" step forward. (top to bottom) the five-door 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT and the four-door 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer GT.
“Touring Car” = an automobile suitable for distance driving, typically in two-door sedan configuration. Back seat included. Touring Car + a dash of refinement + a pinch of occupant comfort = “Grand Touring Car” So “Drive…He Said” is wondering “How in the hey” do two front-drive small family haulers, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback... Read more »