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2014 Kia Optima (hybrid): Sexy, economy, value

The 2014 Kia Optima has more feautres and remains afforadable.

You need not look hard to find a sexy, practical sedan these days. If you want the looks of a costly Italian sedan and high fuel economy need look no farther than the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid, which has few changes for 2015. The mid-size front-drive Optima sedan has made Kia a significant player in ... Read More »

2015 Honda CR-V: SUV segment leader even better

The 2015 Honda CR-V has been redesigned. Image Source: autoblog.com

The Honda CR-V has been attractive to Americans since its U.S. debut in 1997. Since arriving about the same time as the rival Toyota RAV4, it’s been among the top-selling small SUVs and is keeping up the pace with major improvements for 2015. Honda was a master at giving its 2015 Fit small car impressive ... Read More »

2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC: Big deal compact

The futuristic-looking interior of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz 2015 C300 4MATIC.

Mercedes-Benz is out to make a bigger splash in the compact car market with its 2015 C300 4MATIC sedan. While its styling is sleeker, the new C300 4MATIC (all-wheel drive) is not a sports sedan, although it’s athletic with quick variable-ratio steering, sure handling and confidence-inspiring brakes. Rather, it’s for those who want a responsive ... Read More »

2015 Dodge Challenger: Smooth, powerful, fast

The 2015 Dodge Challenger is powerful, fast and fun to drive.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack is not too late to the party. Chrysler’s Dodge division was late to the hot 1960s muscle car scene, which was fading fast when Dodge announced its 1970 Challenger coupe. That was too bad because the Challenger was the slickest looking muscle “pony car” (think Mustang and Camaro), ... Read More »