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2014 Mitsubishi Lancer

On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer The Lancer is an insubstantial and unimpressive compact sedan. It is fairly agile and has a decent ride, with balanced and secure handling although cornering grip is limited. However, its 2.0-liter four-cylinder is rough, the CVT makes it moan, fuel economy is uncompetitive, and the car is sluggish from a stop. Model Lineup: The 2014 ...

2014 Ford Focus

On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
2014 Ford Focus All versions of the Focus are fun to drive. Its supple and controlled ride, low noise levels, and solid interior make it feel substantial. The 160-hp four-cylinder provides adequate acceleration, but the automatic transmission isn’t so smooth at low speeds. Model Lineup: Small car buyers choosing the 2014 Ford Focus can select between a 4-door ...

2014 Honda Civic

On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
2014 Honda Civic The 2014 Honda Civic keeps the ball rolling for the popular compact car, offering new styling for Coupe models and some updates for the sporty Si. The Civic competes with some of the most popular cars in America, including the redesigned Toyota Corolla and the Ford Focus. In addition to these changes, the 2014 Civic ...

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

On Saturday, August 9th, 2014
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 2014 Volkswagen Jetta may not be the first name springing to mind when compact-sized transports pop up in friendly conversation, but its variety of under-hood offerings certainly sparks up dialog. Volkswagen’s peppy Jetta offers an unprecedented array of powertrains (including a high-mileage turbo diesel and a higher-mileage gas-electric hybrid) that certainly deserve scrutiny especially if ...

2014 Hyundai Elantra GT

On Saturday, July 19th, 2014
2014 Hyundai Elantra GT The 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT is a five-door compact hatchback that offers a lot of flexibility, and the latest version offers some new goodies. Chris Wardlaw, Autobytel’s Road Test Editor, checked out an Elantra GT to see how it stacks up against the expectations for the compact car segment. The most important new feature is ...

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser

On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
2014 Toyota Land Cruiser The Land Cruiser is the de facto flagship of Toyota’s lineup, with the highest price tag and the most luxury features of any vehicle offered by the brand. Its rugged body-on frame design means the Land Cruise is something of an anachronism – the vast majority of SUVs have switched to lighter and more fuel-efficient ...

2014 Mazda Mazda3

On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
2014 Mazda Mazda3 The Mazda3 doesn’t look or feel like a typical compact. Four-door and five-door (hatchback) versions are available in four trim levels: SV (sedan only), Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The Mazda3 is priced right, starting at less than $17,000 for the sedan and $19,000 for the hatch, and extending to about $24,000 with the Grand ...