Posts from ‘Hatchbacks/Wagons’

Jan
04
2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring

2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring in Wilderness Green Metallic

2015 Audi Q52018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 174

Fuel used: 24.5 gallons

Dec
26

Renault LeCar

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2017 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

The Renault 5 went on sale in France in 1972, but the car wasn’t available in America until 1976. The front-drive subcompact was 141.5 inches long and rode an average wheelbase of 95.2 inches. Yes, average wheelbase. The independent rear suspension used transversely mounted torsion bars, and for simplicity they were mounted one in front of the other. This resulted in the wheelbase on the left side of the car being 1.2 inches longer than on the right. Curb weight was 1819 pounds no matter what side the scale was on.

Dec
20
2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country in Osmium Grey Metallic (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 952

Fuel used: 39.7 gallons

Dec
19
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf

Consumer Guide Automotive

As the first mass-market electric car to be sold by a major manufacturer, the original Nissan Leaf was a landmark vehicle. And it only gets better with its 2018 redesign.

Dec
18
Golf Harlequin

1996 Volkswagen Golf Harlequin

Special-edition, limited-run vehicles have long been a part of most automakers’ bag of sales-boosting tricks. Producing a limited number of specially trimmed examples of a given vehicle—unique paint, wheels, interior and exterior trim, and maybe some stripes or special emblems—is a relatively easy, cost-effective way to drum up a little excitement over a given model line without incurring the significant expenses of a serious styling update or mechanical refresh. The special-edition model is a time-honored practice that has been going on in one form or another since the Fifties.

Nov
21
2017 Chevrolet Bolt Premier

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier in Kinetic Blue Metallic

2015 Audi Q52017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier

Class: Electric Vehicle

Miles driven: 587

Fuel used: N/A

Nov
20
2005 Cadillac BLS Wagon

2005 Cadillac BLS Wagon

The premise underlying Cadillac’s decision to market a subcompact car in the U.S. beginning in 1982 was perfectly sound. The luxury division of General Motors was looking for a way to reach younger consumers, and a smaller, more affordable offering made sense. It would enable the brand to bring new buyers into the fold sooner rather than later, and hopefully those customers would move up to a larger, pricier Cadillac when trade-in time came.

Nov
14
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 in Kryptonite Green Metallic (a $720 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 327

Fuel used: 16.0 gallons

Nov
10
2018 Honda Fit EX-L

2018 Honda Fit EX-L with Navi in Aegean Blue

2015 Audi Q52018 Honda Fit EX-L with Navi

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles driven: 517

Fuel used: 16.2 gallons

Nov
02
2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Toyota C-HR XLE in Radiant Green with optional ($500) white roof and mirror treatment

2015 Audi Q52018 Toyota C-HR XLE

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 534

Fuel used: 18.3 gallons

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