Posts from ‘Hatchbacks’

First Look: 2021 Mazda 3

2021 Mazda 3

Mazda has officially announced details on the updated 2021 Mazda 3, and there’s good news and a bit of bad news—at least for enthusiast shoppers. The good news is that there are two new-to-the-Mazda-3 engines available, including Mazda’s turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. The bad news is for buyers who like to shift for themselves: a manual transmission is not available on that turbocharged engine.

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring in Polished Metal Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 745

Fuel used: 23.4 gallons

2020 Toyota Prius Limited

2020 Toyota Prius Limited in Sea Glass Pearl

2015 Audi Q52020 Toyota Prius Limited

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 1195

Fuel used: 26.4 gallons

2020 Mazda 3 Hatch

2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback in Polymetal Gray Metallic

Quick Spin

2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback w/ Premium Pkg

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 477

Fuel used: 17.8 gallons

2020 Honda Civic Type R

2020 Honda Civic Type R

The snarkiest Civic in Honda’s lineup is refreshed for 2020, and it made its U.S. debut at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. The 2020 Honda Civic Type R gets a number of enhancements, including the Boost Blue color it wore on the floor of the Chicago show.

2020 Toyota Yaris XLE

2020 Toyota Yaris XLE in Sapphire (with no-charge frost accents)

Quick Spin

2020 Toyota Yaris XLE

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles driven: 334

Fuel used: 10.0 gallons

2019 Volkswagen Golf SE

2019 Volkswagen Golf SE in Silk Blue

2015 Audi Q52019 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T SE

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 268

Fuel used: 8.3 gallons

 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Los Angeles Auto ShowAlthough there is much new for the 2020 versions of Hyundai’s Ioniq “electrified” compact hatchbacks shown at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the biggest news comes in the full-electric version, which gets a bigger battery and greatly increased range.

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus

2019 Nissan Leaf SL Plus in Deep Blue Pearl

2015 Audi Q52019 Nissan Leaf SL Plus

Class: Electric Vehicle

Miles driven: 329

Fuel used: NA

Dodge Caliber SRT4

2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Dodge performance history has largely been shaped by muscular V8s and smoking rear tires, but don’t forget the handful of turbocharged four-cylinder front-drivers. Memorable machines like the Omni GLH and Neon SRT-4 remain enthusiast favorites, but we’d like to look at a more recent Dodge “hot hatch,” the Caliber SRT4.