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Comparative Tests

  1. The compact hatchback confrontation: Cruze, Impreza, Mazda3 and Civic. Compact Hatchback Comparison Test: Cruze, Impreza, Civic and Mazda3
  2. Comparative Tests Comparison Test: Ford Focus RS vs. Subaru WRX STI vs. Volkswagen Golf R

    There are many different types of sports cars. England gave birth to lightweight and nimble roadsters such as the MG TD, the Austin-Healey 3000, the Lotus Super 7 and the Jaguar XK120. The long-gone musclecar era left us the Chevrolet Camaro, the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger, while the … Full story

    Filed in: Ford | Focus | Subaru | WRX | Volkswagen | Golf

  3. Comparative Tests 2016 Fiat 500X vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade: Two Peas, Different Pods

    As hard as it may be to believe, the Fiat 500X and the Jeep Renegade are almost identical from a mechanical standpoint. In fact, they even share the same platform, among other things. Unfamiliar with the concept of an automobile platform? Allow me to enlighten you. To reduce costs and … Full story

    Filed in: Fiat | 500X | Jeep | Renegade

  4. Comparative Tests What Might Have Been: The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Meets Its 367-Horsepower Grandfather

    25 years ago, Mazda introduced the world to its interpretation of the classic British roadster: small, lightweight, and affordable, the MX-5 Miata (also known as the NA) would go on to own the entry-level roadster segment for the next two-and-a-half decades, outlasting nearly every rival even as the sports car … Full story

    Filed in: Mazda | MX-5

  5. Comparative Tests From Z to Z: Back-to-Back In The 1978 Datsun 280Z And 2015 Nissan 370Z

    The past is a funny thing. The further we get from it, sometimes, the clearer it becomes. Or rather, certain things seem to draw into focus while others fade away, reshaping memory in the same way a spotlight draws attention on a darkened stage. Contrast this against the immediacy of … Full story

    Filed in: Nissan | Z

  6. Comparative Tests Infiniti Q50 Vs. Lexus IS 350: The Devil Is In the Details

    Not so long ago, the mid-size sport sedan category was comprised of just two or three serious competitors, all of whom were German. Nowadays, every luxury brand has its own model and each brings its share of technology and theories on the right way to build this type of car. Full story

    Filed in: Lexus | IS | Infiniti | Q50

  7. Comparative Tests Mazda CX-9 Vs. Hyundai Santa Fe XL: Two Asian Vehicles For Transporting Your Clan

    Not so long ago, choosing a vehicle for more than four passengers meant you had to go to your nearest American car dealership and choose between a wagon or a massive SUV like the Chevrolet Suburban or Ford Expedition. But nowadays all automobile manufacturers make SUVs with three rows. These … Full story

    Filed in: Hyundai | Santa Fe | Mazda | CX-9

  8. Comparative Tests Featherweight Battle: Honda Fit Vs. Hyundai Accent

    The subcompact category is one of our market’s most popular, and this fact has not been lost on manufacturers. They are offering very competitive vehicles in the segment that are constantly being updated. That’s why I decided to compare two of our market’s most popular little cars. Let’s meet the … Full story

    Filed in: Honda | Fit | Hyundai | Accent

  9. Comparative Tests 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI: How Many Pedals In Your Sports Car?

    The arguments in favour of manual transmissions are becoming less and less compelling— robotic gearboxes shift faster than even the most skilful human ever could, conventional automatics are smooth in all situations and they're often more fuel efficient since they tend to keep engine speeds very low. The only remaining … Full story

    Filed in: Volkswagen | Golf

  10. Comparative Tests 2015 Kia Sedona Vs 2015 Chrysler Town & Country: A Tale Of Two Minivans

    The world of minivans has evolved over the years. Since Chrysler popularized the concept in 1984 with the very first Dodge Caravan, sales quickly took off and reached impressive figures in the 1990s. With the advent of crossovers, however, manufacturers seem to have given up on entry-level models, offering only … Full story

    Filed in: Chrysler | Town & Country | Kia | Sedona

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