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Cars & Trucks & Electric Vehicles

Heavenly Hybrids – Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid/Kia Niro

May 05, 2019. Alan Rider

Sure, sure, we know it’s a minivan. But don’t let that fool you, as the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is still one of the most appealing new models on the market. As the name implies, what sets this version of Chrysler’s latest minivan apart is its gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. What really makes it noteworthy, however, is…

Cars & Trucks

New and Improved – Nissan Altima/Kia Forte

March 11, 2019. John Paul

The latest versions of the Altima and Forte push them toward the top of the class.

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Cars & Trucks

Performance, Please! – Fiat 124 Spider/Kia Stinger

July 28, 2018. Alan Rider

If there’s a nicer place to be on a sunny afternoon than a winding two-lane road behind the wheel of the Fiat 124 Spider (with the top down, of course) we honestly can’t think of it. Yes, this two-seat roadster is every bit that agreeable. Built on the underpinnings of the highly regarded Mazda MX-5…

Cars & Trucks

Driving the 2018 Kia Stinger GT2

April 16, 2018. John Paul

Kia has built some nice products recently, but the all-new, five-door Stinger may be its best yet.

Cars & Trucks

Behind the Wheel of a 2018 Kia Rio EX

February 14, 2018. John Paul

The all-new Kia Rio comes in both a four-door sedan and hatchback. There are three trim levels, the LX, EX and S. All models are powered by the same 130-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. Manual and automatic transmissions are available in all trims. I drove the EX hatchback version with an automatic transmission. These days, with minivans…

Cars & Trucks & Life

Test Drive: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

July 27, 2017. AAA Staff

For 2017, the Kia Optima offers a model for just about every taste. It’s available as a gas model, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, each with a variety of trim levels to suit any desire, from sporty to luxurious. After receiving refreshed styling for 2016, the gas-only 2017 Kia Optima comes with three engines…