2018 Ford EcoSport Featured Ford Test Drive Reviews 

Little Champion: 2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium AWD Test Drive

The 2018 Ford EcoSport is a pint-sized crossover built on the Fiesta platform, and serves to offer all the advantages of a small city car with the versatility of an SUV. Given the American market’s insatiable demand for crossovers, which prompted Ford to discontinue all of its traditional cars save its iconic Mustang,  it seems like a perfect vehicle for the modern market. So to find out just how up to urban transport duty the EcoSport is, I spent a week with it on the not-so-mean streets of Seattle —…

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Featured FIAT Test Drive Reviews 

Everyday Italian: 2018 FIAT 500L Trekking Test Drive

The automotive industry has never been a stranger to change, meaning revolution is as much a part of the car world as evolution. Back in 2011, consumer tastes were much different than what they are these days. Crossovers and SUVs were available, but not nearly as popular as they’ve become in recent years. There was still plenty of interest in small cars. In March of 2011, FIAT introduced the modern version of its charming little 500 to the North American market. The Italian two-door was small in terms of size,…

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2019 Ford Edge ST Featured Ford Test Drive Reviews 

One Total Hoot of an SUV: 2019 Ford Edge ST Test Drive

Say hello to the 2019 Ford Edge ST, the first SUV from Ford Performance. Based on the standard Ford Edge, the ST benefits from a 335-horsepower, 2.7-liter  EcoBoost V6, an enhanced all-wheel drive system, performance-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission, and a revised suspension system. We spent over two weeks with the 2019 Edge ST, and in that time discovered that it’s not only extremely practical, but a hoot to drive when the roads get twisty. 2019 Ford Edge ST Exterior With a large wave-like grille, projector beam headlamps, and a revised…

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas R-Line Featured Test Drive Reviews Volkswagen 

One Big VW: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas R-Line Test Drive

As nice as the new Jetta and Tiguan are, the most important addition to Volkswagen’s lineup has been the American-made Atlas, which gives VW an ever-important three-row crossover. We’ve already been quite impressed by the SE and SEL Premium trim levels of this crossover, but both of those were equipped with 4Motion all-wheel drive. Looking around at this segment, one of the more important factors for success is the amount of variety offered to buyers, so this time around we were able to sample the front-wheel-drive 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL…

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2018 FIAT 500X Featured FIAT Test Drive Reviews 

Charming and Fun: 2018 FIAT 500X Pop Test Drive

Chock-full of personality and value, the 500X is FIAT’s answer to the ever-growing demand for small crossovers, and it’s delivered with a unique panache that stems from a rich automotive heritage. Visually, the 500X remains familiar, but its performance aspects and creature comforts have received thoughtful refinements for the 2018 model year, like the inclusion of Uconnect 4 across all trims. More than a mode of transportation, the 500X is an accessible and energetic platform for self-expression, which we’ll demonstrate with the help of our 2018 FIAT 500X Pop test…

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