2017 Toyota C-HR vs Honda HR-V vs Mazda CX-3: Beauty From Within

The 2017 Toyota C-HR, Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V are most certainly beautifully designed vehicles in their own right. We have all seen their exterior but what about their interior? The interior design of a vehicle should never be overlooked as that’s where you’ll be spending most of the time. And, now that the interior Read more about 2017 Toyota C-HR vs Honda HR-V vs Mazda CX-3: Beauty From Within[…]

2018 Toyota C-HR Aims To Avoid Prius Failure

The all-new Toyota C-HR will be making its way into the United States next year. However, the automaker has decided to leave out the 1.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or hybrid powertrain for the U.S. According to Hiroyuki Koba, chief engineer of Toyota, the only engine that will be arriving to the U.S. would be the 144hp Read more about 2018 Toyota C-HR Aims To Avoid Prius Failure[…]

2018 Toyota C-HR To Help Out Stuck Tacoma

The 2018 Toyota C-HR was recently unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show and it’s apparent that this subcompact crossover would be filling a huge void left by the supply-constrained Tacoma. This latest C-HR is currently a top item on dealers’ wish and it is expected to rival against the Chevrolet Trax, Nissan Juke, Honda Read more about 2018 Toyota C-HR To Help Out Stuck Tacoma[…]

2017 Honda HR-V: Disappoints Hybrid Fans, Yet Again

Just like the Honda CR-V, the latest Honda HR-V lacked far more in performance than its utility. But that may not be the core flaw of the vehicle. Many fans are disappointed, once again, with the latest HR-V lacking in a hybrid option. A vast majority was looking forward to a hybrid variant for the Read more about 2017 Honda HR-V: Disappoints Hybrid Fans, Yet Again[…]

2018 Toyota C-HR: Less Ugly Upgrade?

The 2018 Toyota C-HR will be unveiled during the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 18, according to Toyota. There won’t be much difference than the model showed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show besides lacking in diesel engines as the design would remain fairly the same. However, the C-HR design that everyone is Read more about 2018 Toyota C-HR: Less Ugly Upgrade?[…]

2018 Toyota C-HR vs Nissan Juke: An Ugly Fight

Toyota will soon be introducing the North American version of the C-HR to the US and Canada. This version of the C-HR will be making its debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show come 17 November. No official powertrain details have been released so far but the version in other countries are equipped with Read more about 2018 Toyota C-HR vs Nissan Juke: An Ugly Fight[…]

2017 Honda HR-V: Repeat Of Honda CR-V’s Mistake

The Honda CR-V had an obvious flaw of its automakers focusing more on utility than performance, and now the subcompact Honda HR-V is echoing in the same mistake. However, that is not the main downside of the HR-V. The real issue is the lack of a hybrid option that would, ultimately, cause trouble for the Read more about 2017 Honda HR-V: Repeat Of Honda CR-V’s Mistake[…]

2017 Toyota C-HR: Instant Hybrid Success!

It is safe to say that although it could be considered as wacky as the Nissan Juke, the Toyota C-HR has been more tastefully designed. Its styling elements are admittedly bold, but its aggressively bold, unlike the Juke that’s just plain weird. And it appears that the C-HR is going to be a big player Read more about 2017 Toyota C-HR: Instant Hybrid Success![…]

2017 Honda HR-V: Does Hybrid Matter?

In the subcompact crossover segment, there aren’t any models with hybrid variants. The two best-selling nameplates, Subaru Crosstrek and Jeep Renegade, are surely not going to offer that option anytime soon, and neither is the Mazda CX-3. Could that be the reason why Honda has held back on hybridization for the HR-V, despite calls from Read more about 2017 Honda HR-V: Does Hybrid Matter?[…]

2016 Toyota Prius Goes Further Than Expected!

In the US, sales of the 2016 Toyota Prius have been limp, and critics have been swarming in to sneer at the 55mpg hybrid. Despite its impressive fuel economy improvements, they have blamed the declining commercial numbers on its unsightly design. And given that its sales in Europe last year have declined by more than Read more about 2016 Toyota Prius Goes Further Than Expected![…]

2017 Honda HR-V Shares Major Honda CR-V Flaw

Much like the Honda CR-V, the subcompact Honda HR-V that’s built on the Honda Fit platform focuses on utility rather than performance. The crossover has often been criticized for being underpowered, while simultaneously praised for its spaciousness. That’s not the main weakness of the HR-V, as evidenced by how the CR-V has struggled against the Read more about 2017 Honda HR-V Shares Major Honda CR-V Flaw[…]

2017 Honda HR-V Disappoints From The Start

The Honda HR-V is definitely more refreshing than the CR-V which has gotten a bit stale for consumers who are starting to demand for more excitement from Honda. It isn’t too sporty or aggressive, but definitely isn’t a boring suburban ‘mom SUV’. Despite its merits, those keen on the subcompact crossover have been pretty disappointed Read more about 2017 Honda HR-V Disappoints From The Start[…]

2017 Honda HR-V: Limited Much Like Honda CR-V

If there is something that Honda needs to do with the subcompact HR-V crossover, it’s to take a cue from Toyota and Nissan. The automaker needs to introduce a hybrid version of the mini crossover lest it allows the Toyota C-HR to gain the upper hand. Whereas the HR-V offers only a single 1.8L four-cylinder Read more about 2017 Honda HR-V: Limited Much Like Honda CR-V[…]

2018 Honda Accord: Like Camry – No More 3.5L V6?

Honda has confirmed that besides sharing the same architecture, the next-gen Accord is going to start offering the 1.5T powertrain from the Civic worth 174hp. The problem was the automaker didn’t specify if that would mean replacing the existing 278hp 3.5L V6 option. Although the turbo block has a smaller output, the Accord would be Read more about 2018 Honda Accord: Like Camry – No More 3.5L V6?[…]

2017 Mazda CX-3 Gets More Heat From Toyota, Kia

Among subcompact crossovers, the one with the sportiest and most urban aesthetic is the undoubtedly Mazda CX-3, despite it not leading the segment in sales like the Jeep Renegade or Subaru Crosstrek. In both those fronts the crossover has been hardly challenged, but not for long. New entries in the relatively small segment are set Read more about 2017 Mazda CX-3 Gets More Heat From Toyota, Kia[…]

2018 Toyota Camry: Look At Prius, C-HR For Overhaul

The response of many other automakers to the growth of the crossover segment and accompanying decline of sedans has typically been to invest more on crossovers and pay less heed to their sedan lineups. Toyota is not one of those brands. Instead of giving less attention to the best-selling sedan in the US, which is Read more about 2018 Toyota Camry: Look At Prius, C-HR For Overhaul[…]

2018 Toyota Camry: Turbo-Four Over V6 – Like Accord?

At present both the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord come with their own four-cylinder and 3.5L V6 engines. They still offer hybrid models as well, despite the dwindling popularity of such variants and the growing demand for standalone hybrids instead. Anyway, while it has been known for quite some time that the next-gen Accord will Read more about 2018 Toyota Camry: Turbo-Four Over V6 – Like Accord?[…]

2017 Toyota C-HR vs Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V: Let’s Talk Inner Beauty

We’ve seen how they look outside, and it is fair to say that the upcoming Toyota C-HR as well as the current Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V look quite appealing in their own distinct ways. But if you’re looking to own any one of them, you would be spending much more time inside. With the Read more about 2017 Toyota C-HR vs Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V: Let’s Talk Inner Beauty[…]

2016 Ford Focus RS: Face Of Hatch Revival In US

Crossovers and pickups are all the rage in the US at the moment, and would continue to be until gas prices start to rise again. IHS Automotive projects that from 36.8 percent market share in 2015, the SUV segment would rise to 39.8 percent in 2020. The same projection shows that its growth wouldn’t be Read more about 2016 Ford Focus RS: Face Of Hatch Revival In US[…]

2017 Toyota C-HR Could Go Premium – Like HR-V

Shortly after the introduction of the HR-V – one year to be specific – Honda took the bones of its new subcompact and conjured a spin-off for Acura called the CDX, the automaker’s premium arm that is on the ascent again. Toyota is not going to let Honda go just like that, so it’s preparing Read more about 2017 Toyota C-HR Could Go Premium – Like HR-V[…]