Cars :: Vehicle Spotlight
The sportiest car in Toyota’s Scion family, the 2014 FR-S, is a fun-to-drive, four-cylinder, rear-wheel drive coupe that looks more expensive than its $25,455 starting price tag.
Whether it be a classy Grand Cherokee or a door-less, ragtop Wrangler, there’s something masculine and cool and eminently Gay-chic about owning a Jeep.
The 2014 Kia Forte sedan is a stylish and roomier-than-expected four-door car that’s longer and wider than its predecessor and offers features not usually found in affordable cars in the segment.
Already a commendable family vehicle with three rows of seats, the Dodge Durango gets even better for 2014 with improved fuel economy, an impressively easy touchscreen and voice control dashboard system and attractively updated interior and exterior.
Some hybrids, such as the new 2014 VW Jetta Hybrid, prove that at least hybrids don’t have to look like a doorstop, which is one of the reasons it gets the win against the ubiquitous Toyota Prius in this Drive This, Not That matchup.
For the first time since its late 2010 introduction, Hyundai’s flagship Equus luxury sedan is subtly restyled for a more premium appearance and adds more safety equipment, more amenities and a retuned suspension for improved ride.
Acura’s luxury MDX sport utility vehicle is redesigned for 2014 with quieter interior, more cargo space, a new, more powerful engine, better fuel economy and improved handling.
Hyundai is counting on a revamped Genesis full-size luxury car to pull buyers from market leaders Mercedes and BMW and help the Korean automaker recover from two years of lackluster U.S. sales.
The Fit fell behind in mini-car sales when Chevrolet, Ford and Hyundai entered the market during the past three years. It’s still a nice car, but its gas mileage - 35 mpg on the highway - lags competitors and even some larger cars.
The Toyota Corolla, the fifth best-selling nameplate in the United States, is a larger, roomier sedan for 2014 with improved ride and better gasoline mileage than its predecessor.