Category: Driven

Living on the Edge: 2013 Kia Rio 5 SX

We enjoy hatchbacks for their good looks and real-world practicality. We’re especially fond of hot hatches with their added power and driver involvement. This Spring we’ve driven a wide variety of hatchbacks, from the Kia’s hot hatch cousin, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, to the efficient and stylish Lexus […]

The 6th Man: 2013 Lexus CT200h F Sport

“A Prius for everyone” is the jingle that ends the latest Prius commercial as the five-member Prius parade rolls through a colorful landscape. But Toyota has a bastard child, a 6th hybrid platform that often gets overlooked. Enter the Lexus CT200h. Arguably the best looking dedicated hybrid platform […]

BMW Alpina B7 – Short Drive

If you’re one to enjoy the larger and more luxurious things in life yet still want to go fast, the BMW Alpina B7 is for you.  As we reported when the refreshed B7 was released, the Alpina is enhanced for the 2013 model year; some more horsepower and […]

Ace of Spades: Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

April showers bring May flowers. May flowers brought us the Mazda MX-5 Miata Club, which in turn brought us a week of driving joy. Mazda has been refining the MX-5’s formula since 1989 and the resulting distillation is one of the most rewarding driving experiences that money can […]

Turbo Torpedo: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

I must start with an admission. I have been fairly outspoken about my dislike for matte paint calling it dull, unimpressive, and generally useless to the general public. While matte paint might not be the best option for every driver, the matte gray paint on our tester turned out to […]

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

The Lancer Evolution is insane. Engineers at Mitsubishi decided to take an average sedan, spend nearly $20,000 on a drivetrain, and offer it for sale. The results are nothing short of astounding. When you open the door, you immediately realize that the Evo isn’t exactly what you would […]