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  • Outback delivers fun in a wagon
    Outback delivers fun in a wagon
    For two decades now, the Subaru Outback has offered consumers seeking something a little more adventurous in its choice of a vehicle for family transportation.Part it no doubt is its name that conjures up images of the Australian wilds popularized...
  • Kia sells its Soul in the name of profitability
    Kia sells its Soul in the name of profitability
    TechnoFile.comIt might sound a bit silly if you've never seen "My Mother the Car," but South Korean carmaker Kia really does have a soul in its product line, a little people hauler that offers a lot of fun, practicality and bang for...
  • Honda Civic Coupe upgraded nicely; Prius v not so much
    Honda Civic Coupe upgraded nicely; Prius v not so much
    TechnoFile.comThey may not have a lot in common with each other, other than being popular small cars, but the Honda Civic coupe and Toyota Prius v are interesting examples of their respective species. And each has been tweaked at least somewhat in...
  • Looking for a wagon? Subaru just may have what you want
    Looking for a wagon? Subaru just may have what you want
    Subaru may produce some of the most-fun cars to drive, like the new WRX and WRX STI sedans and the BRZ coupe, but it also rates high when it comes to producing vehicles for family use.Its Impreza and Legacy offer competitive choices for sedan...
  • 2014 Kia Soul first glance
    2014 Kia Soul: First glance
    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Kia Soul is perhaps best known to many people as the vehicle endorsed by a bunch of hipster hamsters in TV commercials.But if you're an automaker, you can only ride rodents so far. You must have a vehicle that delivers the...
  • 2013 Toyota Prius v
    2013 Toyota Prius v: A victory for green, family transportation
    You've always wanted to go green when it comes to your ride. But you've got a family, featuring a spouse or partner, a kid or two and maybe even a pet.A compact hybrid won't work, nor will a big hybrid SUV - it's too large and...
  • 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
    2014 Ford Transit Connect seats seven with 30 mpg
    Today Ford announced the new redesigned 2014 Transit Connect Wagon, expanding the model's reach into a market all its own. When Ford first introduced their Transit Connect cargo van from Europe here in the States, it was a bold move. Nothing...
  • Kia
    2013 Kia Soul: It's got a lot of heart
    The Kia Soul, that funky, compact wagon made famous by the dancing hamsters TV commercial, gotsomewhat of a revamp last model year.But despite that, it still gets a few changes for the 2013 model year, mostly around convenience features.For...
  • Kia
    2013 Kia Soul: It's got a lot of heart
    The Kia Soul, that funky, compact wagon made famous by the dancing hamsters TV commercial, gotsomewhat of a revamp last model year.But despite that, it still gets a few changes for the 2013 model year, mostly around convenience features.For...
  • Acura
    Acura TSX Sport Wagon: Nothing boring about this family ride
    These days, driving a station wagon doesn't have to relegate you to a boring, Brady Bunch-like automotive experience. You can actually have a bit of fun behind the wheel of some of today's wagons, especially the 2012 Acura TSX Sport wagon...
  • Lexus CT 200h
    Entry level Lexus offers luxury, hybrid performance – but not a lot of "Go!"
    Entry level Lexus offers luxury, hybrid performance – but not a lot of "Go!"By Jim Bray TechnoFile.comThe "littlest Lexus" returns for 2012 in much the same form as in its 2011 debut, but with some minor upgrades and...
  • Kia Rio5
    Kia unveils an all-new Rio and refreshed Soul
    Kia, the other Korean automaker that has been on a hot streak lately, is unveiling a new version of its Rio subcompact for the 2012 model year. A five-door hatchback will be rolled out first, then a sedan later this year. Kia gave journalists a...
  • Acura TSX Sport Wagon is nimble, practical
    Acura TSX Sport Wagon is nimble, practical
    The 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon is true to its name, offering sporty driving dynamics in an attractively designed wagon package.This model arrives two years after the redesign of the TSX, and seems to be right on time, as sporty cars that can...
  • Cadillac CTS-V road test and review by Drivin' Ivan Katz
    Cadillac CTS-V Wagon road test, review and video by Drivin' Ivan Katz
    My father's car from as long as I can remember was a turquoise 1970 Cadillac Coupe Deville convertible. I went on family vacations in it, and even took my driver's test in the Caddi. It was such a striking car that I'm not even sure...