Toyota’s Highlander, a midsize sport-utility vehicle, long has been one of the Japanese automaker’s most popular models. More than 215,000 Highlanders, which are assembled in Princeton, Ind., wound up with new homes last year. The new year started with a bang with 15,484 units sold — nearly 3,000 more than in January 2017, for a vehicle that’s almost unchanged from … read more
Redesigned for 2017, the Kia Forte is a mainstream economy car, well equipped and nicely priced at less than $17,000. Throw in an additional $10,000 or so, and it’s still a Forte, but it’s a completely different package — a compact near-luxury sedan or hatchback that packs a 201-horsepower wallop. The Forte may occupy the space between the subcompact Rio … read more
This week, Test Drive discusses the top five rugged, the sporty and the luxurious models we test-drove in 2017.
Last year’s parade of test cars included some exciting new models notable mostly for their standout fuel economy. One of our test cars had a range of 758 miles — enough to drive nonstop from Bethel, Conn., to Myrtle Beach, S.C., without stopping for gasoline. Without further ado, here are the vehicles that made a big impression on us in … read more