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Redesigned 2014 Ford Fiesta Makes LA Auto Show Debut

Ford has unveiled the redesigned 2014 Fiesta with the face of a Fusion and engine choices ranging from a fuel-sipping 1-liter engine to a high-performance Fiesta ST.

Chevy Spark to Offer Siri, Fast Recharging

Chevrolet is offering a way to recharge the new electric Spark in 20 minutes and a passenger who is always there: Apple's Siri virtual assistant.

Remade Fusion Sedan Is a Sporty Beauty

Ford's makeover of its Fusion midsize sedan is a gorgeous delight -- undercut by some drivetrain issues in the gasoline models.

Chevrolet Malibu, Appealing Midsize Car

Prices for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu start at $22,930 for a car with the 191-horsepower 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine.

Smooth Avalon Acquires a Bit of Sex Appeal

Toyota Avalon, so much to love, especially the new price -- $2,170 lower price than the bottom 2012 model.

Acura ILX Hybrid Boasts High-30s mpg

Acura opens the "gateway to luxury" to a young "20- and 30-something" target market with its new 2013 ILX sedan. Offered with a choice of three powertrains, including the automaker's first-ever hybrid, Acura says the ILX is built for consumers looking for high-value propositions in their purchases.

Prius C Skimps on Comfort as Well as Space

Toyota has a Goldilocks problem. As it tries to expand the Prius from a single car to a multi-model mini-brand, the automaker faces the reality that the first Prius was just right.

Ford Hopes Focus ST's Affordable Power Will Appeal in US

It's the affordable performance car many have been waiting for since the 2010 Paris motor show when Ford unveiled the Focus ST and announced it would be sold in the U.S. in 2012.

Hyundai Equus a Convincing Luxury Car

For Hyundai, the Equus represents the evolution of its vehicle line from cheap subcompacts to a car that competes with the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus, although without the upscale brand name.

Ford Focus Electric Is a Quiet but Pricey Success: Review

While the Leaf and Volt felt revolutionary, the Focus electric presents as evolutionary. It's a good car the automaker is deliberately downplaying.

Nissan Rogue Offers Top Value, Lots of Options

Nissan's popular compact crossover, the Rogue, returns for 2013 with a starting price of $22,310 for the base S model with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission.

VW Tiguan Gets Discrete Facelift

First introduced in 2007 to compete in the compact crossover SUV segment then emerging in popularity, the Volkswagen Tiguan was aimed at more established players in this class, like the Honda CR-V, and in size slotted in between the Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Qashqai.

Cadillac's From-scratch ATS Is Tasty

Cadillac needed an entry car more like the BMW 3 Series. Instead of adapting hardware from General Motors' German Opel brand, as GM has done lately, Cadillac started from scratch and came up with the ATS.

Porsche 911 Carrera S, a Fine Driving Machine With Tech Gaps

The last rear-engined sports car Porsche developed before the boutique carmaker merged with the gargantuan Volkswagen Group this year, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S embodies everything Porsche does best ... and all the things VW can help it do better.

Battery-powered Mitsubishi i Trails Rivals on Range

The 2012 Mitsubishi i subcompact electric car falls short both as a car and as an electric vehicle (EV).

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