Test drive: 2014 Ford Fiesta SFE EcoBoost
Okay, you've read my first impressions and my second impressions... now it's time for an in-depth look at Ford's new Fiesta SFE, powered by the tiny 1.0 liter EcoBoost turbo three-cylinder. This car boasts some impressive EPA fuel economy figures (45 MPG on the highway!) but how does it work in the real world? We'll take an in-depth look in my 2014 Ford Fiesta SFE review. -- Aaron Gold
The New York Auto Show is now open to the public! This was quite an interesting car, short on concept vehicles but long on production vehicles, most of which will be coming to the showrooms in the next year or so. See what was introduced in my 2014 New York Auto Show photo gallery, and if you're thinking of going in person, my Visitor's Guide to the New York Auto Show will tell you when to go, how to get there, and what to see. -- Aaron Gold
Photo of the Alfa-Romeo 4C © Aaron Gold
Before heading out for the New York Auto Show, I drove a 2014 Ford Fiesta with the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine. You'll recall that I had a quick preview drive a few months ago; this time, I got to spend a full week with the car. Read More...
The New York International Auto Show is upon us! This is significant, as it marks the end of the major auto show season (and by major, I mean the shows where new vehicles are unveiled). After this, we get on to testing the upcoming 2015 models en masse. New York is my home town, so I never miss this show; as you read this, I'll be winging my way East. If you're considering a visit, my Visitor's Guide to the New York Auto Show will tell you when to go and how to get there; the press preview is Wednesday and Thursday, so I'll add "what to see" on Friday -- with a full photo gallery, of course. Meanwhile, check out the vehicles that made their debut at last year's New York show. -- Aaron Gold
Long-term Mirage: Our first month
As always, I'm running behind on my long-term car updates. So today I bring you the February update, with the March update to follow later this week. I've been going back and forth about posting this first-one as is; it started as an update, but turned into an essay on the joys of living with a car that a lot of people seem to despise. Check out the update and tell me what you think in the Comments section. -- Aaron Gold
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This week, I'm driving a Ford Fiesta with the 1.0 EcoBoost engine. I mentioned to one of my friends on the Ford PR team that I was averaging about 35 MPG, not quite up to the 40 MPG or so we're averaging in our long-term Mitsubishi Mirage. (In the Fiesta's defense, I haven't yet done many highway miles.) My friend, who works in the truck division, pointed out the irony in being disappointed by 35 MPG.
This reminded me that fuel economy really is relative. I wouldn't be happy with 38 MPG in the Mirage, but Jason, who runs our SUVs site, would be thrilled to see 20 MPG in his ancient 4Runner. Hence today's poll: Considering what and how you drive, what, to you, constitutes good fuel economy?
Ah, the Honda Fit -- one of my all-time favorite cars, because it's just so darn useful. The Fit has always been about Honda doing what they do best, which is packing as much interior space into the smallest possible exterior package. But times are changing, and people expect more than just utility and economy from small cars. So where does the new Fit fit in? Find out in my 2015 Honda Fit review. -- Aaron Gold
Related: 2015 Honda Fit photo tour
Photo © Honda
Honda has an all-new Fit coming for 2015. I've driven it, I've reviewed it, and I'll be posting it a little later on today. Funny thing is, I just reviewed a Honda Fit (well, okay, maybe it was last year) and I had a hard time believing it was ready to be replaced -- the old car was just right.
So, anyway, stay tuned for my 2015 Honda Fit review -- and if you're feeling nostalgic for Honda Fits of the past, check out these reviews:
UPDATE: Here's the 2015 Honda Fit review!
Photo © Aaron Gold
Back in 2009, Hyundai foisted the first-generation Genesis on a nation of unbelievers -- as in, those who never believed Hyundai could build a credible rear-drive luxury car. Now the second-generation Genesis is here (Perhaps they should have called it Exodus? *rimshot*) and the mission is much the same: Germanic levels of luxury and driver appeal with a South Korean price. Has Hyundai succeeded, or is this a failure of Biblical proportions? Check out my review of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis. -- Aaron Gold
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General Motors introduced the Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon and Yukon XL in one massive event. Jason, our Guide to SUVs, couldn't possibly cover them all, so he enlisted my help. I wanted to cover the GMCs -- after all, I own one, so that makes me an expert, right? Maybe not, but regardless, here is my review of the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. -- Aaron Gold
Photo © General Motors