Posts Tagged ‘Hatchback’

NAIAS 2016: Ford

2016 NAIAS Ford

The latest Ford GT, Raptor, and Fusion were on display in Detroit, but the 2016 Focus RS was our favorite. The all-wheel drive hot hatch will be arriving to US dealers soon, although they were sold out long ago. Exterior styling is relatively subtle compared to the performance it offers over a base Focus. The subtle but functional exterior styling cues could be easily missed on a more subdued color, although this Nitrous Blue does not exactly blend in. Only three other color options are available: Shadow Black, Frozen White, and Stealth Grey. The 2.3L EcoBoost turbocharged four is out of the Mustang, but it has been upgraded to 350 horsepower. And it will only be available with a 6-speed manual transmission.

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2013 Kia Rio 5 Review

2013 Kia Rio 5-door LX

1.6L inline-4, 138 hp, 123 lb-ft, front-wheel drive, 6-speed automatic, cloth seats, 28/36 mpg

The Rio was all new for 2012, and 2013 brought only minor updates. The fresh new design is a huge improvement over the old Rio, and it joins the rest of the impressive modern Kia lineup.

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2012 Ford Focus SE 5-door Review

2012 Ford Focus SE 5-door hatchback

2.0L direct-injection 4-cylinder, 160 hp, 146 lb-ft, front-wheel drive, 6-speed automatic, cloth seats, 28/38 mpg

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