The Toyota Prius is the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle. The Prius is a full hybrid electric mid-size hatchback, and is sold in more than 70 countries and regions. Its largest markets are Japan and North America, where the EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) rate the Prius as More >
Built under contract by AM General in the US, the Hummer H2 is an SUV and SUT that was marketed by General Motors under the Hummer brand.
The H2 has a light duty truck frame and a wider-than-average track firm that may offer stability against overturning compared to More >
Cadillac’s first major entry into the popular SUV market, the Escalade, is a full-size luxury sport utility vehicle. The Escalade was introduced to compete with German and Japanese companies in this segment. The vehicle was also a response to Ford’s 1998 release of the Lincoln Navigator. Originally, the Escalade More >
Mazda designed the RX-8 as a front engine, rear-wheel drive sports car with four seats and four doors. The car has 50:50 front-rear weight distribution and is powered by a non-turbo rotary engine. It is the RX-7’s successor as Mazda’s rotary engine sports car.
Mazda has built rotary engine More >
With just enough room for 2 passengers, the front-wheel drive CR-X was marketed as an economy sport fastback. The CR-X nearly had the two-seat field to its own at one time. In addition, its great performance, handling and fuel economy made it a popular purchase.
The CRX offered More >
Sold in Japan since 1998, the Nissan Cube is a mini MPV. In 2009, Nissan began selling the Cube in North America and Europe as well.
Like the Scion xB and Kia Soul, Nissan styled the Cube with an eye toward individuality and the younger market. Few other vehicles More >
Iconic for its outrageous looks, the Lamborghini Countach was the first car to sport the wedge-shaped, sharply angled look that has become popular in many high performance sports cars. It is a mid-engined supercar styled during a time when designs were unhindered by practical and ergonomic aspects of automobile More >
German automaker BMW introduced the 1 Series as an entry level small family car in 2004. In the United States and Canada, the 1 Series coupe and convertible went on sale in model year 2008. The 1 Series shares many components with the larger 3 Series. The model was More >
The new Fiat 500 has been built by Italian automaker Fiat since 2007. The car is currently produced in Tychy, Poland by Fiat Auto Poland S.A. and in Toluca, Mexico, by Chrysler Group LLC. Touted as a city car, the four-seater, three-door hatchback 500 is almost identical to the More >
The Acura RDX is Acura’s first compact crossover SUV, taking over from the MDX as Acura’s entry-level crossover SUV, as the MDX grew in size and price. Acura describes the RDX as a luxury compact sport utility with high performance features. It is the company’s first compact crossover SUV, More >