|The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring.|
|The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid.|
For those of us who are apartment dwellers, a plug-in is less practical. We are unlikely to have 240-volt chargers in our garage---or a garage, for that matter. Running an extension cord from your apartment is likely to get you evicted, or at the very least, your extension cord stolen. And that's why Ford makes a non-plug-in version as well, which is what we drove.
|The 2017 Mazda 6i Grand Touring.|
|The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI.|
And then came the Volkswagen GTI.
|The 2017 Ford Fusion Platinum Energi.|
Case in point: The 2017 Ford Fusion Platinum Energi.
|The 2017 smart fortwo cabrio.|
Ten years ago, the smart fortwo was supposed to be the next big thing in very small cars. In some places, Europe, for example, they are everywhere, and are a valid solution to narrow streets and challenging parking. In the United States, a handful of eastern cities and San Francisco are probably closest to those conditions. But probably not close enough. The smart fortwo has not taken America by storm.
Now, miraculously, some say, a second-generation smart fortwo has come to the USA.
|The 2017 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription.|
It and the XC90 SUV are leading the way to the next generation of Volvo products, but a week in the XC60 is a great reminder that, while they've been around a while, the current-generation Volvos are pretty wonderful vehicles.
|The 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo.|
|The 2017 Volkswagen CC Sport.|
|The 2017 Kia Cadenza Limited.|
Part of the problem, as I wrote at the time, was that Kia was promoting the '14 Cadenza as a luxury car when, in fact, what they'd built was a very good full-size family sedan with several features usually found on more upscale cars. Commendable, especially at $35,100, but not a luxury car. Even with another six grand-plus worth of options that took the bottom line to $41,900.
|The 2017 Ford Escape SE.|