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2016 Honda HR-V Review | Compact and Capable

Compact utility-focused vehicles are becoming ubiquitous in the auto industry’s quest to achieve maximum fuel efficiency without forgoing practicality. Honda recently introduced its latest endeavor to reach this goal in its 2016 HR-V crossover. We tested the five-door all-wheel-drive EX-L with navigation. Refreshingly, nearly all features came standard at no extra cost, ringing in at […]

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Driven First: 2016 Kia Optima SX

Though it may not be obvious from the outside, Kia has completely overhauled its game-changing Optima from the inside. Packed with technology features found on its upscale Sorento SUV and K900 full-size sedan, the Korean brand remains dedicated to keeping its prized mid-size offering neck-and-neck with the competition. And in this segment, the competition is […]

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Muddin’ in the rain with Autobytel’s Dan Gray | 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4×4

Melanie Batenchuk and Dan Gray of Autobytel ride along with Jeep’s Jim Morrison to take the Renegade through an off-road gauntlet. We hit the muddy trails surrounding the raceway at Summit Point as part of a recent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) event. The 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4×4 is a real Jeep, and we’ve got […]

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Aspen, Vail and the 2016 Kia Optima

Melanie Batenchuk joins MotoManTV for an adventure in the Rocky Mountains, hitting up Aspen, Vail and the Continental Divide in the all-new 2016 Kia Optima. On our journey, Melanie and MotoMan debate the design and driving dynamics of the new Optima, and continue their fried chicken rivalry. This is an episode of MotoManTV you don’t […]

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Toyota goes ‘Back to the Future’ with Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle

Today is the future. If you have been online today, then you definitely know it’s Back to the Future day where we are all supposed to get excited about hoverboards, future Pepsi, and self-lacing Nike shoes. Ford will let you order a fake Flux Capacitor for a mythical $1.2 million dollars using their Build & […]

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MotoManTV previews technology on 2016 Kia Optima

We’re back collaborating with our friend MotoMan! We will join MotoManTV later for an in-depth look at the Kia Optima in Aspen. But first, check out his tech review of the all-new 2016 Kia Optima SX: Done watching? Head over to MotomManTV’s YouTube page and hit the “subscribe” button! Stay tuned for more updates from […]

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Be Car Chic is Going to Germany!

As you may know, our contributor Whitney Ramirez recently entered a contest for a chance to become a Social Media Ambassador for the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) … and she won! That means Be Car Chic is going to Germany! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We would like to share our sincerest gratitude […]

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What marketing segments may look like for the autonomous car

BY Chris Baccus | Contributor & Automotive Marketing Expert We have recently witnessed one of the most significant changes in the auto industry since the Model T and the assembly line: the electric car. The electric power of a car wasn’t the big shift since early electric car production began in the 1880s. No, it’s […]

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How I Drive | Kim Orlando, founder of SheBuysCars

We first met Kim Orlando at an automotive media event. It didn’t take long for us to enjoy her bright smile and great sense of humor, and as it turns out, she’s a pretty talented entrepreneur as well! Kim has founded, and as part of that career. So, what’s her driving style? […]

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First Drive | 2016 Infiniti QX50 small luxury crossover

Heading into 2016, Infiniti has big plans for both its current models and the new Q30 (unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show), Q60 and QX30 concepts. Kicking off a series of vehicles we’re anxiously awaiting to get our hands on in the New Year, is the refreshed QX50 crossover. Now with 3.8 inches more wheelbase, […]

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How I Drive | Profile of Dave Sullivan of AutoPacific

Dave Sullivan has been a friend to Be Car Chic for years; and his witty, fun-loving personality make him a likeable guy in this industry. Dave’s also smart as a whip and knows a lot about the ins and outs of the car world. Today, we profile Dave, who serves as Manager, Product Analysis at […]

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Love at First Drive | Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review

If I said the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is my favorite car of the year, I wouldn’t be lying. For starters, this Italian beauty is one heckuva feast for the eyes. Yes, I do believe in love at first sight. And don’t worry, I confirmed this feeling once I got behind the wheel. Welcome back […]

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2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4×4

Maybe it was a bout of nostalgia over my Barbie’s 1994 ‘beach cruiser’, or the fact that we’ve all been dreaming for Jeep to deliver us a Jeep that’s compact yet not a total compromise from its brethren. Of course, this is a dream not for Wrangler purists but one for other consumers who (literally), […]

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How I Drive | Beth Paretta, founder of Grace Autosport

We’ve known Beth Paretta for some time here at Be Car Chic, and she still inspires us today! The recent founder of the only all-female IndyCar racing team, Beth has a lengthy resume of success in the automotive industry, and she’s particularly passionate about motorsports. How I Drive | Profile of Grace Autosport founder, Beth […]

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How I Drive | Profile of AutoWeb chief editor, Michael Harley

Meet Michael Harley–chances are you already have. With an extensive background in the auto industry, Mike is a car enthusiast to the core. After a decade-long stint as the West Coast editor of the popular website Autoblog, Mike jumped ship to spearhead the editorial content of the new car-shopping website AutoWeb. We first met Mike […]

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Infiniti QX60 | The practically perfect mommy-mobile

Full disclosure, I’m not a mom; therefore, I don’t really have a need for a mommy-mobile. But if I did? Well, read the title again and you’ll see that I’d choose the gorgeous, three-row Infiniti QX60. We’ve said it before — Infiniti has been impressing us big-time by striking a delicate balance between style, comfort […]

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2015 Scion FR-S | Budget-friendly sports coupe

The 2015 Scion FR-S, when seen on the road in Firestorm Red, is quite the looker. Toyota’s youth brand joined forces with Subaru to create a sports coupe that appears sleek, yet aggressive, and is certain to turn heads. The Basics The FR-S we tested was the base model, which starts around $25,000. The 6-speed […]

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How I Drive | Profile of Nyree D. Wright of MSLGROUP

If you’re an automotive journalist or blogger in the D.C. area, then you’ve most likely worked with the bubbly, energetic Nyree D. Wright. As Senior Vice President of MSLGROUP, Nyree serves as the ultimate public relations professional on behalf of General Motors, connecting her client with influencers in both the D.C. and NYC regions. I’m […]

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10 cars we really didn’t want to give back this Summer

September is officially here, which means Summertime is coming to a close. As schools fill up with children and America’s asphalt arteries clear out, we couldn’t help but reflect nostalgically on a few of our favorite cars this Summer. As automotive writers, we receive dozens of vehicles to test each year. It’s not an easy […]

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2016 Scion iM and iA | Two-fer for Toyota’s youth brand

By BOB GRITZINGER | Contributing Editor Toyota’s Scion division hasn’t had any all-new product in quite a while, but the youth-oriented sub-brand gets a huge shot in the showroom arm this month with the addition of two all-new models, the iA and the iM. iM: No more dull xB boxes Let’s start in reverse alphabetical […]

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