2019 Kia Forte first drive: Compact car blues wiped away

30 Aug
2019 Kia ForteEven though they divisions of the same company, the divide between Kia and Hyundai has never been wider than with the 2019 Kia Forte. Under its clean styling suite of standard active safety tech sits the automaker’s first continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Don’t go looking for such a transmission in the Hyundai lineup...

2019 Ram 1500 eTorque first drive: The silent assassin of pickup trucks

25 Aug
2019 Ram 1500 LimitedThe USS Seawolf attack submarine is said to be so quiet that the only way to discover it is to listen for the absence of sound. That’s a pretty tall order, and one we remembered while attempting to discern the activity of the mild hybrid electric assist motor in the 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque pickups. The system is so silent and so invisibly...