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492012 Kia Rio priced from $13,600*

Kia has announced that the 2012 Rio 5-door will carry a price tag of just $13,600, excluding a $750 destination fee. For that slim slice of change, buyers can enjoy a vehicle with an automatic start/stop system designed to conserve fuel when the hatch would otherwise be idling. Kia says that this is the first application of the technology outside of the hybrid and luxury segments in the States. Combined with the company's 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine, the 2012 Rio 5-Door is go

14Geneva 2009: BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is one luxurious automotive hermaphrodite

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13Toyota Yaris 5-door rolls into U.S. for '09

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48Toyota adds 5-door Yaris to U.S. lineup

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15No surprise: 5-door Land Rover LRX rumored

Britain's Autocar says that Land Rover will follow up the introduction of the production 3-door LRX with a more practical 5-door edition as well. We loved the compact and sporty LRX concept, and we're glad Land Rover is going to produce a 3-door that should closely mimic its appearance. That said, the word that it'll also be joined by a 5-door is completely unsurprising, as the additional entrances make the LRX a more appealing suburban recon vehicle. After all, it's a lot easier to haul the kid

14IIHS rates the 2008 Subaru Impreza

Well, it seems the folks at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety like the look of the new Subaru Impreza. Granted, a wrecked version of the car is what's got them going, but that's good for the rest of us. Why? Because the offset frontal crash test performed by Subaru shows that the Impreza passed with flying colors. After the IIHS received and analyzed data from the crash performed by the automaker, it rated the 2008 Impreza 2.5i 5-door as "Good" (the highest rating) in each of the indivi

10Volkswagen Jetta wagon to be unveiled in Paris

The five-door wagon version of the Volkswagen Jetta is expected to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this fall, according to TheCarConection. In a preview to journalists, VW showed off the new design of the vehicle, which has a "sweeping roofline" akin to that of the Saab 9-3 SportCombi and Mercedes-Benz C-class wagon. It also sports a roof spoiler, more room than its predecessor, and several engine options:  2.5L inline five cylinder, a 2.0L turbo four cylinder and a GLI sport model. The

16Honda Civic 3-door to debut at London Motor Show

Honda's "Built-in-Britain" line-up will be complete when the brand new 3-door Honda Civic makes it world debut at the London Motor Show in July and appears alongside the 5-door Civic and Civic Type-R. All three models are built in Swindon, Wiltshire. Honda's display this year will be the largest ever for the London Motor Show and include the Legend luxury sedan, which is a version of the Acura RL sold in North America, as well as an F1 exhibit and Honda's battery of environmentally friendly cars

16Dodge Caliber the new xB?

Scion (and its parent company, Toyota) were surprised when older folks started to buy its youth-oriented xB SUV. But the buyers were drawn to the vehicle's large space and practical features.

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