News: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

What Took You So Long, Toyota? Gee, Toyota, you introduced that little thing you called RAV4 to the U.S. in 1995. It ushered in what we now call a crossover vehicle—the combining of some of the attributes of a sport-utility vehicle with the underpinnings of an automobile. Of course we didn’t know then ... Read More...

Top 10 Best MPG AWD SUVs/Crossovers

The Wheels You Need with the Fuel Economy You Crave So the scientists announced this last week (ed note: we originally wrote this two years ago--and updated it since--but the climate change news has not gotten any brighter in the intervening years) that the world has hit another milestone with the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel

Two Fuels Power Chevrolet’s Full-Size sedan “Alternative fuel” usually means electricity, biofuels like ethanol or renewable diesel or even (erroneously) gasoline-powered hybrid-electric vehicles. However, one plentiful, inexpensive and clean fuel is underutilized—compressed natural gas or CNG. Honda produced a Civic powered by CNG starting in 1998, but dropped it last year. ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Honda Fit

An Almost Perfect Fit? By Lynne and Larry E. Hall The 2016 Honda Fit is well named. It isn’t too big, isn’t too small—it’s a good fit no matter what size the occupants are, and the yawning hatch can gobble up everything from large boxes to bikes to furniture. Redesigned last year for ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Scion iM

Scion’s Sporty Compact Hatchback Scion says it “appeals to a youthful audience” and is the “test laboratory” for Toyota by offering products that “stand apart from the crowd.” With the all-new 2016 iM five-door hatchback with the six-speed manual, how close does Scion get to doing and being exactly what they ... Read More...