Road Test: 2017 Fiat 500e

All-Electric Cool Little Hatchback “And comin' off the line when the light turns green Well she blows 'em outta the water like you never seen I get pushed out of shape and it's hard to steer When I get rubber in all four gears”1 In the summer of 1963 the Beach Boys had the hit ... Read More...

Green Motorsports: Technology Driven Excitement

F1, IndyCar and NASCAR Lead The Way Car racing and the environment: an oxymoron? Not so much as you would think. The world of motorsports has a challenging task to reduce racing’s ecological footprint while raising the public’s perception of racing. Therefore, any incremental steps, wherever possible, add-up to significant progress ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

Crossover Fuel Economy King When it comes to classifying cars, there are blurry lines. Take the all-new 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid that Kia calls an “urban crossover hybrid vehicle.” Urban translates into the Niro not being available with all-wheel drive, so apparently no country living ahead. So the Niro is a ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Toyota Prius V

Interior Space + Fuel Economy The Prius V wagon is the largest in Toyota’s line of Prius hybrid cars that include the Prius Liftback, Prius c and the all-new 2017 Prius Prime plug-in. Each has its own value and offers something a bit different, but when combined, they add-up to the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring

Yeah, It Really Is That Good! If you have no interest in owning a fun-to-drive car that gets mid-thirties fuel economy, feels and drives larger than its compact classification and looks great in the process, then please stop reading. Because you will see, as did Clean Fleet Report, that the 2017 ... Read More...

First Drive: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

Purpose Built Hybrid - Going Where No Crossover Has Gone Before Full Road Test Review Coming Soon! The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word passé as (1) past one’s prime, and (2) outmoded or behind the times. Harsh to think that anyone or anything we have loved is considered to be fading into ... Read More...