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...

News: Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Hits 52 MPG Mark

GM Offers a Diesel a VW Owner Can Love As most of you have probably heard, Volkswagen recently came under international fire when it was discovered that they had knowingly programmed their diesel vehicles to pass emissions tests, but then default to a more-polluting mode for regular driving. Because of this, Volkswagen TDI ... Read More...

All-Wheel Drive Cars with Best Mileage

An Eclectic Group of Overachievers Our definitions first: In this article we're talking about all-wheel drive cars or car-based sport utility vehicles (SUVs) also known as crossover utility vehicles (CUVs). Some might call them the modern station wagon. They're designed for hauling people and stuff to destinations that either require 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...

Road Test: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

What a Difference Five Years Makes When I reviewed Kia’s first Optima Hybrid in January 2012 after its arrival in November 2011, I noted its eye-riveting styling and tech-rich standard equipment. I also commented that the Korean automaker’s first hybrid system misfired during city driving and delivered mediocre fuel economy, a calamity ... Read More...

Top 10 Electric Cars

  2017 Is Here: Here Are the Top 10 Electric Car Companies We update this list regularly because the market is changing so quickly. The new models we've driven have caused us to rethink the Top 10. Picking the Top 10 electric car makers now involves making some choices as the number of ... 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...