Road Test: 2016 Lexus ES 300h

Relentless, But Now Aggressive For years Lexus has used the tagline, “The relentless pursuit of perfection,” in its advertising and marketing. That mantra has led to a significant amount of brand recognition for reliability, customer satisfaction and, of course, luxury. The automaker’s pursuit is showcased in the gasoline-electric hybrid 2016 ES 300h ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Last Chance to Grab One of Our Favorites Unceremoniously, the press material for the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta said, “Jetta Hybrid no longer available.” Sure, the Jetta Hybrid has only found 560 homes through September 2016, but it’s difficult for me to understand that VW would kill it because the move is contradictory ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

More Efficiency, More Power, More Tech Honda is celebrating the Accord’s 40th anniversary this year, and after 12.7 million sold in the US, popping some champagne corks is understood. To begin its fifth decade, Honda has brought back the Accord Hybrid after it sat out for a year to move production from ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE

Low Cost Transportation Back in September 2014 Clean Fleet Report reviewed the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Hatchback and suggested it could be an option in the very competitive subcompact and small car segments if buyers were looking primarily at price. Mitsubishi is now offering the all-new 2017 Mirage G4, which brings ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Chevrolet Volt

It Really Is the Game Changer GM Proclaimed Now there’s an all-new 2017 Chevrolet Volt. It is better in nearly every way than the first one—more electric driving range, more hybrid fuel efficiency, more comfortable, more attractive and even more affordable. Will Chevrolet make a genuine effort to sell the Volt this ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Smart ForTwo Passion

The Short Game Gets an Upgrade If you’re an urban commuter or daily life includes a lot of short city trips, the 2016 Smart ForTwo looks appealing. But it’s really an impractical form of transportation not designed for mass appeal and likely won’t attain it even with a new drivetrain, slightly ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Lexus CT 200h

A Little Sport to Go With Hybrid Drive Is it possible for a hybrid car to also be a sporty car? The answer is...it depends. It depends on what your expectations are when it comes to hybrid fuel economy, and what your definition is of sporty when applied to cars. Enter the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Lexus ES 300h

Luxury & 40 MPG Lexus, the upscale division of Toyota, has gone big into hybrid technology, which is good for consumers looking for improved fuel economy to go along with luxury appointments. Lexus has six hybrid models, with the 2016 Lexus ES 300h being its midsize car luxury offering slotted between ... Read More...

Top 10 Electric Cars

2016 Is Half Over: Here Are the Top 10 Companies in the Fray 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 ... Read More...

All-Wheel Drive Cars with Best Mileage

An Eclectic Group of Overachievers Our definitions first: In this blog 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: 2016 Volkswagen Golf TSI S

VW’s Seventh Generation Versatile Hatchback Forty-one years ago Volkswagen introduced the first Golf; over those four decades it has evolved and matured into the hatchback that all others in the segment are compared against. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf TSI is rated as a compact, but in reality it is a not-so-small car ... Read More...