Road Test: 2015 Kia Forte EX

Sporty Looking with a Low Entry Price With three body styles—a sedan (Forte), coupe (Forte Koup) and a five-door hatchback (Forte5), the compact Kia Forte offers eye-catching styling with the lowest cost for a highly optioned base model in its class. So, what’s not to like? Not much at all. Drivetrain The front-wheel ... Read More...

Top 10 Green Cars Named

ACEE Organization Picks “Greenest” and “Meanest” Cars Every year the environmental watchdogs at the ACEEE (American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy) crunch numbers to come up with their “greenest” cars (along with a mirror image “meanest” list for those on the other end of the scale).  As has happened on ... Read More...

2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

The Clean Diesel Standard Setter Clean Fleet Report reviews more than 50 cars, trucks and SUVs a year, which means we experience a wide range of vehicles across a spectrum of design, features, performance, fuel economy and, of course, price. So it is a real treat when we are handed the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Mazda CX-5

Fuel economy and Zoom-Zoom How can a small-size car company meet federal fuel economy standards for the next decade if it lacks the resources to develop fuel-efficient hybrids, like larger automakers? If you’re Mazda, you tackle the issue with a holistic approach and innovative engineering that benefits not only fuel economy, but ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Kia K900

Something Different: Kia’s First Luxury Effort Clean Fleet Report realizes that people with far-ranging automotive needs and wants read our reviews and articles looking for insight into alternative fuel and high fuel economy gasoline-powered vehicles. The broad interests of our readers gives us the opportunity to write about an equally broad ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Ford Escape

Avant-Garde Styling, Sporty Handling & AWD 30 mpg Ford’s Escape is one of the two most popular small crossover sport utility vehicles in America — second most popular at the moment — trailing the Honda CR-V in their perennial battle for the top spot in sales. All new for 2013, the Escape ... Read More...