Road Test: 2014 Subaru Outback

The 2014 Subaru Outback Joins the AWD 30 MPG Club In our northwest corner of the country, motorists embraced Subarus back when quirky wasn’t hip. We thought Subarus were neat long before Paul Hogan started hauling his “barbie” around in Outbacks or Lance Armstrong cycled his way to becoming the new ... Read More...

Welcome To the New MPG Clubs

Clean Fleet Report Introduces Three New "Clubs" We live in amazing automotive times. The best testaments to that are the three new "MPG clubs" that we're introducing at Clean Fleet Report. We've noticed that both the EPA-designated and real-world the fuel economy on the vehicles we love and need are climbing ... Read More...

Road Test: 2014 Honda CR-V

Honda’s SUV Is Back On Top In Sales It’s not easy to be the top dog of a vehicle category. Just ask Honda. The company’s CR-V compact crossover vehicle has been battling the Ford Escape for years, and the two have traded places as the number-one seller in their category several times. ... Read More...

Road Test: 2014 Subaru Forester

A Fresh Look & Better MPG For A Familiar Face. The 2014 Subaru Forester is the first all-new model for this brand since 2009. It is slightly larger than the outgoing edition, looks only a little different but has an unexpected surprise – it's more fuel efficient. Like other recently introduced Subarus, ... Read More...

Test Drive: 2013/2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 With Start-Stop

Direct Injection, Diesel and Start-Stop Pump Up MPG. In response to Europe's 2007 legislated carbon emissions reduction rules, Mercedes-Benz and other European automakers began equipping their non-hybrid vehicles with start-stop systems, a relatively low-tech, low-cost technology that moderately improves tailpipe emissions and fuel economy. Even though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ... Read More...

My Top 10 High-MPG Cars of 2013

My Year of Driving the Latest Electric, Gasoline and Diesel Technology Cars. What a year! No one should doubt that 2013 was a breakthrough year for advanced technology vehicles, whether running on electricity, gasoline, diesel or some combination of the three.  The choices expanded, prices dropped and infrastructure exploded (for plug-ins). ... Read More...

Road Test: 2014 Toyota RAV4

2014 Toyota RAV4 Close to 30 MPG – And Worth a Closer Look. You have most likely observed that not everything that is stated or printed is cast in stone. Look no further than the "your mileage will vary" warnings or anything printed in the smallest possible type on a contract. That also ... Read More...