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...

Road Test: 2015 Chrysler 200C and 200S

“America’s Import” Takes On the World In the Fall of 2013, Chrysler launched their “Ready To Take On The World” marketing campaign for the all-new Chrysler 200. They followed that bold statement with their Super Bowl advertisement in January 2014 that created controversy and curiosity, announcing the Chrysler 200 was “America’s ... Read More...

Top 10 Stories of 2014

Electric Cars, Fuel Cells; Diverse Paths to Fuel Efficiency Highlighted Here at Clean Fleet Report we had a great year, seeing and reporting to you on a record number of cars, trucks, SUVs and even some two-wheel fuel-efficient vehicles. We had plenty of stories on electric cars, plug-in hybrids, conventional hybrids, ... 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 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...

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...

Comparison Road Test: 2014 Mitsubishi AWD Choice: Compact Crossover or Compact Sedan

Tale of Two Outliers With Outstanding MPG. The Mitsubishi AWD 30 MPG Club Members. OK, what's your favorite compact-vehicle flavor, crossover sport utility or four-door sedan? Mitsubishi offers both with all-wheel drive. While the EPA's combined fuel economy estimate is 26 mpg for the Outlander Sport crossover with all-wheel drive, and ... Read More...