First Drive: 2016 Honda HR-V

The Most Popular Compact Crossover Gets a Baby Brother Gas may be relatively cheap in mid-2015, but many of the polls show car buyers still remember the recent days when gasoline looked like it would top $5/gallon and keep on climbing. Meanwhile, the automakers have vehicles coming into the market that were ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Toyota RAV4 LE

A Balanced Small Crossover With more than 20 small or compact crossovers on the market, consumers can’t be blamed looking for minute differences before purchasing one model over another. The 2015 Toyota RAV4 plays the comparison game very well with a balanced offering of interior size, fuel economy and price. In ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid

Adding a smaller hybrid option in the Lexus crossover lineup Everybody needs a little brother. Isn’t that the automotive theme of the decade? Smaller versions of best-selling models are proliferating and Toyota’s Lexus luxury division is no exception. Its midsize RX crossover has been the pace-setter for the segment since its ... Read More...

First Drive: 2015 BMW i8

A Tantalizing Taste of the Future Check one off the bucket list. It’s not every day you get to drive a $136,500 car. For Clean Fleet Report it’s a red-letter (or maybe that should be green-letter) day when that high-end car is a plug-in hybrid from those performance boys in Munich. ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Nissan Juke SL

Quirky, Unique Styling in A Fun-To-Drive Package On seeing the 2015 Juke, some people give the just-bit-into-a-lemon sourpuss face and won’t give this cute little car a second look. Well, too bad on them for a having a lack of imagination of what their life would be like zipping around town ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Infiniti Q50 3.7

Upscale Compact Luxury Sedan Completely redesigned in 2014 and unchanged for 2015, the Infiniti Q50 is as stylish and technology-filled as any upscale, compact luxury sedan on the market. And, it had better be to top the reputation and popularity of the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Drivetrain Clean Fleet ... Read More...

10 Best Car List Shows a Lot of Green

Consumer Reports “Best of” List Shows Influence of Alternative Choices Every year Consumer Reports tallies up the complaints and gripes from its millions of readers and adds in its own staff test conclusions with the result—a list of the 10 Best Cars covering a like number of categories. The list this ... 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...

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...