News: Mercedes-Benz AMG Forced To Go Hybrid Powertains By 2020

High-performance Meets Environmental Technology Mercedes-Benz AMG, the high-performance tuner division of Mercedes-Benz, finds itself between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Known for its brutally powerful gasoline engines, AMG is now faced with stringent new emissions standards imposed by the European Union. The EU’s latest CO2 emissions rules spell out ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Lexus NX 300h AWD

Guilt-free Luxury Totally redesigned for 2015, the 2016 Lexus NX 300h enters its sophomore year as the only luxury hybrid compact SUV. So the question then can be asked—why a luxury small crossover in the first place? Let’s see what this versatile utility vehicle has to offer. Drivetrain The 2016 Lexus NX 300h ... Read More...

Feature: Eco-driving Is Easy

Three Steps To Saving the Planet In Your Car As a society, we are becoming increasingly aware of our need to protect the planet. Each and every one of us has a responsibility to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle, and now is the perfect time to start. There are many areas where ... Read More...

First Drive: 2016 Toyota Prius

The Leader Tries a New Look & Approach The Toyota Prius has spent the past decade and a half searing its image into the American public as the leading eco-car. Now, with its fourth generation, it’s trying to shift gears. The 2016 Toyota Prius doesn’t give up anything in its environmental ... Read More...

News: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

What Took You So Long, Toyota? Gee, Toyota, you introduced that little thing you called RAV4 to the U.S. in 1995. It ushered in what we now call a crossover vehicle—the combining of some of the attributes of a sport-utility vehicle with the underpinnings of an automobile. Of course we didn’t know then ... Read More...

Top 10 Best MPG AWD SUVs/Crossovers

The Wheels You Need with the Fuel Economy You Crave So the scientists announced this last week (ed note: we originally wrote this two years ago--and updated it since--but the climate change news has not gotten any brighter in the intervening years) that the world has hit another milestone with the ... Read More...

Silicon Valley Invades Your Engine

Delphi & Tula Pioneer Software to Boost Fuel Economy Conventional wisdom holds there are two distinct worlds in the automotive universe—the hardware-oriented gearheads who know engines, pistons and camber and the softer science engineers who design infotainment systems and the computer-oriented systems on the modern car. It’s the classic Detroit (or ... Read More...