Road Test: 2016 Fiat 500e

A little Italian time machine taking you into the future It took only one or two miles in the 2016 Fiat 500e for it all to come back. This is what EVs are all about; zippy little electric cars that can be tossed around corners and deliver more fun than you expect from ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Fiat 500X

The Best-Looking and Most Versatile Fiat Introduced in 2015, the 2016 Fiat 500X is the fourth model to come from the storied Italian company, joining the 500, 500C Abarth and 500L. The 500X shares a platform with the Jeep Renegade (or maybe it’s vice versa), both of which are built in ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Fiat 500 Lounge 1957 Edition

Retro Fun A little history lesson. FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino) began in 1899 building small city cars for the masses, including the Cinquecento – or 500. So, nothing exciting…yet. Currently, Fiat’s parent, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles owns several other brands – Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep in the U.S. as well as ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Fiat 500L Trekking

Spacious Interior But Little Relationship To The Cute 500 “Italian automotive design” congers up the great cars of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo. Italian fashion icons such as Armani, Gucci and Versace come to mind. Some of the most beautiful vehicles ever built come from Italy and makes car buffs ooh ... Read More...

10 Best Engines Named By Magazine

Alternative Powerplants – Diesel and Electric Muscle In On Awards. In the old days, say five years ago, the eight editors at Ward's Auto World Magazine, a trade magazine covering the auto industry, had easy choices—four, six or eight. Those were the variations of gasoline engines offered by major manufacturers and ... 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...

Top 10 Fuel Economy Cars for 2014

EPA Rates Them All; Finds Plug-ins Best; 100 MPGe May Be The New 40 MPG. The federal Environmental Protection Agency spends a good portion of its time and manpower compiling a guide that compares like vehicles' fuel economy, spaciousness (interior space) and engine technology. The result for 2014 vehicles (cars and trucks) ... Read More...

Cars & Technology of the Future

What's Coming in Cars; Some Is Already Here The fifth annual "Future Cars, Future Technology" event put on by the Western Automotive Journalists' association on Oct. 17, offered several glimpses of the future. You could drive a prototype electric Volkswagen Golf, due to go on sale next year, or hear an ... Read More...