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...

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...

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 Toyota Yaris 5-Door SE

Toyota’s Lowest Priced Car You've Never Heard Of Toyota, the third best-selling car nameplate in the USA has standouts such as the Camry, Corolla and Prius, but they also have a car that apparently most people don’t know about – the Yaris. Yaris sales are lagging in the crowded subcompact category ... 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...

Road Test: 2015 Kia Forte EX

Sporty Looking with a Low Entry Price With three body styles—a sedan (Forte), coupe (Forte Koup) and a five-door hatchback (Forte5), the compact Kia Forte offers eye-catching styling with the lowest cost for a highly optioned base model in its class. So, what’s not to like? Not much at all. Drivetrain The front-wheel ... 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...