Road Test: 2015 Mazda6

40 MPG, No Batteries Needed There’s a gaggle of midsize family cars to choose from, 18 if you include hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. Buyers want a family sedan that can do many things well. It should hold five adults and their luggage with room to spare. It should ride comfortably ... Read More...

First Drive: 2015 Jeep Renegade

The New Little Jeep Let’s tackle the big thing first—is the 2015 Jeep Renegade really a Jeep? It’s got the seven-slot grille and little Jeep “Easter eggs” all over the place and even carries a “Trail-rated” badge on some models. But it’s made in Italy by Fiat and comes in a two-wheel ... 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...

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...