Road Test: 2016 Lexus ES 300h

Luxury & 40 MPG Lexus, the upscale division of Toyota, has gone big into hybrid technology, which is good for consumers looking for improved fuel economy to go along with luxury appointments. Lexus has six hybrid models, with the 2016 Lexus ES 300h being its midsize car luxury offering slotted between ... Read More...

Tech: How do Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid Batteries Recharge? Do I Need to Plug a Hybrid In?

A Primer on Hybrid Battery Care When the first gasoline-electric hybrids vehicles began arriving in 1999 and 2000, early adopters did their research and were quite knowledgeable about the then-new and revolutionary transportation mode. But the mass market was confused; these new cars had an additional battery to provide electricity to an ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Volkswagen Golf TSI S

VW’s Seventh Generation Versatile Hatchback Forty-one years ago Volkswagen introduced the first Golf; over those four decades it has evolved and matured into the hatchback that all others in the segment are compared against. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf TSI is rated as a compact, but in reality it is a not-so-small car ... Read More...

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 Acura ILX

Less-is-more for the entry-level Acura sedan Giving a nod backward towards its roots, Acura, Honda's luxury division, again offers a less-is-more entry luxury compact car. A step below the TSX, the 2016 Acura ILX reminds me of the 1986-2001 Integra, but appointed with more luxury. Following the Integra before it, the ILX ... Read More...