Road Test: 2014 Subaru Outback

The 2014 Subaru Outback Joins the AWD 30 MPG Club In our northwest corner of the country, motorists embraced Subarus back when quirky wasn’t hip. We thought Subarus were neat long before Paul Hogan started hauling his “barbie” around in Outbacks or Lance Armstrong cycled his way to becoming the new ... Read More...

Welcome To the New MPG Clubs

Clean Fleet Report Introduces Three New "Clubs" We live in amazing automotive times. The best testaments to that are the three new "MPG clubs" that we're introducing at Clean Fleet Report. We've noticed that both the EPA-designated and real-world the fuel economy on the vehicles we love and need are climbing ... Read More...

Road Test: 2014 Cadillac ELR

Abundant Luxury and Style For a Plug-In Electric, But What Is It? As part of the evaluation process when Clean Fleet Report test drives a car we consider, among other things, its size, passenger and storage capacity, fuel economy and powertrain. We’re also interested in what the manufacturer has intended with ... Read More...

Ford Has Confidence In Its Aluminum Path To MPG

Ford Believes MPG Move Will Work Because Customers Have Already Tested Truck This story was originally published on Western Automotive Journalists website--www.waj.org Ford didn’t decide to make its revolutionary move to an aluminum body in its best-selling F-150 pickups quickly–or without undertaking its most extensive testing program ever. Eric Peterson, the F-150’s marketing ... Read More...

Road Test: 2014 Honda CR-V

Honda’s SUV Is Back On Top In Sales It’s not easy to be the top dog of a vehicle category. Just ask Honda. The company’s CR-V compact crossover vehicle has been battling the Ford Escape for years, and the two have traded places as the number-one seller in their category several times. ... Read More...

Engine Downsizing Gains Ground

Smaller Is Better For Automakers  – And Consumers Shouldn't Notice Any Difference. The global drive to reduce greenhouse gases and increase vehicle fuel efficiency is pushing automakers to reduce the size of their engines – while trying to keep all of attributes consumers expect from their cars. Engineers have pushed the ... Read More...