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...

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...

Pickups Pick Up MPG

A New Front Opens In The Truck Wars. You'd be forgiven if you thought a pickup truck owner sounded like a proud parent when discussing his(or her) truck. Oh, the things they can do, the feats of power and might. The versatility, unexpected surprises of comfort and utility. They are things ... 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...

Road Test: 2014 Chevrolet Impala LT

Big, But More Efficient Than Ever. Chevrolet knew they had to do something with the aging Impala to be able to stay competitive among large cars. The result is the completely redesigned and engineered 2014 Impala, which continues the 56-year legacy of their flagship sedan. Chevrolet Impala: Quiet and Refined The 2014 Impala ... 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...