Road Test: 2016 Honda Civic Touring

Everything Done Well—and Some Things Done Very Well In the battle to sell cars, Honda has never taken the path of the lowest price. Instead, it has traveled a higher road and earned the reputation of quality, reliability and high-tech innovation. The latest 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is no exception. The all-new ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

A Dash of Extra Efficiency When the Toyota RAV4 debuted 20 years ago, it was at the forefront of what has become a huge market segment today—compact SUVs. Popularly known today as “crossovers,” they blend a higher-riding, truck-like configuration with an automobile chassis. With its pinched nose and other tweaks, the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid

Efficiency, Safety, and Luxury in One Seven-passenger Package The 2016 Volvo XC90 is a handsome, luxurious, comfortable, fuel efficient and expensive large crossover. All-new, it’s a huge step forward for the Chinese-owned Swedish brand. Also all-new is a plug-in hybrid model--the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid. The old model, which was ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Mazda CX-5 FWD

Perfect Combination of Handling, Design and Fuel Economy Compact crossovers are hot and getting hotter, with sedan sales taking the brunt of consumers wanting more versatility in their vehicles. With almost every manufacturer offering a model in this category, there had better be something special to make one stand out against ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Chevrolet Volt

The Perfect Green Car for Today? The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt may be the best solution today for moving to greener driving to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change. It’s an electric vehicle (EV) without the drawbacks. The many advantages of driving an EV include smooth, quiet motoring, minimal ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Lexus RX 450h

The Original Guilt-Free SUV Americans love crossover sport utilities, and when it comes to luxury brands they have a huge fondness for those with a big L on a spindle grille. The Lexus RX is not only the company's biggest seller it has run roughshod over rivals such as Acura, Audi, ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Kia Soul+

Fashionable and Cool and 30+ mpg The second generation Kia Soul debuted in 2014 as an all-new model and with updates for 2016, Clean Fleet Report wanted to see what the latest was that continues to make this cool small hatchback so popular. We found the 2016 Kia Soul is an ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Ford Focus Electric

Good Drive, but Short Range and Limited Storage The compact Ford Focus is a favorite around the world, and enjoyable to drive, with taut steering, responsive engine performance, and a suspension that lets you feel the road. When you replace the car’s engine with an electric motor, the Focus (now the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Toyota Prius Liftback 

More of Everything—And a Radical Look Toyota’s Prius Liftback had a good thing going for several years as the “official” vehicle of the environmentally conscious, a reputation that became cast in concrete during the 2003 Academy Awards, when dozens of Hollywood celebrities arrived in chauffeur-driven Priuses. But the cachet of the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Toyota Prius

Iconic Hybrid, Reimagined The Toyota Prius has been a green car icon for 20 years now (17 in the U.S.).  It’s substantially redone this year for its fourth generation. The most obvious change is the startling styling. The new Prius is longer, lower, and wider, but not like the mammoth late 1950s ... Read More...