2016

 
Tesla adds two Model S 60 versions starting at $66K, still 200 miles or more

Tesla adds two Model S 60 versions starting at $66K, still 200 miles or more

The Tesla Model S electric car has been offered in several versions over its five model years to date, with faster and longer-range variants getting the most attention. Today the Silicon Valley carmaker announced two new, less expensive versions of the Model S that start at $66,000. Both will offer... read more

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2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2016

2016 BMW X1 quick drive review

It looks like a BMW, offers relatively sporty roadholding for an SUV, and delivers a quiet, solid ride. The 2016 BMW X1 is so cleverly proportioned, in fact, that many buyers... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X door-control software to be updated, Musk says

Given Elon Musk's habit of revealing snippets of information when he talks, electric-car advocates, owners, and industry analysts pore over any live event at which the Tesla... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Traverse

GM big SUV buyers to get gift cards or protection plan for fuel-economy errors (updated)

General Motors will compensate owners of three large crossover SUV models for misstated fuel economy on window stickers with a choice of a debit card or an expanded... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Mini Cooper Clubman in New York's Hudson Valley, Apr 2016

2016 Mini Cooper Clubman gas mileage review

We're fond of Mini Coopers around here. The little British cars are fun to drive, often produce smiles from others, and in their latest incarnation, are considerably more... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]

Toyota Mirai seeks to reclaim green image from Tesla, sans Supercharger network

Since launching in Japan in 1997, the Toyota Prius hybrid has imbued its maker with a strong green image. The Prius has become Toyota's signature model, and helped the... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Traverse FWD 4-door LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View

Gas-mileage error halts sale of GM's large SUVs; new labels on the way

It would appear that every automaker is rechecking its gas-mileage calculations these days. The ongoing VW diesel-emission cheating scandal and Mitsubishi's recent admission... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Updated 2016 Tesla Model S also gets new 75-kWh battery option

The 2016 Tesla Model S electric car will soon offer the 75-kilowatt-hour battery pack that debuted recently on the Model X crossover. The addition was supposed to be... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Can Malibu Hybrid volume cut costs, kickstart sales for Chevy Volt?

General Motors is trying to get as much use as possible out of the current-generation Chevrolet Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain. A very similar version without the plug is... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E

2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E: gas mileage review

Volvo is in the process of reinventing itself as a luxury brand with a practical focus, but such transitions don't happen overnight. While many reviewers and owners have... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf: real-world range vs. EPA estimates over six-month test

The reality of range—reproducible, real-world daily-driving range—is one of the most important concepts you have to become familiar with if you’re new to... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Ram 1500 HFE, Denver, CO, April 2016

2016 Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel fuel-economy review: 24-mpg full-size pickup truck

It may not look like it, but the Ram full-size pickup you see here may be one of the more interesting new trucks on the road today. You might view it as this decade's version... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Updated 2016 Tesla Model S 90D now rated at 303 miles highway range

If 200-mile electric cars are the new black, then what does that make 300-mile electric cars? With the launch of the Chevy Bolt EV less than a year away, and 400,000... read more April 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

2016 Tesla Model X electric SUV: so about those falcon doors ...

It's unusual for a CEO to express doubts about a new vehicle he's just launching—especially if it's only the company's third-ever vehicle. But at a January presentation... read more April 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Fusion Energi

Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid cash-back offer spikes for California buyers

When buying a car, sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time. When it comes to plug-in electric cars, the right place is often California, where... read more April 20, 2016 by


 

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