Buying Guides

 
Is The 2001-2003 Toyota Prius A Good Used Car Buy?

Is The 2001-2003 Toyota Prius A Good Used Car Buy?

It was small, unassuming, almost a shrinking violet, really. The first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid -- launched in the U.S. in 2001 -- was the first five-seat family car to offer hybrid-electric drive and unimaginably high gas mileage. Twelve years after its initial launch, the Prius family has... read more

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2014 Cadillac ELR

Buyer's Guide: 2014 Plug-In Hybrids From Toyota, Ford, Honda & More

Not all plug-in electric cars rely on battery power alone; some also have gasoline engines as backups, for longer range or more power. Last year, we identified six plug-in... read more May 7, 2013 by 7


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

Fisker Karma: Range Extended Electric Car Ultimate Guide

Make a car desirable enough, and people will buy it whatever is powering the wheels. That's the theory anyway, but in a world of unease over the suitability of electric cars... read more April 6, 2013 by 3


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

2013 Electric Cars: Rated Range For Each Model, Ultimate Guide

It's really the defining feature of any plug-in electric car: How much electric range does it have? The ever-helpful EPA, which has rated the gas mileage of all new cars... read more March 4, 2013 by 31


 
2013 Subaru Impreza

Most Efficient AWD Cars: Beat The Snow, And The Gas Pump

When a weather system dumps an uncommon amount of snow in your part of the world, thoughts often turn to how you might get about in it. Provided you've not got a seven-foot... read more February 12, 2013 by 1


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Best Gas Mileage You Can Get: Top 10 Hybrids

Are you in the market for a hybrid car? You probably want great gas mileage, without switching to diesel fuel, or taking the next step into plug-in vehicles. The good news... read more January 31, 2013 by 29


 
Daniel Craig as James Bond, Agent 007, in Skyfall, with Aston Martin DB5

Skyfall Sequel: Five James Bond Cars For A New Green Age

James Bond, Agent 007, has now been driving his Aston Martin DB5 sports cars since 1964. With the new film, Skyfall, opening tomorrow, we thought we'd propose some new motor... read more November 8, 2012 by 2


 
2013 Nissan Sentra SL  -  First Drive, October 2012

2013 Nissan Sentra: Details, Reviews, Gas Mileage

If you're in the market for a new Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or Volkswagen Jetta, you're also in the market for the 2013 Nissan Sentra. While we haven't driven the 2013... read more October 29, 2012 by 0


 
2011 Honda Insight

Hybrid Or Just High MPG? Which Car Is Right For You?

As cars throughout the automotive spectrum get more efficient, it's an increasing dilemma for buyers looking to improve their gas mileage. Just what should I buy? One of... read more October 26, 2012 by 22


 
2013 Chevrolet Sonic

Five Turbocharged Green Cars You Need To Drive

There was a time when a turbocharger under the hood meant one thing and one thing only: that the car you were driving was a performance-oriented, sporty beast with that... read more October 18, 2012 by 5


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar, New York City, Aug 2012

Ultimate Guide To Gas-Sipping Minicars On Sale In The U.S.

Which side are you on? Bigger is better? Or perhaps 'No replacement for displacement'? Or do you think more along the lines of 'small is beautiful' and 'good things come in... read more October 17, 2012 by 0


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

2013 Green Car Buyers Guide: Hybrids, Diesels, Plug-Ins

It's autumn, which means that new 2013 cars are now showing up in dealerships all across the country. With gas prices high and new fuel-economy standards in effect... read more October 9, 2012 by 1


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2013 Plug-In Hybrids: Our Roundup

Hybrids have been popular gas-sipping choices for several years, but it's taken until this year for momentum to really gather behind plug-in hybrids. Using mostly familiar... read more September 18, 2012 by 3


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

Making The Transition To A Hybrid Car? Here’s What To Expect

Over the past decade, hybrid electric cars have gone from being niche market vehicles for movie stars and green thinkers to everyday vehicles that can save you big money on... read more September 18, 2012 by 2


 
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

Fun Cars With Good Gas Mileage To Suit Every Budget

It's not difficult to find cars with high gas mileage these days. Car manufacturers have made a stirling effort in recent years to push economy up, without sacrificing... read more August 30, 2012 by 2


 
2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape: Why You Need To Look Beyond Gas Mileage

Ford’s all-new 2013 Escape compact crossover may have only been on sale for a few months, but it is already proving a strong seller at Ford dealerships across the U.S... read more August 30, 2012 by 21


 

 
 

 
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