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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: first drive review

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: first drive review

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq isn't one car but three, with a unique choice of powertrains. The volume seller will be the Ioniq Hybrid, a dedicated hybrid (as is the Toyota Prius) with a 58-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating for its base model. But you can also get it as a battery-electric car (starting... read more

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2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jan 2017

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review

Last year, Nissan sold almost 330,000 Rogues in the U.S., making it by far the brand's most popular model. For 2017, the compact crossover utility vehicle has added a new... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf preview

Six years after the current-generation of the first high-volume modern battery-electric car went on sale in the U.S., the 2017 Nissan Leaf carries on virtually unchanged from... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Focus Electric

2017 Ford Focus Electric preview

The 2017 Ford Focus Electric has been one of last electric cars remaining in the current model year for which we haven't had information. Now Ford has released a few... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Mazda CX-5

Mazda diesel to arrive fall 2017, it says, in new CX-5 crossover (updated)

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover is an entirely new design, Mazda says, although you might not see it at first glance. The small Japanese maker unveiled the new... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai Ioniq Electric car to get 200 miles of range 'soon'

Hyundai's product planners seem to have a bit of an issue on their hands. The South Korean automaker is set to launch an all-electric version of its Ioniq hatchback... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Corolla, test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

2017 Toyota Corolla: first drive of updated compact sedan

The Toyota Corolla has been almost the default compact sedan among North American buyers for what seems like decades now. In good years, more than 350,000 are sold to retail... read more October 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V crossover: more standard safety features, turbo engine

The 2017 Honda CR-V compact crossover utility vehicle was unveiled today, featuring more fuel-efficient powertrains, evolutionary styling ... and a volume knob for the radio... read more October 13, 2016 by


 
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

More VW court misery: Jetta Hybrid braking suit won't be arbitrated

Volkswagen has some legal troubles that go beyond the ongoing "Dieselgate" scandal. While VW waits for approval of a settlement for 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TDI cars with illegal... read more October 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid discontinued for 2017 model year

You can scratch one model off the list of hybrids available in the U.S. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will be discontinued for the 2017 model year, marking the end of the line... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Rogue, 2016 Miami auto show

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: better prospects than Pathfinder, Murano for small hybrid SUV?

As predicted several years ago by a now-departed member of the Nissan product team, the third of three hybrid SUVs has rolled out. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is the... read more September 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

What it took to buy an electric car in Texas: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to locate and purchase or lease a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid somewhere in the heart of Texas oil country. Hoping to make... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

Why I leased a 2017 Chevy Volt (in Texas) to replace a Volvo

Texas is the land of pickups and SUVs, of oil wells and full-day drives from your Texas home to Grandma’s Texas home. Your everyday driver had better be your highway... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV electric car for 'urban' sales: what does that mean?

Almost no U.S. car buyers sit down at their kitchen table and kick off a chat by saying, "Honey, we need to buy a city car." The only exceptions are those in a handful of... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Dodge Dart

Dodge Dart to die for good in September

The Dodge Dart four-door compact sedan was the first new vehicle created by the combined Fiat and Chrysler companies following the latter's 2009 bankruptcy and... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Focus Electric

Some 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electrics recalled for pinion-shaft problem

Ford is recalling 865 Focus Electric hatchbacks from the 2015 and 2016 model years to address an issue with the cars' transmission differential pinion-gear shafts. Under... read more July 11, 2016 by


 

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