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Consumer Reports Likes Fiat 500e: Still A Compliance Car, Sadly

Consumer Reports Likes Fiat 500e: Still A Compliance Car, Sadly

Some electric cars aren't as good as we hoped--Coda Sedan, cough--while others are better than we expected. That latter group includes the 2013 Honda Fit EV and, now, according to Consumer Reports, the 2014 Fiat 500e. The battery electric conversion of Fiat's perky little 500 hatchback is powerful... read more

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Consumer Reports: New Ford Hybrids Don't Meet Mileage Ratings

it's always nice when the big boys say, "You're right." We reported three weeks ago that Ford's new 2013 hybrids were not achieving their 47-mpg EPA gas mileage rating in... read more December 7, 2012 by  26

2012 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Electric Car Has Highest Customer Satisfaction Scores, Again

Fewer Chevrolet Volt owners would buy another this year than at the same time last year, Consumer Reports has discovered. ...Of course, when that figure is still 92 percent... read more November 29, 2012 by  23

2012 Tesla Model S Signature

2012 Tesla Model S: Consumer Reports Joins Chorus Of Praise (Unofficially)

It isn't easy to impress Consumer Reports. Fisker Automotive knows this better than most, after its Karma range-extended sedan was savaged by the magazine earlier this year... read more November 20, 2012 by  16

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Hybrids, Plug-In Cars Score Well In Reliability Survey

Buyers of hybrids have long known that they can be surprisingly reliable, as well as costing little to run on a daily basis. The 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey from... read more October 30, 2012 by  6

2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

More 2012 Fisker Karma Woe: Consumer Reports Review Savages Plug-In Hybrid

The well-respected Consumer Reports doesn't pull any punches, and its review of the 2012 Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury sedan is no exception. The magazine all... read more September 25, 2012 by  6

Gas pump

Busted: 7 Things That Won’t Improve Your Gas Mileage

Here at GreenCarReports, we often remind you what you can do to improve the gas mileage of your car with articles devoted to tire maintenance, good driving practice and... read more June 27, 2012 by  13

2012 Mitsubishi i  -  First Drive, U.S.-spec MiEV

Consumer Reports Hates 2012 Mitsubishi I’s Range: Is It Right?

Mitsubishi’s tiny egg-shaped electric car known as the 2012 Mitsubishi i is currently the cheapest electric car you can buy in the U.S. Starting at $29,125 before... read more June 12, 2012 by  15

2012 Toyota Prius C

2012 Toyota Prius C: Buyers Like It, But Not Consumer Reports

At $19,705 and up, the 2012 Toyota Prius C subcompact is the company's least expensive hybrid. It's also tied with its larger Prius liftback sibling for best gas mileage on... read more May 31, 2012 by  16

Gas pump

Fuel Economy Now #1 Factor In Car-Buying, Consumer Reports Study Says

Historically, when gas prices are relatively stable, fuel efficiency doesn't rank very high on car buyers' lists of priorities. But that seems to have changed recently. A new... read more May 22, 2012 by  4

2008 Suzuki SX4

Want A Used Small Car? Consumer Reports Rates Best Deals

Shopping for a used car can be one of life’s more frustrating experiences. If you know what you’re looking for in terms of year, make and model, the trouble is... read more March 29, 2012 by  0

2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

What Do Consumers Really Think Of Electric Cars? We Find Out

Depending on which websites you visit and which news channels you watch, electric cars are either portrayed as the poster children of green revolution, or an example of... read more January 31, 2012 by  20

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid Highly Rated By Consumer Reports

Toyota's Camry has long dominated the family car sector, and that doesn't look set to change any time soon. The February issue of product testing organization Consumer... read more December 30, 2011 by  0

2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011

Chevy Volt Electric Car Owners Most Satisfied, Consumer Reports Says

Despite the NHTSA inquiry into battery-pack fires following severe crash tests of the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, the car's 5,000 or so owners to date seem to... read more December 1, 2011 by  6

2011 Fuel Economy Labels

It’s Official: Car Buyers Want Greener Cars, Better Gas Mileage, Lower Emissions

While certain parts of the automotive industry might not be feeling the love towards the tough new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards announced yesterday, it... read more November 17, 2011 by  0

2012 Honda Civic sedan

Honda: Okay, We Know You Hate The New Civic, So We’ll Redesign It

In April this year, Honda unveiled what it hoped would be the next generation of car to bear the Honda Civic badge. The ninth major revision of the Civic in its 38-year life... read more October 31, 2011 by  4


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