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Volkswagen Beetle Dune Hybrid Concept: Quick Drive

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Hybrid Concept: Quick Drive

A large red electrical shutdown switch inside a car says it all: You're driving a prototype. New York City passers-by who looked approvingly at our shiny bronze Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept car didn't know it, but the butcher-looking Beetle was running on a hybrid system not currently offered in... read more

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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review Of Plug-In Hybrid

The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a comfortable, relatively fast, and fairly fuel-efficient luxury sport sedan. It's rated at 16 miles of electric range, but we didn't... read more April 7, 2015 by 


 
2016 Smart ForTwo (European version) - First Drive, Barcelona, Nov 2014

2016 Smart ForTwo: First Drive Of European Version

The 2016 Smart ForTwo minicar will arrive at U.S. dealers this fall. When it does, it will be playing the redemption card every chance it gets. Smart was created to counter... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

2015 Honda Fit Video Road Test

If you’re looking for a small hatchback that delivers both fuel economy and flexibility, only a handful of new cars come to mind. Add in top safety ratings, and your... read more January 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chrysler 200, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2014

2015 Chrysler 200 Four-Cylinder: Gas Mileage Review

The 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan is a good-looking, comfortable, and modern entry in a very competitive segment of the car market. Part of the Fiat-led product... read more January 2, 2015 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

2014 Tesla Model S P85D: First Drive Of All-Electric AWD Performance Sedan

As a long-time Tesla Model S owner—almost two years now—I was naturally eager to get behind the wheel of the new dual-motor P85D. I’d had a couple of brief... read more December 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi A3 TDI, New York City, Nov 2014

2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel: Fuel Economy Review

The 2015 Audi A3 is the first all-new version of the compact luxury car since it was launched in the U.S. as a 2006 model. And there are a lot of changes. Most noticeable is... read more December 18, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Passat HyMotion hydrogen fuel cell prototype  -  Los Angeles, November 2014

Volkswagen Passat HyMotion Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Prototype: Brief Drive

The 2016 Toyota Mirai may have been the biggest news in hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles at last week's Los Angeles Auto Show, but it wasn't alone. VW Group brought two fuel-cell... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car: First Photos From Test Drive

The 2016 Toyota Mirai is getting a major launch just before this week's Los Angeles Auto Show. It's clear Toyota considers this a vehicle every bit as seminal as its very... read more November 18, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, Malibu, California, Oct 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Quick Drive Of Higher-Gas Mileage Small Turbo Four

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is the most fuel-efficient version of the Korean maker's mid-size sedan, aside from its Sonata Hybrid model. And this year, the Sonata Hybrid uses... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep 2014

2015 Subaru Legacy Gas Mileage: We Test Both 2.5i And 3.6R

Subaru sales have surged over the last decade, taking the quirky Japanese brand from its Snow Belt niche into more and broader markets. This year, the redesigned 2015 Subaru... read more October 7, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit EX-L Navi, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2014

2015 Honda Fit Gas Mileage: True 40-MPG Subcompact, Or Not?

The 2015 Honda Fit subcompact is an entirely new model, and for North America, it's built in a new plant in Mexico. That means that its launch was necessarily slow and... read more October 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 MINI Cooper hardtop, Northeastern road test, Aug 2014

2014 MINI Cooper: Gas Mileage Review With 3-Cyl Engine + Manual

The 2014 MINI Cooper hardtop is the first entire, top-to-bottom redesign of the iconic British minicar. In its base form, with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited, test drive, Hudson Valley, NY, Aug 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata: Gas Mileage Review Of New Mid-Size Sedan

The last Hyundai Sonata was a striking stylistic departure from usually bland mid-size sedan styling. The new one, not quite so much: To our eyes, there's very little aside... read more August 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Palisades Interstate Park, New York, June 2014

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the sole seven-seat hybrid vehicle on the market, and it has been redesigned and updated for the 2014 model year. While smaller... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid at 2013 New York Auto Show

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Video Review

It's no secret that Subaru has surged from strength to strength over the last several years. Its sturdy, all-wheel-drive lineup of sedans, hatchbacks, and crossover utilities... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 

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