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All-wheel-drive hybrid cars, SUVs: why are there so few?

All-wheel-drive hybrid cars, SUVs: why are there so few?

Fifty years ago, a now-forgotten British luxury coupe called the Jensen FF went into production, offering the first modern all-wheel drive system on any passenger car in the world. Four-wheel drive had been offered only on a few specialized truck models to that point, but the traction and braking... read more

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2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last: Which Will Make 150,000 Miles?

Which hybrid cars accumulate the most mileage over time? According to a new data analysis, there's one hybrid that stands head and shoulders above the rest--and it's not the... read more June 12, 2014 by


 
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid owned by Bayer Protective Services, Sacramento, CA

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid: 500K Miles, Still In Patrol Service

If you ever had any doubt that hybrids were durable--and many people do--here's a case study to set your mind at ease. A white base-model 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid has just... read more July 16, 2013 by 7


 
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid New York taxi (Image: eBay Motors)

Used High-Mileage Hybrids, Yellow Taxi Paint Thrown In For Free

We've talked about the longevity of hybrid cars on several occasions before, usually when some myth about batteries dying at ridiculously short intervals comes up. But just... read more April 30, 2013 by 6


 
2010 Lexus HS 250h

Green-Car Death List: 2012 Models To Which We Bid Adieu

Every year, some car models pass from our midst, often dying quietly and unnoticed. Here's our list of the green cars that are no longer with us. There were, of course, more... read more May 22, 2012 by 11


 
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid

Best Used Green Cars To Buy: 2005-2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

The Ford Escape Hybrid occupies a special place in green-car history. It was the first hybrid built in the U.S., the first one from a U.S. carmaker, and the first hybrid... read more May 2, 2012 by 0


 
2011 Ford Escape Hybrid

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid: Sentenced To Death, So Buy One Now If You Want One

The Ford Escape Hybrid was not only the first U.S.-built hybrid electric vehicle, it was also the first hybrid sport-utility vehicle--or crossover, if you prefer. It's had a... read more October 5, 2011 by 1


 
2011 Ford Vertrek Concept

2013 Ford Escape Crossover Will Boost Gas Mileage, Drop V-6

The 2013 Ford Escape, the first entirely new design in more than a decade for its popular compact crossover, will be officially unveiled next month at the Los Angeles Auto... read more October 5, 2011 by 5


 
2011 Ford Escape Hybrid

Five High-Mileage SUVs You’ll Want To Check Out For 2012

You’re an SUV owner looking to upgrade your current car, but you’re also getting tired of increasing gas prices and the way those hybrid and electric car owners... read more September 27, 2011 by 1


 
2011 Ford Transit Connect Taxi, introduced at 2010 Chicago Auto Show

Ford Transit Connect Hits NYC And LA Taxi Fleets

If you regularly take cabs in New York City, there’s a change on the horizon: the familiar, bulletproof-but-gas-guzzling Crown Victoria taxicabs are disappearing, and... read more September 9, 2011 by 0


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Reader Q: All-Wheel Drive Hybrid Or Diesel Cars (Not Trucks)?

We get some of our most interesting topics from reader questions. Past questions include how emergency responders should react to hybrid and electric cars, and whether towing... read more August 5, 2011 by 1


 
2011 Ford Vertrek concept

Why Ford Would Be Crazy To Kill The Escape Hybrid: Real AWD

Ford has made lots of changes to its model lineup of late, some of them remarkably quickly. Now comes word that the new Ford Escape compact crossover for 2013 may not include... read more June 13, 2011 by 1


 
Ford Start Concept

Ford's Gas Mileage Goals Spawn 3-Cylinder Engine, New Hybrids

Smaller, more efficient engines that equal the power of larger, lazier ones are how automakers all over the world plan to raise fuel economy. Today Ford [NYSE:F] doubled down... read more June 2, 2011 by 9


 
Hybrid parking spot, by Flickr user rscottjones

Attention, Shoppers: Infiniti QX56s, Diesels Are NOT Hybrids

It will come as a horrible shock to the driver of the pale green Infiniti QX56, but the 2-ton-plus full-size sport utility vehicle is not actually a hybrid. Nor, for that... read more April 18, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Ford Vertrek Concept

Now We Know: This Will Be The New 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

Ford was clearly one of the stars of last week's Detroit Auto Show, launching green vehicles and concepts across a wide range of fuel-saving technologies. The company... read more January 17, 2011 by 10


 
2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Most Popular Posts of 2010: Mazda2, Prius Crashes, Leaf, Volt, and Other EVs

We love looking back to see what's been popular over the course of a full year. And 2010 was definitely chock-full of green car news. Our 10 most popular posts this year are... read more December 30, 2010 by 0


 

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