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Forbidden Fruit: Mercedes-Benz A Class Quick Drive

Forbidden Fruit: Mercedes-Benz A Class Quick Drive

Selling luxury vehicles is a delicate balancing act. Concentrate on your most wealthy clientele and the market is lucrative, but limited. But go too far the other way, catering for the mass market, and you risk damaging your reputation. This is the barrier Mercedes-Benz has had to cross in... read more

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2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz A Class: U.S-Bound Premium Compact Driven

Big German automakers used to thrive on producing large, luxurious sedans. Built seemingly to last forever, they were vehicles of aspiration, a cut above volume vehicles from... read more November 2, 2012 by 3


 
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid  -  First Drive, 10/2012

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: First Drive Report

Over the past several years, 40 miles per gallon has become a sort of high water mark for compact cars, with a long list of special efficiency-focused models aiming to meet... read more October 30, 2012 by 0


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, New York City

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Very Short First Drive

Memo to carmakers: Midtown Manhattan on a weekday can be a challenging, frustrating place to hold a test drive. Two days ago, we drove the new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid at a... read more September 21, 2012 by 9


 
2012 Coda Sedan

2012 Coda Sedan: First Drive

It's been a long time coming, but the 2012 Coda Sedan is now on sale at a handful of dealers in California. Six months after the very first Coda compact electric cars were... read more September 12, 2012 by 20


 
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

Last week, Honda released the specs and photos for its 2014 Accord Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid. Now, we can talk about what it's like on the road. The short answer? Like the... read more September 10, 2012 by 10


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

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: First Drive

The verdict is in: At last, the fabled Toyota Prius hybrid has a viable competitor. If you're in the market for a five-door hybrid hatchback with very high fuel economy--an... read more September 7, 2012 by 36


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar, New York City, Aug 2012

2013 Chevrolet Spark: First Drive

Yeah, we drove the pink one. The 2013 Chevrolet Spark, the first Chevrolet minicar in many, many years, comes in a remarkable array of pastel colors, including one called... read more August 22, 2012 by 20


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV: First Drive From Behind The Wheel (Video)

The new 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is quick, relatively fun to drive, and the only all-electric crossover utility vehicle on the market today. It has a good, intuitive touchscreen... read more August 3, 2012 by 15


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV: First Drive Of Tesla-Powered Crossover

If the ideal electric car has a real-world range of 100 miles or more and the practical utility that American families buy crossovers for, the future may be arriving this... read more August 2, 2012 by 40


 
2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SL, New York City, July 2012

2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SL Sedan: Weekend Drive Report

When auto writers drive test cars, they're usually loaned out from carmakers' regional fleets. So when we asked for an 2012 Nissan Versa sedan to test over a four-day... read more July 24, 2012 by 0


 
2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

2013 Honda Fit EV: Video From First Drive Of All-Electric Car

Yesterday, Honda delivered its first Fit EV electric car to private buyers--or, more accurately, private lease customers, since the car isn't available for outright sale... read more July 24, 2012 by 7


 
2012 Tesla Model S Signature

2012 Tesla Model S: Seven Little Things A Buyer Doesn't Like

Let's make one thing clear right up front: I think the 2012 Tesla Model S is the coolest freaking car in the history of Western Civilization. I put down my $5,000 deposit... read more July 23, 2012 by 50


 
2012 Tesla Model S, brief test drive, New York City, July 2012

2012 Tesla Model S: First Drive Video

With Tesla Motors opening new Tesla Stores at a rapid pace, the 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sport sedan has now been seen by hundreds of thousands of people. Thus far... read more July 20, 2012 by 5


 
2012 Tesla Model S, brief test drive, New York City, July 2012

2012 Tesla Model S: First Drive Of All-Electric Sport Sedan

After an hour in a 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sport sedan, one thing became clear: It's a viable car. The Model S gives Tesla Motors a shot at turning into a real car... read more July 19, 2012 by 43


 
2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

2013 Honda Fit EV: First Drive Of Honda's All-Electric Car

The 2013 Honda Fit EV is a fun and well-executed little all-electric hatchback. It's quick, handles decently, gets the highest EPA efficiency rating of any vehicle on the... read more June 29, 2012 by 18


 

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