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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

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 vehicles--the Prius far ahead of any other model--make up the bulk of U.S. hybrid sales, the 2014 Highlander Hybrid stands at the top... read more

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2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost SFE, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jun 2014

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Test Returns 40 MPG

As a general rule, we like small cars, and small cars with small engines. Eighteen months ago, when we first drove prototype versions of the 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost, we... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 MINI Cooper five-door ad screencap

New 2015 MINI Cooper With Five Doors Confuses...Well, Everyone (Video)

The new 2015 MINI Cooper five-door is rolling out--at least in Europe--and it appears to be causing some problems. The latest version of the retro-styled subcompact hatchback... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-Wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

Elio 84-MPG Three-Wheel Prototype: Driven In Parking Lot (Video)

It's not uncommon for small cars to get 40 mpg these days, or hybrids to hit 50 mpg. But vehicles doing more than that are conspicuous by their absence. Elio Motors claims... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata Prices Released, No Details On Hybrid Yet

Hyundai has announced pricing for the 2015 Sonata midsize sedan, but there's still no word on a new generation of the hybrid model found in the previous lineup. In response... read more May 29, 2014 by 


 
Xtronic CVT, 6th generation  -  for 2013 Nissan Altima

Why CVTs Won, Direct-Shift Gearboxes Lost Fuel-Economy Fight

If you're reading this in North America, the vehicle sitting on your driveway probably has an automatic transmission. So do around 95 percent of other new vehicles on the... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
TOTI bamboo ECO2 8-passenger taxi in Tabontabon, Philippines

Could Renewable Bamboo Be As Strong As Carbon Fiber For Lightweight Cars?

Carbon fiber now appears poised to enter the mainstream of automotive materials, but a less high-tech material could be waiting in the wings as well. Bamboo could be the next... read more May 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014

2015 Honda Fit: First Deliveries Delayed From April To June

It's not a good week for getting your hands on innovative Japanese cars. Following the news that Mitsubishi has delayed its plug-in Outlander yet further, Honda Fit customers... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 range-extender EPA window sticker (Image: Tom Moloughney)

2014 BMW i3 REx Window Sticker Revealed, 39 MPG On Gasoline: BREAKING

Yesterday we reported on the delay getting range-extended versions of BMW's 2014 i3 electric car to the market, pending the confirmation and fitment of their EPA-approved... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: Huge Push For Turbo Four-Cylinder On The Way

One of the most talked-about features of the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang is an optional turbocharged EcoBoost 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. It's not the first... read more May 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus, 2014 New York Auto Show

2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost Three-Cylinder: Manual Gearbox Only

Sales of the 1.0-liter three-cylinder version of the 2015 Ford Focus compact are likely to be dwarfed by those of the more powerful and familiar 2.0-liter 1.6-liter four... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf

2015 Volkswagen Golf Launch Edition Priced At Under $19,000

On sale in Europe for the some time, the seven-generation 2015 Volkswagen Golf is about to hit U.S. showrooms. Volkswagen announced pricing for the 2015 Golf range, which... read more May 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark, Catskill Mountains, Apr 2014

2014 Chevrolet Spark With CVT: Gas Mileage Review

We're fond of the Chevrolet Spark minicar; it's by far the best-executed of the several smaller-than-subcompact cars sold today. But our fondness had been limited to the... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford Fiesta SE  -  Driven, March 2014

Ford's Three-Cylinder Engine Does Well In Fiesta; Focus Next Up

Three cylinders is about three-quarters what many U.S. consumers will tolerate, about half the number they prefer and three eighths that of what some consider ideal. It may... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Dodge Dart

2014 Dodge Dart Dumps Dual-Clutch Automatic, Except On Aero Model

The Dodge Dart compact sedan launched as a 2013 model hasn't sold as well as hoped. One thing that hurt its debut was the unfamiliar feel of its dual-clutch automatic gear... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
2015 Jeep Renegade, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Chrysler: Mild Hybrids Coming, Says Electric Cars 'Overblown By Media'

Yesterday's multi-hour presentation of the five-year plan for the combined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was called "Chryslerpalooza" by local Detroit reporters who sat through... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
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