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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Gas Mileage Test Disappointing

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Gas Mileage Test Disappointing

Hybrid SUVs and crossover utility vehicles remain rare compared to the growing array of hybrid passenger sedans and hatchbacks. So we've been eager to test the new 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, one of only four hybrid crossovers. MORE: 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Is It Hybrid Enough To Matter?... read more

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Ram 1500 Plug-In Hybrid pickup truck and Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivan, April 2012

Chrysler Hybrid Sedan And Minivan: Missing, Presumed Dead?

Pretty much every carmaker offers at least one hybrid model these days, even if they're notably unenthusiastic about it. (Have you ever seen an Audi Q5 Hybrid? Ahem.) But one... read more January 28, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Five Big Myths About Green Cars And Gas Mileage, Debunked

Every now and then we get a reader question that reminds us how many myths about green cars are out there. In the interests of helping you actually save money by using less... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Hybrids, Electrics Not Needed To Reach 54.5 MPG In 2025: Industry Exec

For some companies in the auto industry, building cars to hit a target of 54.5 mpg by 2025 may seem like a near-impossible task. But to others, the EPA's Corporate Average... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150 live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

2015 Ford F-150: Full Details, Live Photos & Video

Ford has released full details on the new 2015 F-150 pickup, and with a host of new technologies and engines, it may be the most advanced full-size truck ever. The company... read more January 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

2014 Chevy, GMC Pickups Recalled For Cylinder-Deactivation Issue

General Motors' redesigned 2014 full-size pickup trucks have only been on the market for a few months, but now they're being called back to the dealer to fix a potential... read more January 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Grille

2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum Body, Smaller Engines: Details Emerge

The 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck won't be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show until tomorrow morning, but some details of its innovations to boost gas mileage have... read more January 12, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan teaser image.

Will Mitsubishi Mirage Minicar Add Sedan Model For 2015?

Hatchbacks may bring up bad memories for some people. Those who want a fuel-efficient small car--but were traumatized by the Chevrolet Vega, Ford Pinto, or any number of... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
Fuel gauge

New-Car Average Fuel Economy Rose To 24.8 MPG In 2013

The numbers are in, and it turns out that 2013 was another record year for the average fuel economy of new vehicles. Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford Fiesta 5-door

2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Cars Now Being Delivered

Christmas likely came early for at least a few fans of small, fuel-efficient cars: The first 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0-liter EcoBoost cars were delivered to customers late last... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
AirFlow BulletTruck (Images: AirFlow Truck Company)

Is The BulletTruck What Semis Will Look Like In The Future?

Recently, we attracted flak from some quarters of our readership for featuring pickup trucks. While not green by the standards of modern electric vehicles and hybrids, their... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mazda Mazda3

Mazda Plans Next-Gen SkyActiv Engines For Even Better Gas Mileage

Mazda's Skyactiv fuel-efficient gasoline engines are already getting good real-world results, but the company isn't resting on its laurels. Instead, the Japanese automaker is... read more January 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5 2.5-liter SkyActiv: Gas Mileage Drive Report

While hybrids are one way to get good gas mileage in a variety of cars, another way is to wring every last drop of efficiency out of new and highly-efficient gasoline engines... read more January 3, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius C, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Green Car Reports Year In Reverse: Our Five Biggest Stories

At the end of every year, we look back at our traffic to identify the most popular stories we've published. Some of them may be evergreen topics that draw consistent... read more December 30, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

Why Green Car Reports Writes About Full-Size Pickup Trucks

Once in a while, we're blind-sided by responses to an article we publish--and we learn something in the process. On December 23, we wrote about ways that the all-new 2015... read more December 27, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu Buyers Appreciate Gas-Saving Stop-Start Tech

Stop-start engine technology is used widely in cars in Europe, but until recently very few automakers have applied it to vehicles sold in the U.S. For the most part, that's... read more December 26, 2013 by 


 
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