First the wagons went away; are family sedans next to vanish?

First the wagons went away; are family sedans next to vanish?

For several decades, the station wagon was the default car choice for most U.S. families. But now those families clamor for SUVs instead, and wagons are virtually nonexistent in the North American car market. Will the SUV onslaught stop there, or will it claim another victim? DON'T MISS: Gas is... read more

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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell with American Honda's John Mendel, Apr 2016

2018 Honda Clarity electric versions: first details, including 40-plus-mile range for plug-in hybrid

The 2017 Honda Clarity will arrive in showrooms late this year with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, one of three hydrogen-powered vehicles that will be sold in limited... read more April 21, 2016 by

2017 Ford Fusion

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Energi: Software Tweaks For Drivability Improvements

The 2017 Ford Fusion, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, enters its fifth model year with what the industry calls a mid-cycle refresh: a few styling updates, some new... read more January 15, 2016 by

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Is Honda Accord Hybrid Gone? Yes, For A Year--But It'll Be Back

The Honda Accord Hybrid has the highest fuel-economy rating of any mid-size hybrid sedan: 47 mpg combined. That's better than any other competitor now on sale, including... read more January 8, 2016 by

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: First Drive Of Sedan Using Volt Hybrid System

The second generation of GM’s Voltec plug-in hybrid system is now powering a car that doesn’t actually have a plug at all. The new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid... read more January 5, 2016 by

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid launch - 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Starts At $28,645

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will start at $28,645 when it goes on sale this spring. That price--which includes an $875 destination charge--is for the LT model, the sole... read more December 10, 2015 by

2016 Toyota Prius, global launch, Las Vegas, Sept 2016

2016 Toyota Prius: Few Details At Global Launch Of 55-MPG Hybrid (Photos)

The new 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid made its debut in Las Vegas Tuesday evening, where 350 guests watched the latest model of the world's most popular hybrid car raised into the... read more September 8, 2015 by

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, Malibu, California, Oct 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Gas Mileage Review

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is the Korean maker's most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan that doesn't use a hybrid powertrain. And it highlights the two parallel paths that... read more June 9, 2015 by

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid Production Relocates From Ohio To Japan

The topic of the press release issued late last Wednesday was not the sort of thing to set green-car fans' hearts racing: "Statement...Re: North American Production... read more April 13, 2015 by

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

47-MPG Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: Volt's Sibling Without A Plug May Be First Of Several: MORE UPDATES

It's rare that a carmaker entirely replaces a car after just three model years, but the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is remarkable in more ways than that. Chevy will offer a... read more April 1, 2015 by

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid: Supply Now Sufficient To Meet Demand

The Honda Accord Hybrid was launched as a 2014 model, and the first few were sold back in October 2013. But over the next year, despite favorable reviews and a handful of... read more March 4, 2015 by

2016 Kia Optima

New 2016 Kia Optima Sedan To Debut At Geneva Motor Show

The Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan recently went through a redesign cycle, so now it's time for the related Kia Optima to get a refresh. Kia plans to unveil a concept version... read more February 10, 2015 by

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid On Sale In Q2 Of 2016, Now

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has now been on sale in Europe and Japan for more than two years, but U.S. buyers will still have to wait a while to get their hands... read more January 27, 2015 by

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid & Plug-In Hybrid Debut At 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Unveiled in Korea last month, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid made its North American debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show this week. The hybrid gets the same body that debuted... read more January 13, 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

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

2016 Toyota Mirai: First Drive Of Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Sedan

The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will get a huge amount of promotion and attention from its maker, despite the very low numbers that will be built in its first... read more December 19, 2014 by


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