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Volvo's Efficient 180-Horsepower Drive-E Diesels Driven

Volvo's Efficient 180-Horsepower Drive-E Diesels Driven

Volvo may be best known for its emphasis on safety, but the marque is keen to cultivate an image of efficiency, too. As such, the Swedish automaker has overhauled its engine range with a new lineup of four-cylinder powerplants, in both gasoline and diesel formats. The idea is to offer four-cylinder... read more

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2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Renault Zoe Electric Car: First Drive Of Europe's Leaf Alternative

You might think that Europe, with its congested cities and relatively short distances between cities, would be the perfect environment for electric cars. Whether or not... read more May 3, 2013 by  10


 
2013 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe [UK specification]

2013 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupe: Quick Drive Report

Honda launched the CR-Z hybrid coupe in 2010, aiming to defy the assertion that all hybrids are slow and boring. It has to be said that as defiant acts go, the CR-Z hasn't... read more February 15, 2013 by  16


 
Mercedes-Benz A Class A180 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... read more February 5, 2013 by  2


 
2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost (European version)

2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0-Liter EcoBoost: Quick Drive Report

Much fanfare has been made about Ford's 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine. Offering the performance of a 1.6-liter with the economy of a much smaller unit... read more January 15, 2013 by  7


 
2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2013 Smart Electric Drive: Better Than Earlier Electric Smarts?

Smart's third-generation Electric Drive model might look similar to the car it replaces, but it's a very different vehicle under the skin. To discover just how different, our... read more October 8, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In: Quick Drive Report

In the spectrum of alternative fuel vehicles, there's something on sale to suit almost every taste. Whether you're buying an all-electric vehicle or simply want a mild hybrid... read more July 26, 2012 by  16


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

2012 Fisker Karma Electric Car: Quick Drive Review [Video]

Price increases be damned, the 2012 Fisker Karma is finally here, and first examples are about to arrive in customers' driveways. Earlier in the week we posted our video... read more December 16, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Ford Fiesta sedan

2011 Ford Fiesta SES: Quick Drive

Photo: Anne Proffit If we Americans are going to start driving smaller cars, Ford has certainly made it easier to embrace the idea. The 2011 Ford Fiesta SES is a lively and... read more January 24, 2011 by 


 
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