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2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: brief drive of updated three-row SUV

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: brief drive of updated three-row SUV

The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the only three-row hybrid crossover utility vehicle sold in the U.S. today. And for the 2017 model year, it's gotten some mild updates. a power increase, and a critical feature for family vehicles: a total of five USB ports. We had a chance to spend half an... read more

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Minnesota Tesla Model S owners demonstrate their cars in Urbandale, Iowa, Oct 2014  [KCCI 8 video]

Minnesota Tesla Owners Show Banned Model S To Iowa Electric-Car Shoppers

Suppose auto dealers in a neighboring state pressured their DoT to make Tesla Motors stop giving test drives of its Model S electric car--the same kind it now offers in more... read more October 27, 2014 by


 
2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep 2014

2015 Subaru Legacy Gas Mileage: We Test Both 2.5i And 3.6R

Subaru sales have surged over the last decade, taking the quirky Japanese brand from its Snow Belt niche into more and broader markets. This year, the redesigned 2015 Subaru... read more October 7, 2014 by


 
2015 Honda Fit EX-L Navi, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2014

2015 Honda Fit Gas Mileage: True 40-MPG Subcompact, Or Not?

The 2015 Honda Fit subcompact is an entirely new model, and for North America, it's built in a new plant in Mexico. That means that its launch was necessarily slow and... read more October 6, 2014 by


 
Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept, test ride event, July 2014 [photo: Ben Rich]

Riding The Harley-Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle: News Video

Harley-Davidson may be the most traditional of motorcycle makers. But it's now taken a huge leap into a greener future with its LiveWire electric motorcycle concept... read more July 31, 2014 by


 
2014 Fiat 500e

Electric Car 'Guest Drive' Service Launches In CA To Get 'Butts In Seats'

If it's worth saying once, it's worth saying a thousand times: The best way of getting people interested in electric cars is to let people drive them. That's exactly what... read more May 2, 2014 by


 
2014 Mazda 3, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2013

2014 Mazda 3: Gas Mileage Review Of Sporty Compact Hatchback

Auto writers tend to like Mazdas; they generally perform and handle well, and are far more fun to drive than the anodyne Fords, Hondas, and Toyotas that outsell them in the... read more April 7, 2014 by


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Gas Mileage During Dealership Test Drives: Mostly Meaningless

You've read the reviews, and it's finally time: You're off to the dealer to replace your old car with a new, much more fuel-efficient vehicle. But then you get to the dealer... read more February 18, 2014 by


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Platinum 4x4, upstate New York, Dec 2013

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... read more February 5, 2014 by


 
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jan 2014

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4X4: Gas Mileage Test With V-6

It's winter in the Northeast, and last week's Polar Vortex luckily came along just as our weekend test car was a 2014 Jeep Cherokee. This is the all-new compact crossover... read more January 31, 2014 by


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC 4matic, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep 2013

Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC Diesel: Luxury Crossover Fuel Economy

This year has seen several new diesel passenger vehicles hit U.S. roads, and last fall, we were able to spend a full weekend with the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC... read more January 2, 2014 by


 
Volvo C30 Electric Arctic Test Drive

Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, Want 'Em--But Butts In Seats Is the Challenge

It's pretty clear that many car buyers are very interested in electric cars, and that they love them when they drive them. Electric cars have a handful of natural advantages... read more November 22, 2013 by


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW's Radical New Electric Car

You may have read stories lately that suggest the BMW i3 is the first luxury competition for the Tesla Model S electric car. It’s not. You may also have read that... read more October 21, 2013 by


 
Six 2012 Tesla Model S cars at "Get Amped" introductory drive event [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S 'Get Amped' Tour: 5,000 Test Drives In Sight

From Los Angeles to Toronto, from Miami to Seattle, Tesla has been taking a fleet of its new 2012 Model S sedans around the country to offer short test drives to 5,000... read more August 14, 2012 by 6


 
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 First Drive Report

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5: What Do You Want To Know?

Although we try very hard to put cars through a variety of tests on a variety of roads when we carry out our first drive reports, it’s not always possible to gauge what... read more July 27, 2012 by 1


 
Volvo C30 Electric Arctic Test Drive

Volvo C30 Electric: Winter Drive Report

Over the past few days, we've told you about our trip to Kiruna, Sweden, where Volvo allowed us to put its C30 electric car through its paces in a series of cold-weather... read more March 20, 2012 by 4


 

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