2012 Fiat 500
There was a time when small European cars like the original Fiat 500, Volkswagen Beetle and Mini represented the very epitome of cheap, stylish, practical motoring. So much so that all three original cars have inspired contemporary retro-styled rides meant to evoke the memories of days gone by. But which of today’s modern takes on those eternal classics gets the best gas mileage? The 2012 Fiat 500, 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, or 2012 Mini Cooper? 2012 Fiat 500 The original Fiat 500 -- produced between 1957 and 1975 -- was so-called because of its tiny two-cylinder, 0.5-liter engine. But...
Five Cars That Regularly Beat Their EPA Gas Mileage Ratings
Lately, we’ve covered several stories surrounding consumer claims that various green cars aren’t capable of achieving the gas mileage figures that the EPA ratings say they should. But what about cars that regularly do better than the EPA ratings for gas mileage? Using data obtained from...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Green Car Reports To Name '2012 Best Car To Buy' Next Week
'Tis the season for 'car of the year' awards, and we're right there with the rest of the media. Next Monday, we'll announce the winner of our second annual Green Car Reports "Best Car to Buy" Award winner for the 2012 model year. At the same time, our sister sites--MotorAuthority and...John Voelcker
2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2012 Fiat 500 Minicar Unveiled
The launch of the 2012 Fiat 500 at the Los Angeles Auto Show wasn't only the first new model from Chrysler's partnership with Italian automaker Fiat. It also added a new and attractive model to a category of cars that have always been an afterthought in the U.S. market: minicars, those even smaller...John Voelcker