Best Car to Buy 2015

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

    Our Best Car To Buy award can go one of several ways here on Green Car Reports. Sometimes it goes to a moonshot car, like the first Nissan Leaf (in 2011) or the Tesla Model S (in 2013). Those are cars that radically redefined what green transportation could be, changing the auto industry forever. DON'T MISS: Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy: The Nominees (Video) Other years, the winners are more evolutionary--but are likely to have a bigger impact in sheer numbers of buyers. Those included the expanded Toyota Prius hybrid range (in 2012) and last year's winner, the 2014 Honda Accord...

  • 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    Which Car Did Readers Say Should Win The Best Car To Buy 2015 Award?

    Tomorrow morning, we'll be revealing the winner of our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2015 award. But as we wrote about each nominee over the last week, we also polled our readers to find out which of the five contenders they felt was most deserving of the award. DON'T MISS: Green Car Reports'...

  • 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    2015 Volkswagen Golf Range: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

    The fifth and final of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Volkswagen Golf range. It's a completely new, top-to-bottom makeover of the classic compact five-door hathback, now in its seventh generation since launching in 1974. DON'T MISS: Green Car...

  • 2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show
    2015 Kia Soul EV: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

    The fourth of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. It's the Korean maker's first-ever electric car sold in the U.S., and an adaptation of the popular compact "tall wagon" that was entirely redesigned for the 2014 model year. DON'T MISS...

  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, Malibu, California, Oct 2014
    2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

    The third of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid version of the Korean maker's mid-size sedan. This new-for-2015 version of the Sonata is the sole model to use a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, in...

  • 2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014
    2015 Honda Fit: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

    The second of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Honda Fit, the well-regarded subcompact five-door hatchback. It's the third generation of the car sold in North America, and it's got a new powertrain, dubbed with Honda's EarthDreams label, that...

  • 2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014

    The first of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Audi A3 TDI, the diesel version of Audi's new compact luxury sedan. All-new this year, as are most of its competitors, the TDI diesel version will be the highest-efficiency A3 model until the e-tron plug-in hybrid arrives for the 2016 model year. DON'T MISS: Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy: The Nominees (Video) Audi switched its A3 model from a five-door hatchback--dubbed the SportBack--to a more conventional compact four-door sedan this year, expanding its potential market considerably...

  • Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2015 award
    Which Car Should Be Named Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2015? (Poll)

    New-car ratings, driving impressions, and a lot of lengthy discussions go into picking our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award winner each year. We explained our process yesterday, along with all of our nominees for the 2015 award, but this year we thought we'd add a new element. DON'T MISS...

  • Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2015 award
    Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy: The Nominees (Video)

    It's time once more for our annual Best Car To Buy award. It's the fifth time we've chosen the one car or lineup, newly introduced for this model year, that represents the best new green car to enter the market. To qualify, a car must be all-new or substantially updated from the previous model...