Chevrolet Cobalt News
For the first time ever, U.S. automakers are getting ready to sell small cars that go beyond adequate to potentially great. Certainly the styling, specification, and safety equipment of upcoming compacts and subcompacts is a giant step above their predecessors. The latest example is the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, the compact four-door sedan that Chevy will officially unveil this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It replaces the aging and uncompetitive Chevrolet Cobalt, which we named one of our least favorite green cars. The Cruze is based on a car already sold throughout Asia and Europe, with...
2010 Hyundai Elantra Blue: Higher MPG, Just $25 More
The 2010 Hyundai Elantra is the latest iteration of a compact car known for frugality and low price. This year, Hyundai has boosted the mileage, raising the standard five-speed manual model to 26 mpg city / 35 mpg highway from last year's 24 mpg city / 33 mpg highway. The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder...John Voelcker
The Green, The Bad And The Ugly: Our Least Favorite Green Cars
We like green cars, and we define the term loosely. Sure, the 2010 Toyota Prius is green. But so's the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid pickup truck, because a full-size truck that gets 20 miles per gallon is much easier on the planet when you need a pickup truck. But try as we might, there are a...John Voelcker