Compacts

 
New Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback to spawn CLA sedan, EQA electric car

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback to spawn CLA sedan, EQA electric car

The Mercedes-Benz CLA compact sedan made a big splash when it first arrived as a 2014 model, complete with a much-discussed Super Bowl ad spot the previous year. The small, coupe-like sedan was built on the underpinnings of the smallest Mercedes on the market, the A-Class sold in Europe since the... read more

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2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car was unveiled last fall, the company said it would have a range of "140 miles or more." That had risen to "150 miles or more" by the end... read more January 27, 2018 by


 
John and Mimi Porter of San Diego, California, with their new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, in Feb 2017

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car: owners' impressions after a year

Californians got the chance to buy Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars before everyone else, and the compact hatchback has sold well in the state, aided by its 238-mile rated... read more January 19, 2018 by


 
Honda Insight Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show

2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

Pickup trucks took the limelight this year, but a significant green car made a quiet debut. It's an interesting and handsome model that revives a familiar name for Honda. The... read more January 17, 2018 by


 
Honda Insight Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show

2019 Honda Insight prototype debuts in Detroit; 50 mpg or better projected

At the 2018 Detroit auto show, the Honda Insight Prototype was unveiled Monday to preview a production sedan due later this year. Any new hybrid car from one of the pioneers... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
2017 Kia Soul EV

2018 Kia Soul EV gets bigger battery, range boost from 93 to 111 miles

Updates to conventional cars come in a predictable pattern. Once a new model is launched, it gets only minor tweaks to features, prices, and paint colors for two or three... read more January 9, 2018 by


 
Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo to offer multiple electric cars, battery-size options, starting in 2020

Volvo has confirmed its second electric car for the brand will be a version of the V40 compact hatchback it plans to unveil within the year. Much like the all-electric... read more December 28, 2017 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, Six Flags Magic Mountain, California, Dec 2017

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid first drive review (pricing from $28,840)

Some plug-in hybrid models are easily distinguishable from the rest of the cars their maker sells. Others, like the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, are all but invisible. It... read more December 22, 2017 by


 
First 2018 Nissan Leaf produced at assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, Dec 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car now rolling off lines in Tennessee

The 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will start to appear at Nissan dealers in January, the company said Monday. That availability came in an announcement that the... read more December 5, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz concept

Volkswagen ID Crozz electric SUV to launch in US in 2020

A production vehicle based on the Volkswagen ID Crozz all-electric compact crossover will be launched in the U.S. market during 2020, VW said. The announcement came at a... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2017

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: further thoughts on 50 mpg after 1,200 miles

We've now spent more than 1,200 miles in a variety of Hyundai Ioniqs, but the bulk of them were covered in the conventional hybrid version of the five-door compact hatchback... read more November 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Escape

2019 Ford Escape to get plug-in hybrid, plus Expedition SUV hybrid, Lincoln versions too: report

In recent years, Ford Motor Company's plans for putting more plug-in electric cars on the road have been, shall we say, murky. GM has the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, sales... read more November 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius V hybrid wagon ends U.S. run; RAV4 Hybrid took its sales

After six model years, the 2017 Toyota Prius V will soon leave the stage, and there will be no 2018 version. Toyota has confirmed to Green Car Reports that it is ending... read more November 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

Discounts soar on many small cars as market stampedes toward SUVs

The market's shift to crossovers and SUVs is well documented, but what may be less well known are the massive discounts some automakers now offer on small cars as a result... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2017

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: weekend drive report and range test

The thought came like a flash while on the highway heading into New York's Catskill Mountains: This is what all cars will be like soon. The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford C-Max

Ford C-Max Energi plug-in production over; Hybrid has only months left

The Ford C-Max, launched as a 2013 model, never really served the purpose its maker intended. The tall five-door compact hatchback was intended to be Ford's counter to the... read more November 10, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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