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  • 2017 Ford Escape, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, May 2016

    The Ford Escape has been a hugely popular small crossover SUV since its 2001 debut, and after a quick drive in the updated 2017 model, we're reminded why. While it's not the most capacious entry in the segment, the driving experience is more rewarded and the interior quality remains top-notch even in the current generation's fifth year. The 2017 Ford Escape gets a new face and additional technology features that keep it current and, to our eyes, clean up the looks. DON'T MISS: 2017 Ford Escape Debuts With New Look, More Tech We were never big fans of the front end on the 2013-2016 Escape...

  • 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 it’s the first range-extended car to go head to head with the Chevrolet Volt. It’s not. In building its first...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plus
    2012 Toyota Prius V: In An Alternative World, It Has 7 Seats

    Have you ever wondered what life would be like if one tiny thing in your world changed? For example, what if you earned more money? Or had a different name? What if Toyota made a 7-seat version of its Prius V wagon? We can’t tell you what life would be life with more money or a different...

  • 2012 Fiat 500C at over 8,000 Feet in the Rocky Mountains
    2012 Fiat 500C: Driving The New Minicar At High Altitudes

    We won't soon forget our 2009 Smart ForTwo road test in California last year, in part because we found the little car serviceable even over the mountain passes between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. That memory came flooding back when we had the chance to drive the 2012 Fiat 500C at altitudes up...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    2011 Chevrolet Volt: Quick Drive Impressions

    The 2011 Geneva Motor Show has come and gone and was a real treat for electric car fans. Not only could you get close to cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf and smart fortwo electric drive, but some were even available to test. One of the cars attracting a lot of attention was the 2011 Chevrolet Volt...

  • 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport - test drive contest at High Gear Media
    Want To Drive a 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport? Enter Our Writing Contest!

    We tested a 2009 Tesla Roadster last spring. Without a doubt, it's one of the most fun and breathtaking performance cars around. And the new-for-2010 Roadster Sport model is even quicker. Zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, anyone? Now you too can have your very own chance to drive a 2010 Tesla Roadster...

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