They say you never really forget how to ride a bike, but if you're Chrysler, you may temporarily forget how to build a minivan. That's just what happened for the company that invented the multi-purpose vehicle more than 30 years ago. Its last generation of Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans were, frankly, subpar. DON'T MISS: Chrysler pares its lineup to focus on crossovers, vans After 25 years of dominating the minivan segment, Chrysler in 2008 effectively gave it away to Honda when those below-average vehicles hit dealer lots. One bankruptcy and government-backed...
Third-Row, 7-Seat Family Vehicles With Highest Gas Mileage
We get asked a lot about hybrids with seven seats. The answer is simple: There's only one, the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. But the question is really more about fuel efficiency: What family vehicles with a third row of seats that can carry seven people get the best gas mileage? It's a major...John Voelcker
The Green Side of SEMA
November is a time to give thanks...for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). These are the people and companies who make car enthusiasts drool with automotive add-ons and accessories fit for a classic episode of Pimp My Ride. Each November, when the SEMA show takes place in Las Vegas...Robert Scardino
More Kids Than Seats? How About a Six-Door Toyota Prius Limo?
Auto websites compete with each other to get the newest, the latest, and the coolest. Sometimes one or more of the 39 sites in the High Gear Media network gets a scoop (like our recent first drive of the 2010 MazdaSpeed3); other times, we don't. So we tip our hat to our buddies at Jalopnik, who got...John Voelcker
GreenCarReports Welcomes Motor Authority To High Gear Family
It's not every day you get to welcome a new big sibling into the fold. But today, from here at our global command center, the staff of GreenCarReports extends its greasy hands to welcome our new comrades from MotorAuthority. As of today, MotorAuthority.com has become one of the growing family of...John Voelcker
Gas Mileage Tips Courtesy Of, Ummmm, ExxonMobil
Press releases are part of every journalist's life. Most of them get scanned or ditched. Once in a while, we put them aside for future reference. Really awful ones get forwarded around with snarky comments. But occasionally there's good info in them. Here, for instance, are five very basic...John Voelcker
If you need seven seats and want a hybrid, there's only a single choice: the 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid