First Drives

 
2011 Lexus CT 200h Compact Hybrid Hatch: First Drive Review

2011 Lexus CT 200h Compact Hybrid Hatch: First Drive Review

The 2011 Lexus CT 200h pretty much occupies a class of one. At the moment, it’s the sole luxury compact hybrid hatchback sold in the U.S. And it’s a dedicated hybrid, meaning there’s no gasoline-only version. If you want the compact hatch, you get the hybrid. It’s also terra... read more

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2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011

2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon: First Drive Review

Toyota executives will go to extraordinary, absurd lengths to avoid defining the body style of the new 2012 Toyota Prius V. Bob Carter, brand sales chief for Toyota Motors in... read more May 23, 2011 by 20


 
Smart ForTwo Electric Drive at Urban Stage, London

2011 Smart Electric Drive On The Streets Of London: Driven

What makes the perfect city car? Compact dimensions are a good place to start, so you can sneak into small parking spaces on a crowded street and squeeze through gaps that... read more May 19, 2011 by 4


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Driven: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Gives Great Economy, Comfort and Speed

The week that transitions Denver, Colo. from March to April marks a busy time, especially for those involved with the Denver International Auto Show. You might have noticed... read more April 10, 2011 by 0


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype: First Drive

Just a year ago, seeing the 'RAV4, Powered by Tesla' startup greeting would have been almost unthinkable. Yet last May, Toyota and Tesla inked a deal that took the industry... read more April 7, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

2011 Chevrolet Volt: The View From the Inside Out

If you haven’t seen our part one coverage of our 2011 Chevrolet test drive at the 2011 Denver Auto Show, then be sure to check that out (more here). After talking a... read more April 6, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Driven: 2011 Chevrolet Volt At the 2011 Denver Auto Show

The 2011 Denver Auto Show, a show that saw an increase in size and participation this year, closed on Sunday. The results proved what most of us in the auto industry felt... read more April 5, 2011 by 0


 
2012 Renault Fluence Z.E.

2012 Renault Fluence ZE: 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Quick Drive

The Geneva motor show has always been known for its green vehicles, but electric cars played a greater part than ever this year. French marque Renault was one of the main... read more March 1, 2011 by 5


 
2012 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus First Drive: The Perspective of a Twentysomething

If you haven’t seen the 2012 Ford Focus, then what I am about to say is going to come as a bit of a surprise. The 2012 Ford Focus is probably the best compact car that... read more January 31, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Does the 2011 Nissan Leaf Deliver Its 100 Miles Of All-Electric Range?

Your Mileage May Vary. One of the terms banded about time and time again by automakers as a justification for why your car doesn’t get the fuel economy it says your car... read more October 26, 2010 by 8


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5

2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5: First Drive Review

The Tesla Roadster is known among gearheads and electric car advocates as being the sports car that smashes all preconceptions about electric vehicles. So when Tesla... read more October 18, 2010 by 7


 
2010 Smart ForTwo Cdi

Smart ForTwo Diesel Drive Report: Does U.S. Get The Wrong Smart?

You'd be hard pressed to call us fans of the 2010 Smart ForTwo here at GreenCarReports. The tiny two-seater is a novel idea unfortunately let down in execution. Whilst the... read more September 14, 2010 by 4


 
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: First Drive

When your lead-in to a first-time-ever hybrid sedan is a North American Car of the Year trophy winner, things are probably okay in your world. That's Lincoln's world right... read more September 8, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: Quick Drive

It's fair to say that Smart haven't had quite the success they were probably hoping for in the U.S. with their diminutive Fortwo. Gambling on consumers 'downsizing' due to... read more September 6, 2010 by 3


 
2011 Nissan Leaf U.K. spec

2011 Nissan Leaf Drive Review: A Real Electric Car for Real People

Just days after Nissan announced its 8 year, 100,000 mile warranty option for the 2011 Leaf, we've had a chance to do our second test-drive of the week in Nissan's $33,750... read more July 30, 2010 by 11


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: First Drive

We've told you many times about the upcoming 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid--delving into its cosmetic and technical changes in our live coverage from the 2010 New York auto... read more July 29, 2010 by 1


 

 
 

 
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