First Drives

 
2012 Fisker Karma Electric Car First Drive Impressions: Video

2012 Fisker Karma Electric Car First Drive Impressions: Video

After what feels like forever, the 2012 Fisker Karma electric car is finally about to go on sale. Last month, we showed you how to order a Fisker Karma. Now, we've been able to slide behind the wheel of a new 2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport to bring you some quick first-drive impressions of the car's... read more

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic, road test, Catskills Mountains, October 2011

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Sedan: Weekend Test Drive

"Bracket creep" is the phenomenon where each successive generation of a car gets slightly bigger. It's what allowed the Honda Civic to evolve from the 1973 model, which today... read more October 14, 2011 by 3


 
2012 Hyundai Accent

2012 Hyundai Accent SE: Quick Drive Report--Commuter Car Test

Contrary to the practice in much of the rest of the world, subcompact cars are rarely the sole household vehicle in the U.S. They're more likely a second or third car, often... read more October 7, 2011 by 0


 
2012 Mitsubishi i  -  First Drive, U.S.-spec MiEV

2012 Mitsubishi i: First Drive, U.S.-Spec MiEV

The Mitsubishi MiEV went on sale in Japan and Europe back in mid-2009, and it’s sold 11,000 of them in those markets combined, since then; and including those rebadged... read more October 4, 2011 by 6


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic  -  First Drive

2012 Chevrolet Sonic: First Drive

General Motors is no longer giving its fuel-efficient small cars short shrift. After much of a day behind the wheel of the new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic earlier this week, in the... read more September 23, 2011 by 7


 
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: First Drive

This time around, the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid isn't an afterthought. That's what a Toyota official circuitously said at a product presentation for the new Camry, and it was... read more August 23, 2011 by 2


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion prototype – Copyright High Gear Media

2014 Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion First Drive

Volkswagen is intent on becoming the world's leading automaker by 2018 and that means being top dog in every segment, including hybrid and electric cars. Previously, the... read more July 8, 2011 by 7


 
2011 Lexus CT 200h compact hybrid hatchback, road test, June 2011

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... read more June 27, 2011 by 0


 
V60 PHEV First Drive

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Wagon Prototype: First Test Drive (Video)

A few weeks ago we were invited to the Challenge Bibendum - an auto-industry event devoted to fuel economy and green vehicles - in order to drive the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid... read more June 3, 2011 by 4


 
2011 Nissan LEAF in Boulder, Colo. for BolderBoulder

DRIVEN: 2011 Nissan LEAF Comes To Colorado For BOLDERBoulder

Memorial Day weekend is a time of year where we honor veterans, look forward to the three-day weekend and for some in Colorado run the BolderBoulder 10K. This year in a newly... read more May 30, 2011 by 0


 
2012 Toyota Prius V media drive event, May 2011 - screen grab from drive report video

Behind The Wheel: 2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon (Video)

Sometimes we get nicely produced video, and sometimes we get our codriver to shoot it on the fly. For the 2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon we drove last week, it was very... read more May 23, 2011 by 6


 
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


 

 
 

 
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