First Drives

 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype: First Drive

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 by surprise—and left a lot of observers scratching their heads. And nearly eleven months since that deal—and nine... read more

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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


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf: First Drive

The automotive world is tilting on its axis, and electric cars are about to become reality. Have you bought in, drunk the Kool-Aid? In other words, are you ready to drive a... read more July 28, 2010 by 2


 
2011 Honda CR-Z

2011 Honda CR-Z: First Drive

  What do you get when you take some of the inspiration of Honda’s much-loved CRX two-seater from the 1980s and cross it with the also-much-loved Insight coupe from the... read more June 18, 2010 by 5


 
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... read more December 9, 2009 by 0


 
2011 Toyota Sienna

"Viridian Joule" Chosen In Chevy Volt Color Naming Contest

  The people have spoken and they've chosen Viridian Joule as the name of the Chevy Volt's green-gray paint color. Dave Thomas, of Sanford, Florida came up with the winning... read more December 2, 2009 by 2


 
2010 Subaru Outback PZEV

Keep It Green: Add A Little PZEV To That Subaru!

Like CVT, which stands for continuously-variable transmission, PZEV is one of those acronyms floating around the auto world that mean nothing to most car buyers. It stands... read more July 27, 2009 by 6


 

 
 

 
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