Jay Leno's Garage

  • Jay Leno and the 2014 Cadillac ELR

    Don't you wish more auto enthusiasts were like Jay Leno? Sure, plenty of the stuff he likes isn't overly green, but at least he can't drive his massive collection of cars all at once. And he does like plenty of electric and hybrid vehicles too--among them, the Chevrolet Volt. Leno has his own Volt, so he was bound to like its sportier, more luxurious cousin, the 2014 Cadillac ELR. The ELR uses the same Voltec drivetrain as the Chevy, albeit tuned for a little more "go". That makes it surprisingly suitable both as a sports coupe and a luxury vehicle--with a reasonable hit of performance when...

  • Jay Leno drives Tesla's Model S sedan
    Jay Leno Drives 2012 Tesla Model S Electric Car (Video)

    Larger-than-life TV presenter Jay Leno is known for his love and obsession of cars--and not just those fueled by gasoline. To prove it, he tests one of the hottest electric cars around in his latest video--the 2012 Tesla Model S. The comedian even counts a 1909 Baker Electric among his personal...

  • Jay Leno Drives Via Vtrux
    Jay Leno, Bob Lutz, Talk Plug-ins, Drive Via Plug-in Hybrid Truck

    Americans love the utility and functionality of the mighty pickup truck, but not its gas mileage. So its no surprise that talk show host Jay Leno thinks that Americans will love the Via Vtrux, a range-extended, full-size, electric pickup truck that combines the practicality of a Chevy Silverado...

  • The 2012 Ford Focus Electric and 2013 Fusion Energi on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno Drives The Focus Electric And Fusion Plug-In Hybrid

    Comedian and television host Jay Leno comes away quite impressed with the 2012 Ford Focus Electric after taking one for a quick spin.

  • Evans Waterless Coolant
    Waterless Coolant Improves Engine Life, Boosts MPG 10 Percent

    Engine coolant isn't something you often think about when considering the running costs of your car. Beyond regularly filling up the gas tank and changing the oil every so often, that other liquid doesn't really get a look in. If we told you that a special waterless coolant would improve your fuel...

  • Jay Leno Celebrates 11000 MIles In His Chevrolet Volt
    One Year, One Talk-Show Host, 11,000 Miles, And No Gasoline

    Talk-show host Jay Leno might own everything from vintage Model T Fords through to large-engined, gas-guzzling supercars, but it turns out his daily driver is the 2011 Chevrolet Volt he purchased last year. And in that time, Leno says, he hasn’t visited a gas-station once. Since collecting...

  • The Magnolia Special. Image: Amy Jett for Bienville Studios

    We may be having a natural-gas moment. Next week, we'll test-drive a 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, the only factory-built passenger car sold to retail buyers that runs on compressed natural gas. We drove its predecessor, the Honda Civic GX, last year. Now noted auto collector and fan Jay Leno (he has a second job, we hear) has done an episode of Jay Leno's Garage on the remarkable hand-built "Magnolia Special" natural-gas roadster. The featured car was hand-built in Thirties retro racer style by New Orleans designer (and crazy man) J.T. Nesbitt. As our colleague Kurt Ernst says, Nesbitt is...

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