Mid-Size Cars

 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid first drive

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid first drive

There's a new plug-in hybrid in town, and it could expand the audience for cars that provide useful electric range for daily driving while retaining an efficient gasoline engine for longer trips. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the third and most important model in the Clarity lineup... read more

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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid first drive review: lighter shade of green

It’s easy for the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid to get lost. Short of small “Hybrid” badges on the front fenders, not much on the car’s exterior says it's... read more October 1, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid rated at 47 miles of range

While there will be three distinct powertrains offered in the Honda Clarity mid-size sedan, most U.S. shoppers will only ever see one of them on sale. That's the plug-in... read more September 11, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid: more trunk space, higher fuel economy promised

Over three sporadic model years, the hybrid version of the Honda Accord mid-size sedan has led a peripatetic life. The 2014 and 2015 Accord Hybrid was built in Marysville... read more July 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE, Willamette Valley, Oregon, June 2017

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid first drive

The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient version of all-new range of Toyota's popular mid-size sedan, its best-selling vehicle in the U.S. until very recently... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Electric

2017 Honda Clarity Electric to lease for $269 a month, starting in August

What would you pay to lease a smooth, quiet, comfortable, relatively luxurious mid-size electric sedan with only about 90 miles of range? Honda hopes the answer is $269 a... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
Honda Clarity series with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan

Honda Clarity Electric, Plug-In Hybrid: first drives, impressions

In March, we spent most of a day with the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, the first of three variants of the Clarity mid-size sedan to go on sale in the U.S. Leases of the... read more June 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic, Finger Lakes region, NY, April 2017

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300: gas mileage review

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury sedan is hardly viewed as green, even if it'll soon have a plug-in hybrid version offered in small numbers. But driving the most recent... read more May 9, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car

What does it take to turn a Ford Fusion Hybrid into a Police Responder?

The hybrid mid-size sedans sold today by Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota are all tuned to provide maximum fuel economy. So what did it take to fashion a... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car

Ford Fusion becomes first police pursuit-rated hybrid car

Ford made a big splash last year when it announced it would launch 13 new electrified vehicles within five years. That was widely misreported as 13 new "electric" vehicles... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, April 2017

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid: gas mileage review of mid-size sedan

The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid is one of a pair of hybrid mid-size sedans from the Korean maker Hyundai-Kia. It shares its underpinnings, though not a single body panel or... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, Santa Barbara, CA, March 2017

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell: first drive of hydrogen-powered sedan

There are now three different vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells on sale in California, and we've driven them all. The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is the first one in... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

2017 hybrid mid-size sedans: all the entries, plus what's due for 2018

The mid-size sedan was once the default for a majority of U.S. car buyers. While the segment's position has been eroded by the rise of crossover utility vehicles of many... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid: two different battery packs, 'best-in-class' fuel economy claimed

Masato Katsumata is Toyota's chief engineer for the global Camry sedan program—so when he speaks, it's worth listening. Following yesterday's Detroit Auto Show launch... read more January 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Mazda 6

First the wagons went away; are family sedans next to vanish?

For several decades, the station wagon was the default car choice for most U.S. families. But now those families clamor for SUVs instead, and wagons are virtually nonexistent... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, Napa Valley, California, Jul 2016

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid preview (updated)

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan was unveiled in April 2016—ending a one-year hiatus for a model that now offers the highest EPA gas-mileage ratings in the... read more August 3, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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