Crossovers have come to dominate the market. In a lot of ways they’re like an invasive, non-native species. Over the years they’ve silently displaced traditional cars, becoming the go-to vehicle for many families. But are they really tantamount to Asian carp, zebra mussels or nutria? Continue Reading...
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The folks at Green Car Journal have just released their list of finalists for the 2015 Green Car of the Year award. The group includes a surprising diversity of vehicles from several manufacturers. Continue Reading...
Hybrid vehicles are available in a greater variety than ever before, but their share of the overall auto market declined from 2013 to 2014 according to Polk. Continue Reading...
The Toyota Yaris is generally a pretty lamentable little car. This sub-compact hatchback is about as stylish as the grease-disposal bin behind your local truck stop. Continue Reading...
Time flies. It seems like just yesterday we picked up our long-term Mazda CX-5 with a little over 600 miles on the odometer. But it is now nearly half a year later, our three-month evaluation period turned into four months during which time we drove nearly 8,000 miles behind the wheel of the CX-5. Continue Reading...
Toyota chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, has reaffirmed that the Japanese automaker will bring a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to the U.S. by 2015. Continue Reading...
After impressing us during a comparison test earlier in the year, we get our hands on a 2014 Mazda CX-5 for an extended test drive. Over the next three months we will put this vehicle through a barrage of tests and situations to see how well it stacks up during everyday life. The AutoGuide family… Continue Reading...
Fuel efficiency is at the forefront of every new car-buyer’s mind. No one wants to spend $30,000 and find themselves throwing money away at the gas pump, so we’ve compiled a list of the cheapest vehicles that get 40 miles per gallon (combined) in order from most expensive to least expensive. Continue Reading...
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles could be relatively affordable once Toyota starts trying to sell them. Continue Reading...
Five fuel efficient cars are vying for the “Green Car of the Year” award, which will be announced in only a few weeks during the L.A. Auto Show. Continue Reading...
The new Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid is officially rated at 100 MPGe combined by the EPA making it the most fuel efficient plug-in model in America. Continue Reading...
Entering its third generation and built in partnership with French automaker Renault, spy photos of the next Smart ForTwo have just surfaced. Continue Reading...
Ravenous demand for the Toyota Prius c drove dealerships to jack prices up above the MSRP when it initially launched, but that isn’t helping it win any extra points with Consumer Reports which said it couldn’t recommend the vehicle. Continue Reading...
Fuel efficiency is quickly becoming one of the most sought after elements in a new car. However finding a car with good fuel efficiency usually means you have to make a few compromises. Continue Reading...
It wasn’t long ago when the best-selling General Motors models greedily guzzled gas, but times have changed due to a large part to rising gas prices. Now, GM’s fuel-effiicient models rule the roads and in March they have reached a milestone. Last month, GM sold more than 100,000 vehicles that achieve 30 mpg or better…. Continue Reading...
Efficiency is the new black for automakers and consumers alike. Even Porsche customers can get their gas guzzling Cayenne fix in a more efficient hybrid now or diesel soon, which is why it might come as a surprise that two new fuel-efficient guppies in the veritable ocean that is the U.S. car market seem to be floundering…. Continue Reading...
Porsche is spicing up their U.S. vehicle lineup starting next year with three new models, including a diesel Cayenne. It’s hard not to see the writing on the wall when a status symbol like Porsche decides to port the diesel counterpart of their high-end SUV to the U.S. Most people familiar with the European car market… Continue Reading...
Volvo is adding a six-speed dual-clutch automatic to their lineup of fuel-sipping DRIVe cars powered by a 1.6 liter diesel engine. The change is significant because unlike previous automatic transmission offerings by Volvo, the dual-clutch auto boasts the same milage as the six-speed manual. Their DRIVe line of cars, not sold North America, is offered S60, V60, V70 and… Continue Reading...
Chevrolet is offering more for less by adding direct injection to their upcoming line of Gen-V small block engines. “The Gen-V small block is an all-new, state-of-the-art engine family that will offer more efficiency and refinement than any other small block in its more than half-century of production,” chief engineer Jordan Lee said to Left… Continue Reading...
Say the word Jaguar, and probably the first thing to come to mind won’t be fuel efficiency. Jaguar recently took a road trip from New York to Los Angeles in a British spec XF 2.2 Diesel, and covered the 2884-miles journey at an average of 62.9-mpg. This makes it the most efficient Jaguar ever made…. Continue Reading...
Slow sales by Fiat are causing layoffs for workers in Chrysler‘s Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance Plant in Dundee, Mich., responsible for building the 1.4-liter FIRE engine used in the 500. The actual numbers behind the layoffs are, however, in dispute. Tom Zimmerman, the plant’s unit chairman for UAW Local 723, said in an interview with… Continue Reading...
Recently, Formula One has take a greener turn, becoming more environmental by exchanging high-revving V8 engines for 1.6-liter turbo sixes in 2014. In addition, changes to the 2012 regulations now make it mandatory that F1 cars run entirely on electric power for the entire time they’re in the pit lane. Rule 5.19 of the revised… Continue Reading...
As is happening across the General Motor’s lineup, the Buick LaCrosse is getting a powertrain update. The previous 3.6-liter V6 is being replaced with a new LFX mill which will be available at no-additional-cost on select trim levels instead of the standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine with eAssist. The new engine features variable valve timing and… Continue Reading...
Ford is planning to blitz the auto-market for the first quarter of 2012. According to a source inside Ford, no less than eight all-new or refreshed models will start production for Q1. Ford’s largest project is the all-new midsize Fusion/Mondeo, which is currently scheduled to start production in January. Ford hopes for a 50-percent sales improvement for… Continue Reading...