Hybrids

Report: By 2017, Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Cars Will Run On Conventional Gasoline Engines
Report: By 2017, Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Cars Will Run On Conventional Gasoline Engines

If we've learned anything from the rosy, sci-fi predictions that emerged from the Space Race of the mid-20th-century, it's that human beings can be very optimistic when thinking about their future. Decades after The Jetsons forecast flying cars and 2001: A Space Odyssey promised interplanetary...Read More»

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid  -  Driven, August 2014
2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid: Quick Drive

Heavy, family sized three-row crossover vehicles like the 2014 Infiniti QX60 probably don’t come to mind as particularly fuel-efficient picks—even when they have the Hybrid badge. But considering the very reason for being for hybrids—to recapture some of the energy in braking and...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Is Developing A New Line Of Hybrids To Take On The Toyota Prius

When it comes to alternative vehicles, no automaker can match Toyota's success on the sales floor. Although Honda beat Toyota to the hybrid punch a decade-and-a-half ago, the Toyota Prius ran away with shoppers' hearts (and wallets), ultimately delivering a death blow to the Honda Insight. Now...Read More»

2014 Acura ILX
Acura ILX Hybrid Dropped for 2015

The Acura ILX has only been on the market for about two years now, but in each of its model year changeovers so far, it's seen more than its share of changes. A year after adding more standard equipment and luxury, the big news for the 2015 Acura ILX isn’t what’s being added, but rather...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
Study: Electric Car Shoppers Younger & Wealthier Than Hybrid Shoppers

At first glance, you might think that hybrid and electric car shoppers would be cut from the same cloth, demographically speaking. But a new study from Experian Automotive suggests that the two are, in fact, quite different. MUST SEE: 50 Years Of The Ford Mustang: Video To reach that conclusion...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Hyundai Sonata Video: New York Auto Show

The Hyundai Sonata has been a bold move—a bold move that has paid off. Still, it’s time for change after four years. That brings us to this car—the 2015 Hyundai Sonata coming later this year after a world debut at the 2014 New York auto show. ALSO SEE: 2015 Toyota Camry Video: New...Read More»

2015 Toyota Camry, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Toyota Camry Video: New York Auto Show

The mid-size sedan market is brutal. It’s rife with excellent cars like the Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. So even if you’re the best selling car in America, you might not be the best. That’s what Toyota is setting out to change with the 2015 Toyota Camry, with what it calls a...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 VW Jetta Video: New York Auto Show

The Jetta has been the best-selling VW in America since it was redesigned in 2011, and it keeps getting better. Just last year we drove an updated version with a great new turbocharged four-cylinder—and of course there’s the TDI, one of the most popular Jettas of all--and by far, the...Read More»

Bentley Mulsanne Hybrid Concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show
2017 Bentley SUV Will Offer Plug-In Hybrid Option

Bentley plans to launch its first-ever SUV by 2016, and a year after this yet-to-be-named model is introduced, the luxury brand will offer its first-ever hybrid. While we still have at least a couple of years before we see the Bentley SUV plug-in hybrid, the advanced drivetrain of this vehicle will...Read More»

BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid
Study: Consumers Very Interested In Electric Cars & Hybrids. Diesels, Not So Much

Last week, we told you about a new study commissioned by Audi, which proves that consumers want to see more diesel vehicles in U.S. showrooms. That struck us as awfully convenient, since Audi has been trying for years to persuade Americans that diesels provide the improved fuel economy and reduced...Read More»

2013 Audi TDI range
Audi Gets Snippy, Publishes Survey To Prove That Americans Want Diesels, Not Electric Cars

Due to environmental concerns and increasing government regulation, automakers around the globe are working to create vehicles that achieve greater fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Many automakers are relying on hybrid and electric technology to reach those goals, but not Volkswagen: VW and...Read More»

2014 Buick Regal GS
2014 Buick Regal Driven; Priced From $30,615

The 2014 Buick Regal gets a new engine, a new infotainment interface, and some reconfigured hardware when it goes on sale later this year--along with a new base price. That price is $30,615, which includes $925 in destination charges--$675 higher in all versus the least expensive 2013 Regal. At...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Sells More Hybrids Than Ever, Dissolves Tech Partnership With Toyota

Ford has been on a winning streak for the past 12 months. Sales have been strong, its stock price has nearly doubled, and recently, it was declared the best-loved company in the U.S. It hasn't been all sunshine and lollipops, though. Ford is currently being sued over its EcoBoost engine (which may...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
Study: Hybrid Cars Are Worth The Extra Cash (For City-Dwellers, Anyway)

Hybrid cars can cost thousands of dollars more than their conventional equivalents. The Toyota Camry Hybrid, for example, is priced about $4,000 over its gas-powered twin, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid starts more than $5,000 above the regular Fusion. Are they worth the extra dough? According to a new...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Energi
2013 Ford Fusion Energi Earns NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating

The mid-size 2013 Ford Fusion lineup boasts an additional entry in the top safety ratings arena as the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid earns a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid have...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
Best Used Family Car 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Family cars are a nebulous idea--what's perfect for our crew (a turbodiesel manual wagon of imported extraction) might not be ideal for yours (uh, minivan?). Shopping for a family car--whether it's a crossover or SUV, sedan or hatchback, minivan or green machine--doesn't have to be that difficult...Read More»

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Best Used Hybrid 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Hybrid vehicles hardly existed a decade ago, but now they're a constant part of the car landscape--if not a large part of it just yet. Now that there's a growing number of hybrid car nameplates, the used hybrid market is expanding, too. And that's making better gas mileage available to more buyers...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford Hybrid Sales Soar, Giving Toyota A Run For Its Money

Last week, we posted the U.S. auto sales stats for April, and the numbers were especially good for Detroit. Ford's performance was strongest of all, with the company boasting nearly 18% growth. Ford's figures were helped by its lineup of fuel-efficient rides, including hybrids like the C-Max and...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
2013 Honda Civic Video Road Test

The Honda Civic was new for 2012, but it took a mulligan. The interior wasn't up to par, and neither was handling. This year there's been a quick turnaround on some big fixes--and we think they put the Civic back at the top of its game, as we show you in this video road test. When the Civic was new...Read More»

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