Hybrid

Study: Only About 1 In 3 Hybrid Owners Wants Another Hybrid
Study: Only About 1 In 3 Hybrid Owners Wants Another Hybrid

With gas prices hovering just under $4 a gallon and fuel-efficient cars selling as fast as Suzanne Collins novels, you'd think that demand for hybrids would be through the roof. And it is -- just not among people who already own hybrids. A new study from Polk Automotive says that when shopping for...Read More»

2013 Lexus ES 300h
2013 Lexus ES 300h Live Photos: 2012 New York Auto Show

Already in the 2013 model year, Lexus is shipping its new GS sedans--the GS 350 we like best as an F Sport, and the GS 450h we're finagling more time in for a future road test. The follow-up act? A pair of ES sedans making their world debut at the 2012 New York auto show, including a first-ever...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Sonata
2014 Hyundai Sonata, Sonata Hybrid Redesigns Confirmed

The current-generation Hyundai Sonata debuted in the US only two years ago, though the South Korean carmaker intends to follow up with redesigned gas and hybrid sedans for 2014. As Automotive News reports, Hyundai Chief Executive Kim Choon-ho revealed the company’s plans to Reuters, along...Read More»

2013 Acura ILX
All-New 2013 Acura ILX Sedan, Redesigned 2013 RDX Crossover: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Acura teased with concepts of its all-new 2013 ILX compact luxury sedan and redesigned 2013 RDX compact luxury crossover at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Now, the automaker has unveiled the final production versions at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The two Acura models launch this spring. 2013...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion: Redesigned Mid-Size Family Sedan

As new model introductions go, the reveal at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show of the redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan shows just how competitive the family car segment has become. With the new Fusion, Ford is the first automaker to offer a sedan with gasoline, hybrid and plug-in powertrains...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion: Live Detroit Show Photos

The 2012 Detroit auto show is up to speed, and one of the most important new vehicles from the show is live now on the show floor at Cobo Center. The 2013 Ford Fusion arrives later this as the follow-up to one of Ford's biggest sales successes of the past five years. New in 2006, the Fusion is now...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2013 Ford Fusion Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

It's unusual for a car to sell better at the end of its life, but that's the situation Ford has on its hands with today's Fusion four-door. Last year, the company sold nearly 250,000 Fusion sedans, putting it ahead of the Honda Accord on the annual family-car sales charts. Even though it's still...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco: First Drive Review

Chevrolet's car fortunes are on the upswing, the momentum generated by new vehicles like the beautifully finished Cruze compact sedan and the eager little Sonic hatchback. Now it's the Malibu's turn, and the venerable nameplate ushers in big changes for the 2013 model year, all in the name of...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco Priced From $25,995

Family car buyers looking to save a little money in a spacious, comfortable mid-size sedan, both upfront in the purchase price and down the way at the gas pump may find the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco just the ticket. The base price for the 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco is $25,995, which includes destination...Read More»

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Hybrid Owners Safer In Crashes, More Dangerous To Pedestrians

We have good news and bad news for hybrid owners. First, the good news: a new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute indicates that you're less likely to be injured in a crash. Why? It's mostly a question of weight. Hybrids are about 10% heavier than their conventional counterparts, thanks...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC60
Volvo: We're Going Four-Cylinder, 24/7

Volvo has traditionally been known as the car company with boxy-but-safe sedans and wagons. If things go as Volvo management plans, they may soon be known as the “safe” green car manufacturer, since the company is taking major steps towards a zero emissions future. First up is a switch...Read More»

2005 Toyota Prius
End of the Free Ride: California Nixes Hybrid Access to Carpool Lanes – For Now

If you’re one of the lucky 85,000 California drivers of hybrids with yellow decals permitting access to carpool lanes, the free ride is over – for now. The state officially ends this program June 30 and will replace it with a new sticker program for electric and plug-in cars in the near...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Next Ford Fusion Hybrid Could Get 47-48 MPG

Consumers looking forward to the next all-new Ford Fusion Hybrid for a family sedan replacement, get ready for some (hopefully) very good news. Ford Motor Company is clearly on a roll, planning to hedge its bets by offering consumers more fuel-efficient hybrids, five new electrified vehicles by...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid To Get 47 MPG City: Report

Ford’s current Fusion Hybrid is no slouch in the fuel economy department, returning an EPA estimated 41 miles per gallon in city driving. Given the car’s mid-size sedan bulk, that’s a more-than-reasonable performance, but Ford apparently has found a way to up the next Fusion...Read More»

2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Live Shots
2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Priced

Buick has released pricing on their mild-hybrid, four-cylinder LaCrosse eAssist, showing that it will sticker at $30,820 (including a destination charge of $860) before you begin adding options. Technically, that allows Buick to claim it’s priced “below $30,000," which also makes it...Read More»

2011 Cadillac SRX
2013 Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid Killed, But Reasons Are Complex

Last week we told you that General Motors had pulled the plug on development of the Cadillac SRX plug-in hybrid. At the time, it looked like production costs were behind the decision, and if GM couldn’t sell the plug-in hybrid Cadillac crossover at a profit, it made no sense to proceed with...Read More»

2012 Cadillac SRX
Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid Gets Plug Pulled: Report

Citing high production costs, a GM source revealed that the automaker had cancelled plans to build a plug-in hybrid version of the popular Cadillac SRX crossover. Back in January, GM CEO Dan Akerson indicated that launch of a plug-in hybrid SRX was likely, and that he expected electrified vehicles...Read More»

Volkswagen XL1 Concept
VW Uses Formula XL Concept To Kick Off MoMA Partnership

Volkswagen first showed off their Formula XL1 concept at this year’s Qatar Auto Show, but until now it hadn’t yet found reason to bring the prototype to the United States. That is, until now. Volkswagen chose the Formula XL1 to kick off its recent announcement of a new partnership with...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 450h
Lexus RX 450h Too Powerful For NYC Taxi Fleet

Why can't Lexus' big hybrids be New York taxis? There are 13,386 medallion cabs in New York City, and over 55 percent of the fleet is made up of Ford’s Crown Victoria sedan. The next most popular vehicle is the Ford Escape Hybrid, which makes up nearly 25 percent of the legal taxi fleet...Read More»

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