Hybrids

Ford Tops General Motors, Toyota In Loyalty; Hybrids Gain Traction
Ford Tops General Motors, Toyota In Loyalty; Hybrids Gain Traction

Ford Motor Company may not be as big as General Motors, Toyota, or Volkswagen, but when it comes to the loyalty of American customers, Ford has the competition beat. According to Experian Automotive, Ford dominated the showrooms in both corporate and brand loyalty during the last three months of...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class
New Math: Mercedes E-Class Trading V-8 For Twin-Turbo Six, Diesel Six For Four

When the 2014 Mercedes E-Class sedan gets its smoother, less worried front end for the new model year, it won't be only a facelift. It'll also mark the midway point in a complete overhaul of the E-Class' powertrain lineup that began back in 2012. Over the next two years, new four-cylinder...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2013

The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2013 is the new 2013 Ford Fusion. The Fusion earned the highest rating of all brand-new or significantly updated mainstream vehicles this year, fending off close challenges from the Honda Accord, the Cadillac ATS, and the Cadillac XTS. As we wrote in our full...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
GM Plans To Make 500,000 Electrified Cars A Year By 2017

Yesterday, General Motors made a provocative announcement: by 2017, the company plans to produce 500,000 electric and partially electric vehicles each year. To put that in perspective, in 2011 GM sold just over 9,000,000 vehicles worldwide. If the U.S. auto industry continues its rollicking pace --...Read More»

2009 Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius In Recall Of 2.77M Vehicles Worldwide (UPDATED)

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of 2.77 million vehicles worldwide over concerns about flaws in the steering and water pump systems of certain of its gasoline and hybrid vehicles. A report in Bloomberg BusinessWeek cites a Toyota spokesman in Japan who said that the automaker will...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Video Road Test

Watch out, Toyota Prius--the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is your first real competition. And in many ways, it's the hybrid hatchback we'd prefer to drive every day. Built in Michigan--not sourced locally from California, or even Japan--the C-Max is a tall hatchback that eventually will come in two...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid: First Drive

In 2011, it was the minivan segment that reinvented itself. In 2012, crossovers and SUVs witnessed big turnover and a slew of new products. Now in the 2013 model year, the family sedan is witness to at least four new models, almost every one a better vehicle than the mega-seller than preceded it...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
How Are You Going Green? Study Suggests 25% Of Drivers Want Hybrids

Pretend for a moment that you're walking down the street, minding your own business, when a stranger approaches and offers you $1,000 cash. The money is yours for the taking -- no questions asked, no illicit activities involved -- but you have to spend it on energy savings. What would you do with...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Scores 47 MPG Across The Board

Topping Ford’s own estimates, the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid has achieved official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ratings of 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway, and 47 mpg combined fuel economy. Ford had anticipated a 47-mpg city rating, but also earned a 47-mpg on the highway cycle, 3 mpg higher...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Energi Priced From $29,995*

At a base price of $29,995, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is the most affordably-priced plug-in hybrid in America, according to Ford. In pricing the C-Max Energi below $30,000, Ford is squaring off against the 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid, undercutting it in price – and beating it in...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon Gets More Green, Adds Hybrid Model

In recent years, Toyota's said it will build a hybrid version of every one of its vehicles by 2020. Count one more down: the Avalon sedan is going hybrid for the 2013 model year. The big four-door, a relative of the best-selling Camry sedan, goes on sale in November of this year. When it does, it...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Priced From $25,995

Calling it America’s most affordable, fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle, and taking a square aim at Toyota’s Prius V wagon, Ford is beginning to promote the 2013 C-Max Hybrid compact minivan hatchback. The $25,995 starting price for the base level C-Max Hybrid certainly fits the bill and...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
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»

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