Hybrids

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: 47 MPG City, Better Than Prius V?
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: 47 MPG City, Better Than Prius V?

Ford touts its all-new 2013 C-Max Hybrid as more fuel-efficient, more powerful and cheaper than the Toyota Prius V, its closest rival. Ford is looking to entice consumers into trying a hybrid for the first time and hopes further that about 50 percent of C-Max Hybrid buyers will be conquest sales...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
2012 Toyota Prius V Video Road Test

Gas mileage is more important than ever these days, and the Toyota Prius just became the world's third best-selling car line. So it's fitting that we take the largest Prius and make it the subject of our latest video road test. The reason you buy a Prius is fuel efficiency, and the Prius V...Read More»

2013 Lexus ES 350
2013 Lexus ES: First Drive

For years, the Lexus ES has been a great luxury sedan for impressing the clients. It's been conservatively dressed; plush, premium, quiet, and comfortable inside—yet never ostentatious. And it's worn that Lexus badge more as a symbol of smart, on-a-budget luxury than flamboyance. Those things...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C
2012 Toyota Prius C: Best City MPG, And Now A Top Safety Pick

Just a year ago, a Prius was a Prius. But this year, say that iconic hybrid model name and you could be speaking of one of three different body styles or four quite different models—the 2012 Toyota Prius Liftback, the Toyota Prius V wagon, the Toyota Prius Plug-In, or the Toyota Prius C. And...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic sedan
Family Vehicles Earning 2012 Best Retained Value Awards: Edmunds

Consumers in the market for a new vehicle to satisfy family needs also want to have confidence that the chosen sedan, wagon, SUV, minivan or family-appropriate hybrid will keep a good portion of its value over time. After all, we all know that whatever we buy starts to depreciate the minute we...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe
Mercedes Concept Style Coupe, Beetle TDI Drive, Audi Q5 Hybrid: Car News Headlines

We’ve just driven two of Volkswagen’s newest models, the stylish CC four-door coupe and the Beetle TDI. Also, the first images of Mercedes’ new Concept Style Coupe have hit the Web and it looks absolutely stunning. That’s good as the concept is a preview of the...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»

2014 Acura RLX Concept, 2012 New York Auto Show
2014 Acura RLX Concept Previews Upcoming Hybrid Sedan

Acura's current top-of-the-line model, the RL, is growing a bit old--but fear not, Acura fans, for a new flagship sedan is coming: the RLX. Previewed by a concept shown at this year's New York Auto Show, the RLX will offer a completely modern Acura exterior, a very high-tech interior, and, if the...Read More»

Fisker Atlantic (Project Nina) leaked
Fisker Atlantic, 2013 SRT Viper, Electric Car Forecast: Car News Headlines

The Fisker Project Nina has leaked ahead of the 2012 New York Auto Show and the 2013 SRT Viper gets its final Teaser. Electric cars sales are coming, but the progress will be slow. Find all of these stories and more in the day's car news headlines right here at The Car Connection. Fisker Atlantic...Read More»

2013 Lexus RX 350
2013 Lexus RX Luxury Crossover Preview

Among the product introductions making news at the Geneva Motor Show, the full reveal of the redesigned 2013 Lexus RX luxury crossover line includes the RX 350, RX 450h, and a new model, the RX 450h F-Sport. Our sister publication MotorAuthority has the straight scoop direct from the show floor in...Read More»

Chevy Volt Vs. Nissan Leaf
2013 Lexus RX 450h, Electric Pikes Peak, February Plug-In Sales: Car News Headlines

Today, we see February's plug-in car sales rise, with the Nissan Leaf falling off the pace a bit as the Chevrolet Volt rises strongly. Lexus' 2013 RX 450h gets an official preview before its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next week. Is this your next hybrid crossover? Mitsubishi's iMiev is...Read More»

2012 BMW M135i Concept
Cayenne Recall, BMW M135i Concept, Volt Chain Letter: Car News Headlines

The 2011-2012 Porsche Cayenne is being recalled--for headlights that may spontaneously detach from the fender, resulting in impaired nighttime visibility. BMW has released a new M135i concept, potentially previewing another M-tuned 1-Series--but it's not for the U.S. Snopes takes on a Chevy Volt...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Gas Mileage Battle Ahead For Ford Fusion, Camry Hybrid

There’s an interesting situation brewing between two major automakers, Ford and Toyota, and their mid-size hybrid sedans over which will achieve the highest fuel economy ratings in real-world use. At issue here is whether the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, with what the company projects...Read More»

2012 Toyota FT-Bh Concept teaser
Tesla Model X, Toyota FT-Bh Concept, Outlander Plug-In: Car News Headlines

Today's car news is filled with hybrid and electric goodness, starting with last night's preview unveiling of the 2014 Tesla Model X. The all-electric, high-performance, luxury crossover features many interesting design concepts, but the most prominent one is its "falcon wing" doors. Toyota is...Read More»

2012 Acura ILX 2.4
2013 Acura ILX First Look: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Acura showed a concept version of the 2013 ILX sedan at the Detroit Auto Show back in January, and now it's revealing the production version at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. As with the nearly identical concept, the production ILX has a front end with swept-back headlights and a lightly rendered...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 first drive
2012 Lexus RX 350 Reviewed, 2012 Camaro ZL1 Driven: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Nissan showed how the Leaf handles winter weather while Honda delivered the first Fit EV. We drove the 2012 Camaro ZL1 and Saab Cars North America is being liquidated. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The Supreme Court has deemed it...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage SX
2012 Kia Sportage, 2013 Shelby GT500 Prototype, Volt Fires: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, a 2013 Shelby GT500 prototype hit the auction block and a Ferrari F430 was crashed during a test drive. Boulder, Colorado loves hybrids, and car dealers are looking for low-mileage used cars. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C launch, Detroit Auto Show
2012 Toyota Prius C: 50-MPG Small Hybrid, $19K

Toyota used the occasion of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show to introduce the fourth member of the Prius family: the 2012 Prius C hybrid hatchback. Key attributes of the new small Prius hybrid that may make it a compelling commuter car, or second or third family car, are its 50-mpg combined fuel economy...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion Walkthrough: Video

Earlier in the week Ford revealed the new 2013 Fusion mid-size sedan at the Detroit Auto Show. With four powertrains setups and three trims, there will be a Fusion for everyone. The exterior styling of the new Fusion is part Jaguar, part Aston Martin, with some Audi A7 thrown in for good measure...Read More»

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