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Honda Troubles: Sluggish Insight Sales, Costly Fit Hybrid Technology
Honda Troubles: Sluggish Insight Sales, Costly Fit Hybrid Technology

Honda had big plans for the 2010 Insight. With low pricing and high tech, Honda hoped the Insight could leapfrog past the Toyota Prius to become the hottest hybrid on the market. Unfortunately, Honda's dreams haven't exactly played out as planned. When the 2010 Insight launched in March of last...Read More»

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Woody
The Rising And Falling Stars Of The Decade: A Quick Look

Just like the trucker hat jammed in the corner of your closet (let's hope), vehicles come and go with the tides of time, and what was hot just a few years ago might be an unremarkable ride today. Such is the case with the Chrysler PT Cruiser, which was an overwhelming sales success early in the...Read More»

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Back To The Drawing Board: Honda Revamps Insight Campaign

Not so long ago, Honda was cranking out press release after press release, talking up the 2010 Honda Insight and predicting that it would trample the revamped 2010 Toyota Prius. The Insight was priced aggressively (starting at just under $20,000), and based on booming demand in other parts of the...Read More»

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Honda Settles Lawsuit, Offers Vouchers To Civic Hybrid Owners

So, it turns out that 2003 - 08 Honda Civic Hybrids may not actually return 49/51 mpg. In fact, owners claim that the vehicles earn an average of 31 mpg -- and they sued. Without admitting wrongdoing, Honda has now settled with plaintiffs, offering them either (a) a $1000 voucher toward the...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Aveo5
Chevrolet Aveo The Most Toxic New Car?

Do you avoid drinking out of clear plastic water bottles, using antiperspirants with aluminum, or cooking in non-stick pans? Use a water purifier and ionizer everywhere you go, always buy organic, mind your cold-water fish list, and have your tap water checked yearly? If so, we've found either a...Read More»

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Raising The Gas Tax: Auto Execs Push An Unpopular Solution

We’ve been here before. The government mandates more fuel-efficient vehicles across the board, yet the American public continues to gravitate toward what’s big and powerful. Barring this era of greater responsibility and restraint, which might pass like a fleeting fancy with the recession, why...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Cars For '10

Most ordinary gasoline models look like guzzlers next to the hybrids—and a few compact diesel models—that dominate the upper echelon of this year's EPA fuel economy ratings. For instance, according to the EPA's Fuel Economy Guide information released last week, a 2010 Toyota Prius will cost...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
For 2010, Toyota Prius Again Tops EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

The 2010 Toyota Prius is again the most fuel-efficient performer in the U.S. market, at 50 mpg Combined, while runners-up include the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid (42 mpg), Honda Insight (41), Ford Fusion Hybrid (39), and Mercury Milan Hybrid (39). That's the official word from the 2010 EPA Fuel Economy...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: High-Mileage Achiever, Everyman's Interior

40 miles per gallon. That's what we at TheCarConnection.com just saw in a week's worth of driving—driving in which we really made a point to treat the Fusion Hybrid much like any other car. And when we actually tried to drive economically, following the excellent hybrid system display when we...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Honest-To-Goodness 40-MPG Mid-Sizer

While Toyota and Honda have laid claim on most of the lofty fuel economy figures in the 40-mpg and above range in recent years, Ford now has serious bragging rights in its 2010 Fusion Hybrid. The 2010 Fusion Hybrid slots closely behind the 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Honda Insight and Civic Hybrid...Read More»

Tesla Roadster with CA Clean Air Vehicle sticker  --  flickr user jurvetson
Prius Owners Beware: CA Carpool Lane Stickers Expire In 2011

No, it's not just because there are too many hybrids in the carpool lane. New hybrid owners have already been denied those coveted yellow carpool stickers for some time but those with the stickers continue to enjoy driving solo in the carpool lane—for another 15 months, that is. California's...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

What is it?: Mild hybrid version of the big Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan The basics: Teutonic solidity, impeccable equipment, better fuel economy On sale: This fall Price: $87,950 Exactly one year ago, our editor Marty Padgett wrote about the European launch of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight and 2010 Toyota Prius
Mileage Match-Up: 2010 Honda Insight vs 2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota’s Prius is more than just a high-mileage model; it’s a global green-car icon, with well over a million sold throughout the world. This year marks an all-new third generation of the Prius in the U.S.; the 2010 Toyota Prius promises even better fuel economy plus improved acceleration, a...Read More»

2009 Toyota Yaris
Rumor: Toyota Launching Yaris-Based Subcompact Hybrid In 2011

Toyota's subcompact Yaris will allegedly serve as the basis for a new hybrid model, set to launch sometime in 2011. The car (name TBA) will feature new styling and a new hybrid system that's apparently less expensive than those found in Toyota's other hybrid vehicles, which should have a nice...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight - 57 mpg
Driven: 2010 Honda Insight

When TheCarConnection.com took our first drive of the 2010 Honda Insight late last year, we predicted that despite the Insight's relatively simple mild hybrid system, "In the real world, nearly all owners are likely to see results above 40 mpg, no matter what type of driving." After a follow-up...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord
Honda Accord Creeping Up On Toyota Camry

Spectators intent on watching longtime Japanese rivals Honda and Toyota battle it out on the sales floor often focus their attention on the companies' popular green machines, the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius. However, we'd like to draw your attention to their even more popular, midsize...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Toyota Helpfully Shows How The 2010 Honda Insight Won't Save (Much) Money

How worried is Toyota that the 2010 Honda Insight might eat into sales of the 2010 Toyota Prius, just now hitting dealerships across the country? Worried enough, it appears, that the company has helpfully run the numbers to show potential Insight buyers how little money they'll save over the long...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
2010 Honda Insight Sales Off To A Sluggish Start?

Sales of the 2010 Honda Insight haven't kicked off at as quick of a pace as anticipated, leading Honda to cut its first-year sales projection by roughly a third. At the time of its launch earlier this year, when Honda rolled out the Insight at a base price of $19,800, Honda disclosed a yearly sales...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
So What Will Those 42-MPG Cars Actually Look Like? (Hint: Not Golf Carts)

No, we won't all be driving golf carts. We won't all have to drive a truncated 2009 Toyota Yaris either. Relax and chill, folks. Let's do a little reality-based projecting on what 2016 might look like. In 2016, the new mileage and emissions rules announced today by the Obama administration require...Read More»

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