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Fuel-efficient vehicle reviews

Reviews of fuel-efficient gas vehicles topping 40 mpg, hybrids(HEV), plug-in hybrids(PHEV), electric vehicles(BEV), hydrogen fuel cell vehicles(FCEV) and other alternatively-powered vehicles. 

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid charges ahead of competition

    2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid charges ahead of competition

    You like trees. You like cars. With the Chevrolet Volt, those preferences don't have to be at odds. The second generation of General Motors' plug-in hybrid improves on range, efficiency, tech and styling. Despite being 3 inches longer, it doesn't look much different than the previous model except...

  • 2016 Toyota Prius improves on style, handling and fuel economy

    2016 Toyota Prius improves on style, handling and fuel economy

    The Toyota Prius is easy to mock. It's shaped like a clog, has an eye-crossing split window hatch, is as fun to drive as a hot dog cart and it is the vehicle of choice for Chicago cabbies, who are unequivocally the worst drivers on the road. The main reason the Prius gets mocked, however, is because...

  • Lexus hybrid sedan fails to deliver on luxury promise

    Lexus hybrid sedan fails to deliver on luxury promise

    Some words just sound right. To say "smile" turns up the corners of the lips into the very thing it defines; to say "love" is to open up, then embrace that which was once parted. The perfect word transcends the object it defines into something more. "Lexus" is one of those words. The subtle flow...

  • 2015 BMW i3 plug-in car is an odd duck

    2015 BMW i3 plug-in car is an odd duck

    Odd. Odd is a word that depends on context for meaning. Odd choice? Questionable. Oddball? Outsider. Odd car? BMW i3. BMW made an odd choice with its oddball electric car. Nearly everyone who had anything to say about the odd-duck compact called it odd. Some used odd as in ugly dumb when comparing...

  • Tesla Model S P85D: The D is like nothing else on the road

    Tesla Model S P85D: The D is like nothing else on the road

    Certain experiences promise a thrill: roller coasters, free fall, love. Add The D to the list. Tesla's Model S P85D, the all-wheel-drive variant of the all-electric Model S, is like no other car on the road. I say this without hyperbole or overstatement. The D goes 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, making...

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