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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. 

  • 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...

  • 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid skimps on fuel but nothing else

    2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid skimps on fuel but nothing else

    The Toyota Highlander is not a minivan. It's used much the same way but lacks the convenience of sliding doors, easy ingress and egress, and easily accessible rear seats — all sacrificed for a self-conscious stigma. But the cost of cool is negligible and the marketplace has voted overwhelmingly...

  • 2014 Ford C-Max Energi makes space among plug-in hybrid compacts

    2014 Ford C-Max Energi makes space among plug-in hybrid compacts

    Ford is walking the walk of fuel efficiency. Ford shook up the automotive industry with the radical redesign of America’s best-selling vehicle, the F-150 pickup truck, which got a lighter-weight aluminum body and a fuel-maximizing EcoBoost engine. Last year it launched an all-electric version of...

  • 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage pushes fuel economy, value

    2014 Mitsubishi Mirage pushes fuel economy, value

    A lot has been said about the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, most of it bad. “If this car wasn’t disappointing, it wouldn’t be anything at all,” said the New York Times. Even Consumer Reports called it a “dreadful little hatchback.” This is not good for an automaker that is all but vanishing in the United...

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