2014 fuel-efficient vehicle reviews
Reviews of cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers, from Tribune newspapers, Cars.com and other sources. Research more hybrid, E85 diesel and fuel-efficient vehicles in the Cars.com Green/Hybrid Buying Guide.
11:55 AM EST, February 23, 2015
Certain experiences promise a thrill: roller coasters, free fall, love. Add The D to the list.
2:00 PM EDT, April 10, 2015
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 in favor of SUVs over minivans.
1:35 PM EDT, August 1, 2014
Ford is walking the walk of fuel efficiency.
9:10 AM EDT, July 25, 2014
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.”
11:58 AM EDT, July 14, 2014
For 15 years, the Lexus RX crossover has been the prescription for upscale car shoppers who want more than a sedan and less than a full-size SUV. Refined yet modest, fully capable and fully comfortable, the best-selling midsize has dominated the class and won awards that range from best resale value (Kelley Blue Book) to top safety picks (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).
1:01 PM EDT, June 9, 2014
The second automaker from the land of wienerschnitzel and doppelbock will soon offer an EV. Mercedes-Benz, which will begin selling its B-Class Electric Drive in July, was priming the pump recently with media test drives at its North American Research and Development campus in Silicon Valley hoping, perhaps, to skim a few sales from the BMW i3, which arrived at dealers last month.
7:47 PM EDT, May 5, 2014
Attention, eco-chic speed freaks: Set aside your Teslas; you have a new toy to covet.
3:14 PM EDT, May 12, 2014
Same great hatchback flavor. Now with less fuel!
12:05 PM EDT, March 14, 2014
The idea that bad things happen in threes is embedded in our cultural psyche. But hold on a minute.
9:29 AM EDT, April 14, 2014
If you're shopping for a fuel-efficient space-saving car, make sure to fit the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit onto your list. Even the outgoing car deserved that distinction; it thumped six newer competitors in a seven-car subcompact comparison back in 2012 (click here to read it).
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