2014 fuel-efficient vehicle reviews

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.

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

1:35 PM EDT, August 1, 2014

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

Ford is walking the walk of fuel efficiency.

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage pushes fuel economy, value

9:10 AM EDT, July 25, 2014

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.”

2014 Lexus RX 450h tops crossover fuel economy

11:58 AM EDT, July 14, 2014

2014 Lexus RX 450h tops crossover fuel economy

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).

Mercedes-Benz B-Class offers luxury in an economic electrified package

1:01 PM EDT, June 9, 2014

Mercedes-Benz B-Class offers luxury in an economic electrified package

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.

2014 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid: High performance with a conscience

7:47 PM EDT, May 5, 2014

2014 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid: High performance with a conscience

Attention, eco-chic speed freaks: Set aside your Teslas; you have a new toy to covet.

Green Guide glimpse: 2015 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid

3:14 PM EDT, May 12, 2014

Green Guide glimpse: 2015 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid

Same great hatchback flavor. Now with less fuel!

2014 Mazda3 is fresh, fun and fuel efficient

12:05 PM EDT, March 14, 2014

2014 Mazda3 is fresh, fun and fuel efficient

The idea that bad things happen in threes is embedded in our cultural psyche. But hold on a minute.

2015 Honda Fit improves on space and fuel economy

9:29 AM EDT, April 14, 2014

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2015 Honda Fit improves on space and fuel economy

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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