hybrids

2015 Toyota Prius v Review

By Bill Jackson on July 22, 2015


Some cars aim to be fun to drive, while others reject that premise and aim for utility. So it is with the Toyota Prius v, a car built to fill the car-as-a-tool role. Find out more info in my review.… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius v Review

By Bill Jackson on July 22, 2015

Some cars aim to be fun to drive, while others reject that premise and aim for utility. So it is with the Toyota Prius v, a car built to fill the car-as-a-tool role. Find out more info in my review.… Read More

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on July 21, 2015

Hyundai's midsize sedan was redesigned for 2015, but the hybrid version of the Sonata carried over. For 2016, the Sonata Hybrid is all new and is joined by a plug-in hybrid model for even better fuel efficiency. For the Car… Read More

Google Cites Human Error in Driverless-Car Collision

By Matt Schmitz on July 20, 2015

Many of us have had our computers crash while browsing Google, but it's far less common to hear of someone crashing into Google. But that's exactly what happened on July 1, according to a blog post by Chris Urmson, the… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius v Video

By Bill Jackson on July 17, 2015

Among Toyota's hybrid progeny, including the Prius c small hatchback and the well-known Prius, the Prius v tops the range in size. But it also has other features that distinguish it from its fuel-sipping siblings. Watch the video for more.… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius c Review

By Jennifer Geiger on July 15, 2015

If affordability and high mileage trump everything else on your car priority list, look no further than the 2015 Toyota Prius c, though you'll have to put up with some unpleasant highway manners. Find out more info in my review.… Read More

Recall Alert: 2012-2014 Toyota Prius v

By Matt Schmitz on July 15, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 109,000 model-year 2012-14 Toyota Prius v hybrids The Problem: The software settings for the motor/generator control engine control unit and hybrid control ECU could result in higher thermal stress in certain transistors, potentially damaging them. If this… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015 Ford Escape, Focus and C-Max

By Matt Schmitz on July 13, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 375,000 model-year 2015 Ford Escape SUVs manufactured between April 1, 2014, and June 12, 2015; Focus cars manufactured between June 17, 2014, and June 12, 2015; and C-Max hybrids manufactured between April 22, 2014, and June 12,… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius v: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 2, 2015

With its wagon body style, the 2015 Toyota Prius v looks ready for family duty, and for the most part, it is. The Prius v is nearly 6 inches longer than its smaller Prius sibling, but don't expect to find… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius c Video

By Jennifer Geiger on July 2, 2015

For 2015, the Prius c — Toyota's angriest-looking hybrid — got a number of updates to its front end, like a larger grille and new headlights. Unfortunately, the inside didn't really change, and it could use some updating. But the… Read More

Buyers Want Efficiency, Don't Care How It's Achieved

By Matt Schmitz on June 23, 2015

In 1990, singer Oleta Adams famously crooned, "I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can." In the quarter century since then, fuel-efficiency technologies in vehicles have come a long way, but that still pretty much… Read More