hybrids

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 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

2015 Toyota Prius c: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on June 23, 2015

Toyota's tiny hybrid has a lot of strengths – like excellent fuel economy and an affordable price – but roominess is not one of them. The 2015 Toyota Prius c should not be on families' new-car shopping list if it… Read More

Honda Discontinues Civic Hybrid, Natural Gas Versions

By Matt Schmitz on June 15, 2015

Amid continued sluggish sales, Honda announced today that it is stopping production on two vehicles in its fuel-efficient lineup: the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas. Both will disappear after the 2015 model year. The announcement came in a statement… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius v: Real-World Mileage

By Jennifer Geiger on June 4, 2015

Toyota offers a Goldilocks approach to its Prius lineup; the tiny Prius c subcompact and larger Prius v wagon bookend the midsize Prius and plug-in Prius hatchback. For 2015, the Prius v got a lightly updated face with available LED… Read More

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and PHEV: First Drive

By Brian Wong on May 27, 2015

Hyundai's Sonata sedan was redesigned for the 2015 model year, getting new exterior styling, interior upgrades and powertrain refinements. These changes helped the 2015 Sonata win our $27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge last fall and for 2016, Hyundai is rolling out… Read More

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

By Bill Jackson on May 6, 2015

The 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid competently and unobtrusively pounds out the miles as a commuter car, but it doesn't stir one's passion to drive and its mileage doesn't top the class. Find out more in my review.… Read More

Chevrolet Drops Price on 2016 Volt

By Kelsey Mays on May 4, 2015

GM is slashing more than $1,000 off the price of the redesigned-for-2016 Chevrolet Volt. The new Volt has more electric range (50 miles) and better gas mileage (41 mpg combined) once the engine-generator kicks in over its previous generation. Those… Read More

Cadillac Updates 2016 ELR With Better Performance, Lower Price

By Aaron Bragman on April 15, 2015

Cadillac's electric coupe hasn't been a roaring success due largely to less-thrilling-than-expected performance and a sticker price far higher than hoped. The company says that it's addressed some of these concerns with an update for 2016; the ELR features a… Read More