Kia Trail’ster Concept Teases Chicago

The Kia Trail’ster Concept is for the hip hamster crowd and their human friends. This Kia Trail’ster is all set to visit your favorite ski lodge. Kia Motors picked the perfect venue for unveiling its hybrid Trail’ster Concept. Folks in the winter-socked Chicago Auto Show are seeing first hand what … Read more

Active Hybrid: 2014 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus has taken its own approach to the premium/luxury segment. Its model line is composed mostly of a variety of sedans and utility vehicles, each powered by a gasoline engine. There is nary a diesel found in its North American lineup. Instead, Lexus serves up five hybrid models to demonstrate … Read more

Midsize Maven: 2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited

The Hyundai Sonata is not the best selling vehicle in the midsize segment. That honor belongs to the Toyota Camry. 2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited As a matter of fact, the Sonata trails the Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and the Ford Fusion. And at present, it is running neck and … Read more

Cadillac ELR: 2+2 Luxury PHEV Coupe

Electrified Cadillac is provocative and swank. You may have heard the narrative: the Cadillac ELR is an overpriced Chevrolet Volt, GM’s attempt to put one over on the masses. True, the ELR is based on the Volt’s platform, but the similarities end there. In the Cadillac ELR you have a … Read more

Toyota Prius: Innovation Breeds Success

When you are hot, you are hot. When you are not, then you must be one of the few manufacturers that are taking on the Toyota Prius. These manufacturers currently number just two: Honda and Ford, but each one has much catching up to do if they’re to make a … Read more

BMW i3 Concept is Now a Reality

Introduced at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the BMW i3 Concept Coupe will soon become a reality. BMW has committed to producing the i3, with the intent to offer both electric and hybrid variants of this small rear-wheel drive car. Its official debut comes later this month, thus the … Read more

Honda Accord Hybrid Aims for 49 MPG Rating

Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda is about to have its second go around with the Honda Accord Hybrid, but this time it has aimed higher. The new model, slated to go on sale in Oct., is expected to deliver 49 mpg around the city and 45 mpg on the highway. That’s far better than … Read more

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Tech Specs

Subaru is a late arrival to the hybrid market, one of the last car manufacturers to serve up a gas-electric vehicle. Its lateness should not be a reflection of a lack of innovative capabilities as Subaru is a leader in both all-wheel-drive and gasoline four cylinder engine technologies. The 2014 … Read more

All-New 2014 Toyota Highlander Takes a Bow

The third generation Toyota Highlander has made its debut, taking a bow at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The 2014 model receives a new exterior design and offers an upgraded, premium interior with technological and safety updates. This midsize crossover sport utility vehicle seats up to eight and … Read more

About the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid is back and this time it comes in both plug-in and standard hybrid configurations. The standard hybrid will be produced in the United States and go on sale this fall, while the PHEV hybrid is already available, a 2014 model that went on sale at select … Read more

Entry Level Premium Sedan: 2013 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILX

A hybrid option comes to Acura. Up until now, Honda’s Acura brand has not had a hybrid model. That may seem strange given that Honda and Toyota both got started with hybrids at about the same time, and Toyota’s Lexus division has had hybrids for several years. The 2013 Acura … Read more