Tag: hybrid

Ford Fusion Energi is stylish

With the number of hybrid options growing yearly, it’s hard to choose the right car. Do you go straight electric, plug in or gas/hybrid combo? Depends on how green you want to go and what your size need are. I’d like to suggest the Ford Fusion Hybrid Energi. It’s stylish, roomy and gives you a

BMW 535d is elegant way to save fuel, have fun

OK, I’m hooked and I admit it. Yes, I love diesel cars. Hybrids are fine but they cost a bit more and don’t deliver quite the fuel economy claimed, at lest some don’t. Every diesel, however, has met or even exceeded claimed gas mileage. Yep, Each one I’ve tested. One of my favorites is the

XV Crosstrek is one make-sense hybrid

Subaru has always been thought of as a quirky car marker since it hit these shores decades ago. I don’t know if that thought is still accurate. Subaru offers a full line of cars that are, well, different, but fit into a variety of lifestyles. The XV Crosstrek offers all the Subaru stuff – all-wheel-drive,

Turbo diesel Beetle is great hybrid option

Volkswagen’s Beetle was in need of a makeover, a style update. The “new” Beetle was getting long in the tooth and sales were beginning to fade. How could the company keep the car’s originality and give it an update that, well, updated the car? Easily, apparently. The current new Beetle is more handsome, more practical

The Lexus LF-LC concept car should wow Detroit Auto Show

Lexus is really trying to pull its designs into this century. The new GS is a great start. It incorporates a little of the LFA’s super car looks. Is that enough? Maybe not, but this LF-LC Hybrid concept might do the trick. This may be the design language needed for all Lexi to come. Heck,

2012 Honda Civic tries to keep up with competition

So what’s up with all the bad press about the 2012 Civic? Some dealers don’t like it because it’s not as distinct as the new crop of Hyundais and Kias roaming the planet. Others have said it’s more of an evolution than a revelation. And? Why mess up a good thing. My time with the

Ford, Toyota to team up to build large hybrids

I would really love to drive a hybrid, but I don’t want a small car with a tiny engine (I know this is a little counter intuitive). Yes, you can buy a $50,000 Lexus or Toyota model, but I’m talking about a hybrid that won’t require a mortgage. That’s why I am excited about Ford