Tag: 2016

29 Posts

is a prius a good choice for a jetta lover who cares about air pollution
Mar 10, 2016

Diesel vs. Hybrid: Which Is Cleaner?

Dear Car Talk

Barbara has a 2006 VW Jetta diesel that she's considering replacing. Is a Prius a good choice for her? Car Talk's advice here.

fuel economy buying Toyota Prius 2016

Feb 04, 2016

West Coast Fever: Cutting Petroleum Use by 50 Percent With the Prius (and Cars Like It)

Jim Motavalli

The 2016 Prius ups the ante to 52 mpg combined (56 with the Eco model), and its one big reason why the three west coast states are on target to cut oil addiction 50 percent by 2030.

Toyota Prius 2016

Front-wheel drive pickups
Jan 13, 2016

2017 Honda Ridgeline: The Return of the Front-Wheel-Drive Pickup

Craig Fitzgerald

It's been 32 years since a front-wheel-drive pickup was available in the United States. Where'd they all go?

Detroit Auto Show trucks front-wheel drive Honda Ridgeline 2016

Dec 18, 2015

Big Cat Roars: Through Arizona in the Jaguar XF

Jim Motavalli

The XF is intended as a core vehicle in Jaguar's sedan lineup. It has BMW in its sights

Jaguar XF 2016

Massaging car seats
Oct 23, 2015

Here's the rub: 2016 Lincoln MKX gets massaging seats

Guest Bloggers

The Lincoln MKX coddles with massaging seats.

seats Lincoln MKS 2016

Are Hybrids worth the cost
Oct 06, 2015

Should Ken Get the Hybrid?

Dear Car Talk

Ken loves his old Highlander Hybrid, and is ready to replace it with another but he's not sure the cost justifies the gas savings right now. Car Talk's advice right here.

buying hybrids Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2016

Jul 28, 2015

Fast Times in the All-New Mazda Miata

Jim Motavalli

The fourth-generation MX-5 is a return to basics, with reduced weight (and a smaller-displacement) but more power and lots of go-for-it gutsiness. 

reviews Mazda Miata 2016

Mar 23, 2015

Big Daddy (and Mommy) Are Watching: The 2016 Malibu Offers Built-In Teen Safety

Jim Motavalli

Debuting at the New York Auto Show, the new Chevrolet Malibu turns off the radio if young drivers don't buckle up, keeps stats on on-road behavior, and all but slaps the cuffs on, for speeding.

teens Chevrolet Malibu 2016

Jan 12, 2015

From Chevrolet in Detroit: Bolt or Volt, Your Choice

Jim Motavalli

GM has freshened the 2016 Volt with 50 miles of all-electric range, and set off a buzz with the Bolt, an all-electric car, with 200 miles of range at $30,000. 

electric vehicles Detroit Auto Show Chevrolet Volt 2016