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    Review: 2012 Scion iQ
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    Smarter "Not so 'Smart' after all?" The older gentleman in the grocery store parking lot asked as I wheeled my loaded cart to the back of the 2012 Scion iQ. On the contrary, sir. After he finished chuckling and drove away, I successfully loaded $150 worth of groceries into the iQ's cargo area, ...

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    Review: 2012 Buick Regal eAssist [w/video]
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    Jump-Starting An Already Solid Sedan Hybrids only account for about two percent of annual U.S. auto sales, yet there is a huge push by most automakers to incorporate the green tech into future product. The reasons for this are many, and they include improved public perception, better Corporate ...

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    Review: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
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    Mild-Hybrid Malibu Proves Only Mildly Interesting

    Don't judge a book by its cover. The sentiment certainly applies to cars as well, but doubly so. Years of driving and photographing new vehicles have taught us that you can't evaluate a new model – or even judge its styling – based ...

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    Review: 2012 Toyota Prius V
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    Life In The Commuter Lane Form follows function, so it's easy to find one element of a vehicle that explains everything you need to know about it. Look at the widened haunches of a 911 and you know there's serious hardware in the Porsche's rump. Check the elongated bed of an F-150 and its ...

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    Review: 2012 Ford Edge Limited EcoBoost
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    EcoBoost Finds Right Mix Of Power, Efficiency The sport utility vehicle became an endangered species not long after fuel prices began to skyrocket. But while vehicle buyers changed their shopping habits, they didn't actually stray that far from the SUV formula. Many of today's hottest-selling ...

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    Review: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco
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    Is 42 MPG The Ultimate Answer To The Ultimate Question? On paper, it sounds like an enthusiast's dream. Start by trimming almost 100 pounds from the curb weight of the base Chevrolet Cruze. Then drop the optional turbocharged engine underhood, bolted to a six-speed manual transmission. Lower the ...

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    Review: Review: 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Platinum
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    Revisiting A Green-Tinged Guilty Pleasure Your smug neighbors clean their clothes with Method laundry detergent, they've laid down cork flooring on their first floor and they have organic cotton shower curtains hanging in all four of their bathrooms. Driveways around the country are filled with ...

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    Review: Review: 2011 Lexus CT 200h
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    Lexus Hatches A New Take On Responsible Performance
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    Armchair quarterbacks have been quick to charge Toyota with losing its engineering nerve, labeling it a brand content to churn out safe, middle-of-the-road milquetoast ...

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    Quick Spin: Toyota RAV4 EV
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    A Solid Electric CUV, For A Prototype Ahh, the joys of driving a prototype vehicle. During the annual Toyota Sustainable Mobility Seminar in San Diego, California this week, Toyota brought in a handful of all-electric RAV4 EVs for us to tool around in, but there were some caveats: The route was ...

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    Review: 2011 Chevrolet Volt
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    Achieving Super MPGs In The Automotive Missing Link

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    There's something to be said for being at the right place at the right time. Had our primordial ancestors evolved legs and lungs while the entire globe was still awash in warm sea ...

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    Review: 2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (JDM)
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    A Bubbly EV For The Road Ahead

    2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (JDM) – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's an interesting realization that occurs when you drive an electric car. After all, EVs act just like normal vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine, they're just a bit ...

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    Review: 2011 Honda CR-Z
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    Take off your rose-colored glasses, CRX fans

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    Okay, so the 2011 Honda CR-Z isn't exactly the modern-day CRX redux that we were all hoping for. Mildly upsetting, yes, but perhaps this disappointment tarnished our initial impression of ...

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    Review: 2010 Lexus HS 250h
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    A Perfect Prius It Is Not

    2010 Lexus HS 250h - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lexus likes to say that it pursues perfection. Toyota's luxury brand has been playing the hybrid game for a while now with converted gas-powered models like the LS, GS and RX hybrids, and few would argue that ...

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    Review: 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec lives large, treads lightly
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    2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Drop the term "Big Benz" in conversation and most people assume you're talking about the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. While the full-size flagship sedan has – deservedly – earned that moniker over the years, ...

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    Review: Lexus GS450h uses electrons for fun
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    Lexus GS450h - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The love affair with batteries begins as a child. By the time your fifth Christmas rolls around, the moment you unwrap an electronic gadget your mind is already processing the thought, "Santa better have brought batteries..." Not only does ...

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    Living with the Tesla Roadster Sport: One week in an electric light orchestra
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    2010 Tesla Roadster Sport - Click above for high-res image gallery
    After finally getting myself situated in the back of the Boeing, I notice the lady to my left wearing a Tesla fleece. As fate, the alignment of the stars and unbridled dumb luck would have it, I was seated next to Rachel Conrad, ...

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    Review: 2010 Lexus RX450h is the pinnacle of autonomous fuel-sippers
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    2010 Lexus RX 450h – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With a slew of sensors and CPUs, the 2010 Lexus RX450h can pretty much drive itself. Want to go somewhere? Sit down in the driver's seat, use the Remote Touch device (a.k.a. "mouse") to tell the crossover where you want to go, and ...

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    Review: 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid - What a difference 60 degrees makes
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    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Recently, we had our third opportunity to drive the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Actually, the last go around was with a Mercury Milan Hybrid, but aside from a different nose and fanny, it is the same car. Even though we did a ...

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