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Will Low Lease Deals Get Shoppers to Give Electric Cars a Try?

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV You've probably been behind one at a red light, wondering where the exhaust pipe is, and you've likely seen a commercial for one on TV. Though many consumers are somewhat familiar with electric cars, U.S. car buyers have been slow to embrace these vehicles. Fortune reports that in 2014, U.S. consumers bought 119,710 electric cars and plug-in hybrids, representing less than 1 percent of the 16.5 million vehicles that were sold in the U ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Electric Vehicles

Decoding MPG-e

2015 Fiat 500e If you’ve shopped for an electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid, you’ve probably noticed something on the window sticker: an mpg-e rating. While we’re all familiar with mpg (how many miles a car gets per gallon of gasoline used), EVs never use gasoline and plug-in hybrids don’t always use it. That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency came up with mpg-e. It’s a way to compare the fuel economy of cars that don’t use ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice

Redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento Climbs Midsize SUV Rankings

2016 Kia Sorento The redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento currently ranks second of 12 affordable midsize SUVs, which is an improvement over the 2015 model that placed 10th in the class. Here’s how the changes for 2016 help make the Sorento a top contender among midsize SUVs. [See full 2016 Kia Sorento review] While the 2015 Sorento drew criticism when it was new for its lackluster interior materials, reviewers say the 2016 Sorento’s cabin is more upscale, with an attractive design and ... continue reading»

Tags: Kia Sorento, Model News

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Debuts with New AMG Engines, Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Mercedes-Benz introduced the 2016 GLE-Class last week at the New York International Auto Show. The GLE-Class is Mercedes’ replacement for the M-Class in the luxury midsize SUV segment. According to Ola Källenius, member of the board of management of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars, "State-of-the-art and efficient drive technology, combined with superior ride quality and the versatility and robustness typical for SUVs - the new GLE has all the ingredients to continue the success story of our best-seller.” Under the hood ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, Mercedes Benz GLE Class

Will the Redesigned 2016 Lexus RX Claim the Top Spot in Our Luxury Midsize SUV Rankings?

2016 Lexus RX Lexus displayed its all-new 2016 RX at the New York International Auto Show Wednesday, highlighting the luxury SUV's new interior and exterior styling, as well as new tech features. According to Lexus, the RX is their most popular model, and they've tried to build on that success in this redesign. Not only is the RX popular among consumers, but it's favorable among automotive critics as well. The 2015 Lexus RX performs well in our rankings, as it ... continue reading»

Tags: Lexus RX, Model News

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