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Top 10 Toyota cars and trucks from the 2016 Toyotafest

Published: May 11, 2016

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Filed under: The 21st annual Toyotafest was a brilliant celebration of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars of the past and present.


Tesla Model X P90D First Drive

Published: March 11, 2016

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Filed under: Green , Tesla , AutoblogGreen Exclusive , Green Automakers , Green Driving , First Drives , SUV , Electric We finally get to test drive the Tesla Model X. Despite all the fun we had, we noticed a few bugs. These might be a problem come time for the Model 3


2017 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet First Drive [w/video]

Published: January 26, 2016

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Filed under: Green , smart , First Drives , Convertible After a drive in the 2017 ForTwo Cabriolet, one thing is clear: If you’re going to buy a Smart, the convertible is definitely the one you want.


2016 Toyota Prius First Drive

Published: November 18, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Toyota , AutoblogGreen Exclusive , Fuel Efficiency , First Drives , Hybrid Can Toyota can reinvent an icon by adding driving oomph to an iconic fuel-sipper?


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTE First Drive [w/video]

Published: October 9, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Volkswagen , First Drives , Hatchback , Hybrid In the wake of VW’s diesel scandal, we test one of the automaker’s other fuel-sippers, the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid that’s (currently) only available in Europe. Continue reading 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTE First Drive [w/video] 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTE First Drive [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds


2016 Chevrolet Volt First Drive

Published: October 2, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Chevrolet , AutoblogGreen Exclusive , First Drives , Technology , Hatchback , Electric , Hybrid The second-gen Chevy Volt arrives with improvements in every area you can name. Whether or not this will translate into better sales remains a big unknown. Continue reading 2016 Chevrolet Volt First Drive 2016 Chevrolet Volt First Drive originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:57:00 EST


Will next-gen Nissan Leaf get CUV version?

Published: August 1, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Nissan , Crossover , Hatchback , Electric , Future Nissan EVP Trevor Mann says that the company hasn’t ruled out more body styles for the Nissan Leaf, but the decision doesn’t look like it will come soon. Continue reading Will next-gen Nissan Leaf get CUV version? Will next-gen Nissan Leaf get CUV version?


2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In First Drive

Published: May 26, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Hyundai , Fuel Efficiency , First Drives , Sedan , Electric , Hybrid After taking the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid prototype out for a short drive, we learn that you don’t have to be first to be cool. Continue reading 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In First Drive 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In First Drive originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 26 May 2015 00:01:00 EST.


2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen [w/video]

Published: March 25, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Volkswagen , First Drives , Wagon , Diesel The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen takes everything we like about the already fun and functional Golf and stretches it into an even more useful wagon configuration. Here, we test a pair of diesel-equipped examples in Texas Hill Country. Continue reading 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen [w/video] 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:57:00 EST


First Drive: 2015 Ford Focus

Published: October 14, 2014

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Filed under: Budget , Hatchback , Ford , First Drives Sitting down at the pre-drive briefing with Ford engineers ahead of sampling the refreshed 2015 Focus , water bottles clinked as we wet our whistles before Q&A. While pouring a glass, we noticed something stamped on the bottle label: “1L.” One liter. We were palming the exact displacement of the EcoBoost engine our group was about to drive


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