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2015 Volvo S60 / V60 / XC60 With New Drive-E Four-Cylinder Engine

Volvo bets big on reinventing the Swedish meatball.<p>Volvo killed its V-8 almost four years ago and now it’s getting out of the five- and six-cylinder engine business, too. Future Volvos will be powered by four-cylinder engines with turbochargers, four-cylinders with turbochargers and belt-driven …

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid First Drive

Finally, the hybrid experience everyone expected<p>The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid made a high-pitched whirring sound as I scooted down a suburban street in Columbus, Ohio.<p>It was in EV mode and my goal was to max out the Accord’s fuel economy. It’s a typical challenge from a carmaker that is touting a …

Ford's 1.5-Liter EcoBoost Less Efficient Than 1.6

In a case of less is more, Ford’s latest attempt to extract more performance out of a small engine has been stymied by the regulators at the EPA. As we previously reported, as part of an effort to appease Chinese tax codes and serve more potential buyers, the Blue Oval is planning to drop a …

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2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contenders

Rugged Individuals: Sport and Utility Still Matter Most<p>What makes an SUV? Ask 10 people and you’ll get 11 answers, as no doubt some will change their minds midway through the explanation. There are of course hardcore purists/Luddites who scoff at anything without solid axles, a transfer case, …

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BMW Reveals 2-series Specs Months Ahead of Schedule

Three months before the new BMW 2-series was scheduled to launch at the Detroit auto show, BMW of South Africa let slip the pint-size coupe’s technical details. <i>Bimmerpost</i>managed to grab screenshots of the spec sheets posted to BMWoSA’s configurator. Those images reveal that the compact coupe will …

Chevrolet Malibu eAssist Hybrid Going Away for 2014, Could Return

Goodbye, pre-refresh Malibu eAssist hybrid.<p>Sharp-eyed Chevrolet Malibu fans out there might have noticed that our coverage of the refreshed 2014 model distinctly lacked significant info on the eAssist mild-hybrid powertrain. Well, it turns out that’s because the Malibu eAssist has been dropped from …

Toyota Plugs In Its Discount Machine, Drops Prius Plug-In Prices

Toyota has announced it is reducing the price of the Prius Plug-In hybrid for 2014. This comes in the wake of many of the plug-in Prius’s competitors slashing sticker prices. Compared to the 2013 Prius Plug-In, the 2014 model gets a $2010 base-price reduction to $30,800; the up-level Advanced model …

2013 Honda Accord Sport Sedan

Safety Car: Lapping suburbia in the everyman sports sedan.<p>The Accord is nothing if not popular; Honda’s bestseller ranked second among all cars in the U.S. in 2013, with 366,678 sales. Unit number 58,634 entered the <i>Car and Driver</i> fleet shortly after this ninth generation made its debut and just …

Scion FR-S Sedan in Toyota’s Pipeline

Optional hybrid powertrain could produce 270 hp<p>It is no exaggeration to say that the Scion FR-S / Toyota GT86 has single-handedly succeeded in injecting some sparkle into Toyota‘s lackluster lineup. And according to a source close to Toyota, there’s plenty more where that came from.<p>That’s right …