Looking to buy a hybrid or an electric vehicle to help save gasoline and maybe the planet? The vehicles sporting an Editors’ Choice badge are our picks for the best hybrids and best EVs of 2016 and 2017.
MSRP: $33,995 – $38,345
EPA: 43 city/42 hwy
Overview: Despite the Volt’s eco image, it’s actually fun to drive, without the range anxiety of pure electric vehicles.
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
Overview: The A3 Sportback e-tron is Audi’s first plug-in hybrid; optimistic European testing yields 157 mpg, but your results, as the saying goes, may vary.
Over the past 60 years Chevrolet has built more than 1.3 million Corvettes across six generations. Most of them have been good cars. A few of them have been lousy cars. And at least 10 Corvettes have been truly great.
Great as in a car that in the middle of the day while at work, you just think about driving it. Great as in a car that resets the standard for awesomeness among teenagers for decades. Great as in a car that is the subject of outlandish posters, intricate scale models and carefully crafted scotch decanters.
But for sanity’s sake this list is restricted to regular production Corvettes. So great Corvettes like the John Greenwood road racers from the early 1970s or the C5Rs and C6Rs that have taken multiple wins at Le Mans aren’t on the list. And movie cars like the right-hand-drive custom machine featured in Corvette Summer aren’t here either. Surely they’ll
If pickup truck sales were the sole indicator of economic health the U.S. would currently be experiencing a period of record prosperity. Full-size truck sales were up more than 5 percent last year, and midsize truck sales simply exploded, skyrocketing over 40 percent in 2015. While truck sales aren’t the U.S. economy’s only measure of financial strength they are among the hottest vehicle segments going these days, suggesting a strong hunger for open-bed options. This is welcome news for truck-heavy automakers like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ford, GM and Toyota. Over the past 10 years trucks have transitioned from rudimentary cargo haulers into luxurious image enhancers. Truck pricing has undergone a similar elevation. At Kelley Blue Book we’ve seen full- and midsize truck pricing jump ne [...]