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Nov
09
2016 Chevrolet Silverado with eAssist

2016 Chevrolet Silverado with eAssist

Fact: Chevrolet has produced three generations of hybrid pickup trucks.

Fact: The most recent Silverado Hybrid is, by far, the most compelling example.

Bummer: Unless you live in California, you can’t buy a new hybrid Silverado.

Dec
11
Chevrolet Code 130R Concept

Chevrolet Code 130R Concept

Forgotten Concepts This is the first in a series of blog posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concepts topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Aug
30
2019 Ram 1500 eTorque

2019 Ram 1500 Hemi with eTorque

Consumer Guide Automotive In a quest for better fuel economy in traditionally thirsty trucks, Ram takes a page from the automotive playbook and banks on … a hybrid.

Well, a mild hybrid, actually, and while unique in today’s marketplace, it’s not the first.

Apr
02
eTorque

The Ram eTorque system boosts torque output while also improving fuel economy.

With automakers scrambling to improve their corporate average fuel-economy (CAFE) numbers in advance of stringent federal targets—the loftiest of which were originally scheduled to kick in for 2025—it may seem counterintuitive that the redesigned-for-2019 Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 are actually growing in size, but they are.

Jan
13
2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

2018 Detroit Auto Show, NAIASDETROIT—After a dramatic “sneak peek” unveiling last month at the Chevrolet Trucks 100th Anniversary celebration in Texas, Chevrolet officially introduced the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado in conjunction with the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The all-new Silverado is lighter, longer, and taller than the current model; offers new technology and convenience features; and gains an all-new available 3.0-liter Duramax diesel 6-cylinder engine.

Aug
01
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor in “Avalanche” gray

2015 Audi Q52017 Ford F-150 Raptor Supercab

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 179

Fuel used: 13.2 gallons

Mar
07
Mopar '16 2016 Ram Rebel Mopar '16 Edition

2016 Ram Rebel Mopar ’16 Edition

2016 Ram Rebel 1500 4X4 Mopar ’16 Edition2015 Audi Q5

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles Driven: 308

Fuel Used: 21.9 gallons

Oct
27
2016 Buick Regal GS

Buick’s Regal slips into the price gap between “regular” and premium midsize cars. Although the base model starts at about $28,000, the tested top-line AWD GS came to just under $42,000 loaded with options. The GS is distinguished from the front by its unique vertical vents below the headlights.

Scion iM

If any vehicle in Buick showrooms seems out of place, it’s the midsize Regal. Based on the German-market Opel Insignia, its sport-sedan flavor puts it at odds with the decidedly non-sporty Buick image.

But that’s exactly its mission: to appeal to a group of buyers that wouldn’t normally be thinking “Buick.” To that end, it offers a turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive, a combination not found in any other Buick car.

Jan
10
Buick Regal AWD

Consumer Guide’s test Buick Regal came to $40,445. Looking for a little less Buick? Regal starts at $30,615.

2014 Buick Regal AWD Premium II Group

Miles driven: 256

Fuel used: 10.0 gallons

Dec
18
2014 Chevrolet Malibu, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2.5

Direct injection, variable-valve lift, and stop/start technology are employed together to boost the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu’s fuel economy.

When Chevy’s popular Malibu midsize sedan was redesigned for 2013, it was offered with three engines, all 4-cylinders: a base 197-horspower 2.5-liter, a turbocharged 259-horsepower 2.0 (effectively replacing the former V6), and a 182-horsepower 2.4 with GM’s “mild hybrid” eAssist system for the economy-oriented Eco models.