Honda has reaffirmed its commitment to expanding its hybrid offerings in the U.S, despite halting production of the Honda Insight later this year. Honda's hybrid efforts will focus on larger models like the Accord and Civic.
Minicars may get better gas mileage than their larger counterparts, but some models appear to have difficulty passing a special Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test.
The new 2014 Nissan Versa Note, which is priced from $14,780, is a versatile hatchback that can haul 21.4 cubic feet of cargo. The Versa offers more leg room than some of its competitors, like the Honda Fit and the Ford Fiesta.
Honda recalls 46,000 Fit Sports, nearly 44,000 in the United States alone. A software problem with the Fit's electronic stability control prompted the Honda recall.
The 2013 Honda Civic has become the first compact car ever to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation. Engineering tweaks to the 2013 sedan and coupe led to the top tier designation.
The Detroit Auto show next week is one of the most important events on the automotive calendar, and 2013 features some exciting new vehicles coming onto the market.
Prius replaces Honda Fit as best value car, according to Consumer Reports. Although hybrids cost more, they're cheaper to operate. Prius costs owners 49 cents per mile, half the average for gasoline-only cars.
Plug-in sales dropped slightly in November with Nissan Leaf's steady sales unable to make up for the drop in Chevy Volt sales, Voelcker writes. The Chevy Volt range-extended electric car, logged 1,519 sales.
A new report out from Japan suggests that the new Nissan 2013 Leaf with offer a longer range, as well as a lower-cost model with a smaller battery pack. the car goes on sale in January, and will differ from units currently available in the US.