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2014 Ford C-Max Energi 
Photo by Russell Dandridge

COOK: Car Review: 100 MPGe with the 2014 Ford C-Max Energi

It's a plug-in hybrid wagon that combines fuel economy with electric capabilities making this 2014 Ford C-Max Energi a real possibility in the five-passenger wagon market. While the Energi is a bit more expensive than its sibling the regular C-Max, in the world of hybrids, this option stands the test. Published September 21, 2014

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid (Photo by Russell Dandridge)

COOK: 2014 Highlander Hybrid an all-around good choice

With a shout out to eco-friendly, the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a proud sibling to the conventional Highlander with standouts that include better fuel economy, but still the same high-end tailoring. Published September 9, 2014

Photo by Russell Dandridge

Car review: The ever evolving face of the Hyundai Elantra in 2014

For Hyundai lovers, the 2014 Hyundai Elantra has a number of changes that include a bit of a facelift as well as a sportier trim level added with sport-tuned suspension. There are also some impressive new techno options included. Published August 15, 2014

The 2015 Acura RDX. Photo by Russell Dandridge

COOK: Changes not needed on the 2015 Acura RDX

For a small luxury crossover with a lot of ’tude, the 2015 Acura RDX’s standard features are unchanged from 2014 but still offer a lot for the money. Published July 17, 2014

2015 Mazda 6. Photo by Russell Dandridge

COOK: Introducing the 2015 Mazda 6

The 2015 Mazda 6 is a snazzy mid-size sedan with lots of cabin room and good fuel economy, both high on the list for car buyers these days. Published July 3, 2014

2014 Cadillac ELR  Photo by Russell Dandridge.

COOK: Cadillac goes green in 2014 with the ELR

For folks who thought that Cadillac couldn’t create an eco-friendly offer, it’s time to think again. The 2014 Cadillac ELR offers a green element: a plug-in hybrid. Published June 30, 2014