Jim Mateja's Test Drive reviews of 2009 model-year hybrid cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers from the Chicago Tribune. Research all hybrid, E85 diesel and fuel-efficient vehicles in the Cars.com Green/Hybrid Buying Guide.
1:40 PM CDT, July 22, 2010
With the economy in recovery mode and summer driving on the upswing, gasoline prices are ticking up, prompting more new-car buyers to consider an alternative-energy vehicle.
5:10 PM CDT, April 22, 2010
The "hybrid" badges on an increasing number of vehicles carry a lovely green aura, but some are greener than others, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.