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Knowing about a vehicle is one thing; driving it is quite another. Getting behind the wheel gives you greater insight into a vehicle's performance, fuel economy, safety and comfort. With the Driving Notes blog, Bobit Business Media FleetGroup editors will get behind the wheel of today's fleet vehicles and give their unbiased views.

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Outlander PHEV is a new addition to the U.S. market, however, it has been a mainstay in the...

The plug-in electric hybrid version of the 2018 Outlander has the potential to provide big gas savings. Its 20-mile electric range makes it an ideal vehicle for fleets operating short city routes.

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is the least expensive model on the market to offer electric-only range, while offering spirited driving performance and plenty of standard features.

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2018 Nissan Leaf

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

The 2018-MY Leaf brings a host of new technological upgrades and sports a redesigned look. The new model year not only brings a lower entry price point but also offers the most range out of all sub-$30,000 electric cars.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Touted as “America’s First Hybrid Minivan,” the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid gives those weary of stepping into an all-electric vehicle a stepping stone in the right direction.

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2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The 2017 Kia Niro is a gasoline-electric hybrid that seemingly appeals to buyers of subcompact SUVs, as well as those hearts and minds with a greener hue.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Photo by Vince Taroc.

One of the biggest selling points of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid is its fuel efficiency. Touted as the most fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle in America, the base Blue model boasts fuel efficiency of 58 mpg combined.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Hyundai brings a strong competitor to the battery EV segment with its new Ioniq Electric sedan. On a full charge, it gets 124 miles MPGe and is one of the larger electric vehicles at 176 inches in length.

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2017 Subaru Impreza

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The redesigned 2017 Impreza has been built on Subaru’s new platform that improves stability and reduces road noise and vibration. The fuel-efficient, all-wheel-drive Impreza makes for a good commuter vehicle — available in either a sedan or hatchback.

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2017 Mazda CX-5

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

One conclusion to come out of a full day of driving the 2017 CX-5 through varying terrains is that the crossover definitely deserves consideration from fleets looking to outfit some of their drivers with a car that’s fun to drive, full of amenities perfect for transporting clients, and has a bevy of safety-related options available.

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2017 Ford F-250

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Ford's F-250 Super Duty is a powerhouse work truck that has added towing power and capability in a lighter-weight package for the 2017 model year in the first heavy refresh in 18 years.