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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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2019 Subaru Forester: Fifth vs. Fourth Generation

The 2019 Forester is built on a new platform called the Subaru Global Platform, which it shares...

The fifth-generation 2019 Forester is better by nearly every metric. It is quieter, larger, and safer. It has increased horsepower, greater fuel efficiency, and is more technologically advanced than the fourth-generation model it replaced.

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Electrified by Jaguar's 2019 I-Pace

Jaguar's I-Pace electric crossover went on sale in November as its first electric vehicle.

What better way to showcase the cat-like reflexes of Jaguar's 2019 I-Pace than to allow a group of automotive industry professionals to guide the battery-electric crossover through an autocross course, then test it on the narrow, residential streets surrounding the Santa Monica Airport.

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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 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Photo by Paul Clinton.

General Motors may just have a game-changer on its hands with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a lithium-ion-powered hatchback that's fun to drive and provides enough charge to meet most commutes.

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