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Driving Notes

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.

Cooper Tire's Discoverer AT3 4S

Cooper's Discoverer AT3 4S proved to be a capable on- and off-road tire that's designed for...

The AT3 Discoverer 4S tires offered very capable traction without a significant on-road fuel-economy penalty. They would make a good choice for fleets that need a tire for vehicles that do most of their mileage on pavement but need occasional off-road capability.

2018 Ford EcoSport

The EcoSport is 161.3 inches long and sits on a 99.2-inch wheelbase and is positioned below the...

The EcoSport is Ford’s first-ever subcompact SUV sold in North America, one of the region’s fastest growing vehicle segments. The EcoSport is sold globally by Ford and the updated U.S. model is imported from Ford India.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Crossovers, such as the Subaru Crosstrek, are shifting fleet buying preferences in vehicle types found on corporate selectors. Once considered an upgrade, crossovers are now found in fleets in representative ratios as the retail market.

2017 Toyota RAV4

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Compact SUVs have increased in popularity over the last few years, and the appeal for this class of vehicle was apparent during my test drive with the 2017 RAV4.

2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

Photo by Vince Taroc.

While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

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.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Photo by Mike Antich.

All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the sixth generation minivan from Chrysler, which re-engineered it from the ground up on an all-new platform. Pacifica replaces the popular, prior generation Chrysler Town & Country.

2017 Audi A4 2.0T

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Technology bubbles to the surface of Audi's redesign of its entry luxury A4 for 2017 for a vehicle whose use in sales fleets has been mostly concentrated in the pharmaceutical industry.

2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT FWD

Photo by Paul Clinton.

The Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV has been a surprisingly strong seller for General Motors, and has quietly found a place as a top vehicle in commercial fleets due to its utility, respectable fuel economy, and affordability.

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