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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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2020 Toyota Prius Prime

Fleets that have drivers who don't have to worry about lengthy daily commutes, and have easy...

The Toyota Prius Prime still offers an amazing MPG, but also goes above and beyond for the 2020-MY year by making several upgrades that fleets and consumers alike will admire.

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2019 Ford Transit Connect

The 2019 Transit Connect features a new standard 2.0L gasoline direct injection I-4 engine, and...

The 2019 Ford Transit Connect is available in either a cargo or passenger configuration and in short- or long-wheelbase models. The 2019 model can be ordered with a new 2.0L I-4 gasoline engine, optional 1.5L turbodiesel, or fleet-only 2.5L I-4.

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2019 GMC Sierra 1500

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 adds several new features not available on the Chevrolet Silverado,...

GMC's 2019 Sierra 1500 adds an array of new features to differentiate itself from the Chevrolet Silverado, including the innovative MultiPro tailgate.

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2020 GMC Sierra HD

The 2020 GMC Sierra HD has a one-inch-lower bed lift-in height compared to its predecessor...

The bigger frame, powered by a 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel with 910 lb.-ft. of torque that is mated to a 10-speed Allison transmission delivers a greater towing capacity than its predecessor models, well in excess of 30,000 pounds.

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2019 Ford Ranger

The 2019 Ranger is back to reclaim acolytes of the earlier-generation smaller pickup.

The 2019 Ranger represents a opportunity for Ford to reclaim some of the business it may have lost when it discontinued its earlier Ranger pickup.

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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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2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

Exterior styling cues shift toward a more classic Jeep look.

Jeep's fourth-generation 2018 Wrangler JL arrives as a significant update to its Wrangler JK that upgrades the off-road icon into a more connected, fuel efficient, and more configurable model that should be a high-priority target for rental fleets in Utah, Colorado, and other areas located near national parks.

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T AWD

Hyundai's Santa Fe enters its fourth generation with an array of new driver-assisting and safety...

Fleet managers looking for a safety-oriented compact SUV should consider Hyundai's 2019 Santa Fe, which enters its fourth generation with an array of driver-assisting and safety features as standard equipment even on the base model.

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2019 Toyota Avalon Touring

The 2019 Avalon arrives with a power boost, updated infotainment system, and suspension upgrades...

Toyota is offering several upgrades to its flagship 2019 Avalon sedan, including boosted power, a revamped infotainment system, and suspension upgrades that enhance this nearly full-size sedan for executives who drive it as a perk vehicle.

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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.

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2018 Nissan Kicks

Fuel economy for the Nissan Kicks is listed as 31 mpg in the city, and 36 mpg highway, with a...

The Nissan is currently available in front-wheel drive with three variants. It’s powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with continuous variable valve timing, and boasts 125 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque.

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2019 Subaru Ascent

The brand new 2019 Subaru Ascent is the automaker’s biggest model yet.

The brand new 2019 Ascent puts Subaru into an important but crowded American segment — the midsize, three-row crossover.

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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 Kona

The 2018 model-year is the first model year for the Hyundai Kona.

The 2018 Kona marks Hyundai’s first foray into the subcompact SUV segment. An affordable entry price, good gas mileage, and agile performance make it a strong competitor in the increasingly competitive market for these crossovers.

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