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VW's three-row SUV would compete against larger mid-size SUVs such as the CX-9, Traverse,...
Front-wheel drive is standard, while 4Motion all-wheel drive is optional. The Atlas rides on 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and Continental all-season tires.
At 198.3 inches in length, the Atlas is among the larger mid-size SUVs. With both rows in the seating position, the Atlas offers 21 cubic feet of storage.

Volkswagen's 2018 Atlas

Volkswagen's 2018 Atlas is the company's now-flagship three-row SUV that's powered by a 2.0L turbo four or 3.6L V-6. The vehicle represents the company's new focus on SUVs and electrification following its exit from diesel. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

1918-1938: The early trucks included the 1918 One-Ton that was based on trucks used to move...
1918-1938: Trucks in the 1930s brought the Silent Synchromesh transmission that eliminated the...
1939-1946: Chevrolet build trucks for WWII that included a 14-ton armored car. Civilian...

Chevrolet Trucks Through the Years

Chevrolet is celebrating 100 years of selling light-duty pickups in 1918, and introduced a pair of centennial trucks at the Texas Auto Show in late September. Here's a look at the evolution of Chevrolet pickups since 1918. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Chevrolet.

The ghost vehicles have proven popular enough with officers that South San Francisco Police...
Salisbury Township law enforcement received its first stealth vehicle in 2013. Photo: Salisbury...
Police in Salisbury Township, PA, saw the reportable crash rate on its main roadways fall 30% in...

Police Ghost Vehicles

Law enforcement agencies across the country have been adding "ghost" patrol cars to their fleets. The stealth vehicles are equipped with ghost graphics, which are less visible in the day and reflective at night, and interior light bars. Read more about ghost cars here.

The model that incorporates a 6-speed manual can achieve 52 mpg in highway driving.
The Cruze Diesel retails for at least $24,670.
The Cruze Diesel with a 9-speed automatic transmission provides 47/31/37 mpg in...

Chevrolet's 2017 Cruze Diesel

Chevrolet relaunched its diesel-powered Cruze compact in 2017 with a new Ecotec 1.6-liter inline four cylinder turbo diesel engine sourced from Turin, Italy. The new Cruze also incorporates the redesign of the gasoline model a year earlier. Read our dirving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

The Toyota Safety System P is standard equipment. The system provides an array of driver assist...
Trim grades include the XLE and XLE Premium (shown).
A 13.2-gallon fuel tank feeds a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that makes 144 hp.

Toyota's 2018 C-HR

Toyota's 2018 C-HR subcompact SUV enters a growing segment of small-car-platform crossovers. The C-HR (Coupe High-Rider) arrives with a quirky name with two trim grades and a starting price of $23,460. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

Subaru offers the 2018 Crosstrek in three models, including the base 2.oi, 2.0i Premium, and...
The Crosstrek shares length and width dimensions with the Impreza and adds a more SUV-like body.
Subaru first showed the second-generation Crosstrek at the Geneva auto show in March.

Subaru's 2018 Crosstrek

Subaru's 2018 Crosstrek enters its second generation as an Impreza-based crossover that rides on a new global platform that improves fuel efficiency and driving dynamics, as well as lowering noise, vibration and harshness. Read more here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

Police SUV age decreased the most compared to statistics from last year (which averaged...
Refuse trucks and fire equipment have the lowest fuel economy.
Labor hours for rear loader refuse trucks, single-axle dump trucks, and pumper trucks decreased...

Charts: Fleet Age and Utilization 2017

Data from this gallery is derived from 15 of Utilimarc’s municipal benchmarking clients (cities, states, and counties), providing 34,000 data points. Each of the numbers presented is an average over the years 2014-2016.

This chart shows a profile of survey respondents and the public entities for which they work....
This graph breaks down the population of the public agencies where survey respondents work.
The most common customer department among those surveyed was Public Works. (More than one...

Charts: Benchmarking Statistics 2017

Data from Government Fleet’s annual survey shows a continuing rise in the size of public fleets, and that fleets are working on catch-up replacements from the recession. About the data: In July and August, Government Fleet magazine solicited responses to an annual survey from its readership, receiving 142 qualified responses. All charts in this gallery come from this opt-in survey.