2008 Auto Reviews

At MPGomatic.com, we take a different approach to auto reviews. Our unique focus on fuel efficiency, driveability, usability, and in-cabin technology cuts to the chase with an unbiased approach. Concise auto review video segments put you behind the wheel, as they deliver the look, feel and sounds of each model. Corresponding articles provide detail on driving conditions and model specifics.

2008 Chevy Malibu Hybrid Review

The Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid delivers style and fuel economy, as it competes with the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Ford Fusion among others in the Family Sedan category.

2008 Ford Edge Review

The Ford Edge is a roomy and comfortable five-seat SUV that competes with the Honda CR-V, Nissan Murano, Saturn Vue, Toyota Highlander, and Toyota RAV4 among others in the popular crossover SUV market.

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Review

The Ford Escape Hybrid is a five seat sport utility that competes with the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Highlander, and Jeep Patriot, among others. In a crowded field, the Escape Hybrid’s excellent gas mileage set Ford’s innovative SUV apart from the competition.

2008 Ford Focus Review

The Ford Focus competes with the Honda Civic, Chevy Cobalt, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda3 among many others in the red hot small car market, and is available as both a four-door sedan and two-door coupe.

2008 Ford Fusion MPG Review

The Ford Fusion is a four door sedan that competes most closely with the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Chevy Malibu. The Fusion slots between the Focus and Taurus in Ford’s line up. We found the V6 to provide a compelling combination of performance and fuel economy, when driven conscientiously.

2008 Honda Accord Review

The best-selling Honda Accord competes in the family sedan market with the Toyota Camry, Nissan Maxima, Chevy Malibu, and Ford Fusion among others.

2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Review

The Civic Hybrid is an ideal commuter’s car, achieving its best mileage out on the highway, unlike the Prius, Altima Hybrid, and Camry Hybrid, which deliver better mileage in the the city.

2008 Honda CR-V Review

The CR-V is a best-seller in the crowded five-passenger SUV market, competing against a slew of competitors including the Toyota RAV4, Ford Edge and Escape. Now in its third generation, the CR-V has come a long way from its humble and boxy roots.

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel Review

Available in just the 2007 and 2008 model years, the Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD uses a Mercedes-Benz six-cylinder diesel engine to great advantage.

2008 Lexus RX400h Review

The RX400h is a luxury five seat sport utility that competes with the Acura RDX, BMW X5, Cadillac SRX, and Mercedes R-Class (among others) . While that’s a crowded field, the RX400h’s hybrid drive train sets the luxurious Lexus apart from its most worthy competitors.

2008 Mazda3 Review

The Mazda3 is a fun to drive sport compact and is available as both a four door sedan and a five door hatch. We blew past the official gas mileage estimates in our extended test drive.

2008 MINI Cooper Clubman Review

The Mini Cooper Clubman is the stretched version of the highly popular Mini Coupe. The Clubman model provides the same slot-car-like handling with an increased amount of interior space.

2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Review

The Altima Hybrid is a mid-sized front-wheel-drive sedan that competes with the Honda Civic Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid in the “hybrid that doesn’t look like a hybrid” market.

2008 Nissan Versa Review

With solid real-world mileage results and a comfortable ride, the Nissan Versa is a worthy contender. After a 700 mile review, it’s clear that a 40 miles per gallon (MPG) average is well within range for light-footed drivers under the right conditions.

2008 Saturn Astra Review

Available in both three-door and five-door models, the Saturn Astra competes with the Mini Cooper, Volkswagen Rabbit, Toyota Yaris, Mazda3, and Volvo C30 among others in the red hot hatchback market.

2008 Saturn VUE Green Line Hybrid Review

The distinctively styled Saturn VUE Green Line hybrid competes with the Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Jeep Patriot, and Compass among others in the crowded compact SUV category.

2008 Scion xD Review

The uniquely styled Scion xD is a five door hatchback that competes with the Chevy Aveo, Honda Fit, Mazda3, Nissan Versa, and Toyota Yaris among others in the highly competitive subcompact market.

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

Proving that fuel-efficiency, conservative styling, and a comfortable ride are not mutually exclusive, the Toyota Camry Hybrid delivers a winning combination of high-MPGs with a roomy interior and low-key appearance.

2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a seven seat SUV that plays a trump card in the sport utility market, by delivering the best gas mileage in its class.

2008 Toyota RAV4 Review

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the best-selling five-seat SUVs for good reason. Solid gas mileage, a roomy interior, and a generous cargo capacity are among its most appealing attributes.

2008 Toyota Prius Review

The space age-styled Toyota Prius hybrid delivers chart-topping fuel economy, a quiet ride, and a surprising amount of interior room.

2008 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4×4 Review

The 2008 Toyota Tundra 4X4 CrewMax goes toe-to-toe with Big 3’s full-size pickups, with plenty of power, a segment-topping towing capacity of 10,100 lbs., and a spacious interior with plenty of room for five.

2008 Toyota Yaris Review

While not a hybrid, the 2008 Toyota Yaris is capable of delivering truly remarkable mileage, both on the highway and in-town. 50 MPG highway is achievable for light-footed drivers.

2008 Volkswagen EOS Review

The VW EOS is a sporty four-seat convertible that competes most closely with the Audi A4 Cabriolet and BMW 3-series convertibles. The EOS slots in beneath the least expensive Mercedes and above the domestic competition.

2008 Volvo C30 Review

The Volvo C30 is a distinctively styled three-door hatchback that competes with the Audi A3, Mazda Speed 3, Mini Cooper S, Subaru WRX, Volkswagen GTI, and R32.

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