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2014 Nissan NV Passenger Van

The Nissan NV passenger van offers 12-person capacity with an SUV-like ride.

The NV3500 works as a rolling office. The front passenger seat folds completely flat in the forward position to act as a table, and the center console can comfortably house a laptop computer. READ MORE

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2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid Sedan

The Fusion Hybrid is well-powered to meet the typical challenges encountered by company drivers.

I recently had the opportunity to test drive a 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Although the model I drove was the Titanium trim level, a level higher than the SE model typically ordered by commercial fleets, my primary interest was in evaluating the vehicle from both the fleet manager and company driver perspective. READ MORE

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2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV Luxury SUV

The next-gen Escalade pairs a bevy of interior comfort features with a stout driving experience.

The all-new 2015 Escalade not only exudes quality with its muscular, newly designed fascia and hand-sewn interior, it underscores itself in big bold letters when the engine starts and you begin gliding down the road. READ MORE

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Sedan

VW's Passat TDI handles long-range driving with impressive fuel economy.

It comes as no surprise to learn that the Volkswagen Passat TDI clean diesel has become a top fleet vehicle for the automaker, when you discover its nearly 700-mile range on a single take of fuel. READ MORE

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2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Van

The Sprinter offers room for everything under the sun, and a fun and surprisingly low-cost drive.

The 2014 Sprinter features a 2.1L four-cylinder BlueTEC diesel engine as standard equipment, which quickly picked up to highway speeds as soon as I made my way onto Southern California's San Diego (405) Freeway. READ MORE

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2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sedan

BMW returns to the U.S. with a 3 Series diesel that blends performance and fuel economy.

The BMW 328d is one of the new-generation diesels that don't announce themselves a block away, offer smooth handling and great highway and city performance, but just sips fuel whether you're zooming at maximum highway speed or are stuck in traffic. READ MORE

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Amy Winter-Hercher

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Chris is the executive editor of Business Fleet Magazine and Auto Rental News. He covers all aspects of the fleet world.

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Eric Gandarilla works on Automotive Fleet and Fleet Financials.

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Thi is the executive editor of Government Fleet magazine. She is interested in maintenance management and alternative fuels.

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