Tag: hybrid

Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray
18
Jan
2023
Posted in New Models

Chevrolet Introduces Its Hybrid AWD Corvette E-Ray

Seventy years ago the Chevrolet Corvette made its debut at New York’s Motorama, firmly establishing itself as America’s sports car. Through eight generations, the Corvette has loomed larger than life and now it will see one of its most significant…

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
27
Dec
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Subaru Crosstrek: Chronicling the Changes

Subaru has long been ahead of the curve in developing crossover utility vehicles. Years before other manufacturers jumped in, the company had the market cornered. For the 2013 model year, Subaru introduced its smallest model yet, the XV Crosstrek. Based…

Toyota Prius
16
Dec
2022
Posted in New Models

Introducing the All-New 2023 Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is the consummate hybrid electric vehicle, a model that’s dominated the market for the past quarter-century. Even as Toyota adds hybrid variants to most of its other lines, the Prius remains an important model. For 2023, the…

Toyota Crown
09
Dec
2022
Posted in New Models Specifications

About the 2023 Toyota Crown

The Toyota Crown is a large sedan, a model that replaces the Toyota Avalon for 2023. The Crown name is one of Toyota’s oldest, a model that’s been absent from the U.S. for decades. The latest Crown launches this model’s…

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
01
Nov
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Not-So-Mini Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica is a minivan, a multipurpose vehicle with room for as many as eight. Introduced in 2017, the Pacifica is available in gas and hybrid versions. Although the segment is a fraction of its previous self, Chrysler continues…

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.5T
28
Oct
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Highlights of the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

The midsize, two-row crossover utility vehicle market is Boom City for manufacturers, as customers continue to abandon sedans for them. Hyundai is no exception as sales of its midsize Sonata sedan plunge. The good news is that customers are migrating…

Lexus NX PHEV
20
Oct
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Driven: Lexus NX 450h+

Lexus represents the pinnacle of Toyota Motors’ luxury, a world-class marque with a wide range of vehicles. Like the eponymous Toyota brand, Lexus offers numerous hybrid models, building on the company’s prowess and leadership in that category. The compact Lexus…

Hyundai Tucson XRT
14
Oct
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

On the Road With the Gas-Powered 2022 Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson is a compact, five-passenger crossover utility vehicle. For 2022 it is completely new and gains a pair of hybrid variants. As such, the Tucson is better poised to battle it out against the tough competition, namely the…

2023 Toyota Crown
05
Oct
2022
Posted in New Models News

Toyota: Out With the Avalon, In With the Crown

The Toyota Avalon is discontinued following a nearly three-decade run. Like other large sedans, sales of the Avalon had steadily fallen, making it difficult to justify its existence. But Toyota isn’t forgetting the market. Indeed, arriving just after the Avalon’s…

2022 Hyundai Tucson
30
Sep
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Hyundai Tucson SUV: Chronicling the Changes

The Hyundai Tucson is a compact, two-row sport utility vehicle with room for five. Launched in 2005, the Tucson has undergone several updates since with the most recent model rolled out in 2022. Besides the conventional gas model, this vehicle…

Lexus ES Hybrid
28
Sep
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Lexus ES Lives on in a Dramatically Smaller Segment

The Lexus ES sedan is staying around even as the similar Toyota Avalon goes away after 2022. The ES won’t follow the GS into oblivion and continues with the IS and LS as Lexus’ remaining sedan offerings. The segment has…

Toyota Higlander Hybrid
24
Sep
2022
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips New Vehicle Reviews

Efficiency Expert: Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The Toyota Highlander is a three-row crossover utility vehicle with room for as many as eight people. Further, it’s Toyota’s largest crossover and slots beneath the Toyota Sequoia SUV. Like so many other Toyota models, a Highlander Hybrid variant is…

First Generation Toyota RAV4
22
Jul
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Toyota RAV4: Chronicling the Changes

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact, two-row sport utility vehicle with room for five. Introduced in 1997, the RAV4 has undertaken extensive overhauls and regular revision since. This crossover is one of our top recommended models in its segment when…

2023 Honda CR-V
20
Jul
2022
Posted in New Models

Improved Honda CR-V Pushes Hybrids

Something interesting is happening on the road to electrification, at least for certain manufacturers. Instead of including hybrids in the transition, several automakers are heading straight to full electrics. Happily, not everyone has chosen this path and that’s exactly the…

2022 Toyota RAV4 Off-Road
22
Jun
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Best-Selling Crossover: 2022 Toyota RAV4

The family car is no more, at least it isn’t in the form that we once knew – a four-door sedan. Sure, there are some sedans to be had, but most shoppers prefer utility vehicles, as these are prized for…

Toyota Camry Hybrid
01
Jun
2022
Posted in New Models

The Affordable, Efficient Toyota Camry Hybrid

Are high fuel prices getting you down? We absolutely understand this, because as of this writing gas prices are well over $4 per gallon. We are in the record-setting territory and, sadly, there is no relief in sight. We realize…

2022 Toyota Avalon
31
May
2022
Posted in Special

Swan Song for the Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is a large sedan, the apex model in this brand’s car portfolio. Introduced for the 1995 model year, the Avalon originally targeted the big Buick and Mercury sedans of that day. Today, the Avalon soldiers on for…

Toyota Corolla Hybrid
18
May
2022
Posted in Consumer Guidance

How to Save Money With a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Hybrid electric vehicles are passenger models that use two energy sources: gasoline or diesel fuel and electricity. The Toyota Prius is the best-selling hybrid model, but there are dozens of other hybrids sold by a variety of manufacturers. Because hybrids…

Kia logo
02
May
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Kia Sorento: Style, Value, & Capability

When Kia rolled out the now wildly famous Telluride in 2020, this automaker did not stop producing the Sorento. Both models are three-row crossover utility vehicles, therefore it seemed reasonable that the Sorento would go. But Kia would have none…

Nissan Juke
24
Mar
2022
Posted in Commentary

A Wholesale Shift to EVs is Not a Given

Nissan and EVs…what is planned. A complete switch to full electrification is planned by many automakers, with some expecting to reach that goal as early as 2030. Making the switch means investing tens of billions of dollars in research and…