Tag: hybrid

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…

Toyota Tundra
11
Mar
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

At a Glance: 2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition

The all-new Toyota Tundra is here, the first new full-size model from this manufacturer in 15 years. That’s a long interval or nearly three times as long as how the domestic competitors approach the segment, with full overhauls approximately every…

2022 Ford Maverick Lariat
04
Mar
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

First Impression: Ford Maverick Lariat

Immediately after testing the two-door Ford Bronco, a Ford Maverick replaced it. The Maverick is a compact pickup truck in a segment that has been dormant for nearly three decades. Along with the Ranger and F-Series, the all-new Maverick solidifies…

2006 Toyota Prius
22
Nov
2021
Posted in Articles

Hide Your Aged Toyota Prius Before Catalytic Converter Thieves Strike

Who knew that aged Toyota Prius models were so valuable? Certainly, the retail value of any Prius in the open market is competitive, but it is a particular part that is commanding the most interest…and money. At least for thieves….

Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
29
Oct
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Electrifies

Automotive manufacturers are embracing electrification in a big way, but the paths taken by them are not identical. Hyundai may have fully electric vehicles in its future, but for now, this automaker is embracing hybrids. For 2021, the midsize Santa…

2022 Toyota Tundra
18
Oct
2021
Posted in New Models

5 Things We Like About the 2022 Toyota Tundra

The 2022 Toyota Tundra is an all-new model that launches this full-size pickup truck’s third generation. After a lengthy 15-year run, the second-generation Tundra comes to an end along with the V8 engine that powered it. Highlights of the 2022…

Lexus RX
09
Oct
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Current-Generation Lexus RX Closes Out in Style

The Lexus RX got it all started nearly a quarter of a century ago as the first mass-produced midsize luxury sport utility vehicle. Four generations later and still maintaining its bestseller status, the current model closes out as a new…

Toyota Corolla Cross
09
Sep
2021
Posted in New Models

First Look: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

The Toyota Corolla Cross is an entry-level crossover utility vehicle. Toyota has a new crossover utility vehicle rolling out in October 2021 and we could not be more excited about it. Yes, it is true: we are chiefly car fans,…

Lexus ES
03
Sep
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Modern Luxury the Lexus ES Way

The Lexus ES is refreshed for 2022. Making the transition from mainstream to luxury models is a leap some of us are hesitant to do. After all, justifying spending thousands of dollars extra on a pricey sedan or utility vehicle…

Jeep Wrangler 4xe
27
Aug
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Plugging in With the Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV

The Jeep Wrangler needs no introduction. The original model emerged during the Second World War and was instrumental in carrying our troops in our fight against tyranny. Some 80 years later, the Wrangler advances all the prowess of the original…

2021 Toyota Sienna
16
Aug
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Toyota Sienna Minivan is Now an Efficient Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Toyota’s Sienna is now a full-time hybrid minivan. Talk about transformations! The Toyota Sienna minivan, now in its fourth generation, is a hybrid-only model, much like the Prius and Venza. It’s the biggest change in this model’s history, making this…