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2017 Chevrolet Bolt

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

For many consumers, the strangest thing about driving an electric vehicle has nothing to do with how that car or crossover operates. Instead, it’s the “re-fueling” of the vehicle that takes some getting used to.

Lexus Qi charger, Qi Wireless Charging. What is Qi?

This Qi wireless charger is located in the center console of a Lexus NX compact crossover.

The concept of moving electric energy from a power source to a device without a wired connection is not new. Physicist Nikola Tesla developed the “Tesla Coil” more than a hundred years ago for that purpose. Practical applications, however, have been a long time coming.

Supercharger, How Turbocharging Works

This belt-driven supercharger is designed to force more air into an engine than it would naturally take in.

“There’s no substitute for cubic inches.” This was a catch phrase during the muscle-car years when the quickest of the quick carried large-displacement V8s. At that time, torque was almost directly related to displacement, and—in another catch phrase—“Torque is what wins in the stock classes” (meaning street cars). How turbocharging works.

2022 Toyota Tundra Limited

2022 Toyota Tundra Limited

Consumer Guide Automotive The full-size pickup market in the U.S. remains dominated by Ford, Ram, Chevrolet, and GMC (in that sales order), with sales of Toyota’s Tundra typically running less than half the fourth-place GMC Sierra’s tally. Significantly, Tundra hasn’t received a ground-up redesign since way back in 2007—consider that since that second-generation Tundra debuted, Ford redesigned its F-150 in 2009, then again in 2015, and for a third time in 2021. Now, for 2022, Toyota is finally introducing a clean-sheet, third-generation Tundra. It features new twin-turbocharged and gas-electric hybrid turbo V6 engines, and it rides on a redesigned steel frame with fresh front and rear suspension designs. All-new styling and the introduction of the Toyota Audio Multimedia system are further highlights.

2022 Lexus NX 350 F Sport

2022 Lexus NX 350 F Sport

Consumer Guide Automotive The Lexus NX has been one of the country’s top-selling compact luxury SUVs, and it’s the second best-selling Lexus, trailing only the RX midsize SUV. For 2022, Lexus kicks off the NX’s second generation with a redesigned, slightly larger model that boasts fresh styling inside and out, an all-new infotainment system with much-upgraded connectivity features, and an expanded powertrain lineup—including Lexus’s first plug-in-hybrid model.


2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring in Ocean Drive Blue (a $695 option)

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 145

Fuel used: 3.0 gallons

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland 4×4 in Silver Zynith (a $345 option)

Car Stuff Podcast 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland 4×4

Class: Midsize Crossover/SUV

Miles driven: 579

Fuel used: 35.4 gallons

2022 Honda Civic Touring Sedan

2022 Honda Civic Touring Sedan in Morning Mist Metallic (a $395 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive2022 Honda Civic Touring Sedan

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 454

Fuel used: 15 gallons

Wuling Hongguang Mini EV

Wuling Hongguang Mini EV

From January through July of this year, General Motors’ Chevrolet division sold almost 22,000 Bolt EVs. That’s a solid performance, good enough to rank third among all EV models sold in the U.S. during the same period. But impressive as the Bolt’s sales may or may not be, know this: The Bolt isn’t even close to being GM’s best-selling EV. Read on…

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE in Pyrite Silver Metallic

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE

Class: Subcompact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 311

Fuel used: 12.3 gallons