Posts from ‘Hybrids’

2023 Toyota Prius

2023 Toyota Prius

2022 Los Angeles Auto Show

Revealed at a private event in advance of the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota officially unveiled the next version of its Prius gas/electric and Prius Prime plug-in hybrids. These fifth-generation hatchbacks get a sleek new look, a revised battery pack, and up-to-date safety and connectivity tech. The company also claims that the standard Prius hybrid will achieve 57 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

2023 Honda Accord

2023 Honda Accord

Hot on the heels of its 2023 Pilot launch, Honda officially debuted a redesigned Accord. This midsize sedan has been a staple of the brand for nearly five decades, and the revamped 2023 marks its 11th design generation with updated styling, tech, and a majority-hybrid model lineup.

2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge T8 Inscription

2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge T8 Inscription in Silver Damon (a $695 color option)

Quick Spin

2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge T8 Inscription Extended Range

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 998

Fuel Used: 27.0 gallons

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid EX

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid EX in Vesta Blue

2015 Audi Q52023 Kia Sportage Hybrid EX AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 159

Fuel used: 4.7 gallons

 2022 Ford Escape Titanium PHEV

2022 Ford Escape Titanium PHEV in Rapid Red Metallic (a $495 option)

2015 Audi Q52022 Ford Escape Titanium PHEV

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 445

Fuel used: 9.2 gallons

Generation Z Goes Car Shopping

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

2023 Toyota Crown

2023 Toyota Crown

Last night Toyota officially unveiled its latest production vehicle, and that vehicle wears one of the company’s earliest model names. The new-for-2023 Toyota Crown is a genre-bending mashup of an SUV and a full-size sedan—its unusual shape combines a SUV-like lower body with a low-and-racy fastback roofline, but unlike other “coupe-style” crossover SUVs, the Crown maintains a traditional rear trunk instead of an SUV-style liftgate. The Crown also comes standard with a gas/electric hybrid powertrain; in fact, Toyota offers a choice of two new hybrid powertrains, both with standard on-demand electronic all-wheel drive.

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone in Wind Chill Pearl (a $425 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone

Class: Large Pickup

Miles driven: 667

Fuel used: 35.6 gallons


Fuel Economy Champiion

Not ready to make the switch to a plug-in-hybrid or pure-electric vehicle? That’s okay with us. However, with gas prices cresting over $5.00 a gallon, you may be thinking about driving something more fuel efficient than your current set of wheels.

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited in Ruby Flare Pearl (a $425 option)

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD

Class: Compact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 474

Fuel used: 13.9 gallons