Posts from ‘Hybrids’

Apr
19
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

Consumer Guide Automotive

There’s no moss growing under the feet of Jeep engineers and product planners these days. About a year ago, the brand introduced its first plug-in-hybrid vehicle: the Wrangler 4xe. Approximately 30,000 units found buyers last year, which Jeep says makes the Wrangler 4xe (pronounced “four by e”) America’s best-selling plug-in hybrid. Last summer, the fifth generation of Jeep’s Grand Cherokee debuted with the all-new 2021 Grand Cherokee L—the first Grand Cherokee with three rows of seats. Late last year, a redesign of the traditional two-row, five-passenger Grand Cherokee was introduced on a shorter version of the L’s all-new unibody platform. That’s all history now—along with the equally new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer full-size SUVs—and Jeep’s engineers are on to their next act: the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe. It’s an intriguing mix-and-match that combines the Wrangler 4xe’s powerful plug-in-hybrid powertrain with the redesigned Grand Cherokee.

Apr
14
2022 Ford Maverick Lariat, Alto Blue

2022 Ford Maverick Lariat in Alto Blue Tinted Clear Coat Metallic (a $390 option)

2015 Audi Q52022 Ford Maverick Lariat FWD

Class: Compact Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 273

Fuel used: 6.9 gallons

Mar
03
2022 Toyota Sienna XSE

2022 Toyota Sienna XSE in Ruby Flare Pearl (a $425 option)

2022 Toyota Sienna XSE AWD

Class: Minivan

Miles Driven: 541

Fuel Used: 14.9 gallons

Feb
22
2022 Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport

2022 Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport in Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0 (a $595 option)

2022 Lexus NX 450h+ F SportConsumer Guide Automotive

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 1056

Fuel used: 27.9 gallons

Feb
15
2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring

2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring in Flight Blue (a $695 option)

2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand TouringConsumer Guide Automotive

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 239

Fuel used: 6.5 gallons

Feb
01
2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone

Consumer Guide Automotive Last October, Toyota gave us our first chance to drive the all-new redesigned 2022 Tundra full-size pickup in Texas, which you can read all about in our First Spin report. Since then, Toyota has announced a new top-of-the-line Capstone trim level and filled in few more details about the new Tundra lineup that were left blank last fall. Now, we’ve had the opportunity to spend some time behind the wheel of the new Tundra Capstone and better experience the new i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain.

Jan
24
2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe in Hydro Blue Pearl-Coat (a $295 option)

Car Stuff Podcast 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

Class: Compact Crossover/SUV

Miles driven: 218

Fuel used: 6.7 gallons

Dec
15
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE in Supersonic Red with black roof (a $425 option)

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 239

Fuel used: 3.4 gallons

Nov
03
2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hybrid in “Deep Sea” dark blue

Photo Gallery2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hybrid

Class: Compact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 551

Fuel used: 16.5 gallons

Oct
12
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.