Posts from ‘Hybrids’

Jun
20
2020 Ford Explorer, 2020 Ford Explorer Review

2020 Ford Explorer ST

Consumer Guide Automotive

Although it looks much like the outgoing version, the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer hides what is almost a seismic, “full circle” shift: Having switched from its original 1991 truck-based rear-drive architecture to a car-based front-drive one for 2011, it returns to a rear-drive platform for 2020, though this time, sans an underlying truck-type frame. Meanwhile, it also adopts new powertrains – including a hybrid version – and some newly added features, some of them being standard.

Jun
19
2020 Ford Police Interceptor

2020 Ford Police Interceptor

Ford says that one big reason its redesigned 2020 Explorer was switched from a front-drive platform to a rear-drive-based one was to improve front/rear weight balance and thus handling … and that’s largely to appease departments that use the Police Interceptor version for law enforcement.

And a lot of departments use them for law enforcement.

Jun
07
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE in Blizzard Pearl (a $395 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 817

Fuel Used: 15.3 gallons

May
31
2019 Audi A7 in Triton Blue

2019 Audi A7 quattro Prestige in Triton Blue (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Audi A7 quattro Prestige

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 289

Fuel Used: 13.9 gallons

May
31
2020 Lexus RX

2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

When introduced as an early 1999 model, the Lexus RX 300 became the first “premium” crossover, setting the stage for many to follow. It quickly became the company’s best-selling vehicle, something it continues to be to this day.

In its last full redesign, the 2016 edition went wild. Smooth, rounded styling was replaced by sharp creases and swooping curves, and numerous new high-tech features were added.

May
02
2019 Honda Insight Touring

2019 Honda Insight Touring in White Orchid Pearl

2015 Audi Q52019 Honda Insight Touring

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 253

Fuel Used: 6.5 gallons

Apr
26
2019 Lexus UX 250h

2019 Lexus UX 250h in Ultrasonic Blue Mica (a $595 option)

Quick Spin

2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport

Class: Premium Subcompact Crossover

Miles Driven: 618

Fuel Used: 16.2

Apr
17
2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota Highlander

Toyota released the fifth generation of its wildly popular midsize crossover at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. It’s again offered in gas and hybrid versions with 7- or 8-passenger seating, but brings more cargo room, a number of newly available features, and better hybrid fuel efficiency.

Apr
10
2019 Toyota Prius c

2019 Toyota Prius c LE in Tide Pool Pearl

2015 Audi Q52019 Toyota Prius c LE

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles Driven: 357

Fuel Used: 9.1 gallons

Mar
20
2019 Ram 1500 eTorque

2019 Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab 4×4 in Delmonico Red Pearl (a $100 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab 4X4

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles Driven: 222

Fuel Used: 15.2 gallons