Posts from ‘Hybrids’

Feb
06

 

2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD

2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD

Chrysler’s popular Pacifica minivan is set to get even more popular with the addition of new features introduced at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.

Although not the only significant change, certainly the most notable is the availability of AWD — making Pacifica only the second current minivan offering it, joining the Toyota Sienna. While it “officially” comes in on the 2021 models to be introduced in the fourth quarter of this year, Chrysler says it will be available a few months earlier on special 2020 model-year Pacifica AWD Launch Editions.

Feb
06
2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai’s redesigned, eighth-generation Sonata recently went on sale at dealerships across the country, and now the fuel-sipping hybrid version of the new Sonata has officially been unveiled. Hyundai took the wraps off the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.

Jan
31
2019 Land Rover Sport HSE

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE in Firenze Red (a $710 color option)

Quick Spin

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE P360

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 293

Fuel used: 15.3 gallons

Jan
24
Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE in Blueprint

Quick Spin

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 569

Fuel used: 11.4 gallons

Dec
05
2020 Lexus RX Review

2020 Lexus RX 450hL

Freshened for 2020, the Lexus RX premium midsize crossover is quietly one of the most successful, and most important, vehicles to have been introduced into the American marketplace in decades. In fact, I would argue, the RX enjoys a position of retail significance so compelling, its success is rivaled only by ketchup. Heinz Ketchup, to be exact. Allow me to explain…

Nov
27
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited in Ruby Flare Pearl (a $395 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 1060

Fuel used: 26.3 gallons

Nov
20
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

Los Angeles Auto ShowAt the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota introduced the first-ever plug-in-hybrid version of its recently redesigned RAV4 compact SUV. Toyota says the 2021 RAV4 Prime is the most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever, in addition to being the most fuel-efficient.

Nov
20
 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Los Angeles Auto ShowAlthough there is much new for the 2020 versions of Hyundai’s Ioniq “electrified” compact hatchbacks shown at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the biggest news comes in the full-electric version, which gets a bigger battery and greatly increased range.

Nov
20
Hyundai Vision T Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Hyundai Vision T Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Los Angeles Auto ShowFor many people, the most practical way to take best advantage of vehicle electrification is with a plug-in hybrid, which combines some electric-only drive range with the backup of a gas engine for longer trips. While pure-electric vehicles get the bulk of press coverage these days, Hyundai recognizes that plug-ins still make a lot of sense, as illustrated by the Vision T Concept introduced at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Nov
19
2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring

2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring

Los Angeles Auto ShowOn the heels of Lincoln’s Aviator Grand Touring hybrid comes its smaller brother, the Corsair Grand Touring, which first sees the light of day at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Although a plug-in hybrid like its bigger brother, the Corsair Grand Touring’s powertrain and AWD system differs in that a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder mates with two electric motors and a CVT automatic transmission to power the front wheels, while a separate electric motor powers the rear wheels, a combination that’s estimated to provide a total of 266 horsepower.