Posts from ‘Plug-in Hybrids’

May
31
2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance

2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance

Tonight, Lexus took the wraps off its all-new 2023 RX crossover SUV. Long the Lexus brand’s best-selling model, the RX kicks off its fifth generation with a fairly ambitious, from-the-ground-up redesign. It’s built on the new GA-K global platform and introduces an evolution of Lexus’s “spindle-grille” design language that results in a burlier front-end appearance. Four new 4-cylinder powertrains will be offered, three of which are gas-electric hybrids (including a forthcoming plug-in-hybrid model). New features include the Lexus Interface Multimedia System, an expanded Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 suite of safety features, available Digital Key smartphone-app access and starting, and two additional trim levels.

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.

Feb
25
Ford Chief Futurist

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.

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
18
New-Car Colors

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.

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

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
31
Year in EVs

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.

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
26
New Car Reliability

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.