Category Archives: fuel economy

2021 Subaru Outback – Drive Review

The Subaru Outback was all-new for 2020 and has received a few upgrades for 2021. The station wagon-like all-wheel drive Outback is very utilitarian for urban or suburban living and is also designed for off-road driving with impressive trail capability. … Continue reading

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2021 Kia K5 – Drive Review

The entirely new 2021 Kia K5 is the newly named Optima successor. Now available with two turbocharged engines and optional all-wheel drive. It’s longer, lower and wider and rides on an all-new platform. It has a well organized interior with … Continue reading

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2021 Hyundai Elantra and Elantra Hybrid – First Drive

The all-new seventh-generation Elantra compact sedan is based on a new vehicle platform with longer wheelbase, wider stance, and a lower roofline. The four-door coupe-like look follows what Hyundai calls “Parametric Dynamics” design theme. I drove the 2021 Elantra and … Continue reading

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime – First Drive

The most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever while also being the most fuel-efficient. That’s the new 302hp 2021 RAV4 Prime. It can do 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds and drive up to 42 miles on battery power. Check out the new … Continue reading

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Make a getaway in the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica

My wife and I recently did what many American families are doing this summer, we drove and did not fly to a getaway vacation home.  For the six hour drive from our Chicago home to the northern reaches of Michigan’s … Continue reading

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2020 Cadillac XT6 – Road Trip

My wife and I recently took a road trip in the 2020 Cadillac XT6 on a long weekend getaway, like so many Americans will be doing this summer. It’s important to have the right vehicle to make for a not … Continue reading

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid – First Drive

The 2020 CR-V Hybrid is a new addition to the Honda lineup and the first electrified SUV from the Honda brand in America. It’s also a candidate for the 2021 North American Utility of the Year. Now Honda offers you … Continue reading

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2020 Volkswagen Golf – Drive Review

For 2020, the Golf, now in its seventh-generation, comes only one way as a 4-door Golf TSI.  A 1.4-L turbo is under the hood and you can still get a stick shift or, of course, an automatic. Get one now … Continue reading

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – First Drive

Low tailpipe emissions, high fuel economy and more horsepower, that’s what you get if you go hybrid on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor paired with a 6-speed … Continue reading

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2020 Ford Escape – First Drive

Ford has redone the Escape for 2020 with new architecture, a more car-like design, added safety features and a choice of four engines. Two gasoline engines, two hybrids and front- or all-wheel drive are yours to choose from. Here’s a … Continue reading

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