Category Archives: hybrid vehicles

2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – Drive Review

Toyota has been a leader in hybrid development as well as in bringing new variations of SUVs to the market. The Toyota RAV4 is one of the original compact SUVs that came to market about twenty years ago. Now, today, … Continue reading

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2019 Ram 1500 – First Drive

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 half-ton pickup is lighter, quieter and more fuel efficient. It can tow 12,700 pounds and has a max. payload of 2,300 pounds. There’s a V6 or Hemi V8 to choose from, with prices starting at … Continue reading

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2018 Toyota Camry – Drive Review

The very big midsize car segment got a remade Camry this year. Still on the top-ten sales list, the all-new Camry is longer, lower, wider and much more stylish. With a choice of a 4-cylinder, V6 or hybrid drive train, … Continue reading

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2018 Jeep Wrangler – First Drive

For 2018 the Jeep Wrangler is all-new with much improved road manners and even better off-road capabilities. There’s a 285-HP V6 and a 270-HP mild-hybrid 2.0-L 4-cylinder. A Diesel is coming in 2019. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual and … Continue reading

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi – Drive Review

The 5-passenger Ford Fusion Energi is rated to have a 610-mile driving range on a full tank of gasoline and full battery charge. Ford says it’s the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid sold in America. Priced starting at … Continue reading

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – Drive Report

For 2017, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is offered in Premium and Platinum models, starting at $41,995. With the available $7,500 federal tax credit, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid pricing theoretically starts as low as $34,495, not including any additional state or local … Continue reading

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime – Drive Report

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid may just be a perfect car for Chicago residents. Well, not only Chicago but for residents of any large, crowded, densely populated city. With a pure-EV battery operation of up to 25 miles, … Continue reading

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