Category Archives: hybrid vehicles

2021 Toyota Venza – Drive Review

The Venza nameplate is back in the Toyota model mix for 2021. Now, the Venza midsize 2-row, 5-seater is offered only in all-wheel drive (AWD) and only with a hybrid drivetrain. Positioned as the “ultimate urban crossover,” the Venza offers … 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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2020 Audi A6 Allroad – Drive Review

Audi has brought back the A6 Allroad. Yes it’s a station wagon. Adjustable air suspension gives it a car-like look and ride and yet allows for a bit of unpaved-road travel. A turbo 3.0-L V6 48-volt mild hybrid pumps out … 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 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 Toyota RAV4 – Drive Review

 Twenty-five years after coming on the U.S. auto scene the RAV4 continues to be a top seller. Redone for 2019, 2020 bings a new TRD Off-Road model. There’s a model for everyone in the RAV4 line up with the promise … 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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2020 Lincoln Navigator – Drive Review

The new Lincoln Aviator was named the 2020 MAMA Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year. The new 2020 Aviator 3-row midsize SUV is quite refined and luxurious while at the same time delivering excellent overall dynamic performance. Read a bit … Continue reading

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2020 Toyota Highlander – First Drive

On the invite of Toyota I participated in the line-off celebration of the new Highlander at Toyota’s Princeton, Indiana plant were it is produced. Then I spent time behind the wheel of both the Highlander with the V6 engine and … Continue reading

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