Category Archives: hybrid vehicles

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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2017 Kia Niro – Drive Report

The Kia Niro is all-new. It’s new to the market having made its global debut at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The Niro is hybrid-powered and EPA-rated at 50mpg. Looking more like a hatchback than an SUV, the Niro is … Continue reading

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2017 Nissan Rogue – Drive Report

Nissan has given a fresh styling touch to the Rogue for 2017. Along with its V-Motion grille, new headlights and some other exterior changes the inside gets some refinement too. There’s a full line of driver-assistance safety features that every … Continue reading

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid – Drive Report

The Accord Hybrid is back for 2017 with an all-new two motor hybrid system combined with a 2.0-L gas engine putting out 212 total system horsepower. This good looking, traditional 5-passenger sedan will save you bucks on gasoline. It drives … Continue reading

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2016/2017 BMW X5 xDrive 40e

This BMW ultimate driving machine will travel for up to 14 miles on battery power alone. And yet, tromp on the throttle and it can go from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. BMW’s crossover SUV hybrid, the X5 … Continue reading

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2017 Volvo XC90 – Drive Review

Volvo’s entry in the luxury SUV segment, the XC90, has received more awards for its excellence than any other SUV this century. The 2017 Volvo XC90 is available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive, has a choice of three powertrains including … Continue reading

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