Category Archives: hybrid vehicles

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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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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