Category Archives: hybrid vehicles

2021 BMW X5 Drive45e – Drive Review

For 2021 the X5 has been updated to its 2nd-genertion PHEV with the new xDrive45e. Total system output is now 389-hp. 0 to 60 mph acceleration time is 5.3 seconds. The X5 xDrive45e delivers higher performance levels of acceleration as well … Continue reading

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2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – Drive Review

Forty-five percent of Toyota Avalon sales are the Avalon Hybrid. For 2021 a new Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack replaces the previous Nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery.  The Avalon delivers a well balanced and comfortable ride. It’s well suited for jaunts around … Continue reading

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2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid – drive review

The 2021 Sorento is initially available with three powertrains, including its first ever turbo hybrid (HEV). A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will be introduced in the next model year. With a total system 227-hp the hybrid engine is paired with a … Continue reading

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2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible – Drive Review

BMW has brought back a soft top on the 4 Series convertible. Riding on an all new platform the soft top also brings weight reduction, greater cargo space and a lower center of gravity for improved handling. There’s a choice … Continue reading

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe – Drive Review

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe was the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the U.S. in May. Named Green SUV of the Year by leading industry publication Green Car Journal the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the first PHEV from the Jeep … Continue reading

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2021 Lincoln Corsair – Drive Review

The 2021 Lincoln Corsair now offers a new Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) model. It’s powered by a 2.5-L 4-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors with a total system output of 266-hp. Corsair is also available with either a … Continue reading

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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe – Drive Review

The fourth generation Hyundai Santa Fe has gotten a mid-cycle refresh with design changes and many new features for the 2021 model. A new, range-topping Calligraphy trim which has more content and differentiation has been added. Changes have occurred both … Continue reading

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2021 BMW 330e Sedan – Drive Review

The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is back for 2021 with some improvement. BMW calls it a performance plug-in-hybrid with the choice of either the 330e rear-wheel drive or the 330e xDrive all-wheel drive model. A brand-new feature in the … Continue reading

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2022 Hyundai Tucson – All-new, First drive

Hyundai has revamped its best-selling Tucson for 2022. It’s longer, wider and a bit taller. There’s more room for the passengers and more room for cargo. There are three engines to choose from. Two of them are hybrids, which is … Continue reading

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2021 Kia Sorento – Drive Review

The new 2021 Sorento’s fresh looks help make it stand out from the competition. The new power train and technology features should attract more buyers. The interior is comfortable, refined and has a premium look. LX and S trims with … Continue reading

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