Category: hybrid vehicles

  • 2022 Lexus ES – Drive Review

    2022 Lexus ES – Drive Review

    For 2022 the Lexus ES received a refresh with a revised multimedia system, new safety and performance enhancements, a fresh exterior design and new exterior and interior colors. The 2022 model lineup consists of the ES 250 AWD, ES 350 and ES 300h, each offered in base, Luxury, F Sport and Ultra Luxury trims. The […]

  • 2022 Toyota Sienna – Drive Review

    2022 Toyota Sienna – Drive Review

    Toyota introduced the reimagined, fourth-generation Sienna for 2021 aimed at supporting a wider array of life stages and activities than the typical minivan. Hybrid engine, only. All-wheel drive available. New for 2022 Woodland Edition for the more adventurous who partake in weekend outdoor activities.  Have a look here for more detail and information. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2022 Lexus NX – Drive Review

    2022 Lexus NX – Drive Review

    The NX compact UV is completely redesigned for 2022. The NX is longer, wider and taller and has fresh new styling both on the outside and inside. There are more powertrains to choose from. And the infotainment system’s much criticized console-mounted touchpad has been replaced by a more user friendly touchscreen. Click here to learn […]

  • 2022 Ford Maverick – First Drive

    2022 Ford Maverick – First Drive

    The new Maverick, with a $19,995 base price, is the lowest priced new vehicle offered by Ford today. And, the new Maverick comes standard with a hybrid engine. The first pickup to come to the American market with a hybrid as standard. Maverick rides on a 121 inch wheelbase, is 199.7 inches long, is offered […]

  • 2021 BMW X5 Drive45e – Drive Review

    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 as handling and braking balanced with low fuel consumption. All this is packaged in a […]

  • 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – Drive Review

    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 town as well as for a weekend road trip. Read more right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid – drive review

    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 6-speed automatic and is offered only with front-wheel drive. EPA test fuel economy ratings are […]

  • 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible – Drive Review

    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 of the 430i convertible powered by a 255-hp twin-scroll turbo 2.0-L 4-cylinder. Or, the M440i […]

  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe – Drive Review

    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 brand. The Jeep 4xe Charging Network of EV Level 2 charging stations located at Jeep […]

  • 2021 Lincoln Corsair – Drive Review

    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 250hp turbo 2.0-L or a 295hp turbo 2.3-L engine in Standard and Reserve models. Check […]