The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid may be one of the strongest value plays in the crossover space. For the price of a similarly loaded compact crossover, you get an electrified midsize, two-row instead that's also packed with lots of cool tech features and an efficient powertrain. Hyundai recently refreshed the Santa Fe giving it a new front fascia featuring a new grille and a … [Read more...] about 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Review: The Midsize, Two-Row Value Play
We don’t blame you for calling the 2021 Lexus LX 570 a dinosaur because it is. This big SUV has seen two facelifts during its current generation, which first appeared as a 2008 model. The most recent one gave the LX, Lexus’ latest corporate look complete with a massive spindle grille and angular new LED headlights. Like the brand’s most recent models, the second refresh for … [Read more...] about 2021 Lexus LX 570 Review: The Relevant Dinosaur?
The 2021 Toyota Prius e-AWD is the latest evolution of the hybrid icon that started it all. Without it, the electrification revolution wouldn’t have started. Toyota proved that you can make reliable, smooth, and drivable (and now no-compromise) hybrid vehicles with the Prius and it helped the brand establish itself as an electrification pioneer. Sure, Toyota currently doesn’t … [Read more...] about 2021 Toyota Prius e-AWD review: The Most Efficient Gas-Powered AWD Car?
This week's news sees more commitments to electrification, more SUVs and trucks, and the first teaser for a rally-bred icon. Honda has officially revealed the name of its first battery-electric vehicle: the Prologue. Scheduled to debut in 2024, the Honda Prologue will be the first in a lineup of EVs and is part of a greater plan to electrify the entire Honda U.S. model … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: June 27 to July 3
Although there are four key entries in the minivan segment, there are others that aren't as prominent. The Chrysler Voyager, for instance, is the least expensive one you can buy at just under $28,000 but there's a caveat. It's essentially a pre-refresh Pacifica that isn't available with all the features you can get on its sibling. You can also get vehicles like the Ford Transit … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 5: Pricing and the Verdict
The way each of the four minivan models currently on sale drives differs because of the powertrains they use. You have two hybrids and two strictly internal combustion models. To no one's surprise, the Toyota Sienna is the least powerful and the slowest of the bunch, putting it in the same ballpark as your average crossover. The Sienna also creates more engine noise when you … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 4: Which One is the Best to Drive?
If you're looking at a minivan for your next vehicle, chances are you're wanting something comfortable. Luckily, every single entry in the segment emphasizes pampering you and your occupants. Every minivan on sale today has the same type of adjustment for the driver's seat. However, The Toyota Sienna is the only one with a power-adjustable steering column while the Chrysler … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 3: Interior and Seating
Episode 2 of the minivan series sees us fitting as much stuff as we can inside four vehicles. Every single brand that's still in the minivan segment knows that this vehicle is going to get used by families and carry a lot of gear. The Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica, and Toyota Sienna all have similar cargo capacities that are within spitting distance of each other. The Kia … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 2: Hauling Stuff
This week's news cycle has a lot coming out of Korea and Germany thanks to one automaker dropping a full lineup overview. In addition to a refreshed Kona, a high-performance Kona N, an all-new Tucson, the Santa Cruz, and Ioniq 5, here's what's new for the 2022 Hyundai Lineup: Carryover models include the Elantra, Sonata, Veloster N, Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Hybrid, Accent, … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: July 11 to July 17
Episode 1 of the minivan comparison is a deep dive into what's under the hood and the costs of ownership. There are only four brands left in the minivan space: Chrysler, Honda, Kia, and Toyota. Each one has a different approach, giving their respective entries a unique character and advantages. However, which minivan is right for you depends on your specific needs. The … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 1: Under the Hood and Cost to Own