This week's news revolves around new trims that give you rugged looks and updates to venerable models that have been in the market for a while. Hyundai has announced the 2022 Santa Fe XRT. This is the rugged-looking trim based on the SEL trim equipped with the convenience package. You get 18-inch black alloy wheels, black side mirror covers and side moldings, side steps, a … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: August 1 to August 7
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If you're in the market for a midsize, five-seat crossover, chances are you have both the 2021 Subaru Outback and 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe on your test-drive list. Both vehicles are among the most popular in their respective class and offer a nice blend of practicality, space, and drivability. The 2021 Subaru Outback and 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe couldn't be more different in terms … [Read more...] about 2021 Subaru Outback vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid: Which One is the Best?
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
The 2021 Audi Q5 PHEV may just be the version to get in the lineup. It gives you space, power, and efficiency all in a single package and it's also one of the few plug-in hybrids in the compact luxury crossover class. You won't mistake the Q5 PHEV for anything but a member of the Audi family. It features the brand's trademark trapezoidal grille adorned with the four-ring logo. … [Read more...] about 2021 Audi Q5 PHEV: The Q5 To Get
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?
If you thought the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge looks familiar, well, it is. This is essentially a coupe-like version of the XC40 Recharge and it's also Volvo's first dedicated battery-electric model. There are key design changes to distinguish the C40, namely the roofline, which is roughly 3.0 inches lower than the XC40, and that dramatic rear end with the cool rear spoiler. … [Read more...] about 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge First Look: The Coupe-Like Swedish EV
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