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?
The 2022 Lexus NX has arrived and it comes packing more electrified powertrains, a new turbocharged engine, and a new user interface (hallelujah!). Slotting below the RX, the NX competes with the likes of the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Lincoln Corsair, Acura RDX, and Volvo XC60. The NX is the latest Lexus model to move to Toyota's TNGA-K platform, which is already used in the ES sedan … [Read more...] about 2022 Lexus NX First Look: Electrified and Turbocharged Evolution
If you took a quick look at the 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e, you'd likely pass it off as just your average X5. Why? Because there isn't much denoting that it's a plug-in hybrid other than the small xDrive45e badges on the lower part of the front doors and tailgate and the charging port on the driver's side front fender. Otherwise, the 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45 looks exactly like the other … [Read more...] about 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e Review: The No Compromise X5?
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid may just be your ultimate family vehicle. Why? It provides the ultimate blend of usability, technology, and efficiency. Recently refreshed, the Pacifica lineup got a revised front fascia complete with reshaped headlights, a new grille, and different lower air openings. In the rear, Chrysler added full-width LED taillights, making it more … [Read more...] about 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review: The Perfect Family Mobile?
If you're looking for the most capable vehicle with a plug, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is it. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four coupled to an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery, and an eight-speed automatic transmission, this rig has 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque combined. That means only the V8-powered Wrangler Rubicon 392 is more powerful than this electrified off-roader. … [Read more...] about 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Drive: The Wrangler With a Plug
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the first vehicle in the brand’s lineup to feature a fully electrified powertrain and follows the eTorque variant which uses a mild-hybrid 48-volt starter generator with torque fill capability. Unlike some hybrid systems found in other brands, the Wrangler’s is a plug-in hybrid with a sizable battery, a turbocharged engine, a powerful electric motor, … [Read more...] about 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: How Does the Plug-In Hybrid System Work?
Mazda’s first electrified vehicle will finally be available in the U.S. later this year! However, you must be in California because it’s the only state where the MX-30 will be initially sold in. When it arrives, the Mazda MX-30 will be sold as a pure EV first, featuring a 35.5-kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor with 144 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. This subcompact … [Read more...] about 2022 Mazda MX-30 First Look: The First Electrified Mazda