2020 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium Test Drive

2020 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium Niro PHEV Receives Mid-Cycle Refresh OVERVIEW The Kia Niro was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show appearing as a 2017 production model. The Kia Niro debuted as an all-new, compact, near midsize, urban crossover hybrid that serves up a bold, athletic crossover design, combined with functionality and versatility…

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring AWD Test Drive

“2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Touring” America’s Most Popular CUV Adds First Hybrid-Electric to Lineup OVERVIEW The 2020 Honda CR-V has been the most popular CUV in America over the past 22 years, and now with the addition of their first ever hybrid electric SUV leads the automaker’s plan to electrify light trucks. Honda is…

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2020 Toyota Avalon XSE Hybrid Sedan Test Drive

“2020 Toyota Avalon XSE Hybrid Sedan” Fifth Gen Avalon Enters Eighth Year OVERVIEW Toyota’s Avalon was a unique midsize offering when it debuted more than two decades ago, bringing class-above roominess and comfort to the segment, positioned between its Camry lineup and models from Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division. It is the second hybrid for the…

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2020 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Sedan Test Drive

“2020 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Sedan” A Bigger, Better and more Luxurious Hybrid OVERVIEW Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division first added a hybrid model to their sixth generation ES Series in the 2013 model year.. The 2020 Lexus ES displays a longer wheelbase than its predecessors along with an increased overall length. It’s also wider. and…

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2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Test Drive

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S A Big, Bad, Bold Tri-Star Performance SUV OVERVIEW Looking for a sinister performance SUV with attitude? Your search is over. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S fills the bill on all counts. This big Benz is a four-door, 5-passenger SUV with impressive performance credentials. It provides stellar levels…

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2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid S Limited Test Drive

“2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited” A Shining Star Among Minivans OVERVIEW The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in Hybrid is a minivan that seats 7, and is engineered to deliver class-leading ride quality and handling characteristics along with reduced noise, vibration and harshness. New for 2020 is a new Red S Appearance package offered on limited trim…

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2019 Lexus UX 250h AWD Test Drive

“2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport AWD” A Compact Luxury Hybrid Crossover OVERVIEW Lexus has added a compact luxury hybrid crossover to its already diverse SUV lineup in the form of the 2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport. Yes folks, there’s yet another acronym to add to the vehicle inventory. The UX moniker stands for…

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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid Limited Test Drive

“2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid Limited RWD” Iconic SUV Adds Efficiency to Adventure Readiness OVERVIEW Ford’s now iconic Explorer was one of the first SUVs to come to market nearly 30 years ago, and since its debut, millions have been sold. A new Platinum Edition was added to the lineup in celebration of the Explorer’s 25th…

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2020 Lexus LC 500h Test Drive

“2020 Lexus LC 500h Coupe” An international Hybrid Grand Touring Coupe If you thought the limited production Lexus LFA supercar was cool, then you’ll be sure to fall for the new 2020 Lexus LC 500 series International Grand Touring Sport Coupes, which are based on the LF-LC concept car. There are two versions – the…

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“2020 Lexus NX 300h Test Drive”

“2020 Lexus NX 300h 5-door AWD SUV” The Most Advanced NX Model Yet OVERVIEW Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division offers several versions of their NX luxury compact utility crossover, including the Lexus NX 300h hybrid. All Lexus NX models are loosely based on the same platform as Toyota’s RAV4 – loosely being the key word, as…

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