Road Test: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

More Efficiency, More Power, More Tech Honda is celebrating the Accord’s 40th anniversary this year, and after 12.7 million sold in the US, popping some champagne corks is understood. To begin its fifth decade, Honda has brought back the Accord Hybrid after it sat out for a year to move production from ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Lexus CT 200h

A Little Sport to Go With Hybrid Drive Is it possible for a hybrid car to also be a sporty car? The answer is...it depends. It depends on what your expectations are when it comes to hybrid fuel economy, and what your definition is of sporty when applied to cars. Enter the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Lexus ES 300h

Luxury & 40 MPG Lexus, the upscale division of Toyota, has gone big into hybrid technology, which is good for consumers looking for improved fuel economy to go along with luxury appointments. Lexus has six hybrid models, with the 2016 Lexus ES 300h being its midsize car luxury offering slotted between ... Read More...

Tech: How Long Do Hybrid Batteries Last?

And Are They Expensive To Replace? Most gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle drivers will at some point ask these questions: How long do hybrid batteries last? Are they expensive to replace? Short Answer: It depends on the make and model of your car, whether you have a warranty, whether you can get cash or ... Read More...

All-Wheel Drive Cars with Best Mileage

An Eclectic Group of Overachievers Our definitions first: In this blog we're talking about all-wheel drive cars or car-based sport utility vehicles (SUVs) also known as crossover utility vehicles (CUVs). Some might call them the modern station wagon. They're designed for hauling people and stuff to destinations that either require the ... Read More...

Tech: How do Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid Batteries Recharge? Do I Need to Plug a Hybrid In?

A Primer on Hybrid Battery Care When the first gasoline-electric hybrids vehicles began arriving in 1999 and 2000, early adopters did their research and were quite knowledgeable about the then-new and revolutionary transportation mode. But the mass market was confused; these new cars had an additional battery to provide electricity to an ... Read More...

News: Mercedes-Benz AMG Forced To Go Hybrid Powertains By 2020

High-performance Meets Environmental Technology Mercedes-Benz AMG, the high-performance tuner division of Mercedes-Benz, finds itself between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Known for its brutally powerful gasoline engines, AMG is now faced with stringent new emissions standards imposed by the European Union. The EU’s latest CO2 emissions rules spell out ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Lexus NX 300h AWD

Guilt-free Luxury Totally redesigned for 2015, the 2016 Lexus NX 300h enters its sophomore year as the only luxury hybrid compact SUV. So the question then can be asked—why a luxury small crossover in the first place? Let’s see what this versatile utility vehicle has to offer. Drivetrain The 2016 Lexus NX 300h ... Read More...