Posts Tagged “efficiency”
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is nothing short of ground breaking. It’s got all of the things expected of a top-shelf, modern minivan with oodles of interior comfort, plenty of seating space, easy-access through sliding doors, and more. It’s also got a plug-in hybrid powertrain that achieves 84 mpg. It’s hard to ignore that. Read more…
We drove both the standard Rogue and the Rogue Hybrid for the 2017 model year and were impressed at the extra efficiency and drive dynamics that ,200 in price difference brings to the Hybrid model. This is possibly the best Rogue yet. Read the review at FutureCars.com.
How does Nissan’s hybrid model for the Rogue perform? We used it as a family hauler for a week to see if the fuel economy benefits stack up, and how it drives compared to the deadpan standard gasoline model. Read the review at NewAtlas.com
Volvo’s truck engines are now much more efficient thanks to a new piston head design. The design adds “waves” to the piston’s crown, improving oxygen use. The engineers who designed the piston head have received Volvo’s Technology Award 2017 for their work. Read about it at CarNewsCafe.com.
The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is the plug-in hybrid version of the Prius line, adding the ability to plug the car into a wall outlet for charging and a longer electric-only range to go with that. Efficiency is very high in the Prime, but ride quality and the car’s overall demeanor suffer. Read the review…
Nissan unveiled the fifth generation of the Micra subcompact, which is aimed directly at the European market. The Micra Gen5 is lower, wider, and longer to give more interior space and sees a host of upmarket driver-assist technologies as well. Read more at NewAtlas.com
The Highlander Hybrid builds on the excellent family ergonomics of the standard Highlander and adds fuel-sipping economy to the mix. With seating for seven, plenty of cargo room, and a balanced, well-mannered ride, the big Highlander Hybrid may be the perfect family hauler. Read more at FutureCars.com.