Hybrids

2023 Subaru Crosstrek costs $1,300 more despite no changes
2023 Subaru Crosstrek costs $1,300 more despite no changes

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek carries over most everything from last year, except for a new Special Edition and a price increase of $1,300 across the board, Subaru announced Thursday. This year, the small crossover SUV costs $24,870, including a $1,225 destination fee, and the price stretches to...Read More»

2023 Toyota Highlander
2023 Toyota Highlander subs out V-6 for new turbo-4

The 2023 Toyota Highlander SUV arrives with a smaller but more potent engine, Toyota announced Wednesday. Top trims also come with more standard features and screens. All gas versions of the three-row SUV will be powered by a 2.4-liter turbo-4 engine instead of the outgoing 3.5-liter V-6. The...Read More»

2022 Toyota RAV4
Newer Toyota and Lexus hybrids recalled for stability control issue

Toyota and Lexus will recall 458,054 hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles for a stability control glitch, the NHTSA disclosed Thursday. The sweeping recall requires only a software update to the braking electronic control unit. If the driver turns off the vehicle stability control system to go...Read More»

2022 Honda Insight
Honda discontinues Insight, confirms Civic Hybrid

Honda will discontinue production of the Insight hybrid sedan in June, and begin ramping up hybrid variants of the 2023 CR-V compact crossover and 2023 Accord mid-size sedan this year, the automaker announced Thursday. The big news is the announcement of a Civic Hybrid sometime "in the future."...Read More»

2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro i-Force Max hybrid
2022 Toyota Tundra hybrid: Estimated 22 mpg combined, price range of $53,995 to $75,225

Toyota announced pricing and fuel economy for its first electrified pickup truck on Tuesday. The 2022 Toyota Tundra hybrid with its i-Force Max powertrain will cost $3,400 more than similarly equipped gas models and get an estimated 22 mpg combined, which is 2 mpg better than the gas-only truck...Read More»

2023 Toyota Sequoia
2023 Toyota Sequoia: A curious case of 3-row seating

Toyota unveiled the 2023 Sequoia on Tuesday, marking the first redesign of the full-size SUV since the 2008 model year. Toyota’s largest vehicle without a bed makes a big leap under the hood but that leap causes some challenges in the two rows behind the driver’s seat. A lot has changed...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
Ford Maverick Hybrid: How we'd equip our Best Car To Buy 2022 winner

The 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid is an automotive unicorn. The compact pickup truck costs less than half of the average new utility vehicle, is more efficient than most cars, and is so sought after that you might have as hard a time locating it as you would a unicorn. Even though Ford's smash hit won...Read More»

Ford Maverick: The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2022
Ford Maverick: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2022

The 2022 Ford Maverick wins The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2022 award. The compact pickup truck with a crew cab and a small bed beat out five finalists out of dozens of new or redesigned vehicles we tested in 2021. It met our criteria of costing less than $50,000 and coming standard with...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Hyundai Sonata: Best Hybrid To Buy 2022

Exceptional fuel economy no longer belongs to the Toyota Prius alone. The best hybrids channel the best of the Prius while still upholding a degree of style, class, and sophistication lacking in Toyota's dull trailblazer. Based on our ratings, The Car Connection had a five-way tie for the Best...Read More»

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited
Review update: 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid’s swan song still resonates

The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid enters its last year with sound fundamentals but an inability to stand out. The full-size sedan joins so many other sedans discontinued after 2022. Like the wily veteran cut from your favorite ballclub, the Avalon is appreciated but no longer essential. About three...Read More»

2022 Kia Sorento X-Line
2022 Kia Sorento SUV costs $30,655; plug-in hybrid has 32-mile range

The 2022 Kia Sorento three-row SUV costs $30,655, including $1,175 destination fee, Kia announced last week. That's a $105 increase from the redesigned 2021 model. The 2022 Sorento Hybrid costs $35,165, which is $400 more than last year. The 2022 Sorento can also be had as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV)...Read More»

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid
2022 Kia Niro Hybrid and PHEV price reduced on higher trims

The 2022 Kia Niro Hybrid hatchback wears the brand's new badge but otherwise carries over unchanged, Kia disclosed Thursday. At $25,865, including destination, the base price remains the same as the 2021 Niro, but trim reshuffling cuts nearly $1,000 off the top EX Premium trim. The plug-in hybrid...Read More»

2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade
2022 Toyota Prius rolls on with same price, high mpg, new Nightshade Edition

The 2022 Toyota Prius hybrid coasts into the new year with virtually the same price as the 2021 model, the same 56 mpg combined, and a new Nightshade Edition meant to add some pop to the world's most famous—or infamous—hybrid. The fourth-generation Prius soldiers into its 21st model...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid
Review update: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hybrid grabs attention despite underachieving fuel economy

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson compact crossover SUV stands out, but not always for the right reasons. With a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson bests the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue thanks to a roomy back seat, bold design, and smooth hybrid powertrain. But its real-world fuel economy...Read More»

Teaser for next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid to return as three-row SUV

The next Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid will have more range and more seats when it goes in sale in late 2022, the automaker announced last week. Expected to be a 2023 model, the second-generation PHEV will feature a new powertrain with "improved motor output and increased battery capacity"...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
Review update: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Limited delivers well-mannered efficiency

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe underwent some plastic surgery and came out with an updated exterior design, revised powertrains with a hybrid option, and a slightly tweaked cabin. The result of this mid-cycle update is a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10, which bests its direct competition such as the...Read More»

2022 Ford Maverick
5 things to know about the 2022 Ford Maverick

The 2022 Ford Maverick small pickup truck made its first public appearance at the Chicago Auto Show last week. The Maverick appeared to confirm its bona fides as a small pickup truck, and not just a compact crossover with a bed or a puny pickup from the 1980s and ’90s. We won’t know how...Read More»

2022 Toyota Tundra
What's New for 2022: Toyota

Toyota's biggest vehicle headlines the brand's biggest news for model year 2022 with the redesign of the 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup truck. The problem is Toyota has only disclosed a teaser image for the big, blocky full-size pickup. Last redesigned for 2007, the Tundra trails every other pickup...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe
First drive: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe hybrid plugs into a greener, cleaner great outdoors

Pack it in, pack it out. This camper’s maxim can be embraced by Jeep when it comes to tailpipe emissions in the great outdoors. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid allows for 22 miles of all-electric range and the equivalent of 49 mpg, more than double the next most efficient Wrangler...Read More»

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