About a year ago, we wrote about a few crossovers – utility vehicles designed primarily for paved roads – that have functional tweaks to enhance their off-road abilities. We’re still not sure if this is a short-lived trend or one that will persist as drivers demand more of a middle ground between basic crossovers and... Read More.
The more the electric vehicle marketplace grows, the easier it gets to find exactly the type of EV you want. While the segment started out small with compact cars like the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus Electric, you can now choose battery-powered mainstream and luxury SUVs, small and mid-size cars, and even a full-size pickup... Read More.
Of all the technologies automakers have come up with to help drivers save on fuel costs, nothing works as well as a gas-electric hybrid powertrain. A conventional hybrid whose battery is charged solely through regenerative braking is a more affordable route to fuel savings than a plug-in hybrid or pure electric vehicle, which are more... Read More.
With so many unique features in vehicles these days, it can make your head spin. We’ve collected and sorted a few of them here in the hopes this article will help you prioritize what’s important to you. Driver Assistance Features With technology advancing as quickly as it is, it’s no surprise that car companies are... Read More.
January was a big month for big SUVs, with automakers revealing redesigned or updated versions of some of their largest utility models. Jeep revealed the first-ever plug-in hybrid Grand Cherokee (the brand’s second plug-in model), Toyota has done a ground-up redesign of its Sequoia full-size SUV, and Ford is preparing to launch a high-performance Raptor... Read More.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are changing the automotive landscape. The power and quietness truly make EVs a joy to drive. The biggest problem with them, though, is range anxiety, i.e., the worry that the battery will run out before the driver can find a charging station. Moreover, people dislike that EVs take over an hour to... Read More.
The market for subcompact crossovers and SUVs has grown quickly in the last couple of years because, quite frankly, some automakers aren’t giving budget-oriented buyers many other choices. Subcompact sedans and hatchbacks are on their way out and being replaced by crossovers aimed at the same shoppers, only with higher prices. Small-SUV competition is so... Read More.
In 2016, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) added a headlight component to its extensive battery of vehicle safety tests, marking the first time any North American organization had evaluated headlight performance in new vehicles. This year, the IIHS combed through the five years of data it has compiled so far in its headlight... Read More.
The 2022 model year will be a big one in the pickup truck segment. We’ve already told you about the forthcoming Ford F-150 Lightning, which will be among the first all-electric pickups when it goes on sale next spring, followed by battery-powered trucks from Rivian, Tesla, and GMC. But there are also changes coming to... Read More.
The world’s automakers are putting a lot of money and engineering into electric vehicle (EV) technology, and if those efforts pay off, hundreds of new EVs will go on sale by the end of this decade. So if you’re thinking of buying an EV, you’ll have a lot more of them to choose from in... Read More.