REVIEWS

2021 Toyota Mirai second look: Can you live with a hydrogen FCV as a daily driver?

When hydrogen fuel cell vehicles first came into the market, they felt like science experiments that came out of a laboratory complete with dark lord-like noises. Over time, the technology has matured and now FCVs can travel over 300 miles on a tank of hydrogen. Case in point the second-generation 2021 Toyota Mirai. The base […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/8/2021
2021 Acura NSX review: Electrifying soul stirrer

When speed and all-out performance are a vehicle’s primary mission, there’s always a risk of it becoming cold and disconnected. Many supercars have fallen into that trap and some haven’t been able to get out. The 2021 Acura NSX has shown that with a little refinement and making sure the entire car works in cohesion, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/1/2021
2021 Kia Niro review: Honest and practical

Are you looking to buy your first hybrid but want one that’s practical, easy to park, and styled conventionally? Consider the 2021 Kia Niro a subcompact crossover that promises exceptional fuel economy and space in a package that won’t polarize opinions. After its 2019 refresh, the Niro gained many new tech features and subtle exterior […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/22/2021
2021 Hyundai Elantra infotainment review: Technology for the masses

The infotainment system is an important part of modern vehicles. It’s one of the features an owner will interact with the most, meaning the whole experience must be as easy as possible. Every automaker has its system and not all are created equal. Some stand out more for good reasons, others for added complication. In […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/15/2021
2021 Porsche Taycan first drive review: It might be the base, but it’s still a Porsche

If you listen to Porsche, the company will tell you that it only sells sports cars, despite the Panamera being an executive sedan and the sales leading Cayenne and Macan being sport utility vehicles. The German brand will spin those three models as being sport-focussed Porsches first, and form factor segment leaders second. I don’t […]

by Bradley Brownell
2/8/2021
2021 Nissan Leaf Plus review: Is the OG mass market EV still relevant?

The Nissan Leaf was one of the pioneers of electrification. This compact hatchback made electrified motoring a reality when it first arrived back in 2010. Now in its second generation, the Leaf is available in two flavors and can travel longer distances. However, Nissan is also facing strong competition as more automakers electrify their lineups […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/1/2021
2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid review: The original 3-row hybrid crossover

The Toyota Highlander has always had an electrified variant even before the auto industry began pivoting toward electrification. For a while, the Highlander Hybrid was the sole three-row electrified crossover. Now, that’s no longer the case, Toyota has competitors in that space meaning the Highlander needs to step up to the plate to win a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/25/2021
2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid review: Striking design meets strong efficiency

Mention mid-size sedan to the average person and he or she will likely think of a humble four-door with seating for five and a big trunk. That is until they see the 2021 Hyundai Sonata. The current-generation Sonata is a striking piece of automotive art that you’ll either love or hate. Look closer and you’ll […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2021
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S review: Electric sports sedan with few peers

Porsche rarely delivers a half-baked car, although the 912E and 914 are as close as any whiffs the automaker has made in its history. When it comes to its electric cars, Porsche has been offering hybrids since 2010 and even gone racing with electron powered 911s, so when it comes to the new Taycan, it’s […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
1/12/2021
2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: The ultimate miserly commuter

Toyota’s latest Corolla is a massive leap forward over its predecessors. This popular compact car has evolved from a basic appliance to a vehicle with character. Now, there’s a super efficient hybrid model that promises exceptional efficiency and a long standard equipment list for not much money. Could this be the ultimate commuter for those […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/11/2021