REVIEWS

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid review: The preferred CR-V

The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid may not be the newest entrant in the red-hot compact crossover segment but it still holds its own against recently redesigned competitors. This family hauler aged so well that it remains one of the most compelling propositions in its segment. In hybrid flavor, the CR-V’s appeal grows further. Standard AWD, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/2/2021
2021 Audi Q5 PHEV review: Comfortably car-like driving experience

Are you looking for an electrified luxury compact crossover that drives like a car? Take a look at the 2021 Audi Q5 PHEV. Unlike most modern utility vehicles, the Q5 embraces its car-like character. From its looks to the way it drives and the ambience you get sitting in it, the Q5 doesn’t shy away […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/26/2021
2021 Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge review: Electrified Scandinavian luxury for the whole family

If you were to look up the definition of a luxury family crossover, chances are you’ll find a photo of the 2021 Volvo XC90 next to it. The current iteration of Volvo’s flagship utility vehicle jump-started its brand revival and redefined its identity. Five years later, the XC90 remains relevant, fresh, and formidable. We have […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/19/2021
2021 Karma GS-6 review: Updated take on a familiar formula

For those who remember the Fisker Karma, the 2021 Karma GS-6 will be familiar because it’s essentially the same car. This is the latest evolution of that formula only this time it’s been refined with more modern features plus a slightly revised look. It’s also one of the few series hybrids on sale in the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/11/2021
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition review: Electric car for the people

Normalizing battery electric vehicles require a lot of work. You need to show consumers that it’s not as intimidating as it seems and transition slowly by keeping things conventional. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 aims to do just that, promising good road manners and practicality wrapped in a compact crossover shell for maximum appeal. It also […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/21/2021
2021 Toyota Sienna review: Hybrid exclusive family hauler

The Toyota Sienna is a mainstay among families looking for dependability, roominess, and versatility. With the latest generation, Toyota wants you to see this as more than just a box on wheels. The 2021 Sienna aims to be your stylish yet practical people mover that can handle foul weather while still excellent fuel economy with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021
2021 Lexus LC 500h review: Electrified grand touring

No other car is like the Lexus LC. This rear-drive coupe exemplifies Lexus in every sense, only now it’s wrapped in an exciting package. We’ve got our hands on the 2021 Lexus LC 500h to see if the complex hybrid powertrain changes the car’s character. For 2021, Lexus revised the LC’s suspension to reduce unsprung […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/31/2021
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime review: Stereotype breaker

Toyota pioneered the hybrid powertrain. With the Prius, Toyota introduced the world to the benefits of electrification and the improved efficiency it brings. Now, the company is taking its hybrids in a new direction while retaining their miserliness. With the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, compromise is no longer a word associated with hybrids or plug-in […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/27/2021
Technology review: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s Uconnect 5

Uconnect has long been one of the best multimedia interfaces available. Since its inception, the system has distinguished itself with user-friendliness, a clean layout, and minimal submenus. The last few iterations built on that formula, slowly chipping away at the learning curve. Now, Uconnect 5 has arrived in the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and it has […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/26/2021
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: One last hurrah

Although it’s one of the oldest crossovers on the market, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has one of the most interesting plug-in hybrid powertrains. Unlike the majority of hybrids on the market, this rig operates more like a battery-electric vehicle during most driving situations. Is that enough to make up for the Outlander’s age? What […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/24/2021