REVIEWS

Technology review: 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Driving the 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is like being in a technological tour-de-force with an attainable price tag. For not much money, you get features usually found on cars wearing luxury badges. Hyundai is one of the companies leading the democratization of technology and the Sonata and its compact sibling, the Elantra, is at the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/7/2021
2021 Lexus RX 450h review: Quintessentially Lexus

No other model defines Lexus as well as the RX. This was one of the first vehicles to prove that you can blend a commanding seating position with a carlike ride, a combination that helped the crossover become a popular choice. The RX was also one of the first to introduce an electrified powertrain, offering […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/6/2021
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo first drive review: The greatest car… in the world?

It’s unlikely that Porsche set out to build the perfect car when it kicked off the Taycan program — back then it was called Mission E — but it’s come about as close as any auto company ever has in the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo. In the vein of a Volvo Cross Country, or an […]

by Bradley Brownell
5/5/2021
Preview: 3 months with the 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL

Today marks the beginning of a journey for EV Pulse, as Nissan just dropped a 2021 Nissan Leaf for us. We’ll get to keep the electric hatchback for 3 months. Throughout the course of the loan, we’ll take it on some adventures, talk about some of the features, and really spend time living with a […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/4/2021
2021 Toyota Venza review: The understated luxury hybrid

The original Toyota Venza was way ahead of its time. A crossover that was more carlike wasn’t well understood when the original car first arrived. Since then, the crossover craze has reached new heights and a new segment between the RAV4 and Highlander emerged as a fast-growing niche. The Venza has returned, too, after a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/3/2021
2021 Kia Niro EV review: Approachable and easy to use

As one of the first electrified vehicle families, the Kia Niro was ahead of the game. It covers its bases with a version for every need and level of commitment to electrification. We have the 2021 Kia Niro EV, which also happens to be the most powerful model in the lineup, to see how well […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/29/2021
2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe first drive review: The best off-road Jeep you can buy today

If you were to accuse Stellantis of only making EV compliance cars in the United States, you wouldn’t be off-base. Former executive Sergio Marchionne famously told the media to not buy the Fiat 500e because he lost $14,000 on every one he sold. But that was then, and this is now. Today, Stellantis is in […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/26/2021
2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid first drive review: Well rounded hybrid greatness

The Hyundai Tucson is new for 2022, and in addition to an updated gasoline version, there’s a hybrid and eventual plug-in hybrid on the way. We recently spent some time in Tucson, Arizona (get it, Tucson in Tucson) to see if the hybrid version is any good. Powering the hybrid Tucson is a 1.6-liter turbo […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/20/2021
2021 Lexus NX 300h review: Prioritizing style and comfort

Although it arrived late to the compact luxury crossover scene as a 2015 model, the Lexus NX quickly became a segment staple. Since then, it has gone on to become one of Lexus’ best-sellers and was also one of the first in its class to offer an electrified variant. Is the NX still an attractive […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/19/2021
2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid review: Sensible and electrified

Mention Toyota Camry to anyone and the first thing they’ll visualize is a comfortable, practical mid-size sedan. That’s not a bad thing because those are some of its defining virtues. Times have changed, though, and this sensible four-door has gained more tricks up its sleeve and a nice dose of style. We’ve got the 2021 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/12/2021