REVIEWS

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
2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid Platinum review: Luxurious utility

If you ask someone what the quintessential pickup truck is, chances are they’ll immediately say the Ford F-150. As the bestselling vehicle in the U.S., the F-150 is a staple among commercial fleets and personal transportation. Now, in its fourteenth generation, this popular truck is offered in so many configurations there’s one for every taste […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/17/2021
2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid review update: Hybrids for everyone

If you’re looking for an electrified three-row crossover, you have a new choice: the 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid. The latest iteration of Kia’s smaller three-row is the first to feature electrification and promises to blend efficiency and practicality. Unlike the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Ford Explorer Hybrid, the Sorento Hybrid is only available in mid-grade […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/10/2021
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