REVIEWS

2021 Chrysler Pacific hybrid review: It’s the minivan to buy

The 2020 Chrysler Pacific in PHEV trim is one of the best minivans you could buy, but there were a few things that we would like to see changed. For the updated 2021 model year, Chrysler seemed to fix all of the qualms we had and delivers one of the best people carrying experiences out […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/16/2020
2021 Toyota Mirai first drive review: The best new car you probably can’t buy

When the first generation Toyota Mirai arrived, it immediately became a pioneer as one of the first production hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The way it looked stood out too; it’s like the automotive version of Darth Vader complete with the requisite futuristic noises. Sure, that helped the Mirai stand out but in a way that […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/16/2020
2021 Audi e-tron Sportback review: Electric German style

While the Porsche Taycan has been stealing the headlines over the past year, Audi has been quietly working on its all-electric offering, bringing something that’s expected to be far more popular than a speedy sedan. I’m talking about the Audi e-tron, an electric SUV with plenty of power, torque, and size. For those seeking something […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
12/15/2020
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive review: Future of high performance Fords is electric

Most commenters on the internet — never read the comments — were outraged when Ford announced that its new electric crossover would carry the Mustang name. Surely a four-door, high-riding crossover with available all-wheel drive can’t be in the same family as a rear-drive, high-horsepower performance sports car. Or can it? We spent the day […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/15/2020
2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid review: Strong features meet reasonable fuel economy

The Sorento is Kia‘s smaller 3-row crossover offering. Sitting below the Telluride in the lineup, it appeals to customers who need space, but don’t necessarily need all the whiz-bang features or extra capability of the larger sibling. It’s updated for 2021, and the hybrid version comes with a solid EPA rating, loads of excellent standard […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/14/2020
2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid first drive review: The eye-catching compact hybrid sedan

Remember that kid who was unknown in high school and grew up into a smart, sophisticated adult? Well, you can say the Hyundai Elantra was that person. Once bought for the low price and long warranty, the 2021 Elantra has evolved into a compact car wearing many hats. There’s the humble, tech-savvy standard version, a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/14/2020
2021 Kia Soul EV review: Forbidden fruit across our northern border

Is it time for the Kia Soul EV to evolve beyond a compliance vehicle in the U.S.? Fortunately, a recent CARB filing suggests that the next-generation Soul EV may finally be arriving. However, buyers just across the border already get this stylish and practical compact electric car. We snagged the keys to one of these […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
12/8/2020
2021 Toyota Prius Prime review: The gateway to electrified commuting

Judging the Toyota Prius for being an appliance is common. Average consumers and enthusiasts alike think this spaceship-looking hatchback is nothing but a vehicle to get you from A to B. For the record, the Prius is a pioneer. As one of the first gas-electric hybrids, it helped jump-start the move toward electrification. Now, there […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/7/2020
2020 Kia Niro PHEV review: A mixed bag

The Kia Niro is a popular small crossover — really just a hatchback — that comes with a variety of powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid. Rated at 26 miles of all-electric range, it could be the ideal small runabout that can also take a journey if you needed to. Of course, that’s assuming it’s any […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/22/2020
2021 Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge review: Electric Swede speed

Our favorite Swedish automaker is always working hard to stay in the minds of luxury car shoppers. Keeping up with BMW, Mercedes, and Audi isn’t easy, but the Geely-owned Volvo is bolstering its lineup with a selection of electrified vehicles. The effort begins with the fully electric Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge. Every Volvo model in […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
11/18/2020