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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT S-AWC: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Though not well-known in the U.S., Japan’s Mitsubishi, with its 2018 Outlander PHEV, bows to no automaker in the realm of technological development. For openers, the plug-in hybrid crossover sport utility vehicle uses a gasoline engine... Continue Reading →

2018 Mercedes-Benz C350e: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C350e plug-in hybrid fulfills its green role as an electrified passenger car. But it hardly seems worth the bother given its limited range on electric power. It can travel an estimated 20 miles... Continue Reading →

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer With the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel sedan, General Motors places a long-odds bet that oil-burning passenger vehicles have not met their end of days in the U.S. marketplace. Except for heavy-duty trucks and long-distance 18-wheelers, Americans... Continue Reading →

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer As alternative power trains proliferate, South Korea’s biggest carmaker goes all in on a trifecta: the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and dedicated electric models. Depending on the consumer response and government fuel economy... Continue Reading →

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer It is fair to conclude that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt constitutes an electric automobile revolution. There already are many electric cars. But usually they have drawbacks of one kind or another: too expensive, don’t travel far... Continue Reading →

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Minivans are the most useful vehicles on the planet, all about moving families and cargo in comfort. But the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid takes a tack toward convenience and frugality. This new entry – the first... Continue Reading →

Why Fuel Efficiency Hasn’t Changed Much…

by Tod Mesirow Most people think about their car's mileage only when they get to the gas station, and realize they have to spend money for the privilege of sitting in traffic on the highway or in one of our... Continue Reading →

2016 Toyota Avalon Limited Hybrid: A DriveWays Review

by Frank A. Aukofer If you’re a fan of a big sedan for its room and comfortable ride, you likely have resigned yourself to owning, if not a gas guzzler, at least something that takes away mileage bragging rights. But... Continue Reading →

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