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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer When Toyota unveiled the redesigned 2020 Corolla sedan to a group of automotive journalists in November 2018, the shining examples showed like compact luxury cars. Now that this all-new Corolla has arrived, the emphasis is not... Continue Reading →

Is a BEV in Your Future?

by Jason Fogelson I recently reviewed the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus for AutoTrader. It’s a fine vehicle in many respects. With an estimated 226 miles of range on a single charge, it can serve as an able commuter. It will... Continue Reading →

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer With “electrification” gaining in the automobile industry, Subaru returns to the fray with its 2019 Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid crossover sport utility vehicle. It’s doubtful that anybody in the business seriously believes that all-electric cars will be... Continue Reading →

2019 Lexus UX 250h: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Not inclined to be a cowboy trailing the fast-moving herd of small luxury crossover SUVs, Lexus introduces its 2019 UX with a choice of conventional or hybrid power trains. This is not its first rodeo. Lexus,... Continue Reading →

2019 Honda Insight: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Sometimes the 2019 Honda Insight growls like a boastful lion, but mostly it goes about its business like a stealthy cheetah, all economy of movement and efficiency. The new Insight is the heir to the original,... Continue Reading →

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer For economical family transportation to some beach, it would be hard to choose better than the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Hybrid minivan. How about fuel economy of 34 mpg going and coming in all traffic conditions?... Continue Reading →

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Blend the futuristic and familiar, and you get the concept of the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan, forging an expanded direction for the storied Japanese automaker. This all-new five-passenger four-door runs on compressed hydrogen, producing... Continue Reading →

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-in Hybrid: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Hybrids, as the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-in Hybrid can attest, are not just for fuel economy anymore. Nope, they’re everywhere, powering super cars like the Acura NSX; familiar hatchbacks and sedans like the Toyota Prius and... 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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