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2017 BMW 330e iPerformance: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer With European cities damning pollution from diesel-engine vehicles, manufacturers there are switching to gasoline/electric hybrids like the 2017 BMW 330e iPerformance sedan. Currently, about half the automobiles in Europe come with diesels, which are more economical... 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 Kia Niro Touring: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Though not quite like the Big Bang, the all-new 2017 Kia Niro, a gasoline-electric hybrid, expands the idea of what it means to be a crossover sport utility vehicle in this modern era. It enters the... Continue Reading →

2017 Nissan Rogue SL Hybrid: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer In its opening weekend, the new Star Wars movie “Rogue One” dominated box offices with $155 million in ticket sales. Nissan hopes the Force will be with its namesake, the 2017 Nissan Rogue crossover SUV. The... 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 →

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 →

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The best thing about the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is that it’s a Honda Accord. That means that it comes with all of the good stuff that has made the Accord a favorite for 40 years,... 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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