Hybrids

Software Update Delivers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to More Kia Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz on July 19, 2016


CARS.COM — Kia is expanding the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its lineup via a software update. Eligible models include current and previous model-year vehicles equipped with either with a compatible AVN 4.0 navigation system… Read More

Software Update Delivers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to More Kia Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz on July 19, 2016

CARS.COM — Kia is expanding the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its lineup via a software update. Eligible models include current and previous model-year vehicles equipped with either with a compatible AVN 4.0 navigation system… Read More

These Budget-Friendly Sedans Offer Alternatives to Toyota Prius

By Fred Meier on July 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Lower gas prices and a shift in market tastes have contributed to a decline in hybrid vehicle interest, with sales down about 20 percent from the year ago period, according to Autodata Corp. But another factor is at… Read More

Honda Abandons CR-Z Sporty Hybrid for 2017

By Fred Meier on July 8, 2016

CARS.COM — Honda has pulled the plug on its sporty, two-seat CR-Z hybrid. Few are likely to notice — sales of the 2016 CR-Z this year were a mere 1,205 through June, according to Autodata Corp., hardly a rounding error for Honda's… Read More

Recall Alert: 2010-2012 Toyota Prius; 2010, 2012 Prius Plug-In; 2011-2012 Lexus CT 200h

By Matt Schmitz on June 29, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 482,000 model-year 2010-12 Toyota Prius hybrids, model-year 2010 and 2012 Prius Plug-In hybrids, and model-year 2011-12 Lexus CT 200h hybrids The Problem: The affected vehicles are equipped with curtain shield airbags in the driver-and passenger-side roof… Read More

Volkswagen Adds Rugged Alltrack, Nixes Jetta Hybrid for 2017

By Fred Meier on June 24, 2016

CARS.COM — Volkswagen is dropping its only hybrid and adding a more rugged-looking, all-wheel-drive Alltrack version of its Golf wagon as it otherwise makes mostly minor tweaks to its lineup for 2017. Related: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Review Gone is the Jetta… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2016 Infiniti Q50, Q50 Hybrid

By Patrick Masterson on June 22, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 28,000 model-year 2014-16 Infiniti Q50 sedans manufactured between Dec. 26, 2012, and Dec. 11, 2015; and Q50 Hybrid sedans manufactured between Dec. 10, 2012, and Dec. 17, 2015 The Problem: The direct adaptive steering system may… Read More

Honda Announces Pricing for 2017 Accord Hybrid

By Matt Schmitz on June 16, 2016

CARS.COM — The resurrected-for-2017 Honda Accord Hybrid reached showrooms this week looking nearly identical to its non-hybrid sibling and priced only slightly above its fuel-sipping former self. The Accord Hybrid returns to the scene after being discontinued following the 2015… Read More

Recall Alert: 8,000 Toyota Hybrids, Minivans, Pickup Trucks, Sedans, SUVs, Wagons

By Tom Torbjornsen on June 13, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,000 model-year 2005-11 Toyota 4Runner, Highlander and Sequoia SUVs and Sienna minivans; 2005-10 Avalon sedans and Tundra pickup trucks; 2006-08 Camry Solara sedans; 2006-11 RAV4 SUVs and Tacoma pickups; 2007-10 FJ Cruiser SUVs; 2009-10 Venza wagons;… Read More

Tesla Targets Lower-Price Buyers With Model S 60

By Matt Schmitz on June 9, 2016

CARS.COM — For everyone out there who's been asking when you'd be able to get your hands on a Tesla Model S for less than $70,000, CEO Elon Musk has heard you. The reigning range champ among luxury electric cars… Read More

Firm Hacks 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Via Wi-Fi

By Matt Schmitz on June 7, 2016

CARS.COM — The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV isn't slated to arrive at U.S. dealerships until fall, but the automaker is already facing a major safety issue: Hackers in Europe exploited a vulnerability in the SUV's onboard computer. Mitsubishi has instructed European… Read More