Hybrids

Diesel Versus Hybrid: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td6 Versus 2016 Lexus RX 450h

By Joe Bruzek on February 10, 2016


CARS.COM — The all-new diesel engine in the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td6 boasts impressive EPA fuel economy ratings: 22/29/25 mpg city/highway/combined. We put a carload of people and luggage into the new Td6 model to test its… Read More

Diesel Versus Hybrid: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td6 Versus 2016 Lexus RX 450h

By Joe Bruzek on February 10, 2016

CARS.COM — The all-new diesel engine in the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td6 boasts impressive EPA fuel economy ratings: 22/29/25 mpg city/highway/combined. We put a carload of people and luggage into the new Td6 model to test its… Read More

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on February 9, 2016

CARS.COM – Toyota's full-size Avalon was updated for 2016 with minor exterior styling tweaks and more standard equipment. For this Car Seat Check, we tested the Avalon Hybrid with leather seats. It offers the same amount of rear legroom as… Read More

Best Cars for a Netflix and Chill

By Matt Schmitz on February 8, 2016

CARS.COM — Back in the day, when a frisky fella wanted some alone time with his best girl, he'd just drive up to Blueberry Hill for some "necking" or "parking," in the parlance of the times. Nowadays, the youngsters call… Read More

Study Pits Electric Cars Against Fuel-Cell Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz on February 1, 2016

CARS.COM — In the battle for clean-car energy supremacy, there's battery electric and fuel-cell technology; which will be the prevailing power? A new study from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute considers the benefits and drawbacks of each. Related:… Read More

Should You Buy a Loaded Toyota Avalon Hybrid or Base Lexus ES 300h?

By Joe Bruzek on February 1, 2016

CARS.COM — The Toyota Avalon is a borderline luxury car with its high-quality interior and luxury-like exterior styling. But isn't that what Toyota's luxury brand Lexus is for? The 2016 Lexus ES that's based on the Avalon is a legitimate… Read More

2016 Chevrolet Volt Real-World Fuel Economy

By Aaron Bragman on February 1, 2016

CARS.OM — The Chevrolet Volt has been a party of one since its introduction — no other plug-in hybrid electric vehicle can do what it can while seating four people plus luggage. The first-generation model delivered at least 38 miles… Read More

Recall Alert: 2016 Lexus RX 350, RX 450h

By Matt Schmitz on January 28, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,000 model-year 2016 Lexus RX 350 SUVs and RX 450h hybrid SUVs The Problem: A driver-side knee airbag module may not have been properly manufactured. The resulting defect could affect the performance of the airbag, increasing… Read More

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Video

By Kelsey Mays on January 27, 2016

CARS.COM — Today's cheap gas prices probably don't have you thinking a whole lot about hybrids, much less the $48,000-plus 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV. The hybrid gives you a little bit of a hedge against higher gas prices tomorrow,… Read More

2016 Toyota Prius Video

By Bill Jackson on January 26, 2016

CARS.COM — Toyota has redesigned its Prius hybrid for 2016 and the result is an improved car, especially in the areas of driving dynamics and its interior. For the first time, the Prius is aimed at people who care about more… Read More

GM Launches New Car Sharing Service Maven

By Matt Schmitz on January 21, 2016

CARS.COM — GM knows a whole lot about manufacturing and selling cars. Now the Detroit automaker is looking to become a car-sharing maven. GM today announced its new smartphone-operated car-sharing service, Maven, the automaker's attempt to get a foothold in… Read More