Tag: Hybrid

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2017 Chevy Volt

Model Tested: 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier Hatchback Engine: 1.5-liter I-4 gas plus twin electric motors, 149 horsepower (combined) 294 lb-ft torque (combined) Transmission: CVT automatic, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 42-mpg gas, 106-mpg electric Base Price: $37,570 As Tested: $39,930 Performance: Strong acceleration Smooth, quiet … read more

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2016 BMW 330e

Model Tested: 2016 BMW 330e Sedan Engine: 2.0-liter I-4 turbocharged gas + electric motor, 250 horsepower 310 lb-ft torque Transmission: 8-speed automatic, rear-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 31 mpg gasoline only, 72 mpg electricity + gasoline Base Price: $43,700 As Tested: $60,245 Performance: Smooth hybrid … read more

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Model Tested: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited and Hybrid Plug-In Limited Engine: 2.0-liter I-4 gas, 193-hp (Hybrid), 2.0-L 202-hp gas & electric (Plug-In) Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Ratings: Hybrid Limited: 39/City—43/Highway—41/Combined Hybrid Limited Plug-In: 40 gas—99 electric & gas—27-mile range electric … read more

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2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Model Tested: 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring Engine: 2.0-liter I-4 gas plus electric motor, 196 horsepower total, 122 lb-ft torque Transmission: CVT electronic automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Ratings: 50/City—45/Highway—47/Combined Base Price: $35,055 As Tested: $35,845 Performance: Outstanding fuel economy We fell a little … read more

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2015 Toyota Avalon

Model Tested: 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited  Engine: 2.5-liter I-4 gas with Hybrid Synergy electric motor, 200 horsepower  Transmission: CVT automatic transmission front-wheel-drive  EPA Ratings: 40/City—39/Highway—40/Combined  Base Price: $41,400  As Tested: $44,160  Performance: Seamless blend of gas and hybrid power Good off the … read more

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2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Model Tested: 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE 4-door sedan  Engine: 2.5-liter I-4 gas plus Synergy electric motor, 200 horsepower  Transmission: CVT automatic transmission front-wheel-drive  EPA Ratings: 40/City—38/Highway—40/Combined  Base Price: $27,995  As Tested: $32,133  Performance: Strong acceleration and torque Smooth highway ride Seamless transition … read more

2014 Lexus GS 450h

2014 Lexus GS 450h — Hybrid Luxury

Lexus, Toyota’s luxury brand, has built its stellar reputation on refined luxury and reliability. But when paired with the first-rate driving dynamics of rear-wheel drive and handsome styling, it’s a winning combination. However, for the environmentally-minded Lexus has taken it to the next … read more

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