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Honda WR-V: how to make a crossover from a small hatchback

Honda WR-V: how to make a crossover from a small hatchback

Crossovers are so popular right now that several automakers are even trying to pass off conventional hatchbacks as high-riding utility vehicles. The latest example of this trend is the Honda WR-V, a new pseudo-crossover for the Indian market. Despite the extra plastic body cladding and... read more

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2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2016

2016 BMW X1 quick drive review

It looks like a BMW, offers relatively sporty roadholding for an SUV, and delivers a quiet, solid ride. The 2016 BMW X1 is so cleverly proportioned, in fact, that many buyers... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

All-wheel-drive hybrid cars, SUVs: why are there so few?

Fifty years ago, a now-forgotten British luxury coupe called the Jensen FF went into production, offering the first modern all-wheel drive system on any passenger car in the... read more April 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Subaru Forester

2017 Subaru Forester gas mileage inches up

The 2017 Subaru Forester compact crossover enters the new model year with some small updates that include a slight increase in fuel economy. At least when it comes to models... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

All-wheel-drive Tesla electric cars rated more efficient, but how?

One of the myriad advantages of electric propulsion, we’re told, is the efficiency of all-wheel drive. The AWD versions of the Tesla Model S, for example, are rated as... read more April 14, 2016 by


 
Subaru Viziv Future Concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Subaru Viziv Future Concept Previews Next-Generation Hybrid System

At this week's Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru displayed two separate concepts. One was a thinly disguised version of the upcoming 2017 Subaru Impreza hatchback, labeled a concept... read more October 29, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius, global launch, Las Vegas, Sept 2016

2016 Toyota Prius: Power Outputs, Dimensions, AWD Revealed As Info Trickles Out

Toyota was shy on specifics when it unveiled the redesigned 2016 Prius hybrid in Las Vegas last month. But at an event in Japan this week, the carmaker was more generous with... read more October 15, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Unveiling

2016 Toyota Prius: Leaked Technical Details Confirm e-AWD Option On Higher Models

The 2016 Toyota Prius was unveiled earlier this month, but Toyota was short on details regarding the new hybrid. And that's after two reveals, in Las Vegas and at the 2015... read more September 24, 2015 by


 
2015 Chrysler Town & Country

New Chrysler Minivan Might Get Electric All-Wheel Drive: CEO

Carmakers typically turn to electrification for increased fuel efficiency, but it can have other benefits as well. In some cases, it may even help maximize interior space in... read more May 22, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

2015 Tesla Model S 70D: First Drive Of New Electric Car Base Model

Last week, the new base version of the Tesla Model S, known as the 70D, hit the electric-car world like a thunderclap. No early-warning publicity, no teasing tweet from Elon... read more April 15, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

BREAKING: $75,000 Tesla Model S 70D: AWD, 240-Mile Range Is New Base Version

Leave it to electric-car maker Tesla Motors to spring another surprise on the world. This morning, it announced a brand-new version of the base model in its signature... read more April 8, 2015 by


 
Kia Trail'ster Concept, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Soul Hybrid Concept Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

At the very first automaker press conference of the Chicago Auto Show, Kia pulled the wraps off its Trail'ster Concept: an all-wheel-drive hybrid versions of its Soul that... read more February 12, 2015 by


 
2016 Fiat 500X

2016 Fiat 500X Small Crossover SUV To Start At $20,900

The big brother to the original Fiat 500 three-door minicar, the 2016 Fiat 500X will go on sale in the U.S. later this year. And now we've got pricing information: The small... read more February 3, 2015 by


 
Kia 2015 Chicago Auto Show teaser image

Kia Soul To Get Hybrid AWD? 'Rugged Runabout' For Chicago Show Adds Electric AWD

Exactly two weeks from now at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Kia will unveil a new concept car with an outdoorsy theme. It will feature an electric all-wheel drive system, but... read more January 30, 2015 by


 
2015 Audi A4

Famed Audi Quattro AWD System To Go Electric As e-Quattro

Back in the 1980s, Audi was one of the very first carmakers to promote all-wheel drive aggressively--first in rally cars, then in production sedans and coupes. Quattro... read more January 29, 2015 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Chevrolet CrossVolt Trademark Renewed: AWD Electric Car In Chevy's Future?

All-wheel drive is an increasingly popular option among buyers in virtually all segments of the automotive market, partly driven by surging sales of small crossover utility... read more December 30, 2014 by


 

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