all-wheel drive

 
2019 Toyota Prius V to shift from wagon to SUV design, but will it have AWD?

2019 Toyota Prius V to shift from wagon to SUV design, but will it have AWD?

With gas prices remaining cheap and all vehicles getting better fuel economy these days, utility vehicles are all the rage among U.S. buyers. Whether smaller crossovers or bigger SUVs, utilities have not only ended the market for traditional wagons but are eating significantly into sales of... read more

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2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon, New York City, Jun 2014

What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

"I want a fuel-efficient car, but I live in a snowy area, and won't buy one without all-wheel drive; what's the best?" It's a question we hear often. Whether or not you agree... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

Life with Tesla Model S: out with the old, in with the new

Over the first three years of driving my 2013 Tesla Model S, there wasn't a single time when I looked at another car and said, “You know, I’d really rather be... read more May 5, 2017 by


 
2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017 Geneva auto show

2018 Subaru Crosstrek preview

Five years after the first Subaru Crosstrek hit the streets, the small Japanese automaker with a cult-like following has significantly updated its unexpectedly successful... read more April 23, 2017 by


 
Honda WR-V (Indian-market version)

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... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Subaru Impreza, La Jolla, California, Dec 2016

2017 Subaru Impreza: first drive of AWD compact sedan, hatch

The 2017 Subaru Impreza is one of the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive vehicles in the U.S. market, and has been for many years. The entirely redesigned 2017 Impreza rides... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Rogue, 2016 Miami auto show

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: better prospects than Pathfinder, Murano for small hybrid SUV?

As predicted several years ago by a now-departed member of the Nissan product team, the third of three hybrid SUVs has rolled out. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is the... read more September 14, 2016 by


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

Is Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV hurting Prius V wagon sales?

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the sole mass-market crossover SUV that offers a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. That was a market pioneered by the Ford Escape Hybrid... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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