Hybrids

  • 2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

    Toyota may supply independent mechanics with parts and instructions for repairing, but not replacing, potentially faulty inverters on certain 2014 Prius models, Green Car Reports has learned. According to Automotive Career Development Center founder Craig Van Batenberg, Toyota for the first time has released parts for mechanics to potentially fix the inverters. According to Van Batenberg, the inverters may fail around 150,000 miles and it's not clear if an earlier recall that attempted to fix the inverters with software changes was effective. The potentially faulty inverters and their fixes...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
    Plug-in electric car sales for April: Leaf sales lag, spendy Porsches take off

    The landscape for plug-in electric and hybrid cars appears to be little changed.

  • 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
    2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: late to the party, but at least it won't drink much

    Just as most automakers gear up to announce their 2019 models, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is arriving in showrooms scattered across select markets in the U.S. To mark the new year (is it still new?), the Rogue Hybrid's price is up about $800 over last year to $27,995 for the base SV trim level...

  • 2019 Toyota Avalon
    2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid first drive review: understated efficiency

    In our testing the Avalon Hybrid seemed in line with what full-size buyers would expect from their sedans. It’s a smooth ride with effortless efficiency.

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
    2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: the subtly earthy type

    The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid doesn't boast about its plug-in hybrid, eco-friendly credentials. Instead of a big charge port conspicuously placed on one front fender, the Cayenne has matching covers for fuel or electricity on either side of the vehicle. They're part of its dual-nature: one part...

  • 2001 Toyota Prius Sedan
    Jay Leno says Toyota Prius will someday be collectible

    Car collectors also gravitate towards car that represented turning points in automotive technology or design, and the Prius does that in spades.

  • 2018 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid

    Though sedans might lack the high seating position of crossovers, the Camry remains proof that they’re more stable, quieter, and guzzle far less gas. They’re also cheaper.

  • 2018 Lexus LC 500h
    New Honda electric car, sporty Lexus hybrid review, how gas engines will get better mpg: Today's Car News

    After Lexus introduced a new ES 300h hybrid yesterday, we finished out test drive in the considerably more luxurious LC 500h coupe. Honda introduced its new electric car for China, and it's based on the small HR-V SUV that it sells here. And we take a deep dive into the next technology that will...

  • 2018 Lexus LC 500h
    2018 Lexus LC 500h gas mileage review

    As the industry marches toward greener cars, battery and hybrid drivetrains are expanding into vehicle segments never before concerned with fuel economy ratings or much with emissions. No segment is excluded from this progress, not even luxury grand tourers. Toyota, along with its luxury division...

  • 2019 Lexus ES 300h
    2019 Lexus ES revealed, features 44-mpg 300h hybrid sedan

    Lexus unveiled Tuesday its newest ES sedan, and the mid-size luxury stalwart appears to have an edgier attitude. The big news for readers interested in green cars is that the new ES 300h hybrid is rated at 44 mpg, up 10 percent from the previous model. The ES has always been a version of a Toyota...

  • 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
    Hyundai cuts $500 off Sonata Hybrid price

    Hyundai drops prices on refreshed Sonata Hybrid models, and adds features

  • 2017 Fiat 500e
    Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for April 2018

    Often, to sell electric cars, supporters and salespeople argue that buyers will save money in the long run from lower fuel (or power) bills. With deals up to $15,700 off and payments as low as $179 a month, several hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars will cost less this month right up front...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

    Global sales of compact hatchbacks are hardly surging, and fuel economy for all types of vehicles is steadily improving. Even given those factors, though, the fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid has had an especially rough road since its launch as a 2016 model. At just 108,661 deliveries across four different models, U.S. Prius sales were almost exactly half their peak in 2012—and many analysts suggest that the bizarre styling has played a role. DON'T MISS: Toyota Prius hybrid sales have tanked: here are 4 reasons why Now, a report from Japan suggests the conventional Prius hybrid...

  • 2019 Honda Insight, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Honda Insight: good-looking 50-mpg competitor for Prius hybrid

    Teased in January as a "concept" without an interior, the production version of the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan has been revealed just before this week's New York auto show. EPA ratings aren't yet final, but Honda says the new Insight is projected to achieve "up to 55 mpg" on the city cycle...

  • 2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
    Redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid debuts at New York auto show

    With buyers showing no signs of letup in their enthusiasm for crossovers of all sizes and shapes, the redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 couldn't be coming at a better time. The Toyota RAV4 small SUV became the company's single best-selling model in the U.S. last year, surging past its long-time champion...

  • 2019 Lexus UX
    2019 Lexus UX small SUV emerges in US trim, hybrid included, at NY auto show

    After a gestation period of 18 months, the 2019 Lexus UX small crossover utility vehicle is emerging in its U.S. form at this week's New York auto show. One full size smaller than the Lexus RX that launched the luxury crossover segment 20 years ago, the UX gives Toyota's luxury brand an entry in...

  • 2019 Ford Fusion Energi
    2019 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid gets 25 miles from revised battery

    Ford was the first U.S. carmaker to sell a hybrid-electric vehicle, as well as the second to offer a plug-in hybrid. But since 2013, the carmaker hasn't released a single new electrified vehicle—including battery-electric cars as well as the two types of hybrids. Now, Ford has released...

  • 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2018 Honda Accord Hybrid sedan to go on sale Friday, March 23

    While mid-size sedans are losing the U.S. sales battle to crossover utility vehicles, they still sell hundreds of thousands of units each year. An entirely redesigned Honda Accord launched for 2018 just a few months after a redesigned version of its U.S. arch-rival the Toyota Camry, but the Accord...

  • Ford's upcoming small off-road crossover SUV

    The "Ford Uncovered Future Product Forum" held Thursday for journalists was a break in recent tradition for Detroit's second-largest automaker. The abrupt firing of CEO Mark Fields last May was an indication that Ford's board of directors wasn't happy with progress in preparing the company for a turbulent and uncertain automotive future. But the stock price of the company had barely moved under new CEO Jim Hackett, whereas Tesla's stock has stayed at lofty heights and even cross-town rivals General Motors and FCA have seen market capitalization increase of late. DON'T MISS: Ford's future...

  • Ford's future hybrids
    Ford to electrify most SUVs, promises to pass Toyota in hybrids

    Ford hasn’t given up on hybrids and electric cars, despite letting its existing models languish since 2013. That was the message conveyed by various executives at an event Thursday morning at the Ford Product Development Center in Dearborn, Michigan. The company will build a hybrid version of...

  • 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid
    Will 2021 Ford Escape bring back hybrid model (or plug-in hybrid)?

    Tomorrow, Ford is hosting journalists at an unusual event called "Ford Uncovered," at which it may discuss some of its future products for 2020 and beyond. Key among the questions that attendees will undoubtedly ask will be those about the company's strategy for electrified vehicles. While Ford was...

  • 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2018 Honda Accord Hybrid rated by EPA at 47 mpg combined

    The EPA has now released the fuel-efficiency ratings for the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, and they came in 1 mpg below the combined number the company had hoped to reach. At a drive event last fall, Honda said it hoped the redesigned Accord Hybrid could manage the same fuel-efficiency ratings as last...

  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra
    Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for March 2018

    Not a lot has changed since last month: Buyers continue to move from passenger sedans to crossovers and trucks, and gasoline remains relatively cheap. That means you can pick up some bargains fuel-efficient and electrified vehicles. DON'T MISS: Lexus lowers hybrid prices a lot to cut premium over...

  • 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback
    2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback debuts in Geneva for Europe

    Remember hatchbacks? Actually, come to think of it ... remember passenger cars? You know, the sedans and wagons and hatchbacks that don't have all-wheel drive and aren't jacked up 6 to 9 inches off the ground? They used to roam this fair land of ours, but lately, they seem to have been routed by...