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Road Tested: 2021 Corolla Hybrid LE – Low price, high economy

SEATTLE — When a Prius just won’t do, there’s the Corolla Hybrid LE. It’s bigger, better looking than a Prius and still gets a whopping 52 miles per gallon. It has very edgy looks and flair to keep it interesting for a younger generation of buyers with the sensibility of great fuel economy for older ...

We take the 2020 Lexus ES 300h on the open road

SEATTLE — There’s no doubt that the ES 300 has been an extremely successful car for Lexus. It has been a top seller for decades. It’s a luxury midsize sedan that not only offers plenty of creature comforts but does so with a hybrid drivetrain in this ES 300h model. This 2020 model continues to ...

2020 Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD – Road tested and reviewed

SEATTLE — Toyota’s best-selling suv, the Highlander, is also one of the most economical SUVs you can find, thanks to its Hybrid offering. It’s rather astonishing to see how well the Highlander has sold for Toyota and this particular model is better than ever. Let’s dig in. The brand-new design for 2020 is the best-looking ...

Hyundai 2020 Sonata – Limited and Hybrid – road tested

SEATTLE — Hyundai has been firing on all cylinders for years now and with its 2020 Sonata, it looks to keep things cranking. What Hyundai has designed is nothing short of extraordinary. Not only does the car look amazing and yet perhaps polarizing to some people, it establishes a new design language for Hyundai. For ...

Road Tested: 2020 Lexus RX 450h AWD F SPORT

SEATTLE — If the wheel isn’t broken, why fix it? That seems to be Lexus’ philosophy when it comes to its best selling RX SUV line. Sure, there have been minor tweaks here and there over the past few years, but there’s really not much they need to tweak at this point. This 2020 RX ...

2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE Review

SEATTLE — If there’s one area that Toyota has undisputed expertise in, is hybrid vehicles. They were one of the early pioneers of hybrid technology. With its 2020 Camry Hybrid XLE, Toyota offers some refinement, great fuel economy and decent performance. There are a couple of viable competitors now that have stormed this market segment ...

Driven: 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

SEATTLE — Perhaps the old saying of, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”; could easily apply to the latest MDX from Acura. The 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid is carrying the same design language we’ve seen in the MDX for the past couple of years. For years now, it has been the best-selling 3rd row ...

Road Tested: 2018 Lexus LC500 and LC500h

SEATTLE, April 23, 2018 — To say that the LC500 is a car that Lexus had to make is to understate things. Sure, we’ve had the RC-F around for several years now and the LC500 does use the same engine. However, its level of refinement and styling sets it apart. The design language of the ...

The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Blue offers superb fuel economy at a fantastic price

Driving the Ioniq doesn’t exactly get the adrenaline pumping unless you’re in a hurry to pass someone. It’s performance, frankly, is rather dismal and will clearly not be a selling point here. Where this car does deliver, however, is in fuel economy, comfort, style, price and powertrain warranty (best in class).

The 2014 Lexus GS450h has style, power and economy

SEATTLE, November 4, 2014 — Lexus/Toyota has been leading the Hybrid charge for years now and its expertise in the field of Hybrid technology seems to know no bounds. This 2014 GS450h represents an elegant blend of top-notch technology, great fuel economy, power and ride quality. The philosophy behind the power of the GS450h is ...