It’s a squirm. Or maybe a shift, or a wriggle: the sensation, in a hybrid car, of the gasoline and electric propulsion systems combining, blending or switching between the power sources currently driving the wheels, as clutches clamp and decouple, polarities switch and reverse, electrons stream to and fro, and motors and generators come online and
Fuel-efficient cars sell well when gas is expensive, but not when it's cheap. That's basic economics, and something that can't always be predicted; tie that in with long auto industry development cycles and you sometimes wind up with a car that reaches the market at exactly the wrong time.
These days it's never really the wrong time to bring out
“Pleasantly stunned” is a good way to describe my initial reaction to testing the front-wheel-drive 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid . If you’re in the market for a midsize sedan with both good drivability and exceptional fuel efficiency, definitely put this one on your list.
As smooth as a Kenny G matinée in Dayton, Ohio
You could argue t
The mid-size family sedan may not have the market wind of SUVs these days, nor end up, in wallpaper form, as heart-fluttering reminders on many people’s home screens; rather, it’s their overall value that have kept them a mainstay of the automotive marketplace for generations now.
Luxury cars may cost double our $40k budget, but don’t offer a
We’ve all heard by now that the sedan’s demise is imminent. For example, Cadillac plans to cut the number of sedans it sells from four to two by 2019. Conversely, Toyota and Honda, who make two of Canada’s bestselling mid-size sedans and therefore have some serious skin in the game, are hoping that brand-new designs for 2018 will help reverse a dow
The mid-size sedan of today is the large sedan of yesteryear. And yet the fuel economy of a mid-size sedan today is the fuel economy of a sub-compact of yesteryear. That statement is even more accurate when you look to the fleet of mid-size sedan hybrid vehicles currently floating about in the market.
Fans of high score leaderboards will enjo
Kelowna, BC – After cautiously dipping its toe into increasingly electrified cars with first hybrid and then plug-in hybrid versions of its Sonata sedan, Hyundai is finally making a more serious stab at the green car market with the all-new Ioniq Hybrid and no-gas-whatsoever Ioniq Electric hatchbacks.
Thus the Ioniq will be the Goldilocks of
Hyundai has brought the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the new Sonata to the Chicago Auto Show. The new models get the interior and exterior upgrades that the gas-only models received last spring.
The new nose and new tail give the Sonata a sleeker, more upscale look than the previous model. It's not the dramatic styling change that the 2
Honda's hybrid lineup is growing, and the autoTRADER.ca Top Family Car is getting a hybrid model. The Accord Hybrid arrives next month, starting at just over $33,000.
The Accord Hybrid comes in two trim levels. Base Hybrid and top trim Touring. The base model comes well equipped, with 17-inch alloys, LED low beam headlights, dual-zone climate
Chances are you’re one of the millions of Canadians who have never considered adding a plug-in hybrid vehicle to your shopping list. This means you probably didn’t get too excited when the all-new 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid was revealed late last year, or maybe even realize that the automaker had joined the electric vehicle fray with this
If you’re lucky, you’ll land yourself a nice provincial government job here in Ontario. Not only will you likely receive decent financial compensation for your labours, but you’ll probably enjoy considerable job security, a pension and a comprehensive benefits package, too. Good on ya; lucky score!
Even finished in white, the Ford Fusion Hybr
Kia got us all worked up earlier this year when it displayed the Sportspace concept at the Geneva auto show: we car folks tend to like wagons an awful lot, and this was just the right kind of wagon, with rakish lines and looks that suggested the mechanicals underneath meant business.
That the car was revealed in Geneva, however, pretty much laid
Cheaper gasoline has reduced the cost-of-ownership benefit for hybrid vehicles versus comparable gasoline-powered vehicles, but there are still some overall money-saving hybrids out there, according to Vincentric LLC’s latest Canadian Hybrid Analysis study.
Michigan-based Vincentric’s 2016 data shows that 17 percent of hybrid vehicles available
One might think that in an environment where SUVs are slaughtering traditional passenger cars like the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu left, right, and center, there would be a concerted effort on the part of parent General Motors to put its absolute best foot forward in courting mid-size sedan shoppers. This is part of what makes the Malibu a bit of a puz
What does a Charger Daytona, Lancia Delta HF Integrale and Hyundai Sonata PHEV all have in common? They are all homologation specials, cars whose special nature have raised the eyebrows of car nuts all over the world. While the first two were spawned by racing rulebooks, this week’s plug-in hybrid tester comes to us thanks to the zero-emission laws