Toyota Prius

Study Shows Which Car Windows to Roll Down to Keep Covid at Bay

Study Shows Which Car Windows to Roll Down to Keep Covid at Bay

The interior of a passenger car represents an elevated risk of coronavirus transmission and drivers and passengers have long since been told to roll down the windows to keep aerosols and droplets at bay.
But which windows should one lower, especially if one doesn’t wish to have all four down?
A new …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Toyota Prius c LE

Review and Test Drive:  2019 Toyota Prius c LE

The third member of the Prius family – and the most affordable – is the Prius c, although it’s also probably the one Prius you don’t want to have on your short list.
The “c” was completely redone in 2018. It’s based not on other Prii but on the much smaller …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Toyota Prius c

Review and Test Drive:  2018 Toyota Prius c

Introduced in 2011, the Toyota Prius c (the letter “c” indicates “city”), is the third member of the Prius family and is marketed as the Toyota Aqua in the Japanese automaker’s home market.
The c is a hybrid gasoline-electric subcompact hatchback with a price tag lower than the traditional Prius. It …

Toyota to Recall Over 1 Million Prius and C-HR Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota to Recall Over 1 Million Prius and C-HR Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota announced the recall of over one million hybrid-powered vehicles.
The recall includes over 192,000 Prii (“Prii” is the plural form of Prius) in the United States and over half a million cars sold in Japan. The world-wide recall covers the Prius plug-in hybrid and the hybrid C-HR built in Japan …

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: First Look and Photo Gallery

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: First Look and Photo Gallery

The Toyota Prius Prime is an all-new plug-in hybrid and the successor to the Prius Plug-In Hybrid that the Japanese automaker introduced in 2012. It’s far more efficient than the outgoing model, is replete with new technology, and can travel greater distances on all-electric power.
While the Prius Prime’s styling is …

2016 Toyota Prius 4 Touring – First Look and Review

2016 Toyota Prius 4 Touring – First Look and Review

Since its launch in 1994, the Toyota Prius has been the standard bearer for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles. It’s also been <yawn> somewhat boring to drive.
Fast forward to 2016: With the introduction of the fourth generation of the car (a contest was held to determine what the plural form of the …

First Look: Toyota’s 53 mpg City Prius c Hatchback

First Look: Toyota’s 53 mpg City Prius c Hatchback

The new Toyota Prius c gets an astounding 53 mpg (4.43 l/100 km) in city driving, a figure that is the highest fuel economy rating for any non plug-in vehicle.  The Prius c is the fourth member of the Prius family, which includes the Prius, the new Prius v, and …

Jaguar’s New Hybrid Sports Car: The C-X16 Production Concept

Jaguar’s New Hybrid Sports Car: The C-X16 Production Concept

The Jaguar C-X16 sports car is a hybrid albeit a rather unusual one. The high-performance hybrid system is activated via a red button on the steering wheel, adding 70 kW (95 hp) and 235 Nm (173 pound-feet) of torque for up to ten seconds on demand. Passing? Going from 80-120 …

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI – Review and Test Drive

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI – Review and Test Drive

In 2010, the ratio of buyers who chose the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI versus the gasoline-powered variant was more than four to one.  After spending a week with the JSW (as it’s often called), I quickly discovered why.
The Jetta SportWagen, known as the Golf Variant in its home market, Germany, …

Report: GM to Enter Diesel Market in U.S. with Chevrolet Cruze

Report: GM to Enter Diesel Market in U.S. with Chevrolet Cruze

Today, a new car buyer in the U.S. looking for a diesel can choose among models from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen.  That could soon change if General Motors starts to offer the Chevrolet Cruze, currently the most popular new car in the U.S., with a diesel engine.
The Associated Press …

Study: Not All Hybrids Created Equal – Toyota Prius and Lexus CT 200h Top Ranked

Study: Not All Hybrids Created Equal – Toyota Prius and Lexus CT 200h Top Ranked

A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a science-based environmental non-profit, ranked the Toyota Prius and Lexus CT 200h as the top non-luxury and luxury hybrid vehicles respectively.  Other high-ranking hybrids include the Ford Fusion hybrid and Honda Civic hybrid in the non-luxury category and the Lincoln MKZ hybrid …

2012 Toyota Prius v First Look, Review and Test Drive

2012 Toyota Prius v First Look, Review and Test Drive

Toyota hopes that the Prius family of vehicles will eventually be its top-selling model line and promises to offer different prii for different needs.  The first new Prius will be the Prius v (the “v” is lower case by design).  The v offers 50% more cargo space than the current …