2017 Toyota Prius Prime Featured Test Drive Reviews Toyota 

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Test Drive Review

It’s not Optimus or Amazon. It’s the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, and it is Toyota’s next-generation plug-in hybrid. Like the 2012 to 2015 Prius Plug-In which it replaces, the new Prius Prime gets a more advanced drivetrain for improved efficiency and a longer EV driving range, but taking things a step further, this plug-in hybrid is now more easily identifiable from the standard Prius thanks to added technology and a distinctive style. Toyota is the undisputed leader when it comes to global hybrid sales with more than 10 million of…

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2019 Chevy Silverado Automotive News Featured 

The 2019 Chevy Silverado is Bigger and Better

The 2019 Chevy Silverado made its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show this week, and it’s loaded with features that General Motors will help woo buyers away from arch-rival Ford’s F-150. For starters, while it boasts more passenger and cargo space than its predecessors, it’s a whopping 450 pounds lighter, thanks to an increased use of aluminum and carbon-composite materials. It’s clear that shedding weight was a big concern for the engineers, but to ensure durability, the floor of the bed is made out of roll-formed steel. It also…

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby Automotive News Featured 

Ford Says the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Have ‘Over 700 HP’

In case you were distracted by the news of crossovers, pickups, and hybrids coming out of the Detroit Auto Show, rest assured, the horsepower wars are alive and well. For this round, the news comes from Ford, which has revealed that 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will be packing “over 700 horsepower.” Exactly how much over that lofty mark isn’t clear yet, but we’re betting it’ll be more that 707 ponies, because that’s what the Dodge Hellcat’s engine pumps out, and the Blue Oval is likely looking to top that figure. Of…

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2019 Toyota Avalon Automotive News Featured 

It’s Happening: the 2019 Toyota Avalon is Embracing Apple CarPlay

Given how quickly manufacturers have come to embrace third-party tech from Apple and Google in their infotainment systems, you might have missed that there was one very big holdout—Toyota. Up until now, the Japanese giant was still exclusively relying on its in-house tech to manage media and navigation, but all the that changed when the company revealed the 2019 Toyota Avalon in Detroit this week. Because Apple CarPlay will now be standard on every Avalon. That means it can’t be long before we see it start rolling out across the…

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2019 Ford Ranger Automotive News Featured 

New Middle Weight Competitor: The 2019 Ford Ranger is Here

When Ford stopped selling the Ranger in the United States back in 2011, the company effectively surrendered the mid-size pickup market—at least here. But with the debut of the 2019 Ford Ranger, the Blue Oval has announced its back in the game, and it’s hard to imagine  competitors like Toyota and Chevrolet aren’t worried they’ll see significant encroachment on their market share. Here’s what we know so far. First, Ford wasn’t exactly starting with a clean slate for the 2019 Ranger, as after the model left our shores, it continued…

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