Month: May 2020

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover SUV will cost $39,220 to start

The quickest Toyota RAV4 SUV will also be the most expensive—at least initially.

That’s according to Toyota, which announced Friday that the 2021 RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover will cost at least $39,220 when it goes on sale around the end of June or early July.

The 302-horsepower plug-in hybrid crossover that can sprint from 0-60 mph in less than six seconds can also be less expensive in some states than the RAV4 Hybrid, which costs at least $29,470 for a 2020 version.

The $39,220 price tag includes mandatory destination charges but doesn’t include any applicable state or federal tax

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New 2021 Ford F-150 set to be revealed June 25

The new 2021 Ford F-150 pickup will make its first appearance online June 25, the automaker announced Friday.

The bestselling pickup is likely to add electrified options in the coming calendar year, including the previously confirmed all-electric F-150 and F-150 Hybrid. A spokeswoman for Ford confirmed the truck’s online debut, but said the truckmaker would have more details to share closer to the truck’s debut, including powertrain details, price, and availability.

Ford’s F-150 already spans a breathtaking range for customization, available powertrains, and configurations. Ford offers the truck with a 3.3-liter V-6, 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6, 2.7-liter turbo V-6, 3.5-liter turbo

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Divided by opinions, united by wheels

“Is this the SRT? The 475-horsepower V-8?” Mr. Smith asks. My neighbor from across the street peers through the passenger window. “Six seater,” he says, almost to himself. 

He is mentally calculating things. In his driveway is a white Jeep Grand Cherokee. Beside it is a white Chrysler Pacifica minivan. 

Last week, I was driving a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. I honked at Mrs. Smith, who came out to peer into the passenger window like her husband is now. She wanted the Pacifica Hybrid, but their toddler twins came out before the Pacifica Hybrid did. 

Now, Mr. Smith wants this

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The 2020 Honda CR-V fits the family without much flair

The 2020 Honda CR-V fills a lot of needs: It’s well packaged, comfortable, safe, and spacious.

Those are all key traits for a small crossover, but the Mazda CX-5 has sharper moves, and the Toyota RAV4 has a more adventurous look.

With a TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10, the 2020 Honda CR-V wins big with comfortable front seats, plenty of room no matter where you are seated, great cargo space, and easy-to-use controls. But the paint looks thin, the infotainment system is acceptable at best, and it lacks that creative packaging you’ll find in other Honda products.

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