PHEV Minivan: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The industry’s first-ever hybrid minivan has arrived. Chrysler arrived late to the hybrid game releasing 2009 MY Dodge Durango Hybrid and Chrysler Aspen Hybrid models in the summer of 2008. Sharing the two-mode hybrid system developed jointly with GM, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, the Chrysler duo were discontinued a few months … Read more

Driving Green With the All-New 2016 Toyota Prius

2016 Toyota Prius Four

Toyota’s popular Prius is all-new, more efficient, and offers improved handling. Needing no introduction, the Toyota Prius is the world’s best-selling hybrid electric vehicle, with nearly 6 million units sold since it was introduced in 1997. The US market didn’t receive the first-generation Prius until late 1999, but American consumers … Read more

The Second Chance Chevrolet Volt

Slow selling models rarely are given a second chance. When an automotive manufacturer has a dud on its hands, it usually cuts its losses and moves on to something else. 2016 Chevrolet Volt Well, the Chevrolet Volt is not a dud, but it is a slow seller. At least compared … Read more

Gone Green: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Its not easy being green. Five Subaru models have come and gone from my driveway, weekly loaners that ranged from the very good to the outstanding. Subaru’s consistent quality, dependability, and reliability has not been lost on me nor on the many new and returning buyers who continue to drive … Read more

Product Review: Dyson DC31

This handheld cleaner gets the job done. I was given the chance to review a new handheld vacuum cleaner this month, jumping on the opportunity when I learned that the product was cordless and made by Dyson. Dyson is a manufacturer of household vacuum products, known for their chic design, suction … Read more