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2017 Chrysler Pacifica – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

2017 Chrysler PacificaA Family Mini-Van with a New Vision

Chrysler is best known for being the key innovator of the mini-van concept dating as far back as 30 years ago. The box-like Chrysler Town and Country offered confident handling, sharp acceleration while preserving practical cargo space and even an ability to carry 7 passengers. Despite the popular trend of cross-over SUV’s in today’s market, Chrysler rather continues its positive vibes by completely modernizing the mini-van into what is known today as the Chrysler Pacifica.

2017 Lexus CT200h – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs


An Entry-Level Lexus Gone Hybrid

The CT200h is the cheapest ticket that will buy you into the entry level Lexus Luxury club. While sporting flashy looks, its impressive fuel economy is where the CT200h really shines. And that’s thanked by renowned hybrid powertrain directly derived from the Prius, which has been tested down to its bones. The CT200h is no by no means a thing of new however. Its window price sticker stacks up against the Mercedes GLA, Audi A3 minus the gasoline-electric options though.

2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

2017_Toyota_RAV4_Hybrid_0003An Adventurer’s Vehicle of Choice

Spacious, comfortable and reliable since 1994. The Toyota Rav4 has pretty much been the default choice for the weekend adventurers while offering family practicality with its shear amount of cargo space in a 5 passenger size factor. And as good as it sounds, it didn’t take long for others to hop onto the hot seller’s bandwagon that marked a new generation of cross-over SUV’s. Honda was quick to adapt to the market with its ever-popular CR-V and since then, many others have joined the cross-over SUV competition arena. The Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tuscon, and Ford Escape are those that come to mind when spotting 5-passenger cross-over species on the road today.

2017 Lexus NX300h – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

SAMSUNG CSCLive Lavishly with the Lexus NX300h

Sporty, stylish and economical are all core factors that make the “do it all” cross-over SUV so attractive in today’s market. But why stop there? Lexus aims to elevate the expectations of a cross-over SUV to new heights with the 5-passenger NX series. Its sharp polygonal looks, smooth handling and quality finishing paves a new road for what a cross-over SUV can really become. The 2017 Lexus NX is offered in two powertrain variation, namely the NX 200t, which is a 4 cylinder turbo, or the all new NX300h hybrid variation.

2017 Lexus RX450h – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

2017 Lexus rx450hMaking it Rain with the Lexus RX450h Hybrid SUV

You’ll find the Lexus RX450h somewhere on the top right corner of the Lexus website where its hefty price finds its rightful location on your computer screen. And only those financially daring enough would click that image of that ultra modern and beautifully sculpted large-size SUV.

2017 Ford Fusion Energi – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

2016 Ford Fusion EnergiThe Car with Super Mileage

From slick looks, to fast thrills, and off-road conquering. We’ve seen most of what today’s best has to offer. Most but not all, and in this week’s review, the Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Eectric Vehicle (PHEV) enters the realm of super-mileage. Rated up to 900km on a single tank, the Fusion Energi encourages you to do more things and see more places without breaking the bank, or the environment.

2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Spec


A Lavish Ride on Low Fuel Costs

It just makes sense. Use a battery and an electric motor for short daily driving routines and keep an engine for longer commutes. This is exactly what the Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) is all about.

2015 Lexus ES350 Hybrid


An Affection for the Human Soul

Luxury is often represented in the form of computer generated numbers, eye candy or even what the younger generation would dub it, “pimp factor”. While Lexus generally holds all three qualities, it also embraces a fourth attribute that can’t really be measured; but rather judged by human impression. It’s also the single attribute most luxury cars lack in which, separates the Lexus ES350 from the competing bunch.

2015 Toyota Camry – Test Drive, Spec, Ratings


The Toyota Camry XSE Heightens the Thrill in Driving

For 2015, Toyota brings an entirely new design concept into reality with their mid-sized Camry sedan.  With a complete style overhaul from ground level up, the all-new re-designed Camry delivers a new sense of visual awe.

2015 Lexus CT200h – Test Drive, Spec, Rating, Price

CT200H F-Sport

The balance point of cost and quality

The value of a consumer car is in the form of a triangular effect with each of its vertices represented as cost, quality, and performance.   The Lexus CT200h is strange scenario.  With its luxury reputation on the line, its limited budget must satisfy the remaining two entities.  And the added cost of a robust and reliable hybrid system makes the task that much harder.