Electric-vehicle shoppers have more options than ever, and Hyundai added one more with the electric version of its Kona subcompact SUV. The good news: It starts at $37,495, including destination and before a $7,500 federal tax credit for plug-in vehicles. After the full tax credit, in other words, the Kona's net price is slightly less than $30,000. That's about $9,000 more than the base gasoline Kona. Related: 2019 Hyundai Kona Ups Safety Features, Price The automaker's first electric SUV gets power from a 201-horsepower electric motor that makes 291 pounds-feet of torque. It gets juice from a 64-kilowatt-hour, lithium-ion battery pack that sends power to the front wheels. The combination has an estimated 120 mpg-equivalent for combined city/highway mileage, and it's good for 258 miles of all-electric range by EPA estimates. That's competitive. It outdistances the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV by 20 miles and the 2018 Nissan Leaf by a substantial 107 miles. It's also more than double … [Read more...] about 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Priced to Sizzle
A teaser image of the 2020 Toyota Supra indicates that the production car will have at least one side mirror. That should surprise no one, as side mirrors are federally required. It's not just that, but it isn't much more: Painted candy red and black with an integrated turn signal at its base, the mirror sits on the Supra's A-pillar — not the doors, a style the new Supra's forebear employed. Behind it, the beltline kinks up behind the B-pillar, a visual element consistent with the Supra Racing Concept unveiled in March. Through the window, the front seats employ a one-piece racing design. Related: Return of the Toyota Supra: 3 Things We Gotta Have That's about all we can tell, though a leaked full image of the front end shows a lot more. The official teaser image marks the latest tease for Toyota's reincarnated sports-car icon, which shares a platform with the redesigned BMW Z4 under a joint development program. Toyota's teaser came with one more tidbit: A Barrett-Jackson … [Read more...] about 2020 Toyota Supra to Debut in Detroit (With at Least One Side Mirror)
Falling pump prices have been like Christmas presents come early for motorists, especially those who drive long distances in vehicles that don't great fuel economy. For example, the combined city/highway EPA estimates for the 2018 Ford Explorer range from 18 to 22 mpg, though all engines offered in the Explorer can run on regular gas, including turbocharged versions. So how much does that cost you at the pump when the time comes to pay up? Related: How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Ford Explorer? Once again, less this week than the one before it. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said the national average for regular gas was $2.40 on Thursday, 5 cents cheaper than a year ago. Gas prices dropped for the 10th week in a row, falling another 4 cents on average since last Thursday, and are cheaper now than they have been in a year. Here is what it would cost to fill the Explorer's 18.6-gallon tank based on prices posted Thursday by AAA: At the national average of $2.40 for regular, … [Read more...] about How Much Does It Cost to Fill Up a 2018 Ford Explorer?
When we name a vehicle a winner of our annual Best Of award, we typically buy — not borrow from the manufacturer — an example, then own it for a year, documenting our ownership experience. At the end of that year, we usually sell it prior to purchasing our next winner. That time has come for our ninth winner of the award, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Related: Third Row's a Charm: Volkswagen Atlas Can Haul Adults Back There While we have held onto one past winner, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, keeping the Atlas was not in the cards — you try finding parking in downtown Chicago for a family SUV. And so, as we bid the Atlas adieu, we asked our editors if they'd purchase an Atlas again with the full knowledge of our year of ownership — which included nearly 12,000 miles of driving, one regularly scheduled service including an oil change, replenishing fluids, a tire repair, some recall work and a sunshade repair. The sunshade repair was the only standout issue, but … [Read more...] about That Time We Owned a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Video
So, you're bucking the trend and considering a sedan over an SUV, and Nissan's redesigned Altima caught your eye. Cars.com can help with its full review of the automaker's mid-size sedan. Reviewer Kelsey Mays put in a lot of time behind the wheel, driving the car for comfort and testing its technology for ease of use. He offers detailed guidance in his review for what you might like and might not. Related: Accord Vs. Altima Vs. Camry: Which Is the Best Mid-Size Sedan? And it's just that: guidance for your shopping. Every vehicle has pluses and minuses, but only you can decide what's most important. Here are four highlights of what Mays really liked about the Altima, as well as a couple of possible deal-breakers you should pay attention to. What We Like 1. More Standard Safety Features Standard features include drowsy-driver detection and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. SR and higher trims add a blind spot warning system, while the SV, SL, … [Read more...] about 2019 Nissan Altima: 4 Things We Like, 2 We Don’t