Reviews First Drive: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate Hybrid
2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: What You Need to Know
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid ranks in the top half of the hybrid and electric car class. It has a long list of standard and available features, above-average cargo space for a hybrid sedan, and solid safety and predicted reliability ratings. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is ranked: #7 in 2017 Hybrid Cars #43 in Used Hybrid Cars under $15K Is the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid a Good Used Car? Yes, the 2017 Sonata Hybrid is a good midsize car and a good choice in the hybrid and electric car class. This well-rounded sedan offers a smooth ride, plenty of standard features, and a good predicted reliability rating.
The evolution of the crossover is, to say the least, on a tear with one new model following another at an unprecedented rate. Hot on the heels of the revampedcomes the all-new 2022 Tucson. The rework touches every facet. From the look and slick cabin to three new powertrains, it has been re-engineered from the road up.
The Tucson’s style marks a radical departure — it’s called Parametric Dynamic design, whatever that actually means. Regardless, the striking LED daytime running lights meld into the grille until they light up, there are pronounced angular lines throughout the side body and, at the back, the sharp four-segment taillights complete a transform that shifts the look from verging on frumpy to a funky standout.
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander First Test: Rogue Buyers, Listen Up
There’s a lot to say about the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander. The newly redesigned three-row SUV is Mitsubishi’s most competitive effort in over a decade, and now shares its underpinnings with the much-improved new Nissan Rogue. We’ve already had the opportunity to talk about the context of the new Outlander and what it means for Mitsubishi in our First Drive. Now we've spent a week with the car for additional impressions and to run it on our test track, all to answer the question: Is it a smarter purchase than the Rogue with which it shares so much? PerformanceThe Mitsubishi holds no advantage in performance. Candidly, the Outlander's 2.
Move inside, and the changes are no less radical. The first impression on the top-line Ultimate Hybrid comes from a free-standing 10.25-inch screen that displays the reconfigurable instrumentation. It is different because of the lack of a cowl — surprisingly, bright sunlight did not wash it out. Likewise, where most models get an eight-inch infotainment touch screen, the Ultimate earns a slick 10.25-incher. Both support Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a solid eight-speaker Bose sound system. The other key changes are the push-button shifter that replaces the previous lever and a different set of front vents that deliver defused, draft-free air.
One of the neat features is the ability to park the Tucson remotely. When the engine is running, simply hold the forward button on the key fob and the Tucson self-drives into the parking spot. Pushing the back button sees it reverse out. The next time some twerp parks so close you can’t open the driver’s door, it’s no longer a problem. Yes, it is sort of gimmicky, but it is also pretty cool.
2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Gets MPG—Just Not Many
Introduced as an upscale version of the Wagoneer, the Grand Wagoneer entered the market in 1984 and saw a solid run before Jeep ended production in 1991. Already making big waves before its arrival this summer, the full-size luxury three-row SUV is officially back and grander than ever. Jeep’s new flagship SUV, the largest vehicle in the lineup, will be powered by a healthy V-8, the only powertrain option—and we finally have a peek into the engine's EPA-estimated fuel economy. © Manufacturer,MotorTrend Staff 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 18 © the Manufacturer Under the hood of the all-new Jeep Grand Wagoneer sits a 6.
The safety equipment list includes all key features and then some. Aside from all the usual kit, including a drowsy-driver monitor, comes a small button on the right side of the steering wheel. It activates the Highway Driving Assist feature. It keeps the Tucson centred in its lane during normal driving and it works with the adaptive cruise control. When the cruise is activated, the Tucson has a semi-autonomous drive function.
Tucson’s sharp sheet metal wraps a body that’s longer, wider, taller and it now rides on a 2,755-millimetres wheelbase, which is up 85-mm. A stretch of this magnitude adds significantly more room for passengers and cargo alike — the rear seating accommodates taller riders easily in heated outboard seats. The cargo capacity also takes rises. There’s 1,095 litres of space with the seats up and 2,119L with the seats folded, which is as simple as a tug on a trunk-mounted lever. By way of reference, this is more room than the Santa Fe, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4 and it’s about the same as the Honda CR-V.
2022 Ford Maverick vs. Hyundai Santa Cruz Specs Comparison: Your Needs Determine the Winner
Compact pickup trucks are back, thanks to a pair of new models from pickup truck first-timer Hyundai and pickup sales king Ford. The 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz will launch at the same time and will compete head to head in the marketplace, but their real-world battle is still a few months away. For now, though, we can get a pretty good idea of how they'll stack up by comparing their vital statistics and specifications.
The Tucson arrives with three new powertrains. First is a 2.5-litre inline-four that makes 187 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. It drives the front or all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive (AWD) system works seamlessly to deliver better grip across the board, so if you’re in the market, the $2,000 cost on the Preferred model is money well invested. All other models except the entry-level Essential come with AWD.
If there is a disappointment, it is the Tucson N Line; it’s just a cosmetic package, which means it uses this engine. Dropping Hyundai’s 2.5L turbo-four under the hood would bring 277 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. Now that’s an appetizing thought!
Next up is the Hybrid model tested. It uses a 1.6L turbo-four that makes 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. It works with an electric motor and a 1.49 kilowatt/hour lithium-ion polymer battery. The electric motor adds another 59 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, which ups the net output to 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid works with a six-speed automatic to drive all four wheels.
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan First Look: A Sleeker Compact SUV
Volkswagen enthusiasts might not want to hear this, but the glory days of the Golf are long gone. The Tiguan compact SUV has been a major sales success both here and abroad—VW sells over a million units per year worldwide. That’s why it’s important for VW to keep the Tiguan looking fresh and full of desirable features. A few years after it was unveiled at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, we got a first look at the revised U.S.-spec version of the long-wheelbase Tiguan in a studio setting. Last year, you might remember, we were given a from-a-distance preview of these changes in the form of the updated European-market Tiguan.
This package boasts a posted average fuel economy of 6.4 litres per 100 kilometres while delivering a spirited 7.8 second run to 100 kilometres an hour. Both are very respectable numbers.
Later this year, a plug-in hybrid will land. It uses the same engine, but works a stronger electric motor that makes 90 hp and 224 lb-ft of torque. The end result is 261 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It gets its juice from a larger 13.8 kW/h battery that delivers around 50-km of electric-only driving. It promises to deliver an intriguing blend of power and economy.
In terms of the ride and handling, the suspension does a good job of keeping body roll under control without making things harsh on the highway — and this in spite of the 19-inch rims and 235/55 tires. The steering has good feel and feedback, and it turns in quickly. Part of the reason is the hybrid models feature Hyundai’s e-handling technology. Heading into a corner, the electric motor applies a braking force to the front wheels, which loads up the tires and sharpens the steering response; at the exit it applies torque to the rear axle, which delivers better acceleration out of the corner.
2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: What You Need to Know
With great gas mileage and decent performance, the well-equipped 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid claims one of the top positions in the hybrid and electric SUV class. The 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is ranked: #3 in 2018 Hybrid SUVs #8 in 2018 Affordable SUVs with 3 Rows #9 in Used SUVs with 3 Rows $30K and up #10 in Used Hybrid SUVs $30K and up #13 in Used Crossover SUVs $25K and up #17 in 2018 Affordable Crossover SUVs Is the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid a Good Used SUV? Yes, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a very good used SUV.
Everything can be tweaked to suit. Eco mode is a bust, as it focuses on fuel economy way too much. In the Hybrid model, Smart mode is the right choice for the city, although the wish is for a true Normal mode — Smart still tends to slip into economy mode in city driving, which blunts performance. Sadly, Normal mode is only offered on the non-hybrid models. The best mode for the fun times is Sport. It not only adds more weight and feel to the steering, it changes the all-wheel-drive system’s operating characteristics — it sends more power rearward for more of the time, which ups the sportiness. There are also Snow, Sand and Mud terrain modes meaning the Tucson can handle some mild off-roading.
The latest Hyundai Tucson is sharper, it has a very slick cabin, a wealth of leading-edge technology and a powertrain to suit just about any customer. Better yet, its newfound size delivers the space and comfort needed to accommodate a growing family. If you are wondering how much of an impact the new Tucson will have on Santa Fe sales, you are not alone.
The 2022 Tucson starts at $27,699 for the front-drive Essential, the Preferred with all-wheel-drive comes in at $32,099. The Ultimate Hybrid tested here has a sticker of $41,499.
The Value Remains: Hyundai announces pricing for 2022 Tucson .
Next year’s Tucson, the compact crossover from Hyundai, will be difficult to lose in a parking lot given its alarming new face and distinctive taillight treatment. It’s pricing in Canada, however, is much more familiar. The least expensive 2022 Tucson, a front-wheel-drive Essential trim, will start just under the $30,000 mark — $29,846 to be exact. Note that every colour other than Crystal White will cost $200, pushing the machine over $30-grand. As expected, adding all-wheel-drive is a $2,000 proposition. There is no shortage of features even at this entry level, including wireless Apple CarPlay and lane-keeping assists.