Toyota Sienna minivan goes hybrid-only

Toyota Sienna minivan goes hybrid-only

Restyling of the 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan, which is now being sold only as a hybrid, gives it a bold and modern exterior form, new interior and new powertrain. Though the minivan market has been shrinking for a number of…

GMC Yukon gets light turbodiesel

GMC Yukon gets light turbodiesel

Following a year of successful performance results in the GMC Sierra 1500 pickup, the Duramax 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel engine has been added to the 2021 Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the turbodiesel develops 277…

FWD models fill late-May with economy

FWD models fill late-May with economy

From south of the border, down Mexico way, came two small, front-wheel-drive offerings carrying “can’t -miss attributes” – fuel -mileage estimates in the 30s and relatively low sticker prices. They are the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, a German-based compact four-door…

Turbo added to Mazda3 AWD hatch

Turbo added to Mazda3 AWD hatch

Delightful, spirited driving in the rain came my way in the form of the 2021 Mazda3 hatchback; after an eight-year absence, the little compact regains optional turbocharging. Precise, light steering complements performance by the new turboed Skyactiv-G, 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine…

Rubicon 392 reinforces Jeep Wrangler

Rubicon 392 reinforces Jeep Wrangler

The idealized Hemi engine, on Memorial Day weekend, in return of V-8 power in the Wrangler Unlimited has swelled interest even beyond the multitude of Jeep enthusiasts. The new 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 has arrived with the 6.4-liter…

Ford Ranger in 4X4 bid with Tremor

Ford Ranger in 4X4 bid with Tremor

Fortified with a new offroad package called Tremor, the Ford Ranger ventures into the wilds of the west against roughest of terrain and toughest of weather. With Tremor, the Ranger is a competitor of the Chevy Colorado ZR2, Toyota Tacoma…