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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid police truck will report for duty

The SSV package isn’t exclusively for police, but it’s on the options list.


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Ford F-150 police vehicles do indeed exist already, but with the 2021 Ford F-150, the automaker will give fleet buyers an option for hybrid power.

Cars Direct first reported Wednesday on dealer order guides for the new F-150 and highlighted some of the more peculiar options on the roster. However, one interesting piece was the available “Special Service Vehicle” option. For $50, Ford will delete the center seat, install a vinyl bench seat in the rear, and add a 240-amp alternator. And while it’s available

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2021 Toyota Venza packs standard AWD and hybrid power under $34,000

The new Venza is pretty handsome.


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The Toyota Venza is back, but it’s not the frumpy-looking minivan you probably remember. This time, it’s an elegant crossover SUV with standard hybrid power and premium strides to its name.

We got our first go in the 2021 Venza recently and walked away impressed, but we also know how much the crossover will cost when it arrives at dealers this summer. Toyota said Wednesday the latest addition to its lineup will start at $33,645 after a $1,175 destination charge for the entry-level LE trim. Hop into a midgrade XLE and

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2021 Ford F-150 prices hold steady, but hybrid pickup adds at least $4,500

Something like the Limited will definitely cost a lot more, but we don’t know how much just yet.


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America’s favorite pickup truck returns with an evolutionary redesign, but also takes some big steps forward. We’re talking about the 2021 Ford F-150, of course, which bowed this month.

Ahead of its launch, Ford released final prices for some of the 2021 F-150 models and the good news is the truck doesn’t cost much more than the outgoing pickup. CarsDirect first reported the prices Monday and Ford confirmed their authenticity with Roadshow, so these are definitely the figures you’ll face when

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2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid review: Big fish in an ever-shrinking pond

The grille is a bit much.


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With the current Avalon, Toyota decided to try and shake up the sedan’s formerly sleepy image in the hopes of attracting buyers whose personal Venn diagrams don’t overlap entirely with AARP membership. I’ll be damned if Toyota wasn’t successful, because not only is the 2020 Toyota Avalon interesting to look at, it’s pretty decent to drive.

Like

  • Smooth, efficient drivetrain
  • Great interior, amazing seats
  • Lots of standard safety tech

Don’t Like

  • Lots of wind noise
  • No Android Auto
  • That grille is huge

The 2020 Toyota Avalon is available with two very different

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