2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid SUV slides in under $40,000

A 300-horsepower RAV4 that also happens to be quite efficient? Yeah, that’ll work.


There’s no such thing as a free ride. While automakers have done well to integrate the cost of fancy new features that are slowly growing standard (like active and passive safety systems), new technology often carries a higher price that will, in one way or another, eventually affect the consumer. That’s why it’s good to see that the new Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid barely pushes its way above the average new-car transaction price.

Toyota on Friday announced the starting price for the 2021 RAV4 Prime,

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The best hybrid vehicles on sale today

There are many great hybrid vehicles available today.

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Gas prices may be the lowest they’ve been in years, but that doesn’t mean you should be flagrantly wasteful. Helping you curb your fuel consumption, there are plenty of excellent hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles available today, which all save loads of fuel. In no particular order, here are some of the Roadshow team’s favorites.

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First up, a Toyota, but probably not the model you’re thinking

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid review: Like a nice night out

It’s good that Honda hasn’t fallen prey to the same addiction to large grilles as the rest of the industry.

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The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is like a nice date night that doesn’t go overboard, financially speaking. Let’s say you want to treat yourself, but you’re not going all-out with a trip to one of those stuffy, three-figure-per-plate steakhouses. Maybe you want to spend just a smidge more money than usual and get down with some approachable, quasi-upscale cuisine, like a Cooper’s Hawk or a Wildfire, because you deserve something nice every once in a while. That’s what

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2021 BMW 5 Series embraces hybrid power, keeps its stately looks

More hybrid this time.


As expected, BMW gave the 2021 5 Series sedan a digital debut on Tuesday, and now we know all about the new hybrid technology and other tweaks the German automaker packed into the refreshed model.

Seriously, this refresh banks on a lot of hybrid technology because the design doesn’t change a whole lot. Sharp-eyed enthusiasts will note it’s just over an inch longer now, but dimensions don’t actually change. BMW designers lengthened the car to create more of a “sweeping profile” for the sedan. That’s certainly on display with a new take on the kidney

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