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Acura’s 2019 MDX Hybrid arrives at dealerships

Acura’s 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid has arrived at dealerships around the country. The vehicle, priced at $53,975, offers a combined EPA rating of 27mpg. The vehicle employs a 3L i-VTEC V6 engine as part of its Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system that powers to 321hp and 289 lb-ft. The MDX Sport also includes a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission which “offers ultra-fast…

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Clarity plug-in hybrid compares with Chevrolet Volt

For years, the Chevrolet Volt has led the pack of plug-in hybrid vehicles. However, as David Noland points out in a new article for Green Car Reports, the Volt finally has a challenger in the 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in. Both vehicles have high EPA ratings: both cars are rated at 42mpg overall in gas mode. For all electric range, the…

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Edmunds: Best hybrid cars for 2018

Edmunds has released its list of top hybrid cars for 2018. The automotive industry research group rates each car after putting it through an in-depth testing process. For standard sedan hybrids, the 2018 Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion hybrids took the top spots with each receiving four out of five stars. The 2018 Lexus RX 450h received the…

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Report: 2018’s Top Hybrids

With each season, new hybrids hit the market, and Web2Carz has released a round-up of the best hybrids in 2018. Toyota has three hybrids on this year’s list: the 2018 RAV4 Hybrid, 2018 Prius and 2018 Camry Hybrid were all included. The RAV4 Hybrid is a “practical crossover” and “the vehicle you should get if you want a crossover with…

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2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid offers improved range, EPA rating

Acura has released its 2018 MDX Sport Hybrid for test drives, and Motor Trend has reviewed the model positively. The MDX Sport Hybrid combines three motors with a 1.3 kWH battery pack, pushing the system output of the vehicle to 321hp and 289lb-ft. The vehicle also operates with four modes of driving and all wheel drive standard. The MDX Sport…

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Honda road testing Pilot Plug-In

Photographs of a new Honda Pilot have surfaced according to Automotive News, and the upgraded model is a plug-in hybrid. The Pilot PHEV is expected to have a similar powertrain to the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid. Automotive News’ Vince Bond reports that the Pilot will also have significant stylistic changes, pushing it to look more like the more modern Accord…

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2019 Insight Hybrid Arrives This Summer

Honda’s 2019 Insight Hybrid is set to arrive at dealerships early this summer, and is likely to make an impact, according to Carlos Lago at Edmunds. The upgraded hybrid model sticks out for its somewhat uniquely un-hybrid-like appearance, including a “sharp-looking exterior.” The upgraded hybrid will be sold with three trim levels, two of which coast to mpg of 55/49/52.…

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Increased sales volume expected for new Insight hybrid

Honda has announced its 2019 Insight Hybrid, and with it, the company’s expectations for the new model. According to its conversation with Auto Blog, Honda expects to “do better” with the new Insight Hybrid than the previous Insight models. The company has a stated 2030 electrified vehicle target of 2/3 of total sales. Pricing is still to come for the…

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Insight hybrid model production launched in Indiana

Honda recently celebrated the grand opening of its Greensburg, Indiana manufacturing facility. Honda Manufacturing of Indiana is set to produce all Insight models to be sold in North America. The Greensburg plant employs more than 1000 workers. Honda’s newly configured facility in Greensburg is part of a wider initiative of investment in American manufacturing. The Insight hybrid is powered by…

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2018 Honda Clarity PHEV is a contender

Honda’s 2018 Clarity PHEV is a mid-size sedan with a set of features and add-ons that differentiates it from others on the market. The Clarity PHEV has significant trunk space, generous acoustics and a notably quiet drive. Optional trim packages add a sense of luxury as well, according to James Riswick at Auto Blog. The PHEV is rated at 110MPGe…

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