Autos

2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a top performer

BY H. THROTTLEAUTOMOTIVE COLUMNIST If you’re wondering if a hybrid vehicle is something for you to purchase, think positively.  The hybrid vehicles, especially with the crossover engines, have become outstanding.   They excel in acceleration and fuel economy. The test car of the week has been a Toyota Highlander hybrid/limited/L4 all-wheel drive.  What an amazing …

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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid TRG model scores high

BY H. THROTTLE AUTOMOTIVE COLUMNIST Honda is one of the world’s best manufacturer of gasoline engine  vehicles down to great lawnmowers.  Now the Japanese company has entered the hybrid car market beginning  in 2018. This week I tested the 2021 Honda Accord  Hybrid TRG touring model. Powered with a 212-horsepower gasoline engine and two electric generators, …

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2021 Volkswagen Atlas Turbo has muscle

BY H. THROTTLE– AUTOMOTIVE COLUMNIST Volkswagen became famous with the “Beetle” that swept American popularity for decades. I owned three different models over several decades and enjoyed them all. VW introduced the Atlas in 2018 as a three-row SUV with a 235-turbo-charged 2.0L engine generating 235 horsepower. The peppy engine is linked to a “Tiptronic …

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