Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Venue

Clean Fleet Report

To maximize fuel economy, selecting the Normal drive mode is key to equaling or besting the EPA rating of 30 mpg city/34 highway/32 combined. The plastic body cladding, which is usually reserved for serious off road all-wheel drive crossovers and SUVs, was used on the Venue for decoration.

2016 Honda Pilot Seven-Seat SUV Rated At 22 Or 23 MPG Combined

Green Car Reports

The new Pilot was unveiled back in February at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and we now know that it will achieve an EPA-rated 23 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway) with front-wheel drive and the optional nine-speed automatic transmission. Fuel Economy Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUVThe 2016 Honda Pilot gets a slight bump in fuel efficiency as part of a ground-up redesign.

2015 120
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

Clean Fleet Report

Gets more than 50 mpg. With the coupe-like design, the sleek lines will cause you to pause about buying a crossover SUV. This great-sounding system has SiriusXM, AM/FM/HD radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Making a Case to Consider a Sedan. Great style.

Road Test: 2021 Buick Envision Avenir FWD

Clean Fleet Report

The EPA rates the Buick Envision FWD at 24 mpg city/31 highway/26 combined miles per gallon. mpg average. The infotainment system includes wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which was an unexpected feature. All-New Sleek Design with Premium Touches.

Buick 52

Hyundai plans 12 new SUV models through 2021; ICE, hybrid, PHEV, BEV; 2022 Tucson

Green Car Congress

Hyundai announced a sustained product blitz of 12 new and enhanced SUVs continuing through the 2021 calendar year. The fresh pipeline of new SUV products will include new and refined internal combustion, hybrid, plug-in, BEV and N performance models.

2020 232

Refreshed 2017 Acura MDX SUV debuts in New York with Sport Hybrid Powertrain; 26 mpg combined

Green Car Congress

Acura unveiled the restyled and refreshed 2017 MDX luxury SUV at the New York International Auto Show, adding available Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain technology as a model option. Acura expects the MDX Sport Hybrid will receive EPA fuel economy ratings of 25/26/26 mpg (city/highway/combined) (9.4/9.04/9.04 These changes will continue to advance MDX’s competitiveness and its legacy as the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time.

2016 150

Volkswagen unveils T-Prime Concept GTE AWD plug-in hybrid SUV at Auto China 2016

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen unveiled the T-Prime Concept GTE all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid in a world premiere at Auto China 2016 in Beijing. The concept fulls-size SUV previews the future Volkswagen SUV. By means of comparison: the SUV is 0.4 In hybrid operation, such as when the high-voltage battery is flat, fuel consumption is 29 mpg (8.1 The driver brings out the most agile character of the SUV in this mode. The importance of SUVs.

2016 150

Toyota introduces new 2020 Highlander and hybrid at New York International Auto Show; TNGA-K platform

Green Car Congress

Toyota introduced the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show. Just as the first RAV4 launched the compact crossover SUV segment 22 years ago, the original Highlander redefined the midsize family SUV when it arrived in 2001. The 2020 Highlander amplifies all qualities while taking on a new design direction that combines a powerful SUV presence with sophisticated detailing.

2019 237

2020 Ford Escape revealed: Hybrid returns teasing nearly 40 mpg, plug-in hybrid version with 30 electric miles

Green Car Reports

The Ford Escape was the first Ford hybrid and the first hybrid SUV to hit the market. New York Auto Show Plug-In HybridsThat was 15 years ago, and Ford has been sitting out seven model years with no Escape Hybrid in the lineup. With the introduction of a new 2020 Escape, Ford is bringing back this model, which once had a very loyal following from taxi companies, public agencies.

2019 110

Volkswagen teases new Beijiing concept PHEV SUV

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen released a few teaser images for the Beijing Concept luxury SUV to be revealed at the Beijing auto show next week. Predicted NEDC combined fuel consumption is 78 mpg (3 l/100 km), and the concept accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 6.0 The vehicle—which Volkswagen says previews its direction with SUVs—demonstrates both the continued digitalization of the automobile, as well as a performance-oriented plug-in hybrid powertrain.

2016 150

Road Test: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax 4WD Crew Cab AT4 CarbonPro

Clean Fleet Report

But maybe since the predominant vehicles on the road these days are midsize to large SUVs, a big truck really isn’t so big. Fuel economy for the 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel is EPA rated at 22 mpg city/26 highway/24 combined. The dash has controls for 2WD, 4WD and Auto 4WD.

Land Rover bringing two diesel SUVs to N. America; 32% better combined fuel economy, up to 28 mpg on highway; LEV 3

Green Car Congress

Land Rover will offer the option of diesel powertrains in two 2016 model year luxury SUVs: the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6 SUVs will deliver 25 mpg (9.4 l/100 km) combined, a 32% improvement over the supercharged V6, and reach a high of 28 mpg (8.4 The two new luxury diesel SUVs are making their debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and go on sale Fall 2015.

2015 179

Toyota’s new RAV4 plug-in hybrid SUV offers 39 miles AER, 90 MPGe

Green Car Congress

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota introduced its new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) RAV4 performance model with an estimated 302-horsepower, advanced all-wheel drive, sport-tuned suspension and exclusive design features. seconds—the second quickest acceleration time in the Toyota lineup—the 2021 RAV4 Prime has an estimated 39 miles of all-electric range—the highest AER of any PHEV SUV on the market.

2019 192

New 2016 Range Rover Evoque with new Ingenium diesel will deliver up to 56 mpg; Geneva debut

Green Car Congress

l/100 km (56 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of 109 g/km. l/100km (49 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions from 125g/km. l/100km (30 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of 181g/km. Auto: 129 (Coupe). Auto: 134 (5-Door). Auto: 129 (Coupe). Auto: 134 (5-Door). Auto: 4.9 Auto: 5.1 Auto: 4.9 Auto: 5.1 Auto 4WD: 10. Auto 4WD: 9. Auto: 111 (180). Auto: 121 (195).

2015 266

GM adds 9-speed auto to 2018 Buick Envision for China

Green Car Congress

It remains Buick’s most popular SUV and second most popular model overall, with deliveries of 169,227 units in the first 10 months of this year. second, setting a quality benchmark for midsize SUVs. mpg US). Buick launched the 2018 Buick Envision in China with a new nine-speed transmission, updated design and enhanced connectivity. The Envision originally went on sale in China in October 2014.

2017 150

Nissan boosts fuel economy of 2013 Pathfinder SUV by 30%, drops weight by 500 lbs

Green Car Congress

Fuel economy is rated at 26 mpg highway / 20 mpg city and 22 mpg combined for the 2WD model (9.0, l/100 km, respectively) and 25 mpg highway / 19 mpg city and 21 mpg combined for the 4WD model (9.4, engine was EPA-rated at 22 mpg highway / 15 mpg city and 17 mpg combined. The new Pathfinder is a 3-row/7-passenger SUV. In September, Pathfinder SUV sales in the US rose 38.7% 2013 Pathfinder. Click to enlarge.

2012 261

Ford boosting production targets for full-size SUVs by about 25%; increasing line speed at Kentucky Truck Plant

Green Car Congress

Ford is increasing production of two popular full-size SUVs to meet increasing retail demand for both models. The company is increasing line speed at its Kentucky Truck Plant to build more Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUVs, boosting production targets approximately 25% since last fall when the SUVs hit the market. 2018 Lincoln Navigator unveiled at New York Auto Show in 2017. The 2018 Navigator 4x2 delivers combined EPA-rated fuel economy of 19 mpg (12.37

2018 174

Honda’s new 1.6L diesel i-DTEC Civic for Europe offers 65 mpg US

Green Car Congress

The i-DTEC Civic, which will arrive in dealerships early next year, delivers fuel economy of 65 mpg US (3.6 The engine—developed exclusively for Europe—will also be applied in the new CR-V SUV later in 2013. i-DTEC EX has also been enhanced with several convenience features including front and rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and DAB digital radio. Honda is launching a Civic model equipped with a new 1.6-liter diesel i-DTEC engine in Europe.

2012 258

2018 VW Tiguan and new 2.0 TSI B-cycle engine gives VW a strong offering in compact SUV segment

Green Car Congress

As with the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas full-size SUV ( earlier post ), the new Tiguan is based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture. First, it gives the automaker a very competitive offering in the compact SUV segment in the US—a segment which is booming in the US. However, it is also more fuel efficient, picking up 2 mpg on the EPA combined cycle rating—an increase of 9% over the 2017 model. (As Select compact SUVs.

2017 255

Volkswagen to produce new CrossBlue-based midsize SUV in Chattanooga; $900M investment

Green Car Congress

The new mid-size SUV is based on the CrossBlue concept. The Board of Directors of Volkswagen Group of America has decided to award the production of its new midsize SUV to the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee. The Group will be investing a total of approximately US$900 million (€643 million) in the production of the newly developed, seven-passenger SUV, creating 2,000 additional jobs in the US. l/100km) combined (37 mpg highway and 33 mpg city), 89 mpge (2.64

2014 191

Mercedes-Benz introduces its first plug-in hybrid SUV: the GLE550 e

Green Car Congress

Keeping pace with its announced intention to roll out 10 plug-in hybrids by 2017 ( earlier post ), Mercedes-Benz introduced the new GLE550 e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid (PHEV) along with the other members of the new GLE family of full-size SUVs. The GLE550 e is Mercedes-Benz’ first plug-in hybrid SUV. The high-performance SUV models, the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 4MATIC and the GLE63 S 4MATIC, will also celebrate their world premieres at the same time at the New York International Auto Show.

2015 224

Chevrolet introduces 2018 Equinox SUV with turbo diesel option in N. America

Green Car Congress

Chevrolet has introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox compact SUV with a choice of three turbocharged engines—including the segment’s first turbo-diesel in North America. turbo offers a GM-estimated 31 mpg highway (FWD). It also offers a GM-estimated 28 mpg on the highway (FWD). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is subject to their terms, privacy statements and data plan rates, as well as a compatible smartphone.).

2016 205

VW of America introducing the Golf SportWagen; increased cargo volume and fuel efficiency; up to 43 mpg highway with diesel

Green Car Congress

The Golf SportWagen was also the basis for the hydrogen fuel cell Golf SportWagen HyMotion concept shown at the LA Auto Show last November. Volkswagen is emphasizing that (a) the SportWagen is based on the award-winning Gen 7 Golf and that it is, fundamentally a Golf; and (b) that the SportWagen offers the versatility of a compact SUV combined with the fuel efficiency and driving dynamics of a sporty compact. city (mpg). hwy (mpg). l/100 km), and from 39 mpg (6.0

2015 231

Volkswagen unveils mid-size SUV plug-in diesel-electric hybrid concept at Detroit Show

Green Car Congress

Powertrain of the CrossBlue SUV PHEV concept. Volkswagen unveiled the CrossBlue SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show. Developed specifically for US and Canada, the six- to seven-seat midsize crossover CrossBlue is targeted at the rapidly growing mid-size SUV segment, and would sit in the Volkswagen SUV lineup above the Tiguan and below the premium Touareg. l/100km) combined (37 mpg highway and 33 mpg city), 89 mpge (2.64

2013 238

BYD Tang SUV PHEV available for pre-orders starting at $48.3K before incentives; twice that for performance model

Green Car Congress

BYD has begun taking pre-orders for the Tang plug-in hybrid SUV ( earlier post ) in China with a starting price of 300,000 RMB (US$48,306) before EV incentives. BYD said that demand for the BYD Tang, originally introduced at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, is high; BYD expects orders for the Tang quickly to surpass those for the Qin plug-in hybrid ( earlier post )—at 14,747 units, the best-selling plug-in in China in 2014. mpg US). Click to enlarge.

2015 199

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Two-Mode Hybrid ML450 SUV at New York Auto Show

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz staged the world premiere of the ML 450 HYBRID at the 2009 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) ( earlier post ). Fuel consumption and emissions from the ML 450 HYBRID are up to 60% less than a conventional eight-cylinder SUV with permanent all-wheel drive. The ML 450 HYBRID offers a system output of 250 kW (340 hp) and a combined torque of 517 Nm (381 lb-ft), with city fuel consumption of 21 mpg (11.2 L/100km) and highway consumption of 24 mpg (9.8

2009 150

New 2014 Jeep Cherokee features up to 31 mpg highway, 9-speed transmission; driver assistance firsts

Green Car Congress

Chrysler introduced the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV at the New York International Auto Show. Powered by the choice of two new engines mated to the nine-speed, the Cherokee features expected highway fuel economy ratings of up to 31 mpg US (7.6 The 2.4-liter Tigershark engine offers up to an estimated 31 mpg highway fuel economy rating, a more than 45% improvement versus the outgoing model, and a driving range on a tank of gasoline of nearly 500 miles.

2013 242

Audi unveils Q8 plug-in hybrid concept full-size SUV; production version in 2018

Green Car Congress

Audi presented the Audi Q8 concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017. Combining the spaciousness of an SUV with the lines of a coupe, the Q8 concept features a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The concept full-size SUV is the basis for a production model that Audi will launch on the market in 2018; whether or not the first production version will be a plug-in hybrid has yet to be determined. US mpg) per 100 kilometers (62.1

2017 163

Audi introducing 2nd-gen Q7 SUV at NAIAS; e-tron quattro diesel PHEV model; 2nd gen MLB

Green Car Congress

Audi will present the new second-generation Audi Q7 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. mpg US), corresponding to less than 50 grams CO 2 per kilometer (80.5 mpg US), which equates to CO 2 emissions of 149 grams per kilometer (239.8 lb-ft) of torque, accelerating the big SUV from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mpg US) in the NEDC, corresponding to 179 grams CO 2 per kilometer (288 g/mi). The big SUV has a cd value of just 0.32.

2014 231

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers new 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 and 8-speed for 30 mpg highway

Green Car Congress

Among the many features of the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee—introduced at the Detroit Auto Show—two in particular contribute to significantly improved fuel economy and driving performance: an optional new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and a new eight-speed automatic transmission. That powertrain delivers 30 mpg (7.8 L/100km) highway for the SUV (4x2) and a range of more than 730 miles (1,175 km). EcoDiesel. Click to enlarge.

2013 200

Ford at Frankfurt: Euro-spec Ford Edge diesels with up to 40.6 mpg; new Ranger pickup with 17% improvement in fuel efficiency

Green Car Congress

Ford will be introducing the Euro-spec version of its Edge SUV at the IAA in Frankfurt this week. The large SUV will be offered in Europe with a choice of 180PS 2.0-liter TDCi diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission, or 210 PS bi-turbo 2.0‑liter mpg US (5.8 l/100 km) fuel efficiency and 149g/km CO 2 supported by Auto-Start-Stop technology. Ford expects to sell 200,000 SUVs in Europe in 2016—a 200% increase compared to 2013.

2015 195

New Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan features standard nine speed transmission, expected 35 mpg highway

Green Car Congress

Chrysler introduced the revamped new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan at the Detroit Auto Show. The 200 is the industry’s first mid-size sedan with a standard nine-speed automatic transmission, which enables expected highway fuel economy ratings of 35 mpg US (6.7 The front-wheel drive platform was engineered to accommodate compact or mid-size vehicles, cars, CUVs or SUVs, as well as front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or 4x4 drivelines. 2015 Chrysler 200. Click to enlarge.

2014 241

Volkswagen presents advanced version of near-production Taigun SUV in India; 3-cylinder turbo direct injection 1.0L engine

Green Car Congress

At the Auto Expo 2014 in New Delhi, Volkswagen is presenting an advanced version of the near-production concept of the Taigun SUV. l/100km (50 mpg US), or around 110 g/km CO 2. Taigun SUV. Earlier post.) The four-seat Taigun is powered by a three-cylinder 1.0-liter TSI engine (turbocharged, direct injection gasoline engine) with 81 kW / 109 hp from 5,000 rpm. Average fuel consumption is 4.7 With a fuel tank capacity of 50 liters (13.2

2014 191

Chinese automakers bring hybrids and plug-ins to Detroit, Geneva auto shows

Green Car Congress

At least two Chinese automakers are bringing some of their new energy vehicles—hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric—to two of the major international auto shows in the first quarter of this year. GAC) brought three to the 2013 North American International Auto Show (2013 NAIAS) in Detroit this month: a 4x4 Hybrid Version of the Trumpchi Sedan; a battery-electric version of the Trumpchi GS5 SUV; and the Compact NEV E-JET range-extended electric vehicle.

2013 221

Volkswagen introduces the Sport Coupé Concept GTE PHEV at Geneva; 118 mpg US

Green Car Congress

l/100 km (118 mpg US), or 46 g CO 2 /km. GTE versions are conceivable in all vehicle classes, as demonstrated with the Cross Coupe GTE SUV concept vehicle that was shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Despite this dynamic performance, the concept car has an EC combined fuel consumption of 118 mpg US.

2015 191

2012 SUV Market Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

SUV Market Remains Strong. In 2008, when gas prices first reached $4 a gallon in the United States, drivers unloaded their SUVs, flooding dealerships with used models that collected dust on dealer lots for several months. Despite a sharp rise in fuel prices at the start of the year, and lingering bad economic conditions, new and used SUVs are gaining favor in many households. What does this have to do with an increased interest in SUVs? So which SUV is right for you?

2012 55

Porsche introducing new plug-in Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUV; third plug-in from Porsche

Green Car Congress

The new generation of the Cayenne will enter the market later this year in five versions: Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel and—in a world premiere—the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. l/100 km (69 mpg US), with 79 g/km CO 2. All new Cayenne models feature an improved “auto stop-start function plus” and optimized thermal management. l/100 km (20 to 21 mpg US), for 267-261 g/km CO 2.

2014 191

Nissan introduces 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid SUV with FF hybrid system; 24% improvement in fuel economy over conventional

Green Car Congress

Nissan introduced the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid at the New York International Auto Show. Fuel economy is estimated at 26 mpg (9.0 Estimated city fuel economy is 25 mpg (9.4 l/100 km), while highway mileage is estimated at 27 mpg (8.7 Pathfinder offers selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD Lock modes for its available ALL-MODE 4x4-i system. 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

2013 216

First drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine PHEV sets a high bar for full-size luxury SUV plug-ins in US

Green Car Congress

Bottom line, subjectively, Volvo has set a high bar for the coming crop of full-size luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs, from design to performance. The 3-row, 7-seat SUV weighs 5,059 lbs (2,295 kg) in its PHEV version (4,627 lbs/2,099 kg conventional), yet delivers the performance, handling and feel of a smaller luxury sporty sedan, even up and down twisty canyon roads. Luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs coming to US market. In 1999, Ford acquired Volvo as part of its Premier Auto Group.

2015 254

I Can’t Drive 55 (MPG)

Hybrid SUV Blog

Automakers were already under pressure to meet the previous standard, which called for a Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) of 29 miles per gallon (mpg) now, gradually increasing to 35.5 mpg by 2016. mpg by the 2025 model year. Makers of SUVs, minivans, crossovers, and pickup trucks get a bit of a break. To meet the new standard, auto makers will need to use a variety of approaches. Second, automakers will need to make their cars and SUVs lighter.

2012 62

2012 SUV Market Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

SUV Market Remains Strong. In 2008, when gas prices first reached $4 a gallon in the United States, drivers unloaded their SUVs, flooding dealerships with used models that collected dust on dealer lots for several months. Despite a sharp rise in fuel prices at the start of the year, and lingering bad economic conditions, new and used SUVs are gaining favor in many households. What does this have to do with an increased interest in SUVs? So which SUV is right for you?

2012 43

Audi introducing supercharged gasoline engine version of SQ5 SUV at Detroit Show

Green Car Congress

Audi will introduce an SQ5 model powered by a supercharged gasoline engine at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show; heretofore, the SQ5 was only powered by a 3.0-liter V6 TDI Biturbo diesel, and was not available in the US. The new Audi SQ5 shown at the Detroit Auto Show is powered by a 3.0L liters of fuel per 100 km in the NEDC (21 mpg US).

2013 185

Peugeot Diesel Hybrid SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

In the hybrid SUV marketplace, the term “affordable luxury” is often oxymoronic. The new hybrid uses a combination of a diesel engine and electric motor to get about 56 mpg combined fuel economy. The crossover can run on electricity alone (called the ZEV mode); using the two sources together in different manners offers a choice of a peppy performance “Sport” mode, an “Auto” mode that makes the best use of each drive, and a four-wheel drive mode for off-road driving.

2012 44