2021 Toyota Sienna first drive: 36 mpg and design flair make the minivan relevant again

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If Toyota’s minivan goes hybrid and sips fuel at 36 miles per gallon, is the era of the “swagger wagon” over? Toyota went in strong with

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Road Test: 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

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All-New, All-Hybrid Family-Friendly Minivan. Toyota long ago made a commitment to hybrids, with the Prius being the most successful result of the company’s commitment to combining electricity and gasoline. The 2021 Sienna comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

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Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

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If you are one of those “I will never drive a minivan” type of persons, please keep reading. When Clean Fleet Report first reviewed the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in 2017, it was the only electrified minivan on the market. mpg based on the dashboard computer. Impressive Efficiency.

Road Test: 2022 Kia Carnival SX

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Goodbye To the Minivan. Kia is out of the minivan business and is shaking up things with the all-new 2022 Carnival. The Korean car company will remind you it is not a minivan but an MPV or Multi-Purpose Vehicle. So, how to change opinions and misconceptions about minivans?

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Toyota launches fully redesigned Voxy and Noah minivans in Japan; class-first hybrid system

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation launched the completely redesigned Voxy minivan through Netz dealers, and the completely redesigned Noah minivan through Toyota Corolla dealers; hybrid models are scheduled for release on 14 February. km/L (56 mpg US , 4.2 Voxy and Noah hybrid minivan specifications. km/L (38 mpg US , 6.25 Noah G (hybrid model with options). Click to enlarge.

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First Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivans Delivered For Testing

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There's likely a huge market demand for higher-mileage minivans and wagons, but so far, the 2012 Toyota Prius V is the sole entry that gets more than 40 mpg in EPA testing. So the news that Chrysler delivered four plug-in hybrid versions of its Town & Country minivan to the city of Auburn Hills, Michigan, is tantalizing to families who want to

Plug-in minivan emissions, 2018 Camry Hybrid batteries, MPG plateaus: Today's Car News

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More proof that plugging in cuts carbon emissions, news on the batteries of the new 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid, and discouraging news on the calculated fuel economy of new vehicles sold last year: all this and more in today's car news on Green Car Reports.

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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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mpg (9.76 mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. The Trends report has been published annually since 1975 and covers all passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, minivans, and all but the largest pickup trucks and vans. Since 1975, half of car production has consistently been within several mpg of each other. mpg, which is 0.5 mpg higher than MY 2012. mpg (0.6 mpg (annual increase of 0.5 mpg (8.3

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2013 Toyota Sienna To Drop Four-Cylinder Model

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With the 2013 Toyota Sienna minivan however, it's no big deal losing the unpopular 2.7-liter four-cylinder, as the 3.5-liter V-6 already made the same 21 mpg Normally, a manufacturer announcing that it will drop a four cylinder model in favor of a six-cylinder variant would lead to wailing and gnashing of teeth, to those of a green disposition.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica wins Altair Enlighten Award for weight reduction in full vehicle category; Toyota, Faurecia and AP&T module, technology winners

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Toyota’s carbon fiber closure panels for the 2017 Prius Prime and Lexus LC500 ( earlier post ), and Faurecia’s Adaptive Valve for exhaust systems employed on the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado took the top honors for the module category. In addition, the all-new Pacifica minivan also makes strategic use of aluminum. In highway driving, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica earns a best-in-class rating of 28 miles per gallon (mpg) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Subscribe Green News Events Manufacturers Region New Cars Used Cars Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chrysler Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service by Sam Abuelsamid on Apr 22nd 2009 at 10:05AM Chrysler U.S. Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S. Apr 22, 2009 - Chrysler invented the minivan 25 years ago.

ORNL study quantifies fuel economy costs of common driver practices and vehicle alterations

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In addition, two minivans were subjected to coastdowns to examine the similarity in derived coefficients for two duplicate vehicles of the same model. The compact sedan, a 2009 Toyota Corolla with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, also suffered as its fuel economy dipped 22% from 42.5 mpg (5.53 l/100 km) at 60 mph (97 km/h) to 33 mpg (7.1 mpg (9.45 mpg (10.3 mpg (9.5 mpg (4.09 mpg (7.97 mpg (7.6 mpg (13.3

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EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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The Trends report has been published annually since 1975 and covers all passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, minivans, and all but the largest pickup trucks and vans. In the analysis, EPA uses overall fuel economy in mpg equivalent (mpge) and tailpipe CO 2 emission values. mpg, and reduces the overall CO 2 emissions by 3 g/mi.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: The legendary SUV brand’s first plug-in hybrid


That’s not surprising—the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the company’s only previous plug-in hybrid, is a well-executed PHEV with an EPA-rated 32 miles of usable electric range that retains all the virtues of the Pacifica minivan.

2011 edition of EPA Fuel Economy Trends report shows several advanced powertrain technologies making significant gains

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mpg (17%). mpg (3%) higher. mpg (10.4 mpg higher than in MY 2009. mpg (10.3 With those adjustments, light trucks, which include SUVs, minivans/vans, and pickup trucks, accounted for 36% of all light-duty vehicle sales in MY 2010. In MY 2010, the last year for which EPA has final production data, Hyundai had the lowest fleet-wide adjusted composite CO2 emissions performance, followed very closely by Kia and then Toyota.

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Road Test: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

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He added that the Wrangler PHEV has been embraced by Jeep’s enthusiasts, pulling one-fourth of the model’s sales and even outselling the Toyota Prius for the first quarter of 2021, taking the title for that time as the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the U.S. A Very Trail-Ready Plug-in Hybrid.

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Ford, VW Ante Up

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based minivan in Tokyo, followed by a plug-in hybrid sedan at Los Angeles. concept unveiled in Frankfurt is to give VW a low-cost, rear engine, affordable vehicle, both the minivan and plug-in hybrid should carry a meager price tag if they come to production. Ford to bring back ESCORT in 2010 with 100 mpg Hybrid Next Energy News Sept. M omentum for a Plug in Future continues. First, there is this story from Volkswagon. Apparently, VW is set to unveil an Up!-based

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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BYD BYD Automobile Company, Shenzhen, China (partially owned by Warren Buffets Mid-America Holdings) Plan F6DM $22,000 PHEV with 60-mile range for sale, starting in China in 2009, in the US around 2011 Chrysler ENVI division developing Town & Country minivan, 200C EV concept and Jeep Patriot and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUVs, EREVs (series hybrids) with 40-mile range One PHEV planned for sale in US by end of 2010, others by 2013. Never discount Toyota.

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Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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Thankfully, since parts of the powertrain in the Circuit are also used in other Chrysler ENVI vehicles - like the all-electric USPS minivan that was unveiled earlier today - work that is done on one model can be applied to others.