4.24.2016

Limited Edition: The 2016 Subaru BRZ Series.HyperBlue

Front 3/4 view of 2016 Subaru BRZ Series.HyperBlue
The 2016 Subaru BRZ Series.HyperBlue.
Okay, first---about the headline (and caption).  No, it's not a typo.  Subaru has named its limited edition of the BRZ sports coupe the Series.HyperBlue....that's "Series-dot-capital H-Hyper-capital B-Blue'.  And it is a limited edition, with only 500 being made this year.


4.23.2016

Game Changer: The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Front 3/4 view of 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE.
Just over a year ago, in reviewing the 2015 Toyota RAV4, we noted that it seemed stuck in third-place in sales in its segment, behind the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V.    No longer.  The RAV4 is on a roll, selling enough to beat the Ford and Honda, despite not being significantly different from the 2015 RAV4.

Except for one model.


Sonata in Gas and Electric: The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

Front 3/4 view of 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited.

About a year ago, we reviewed the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, which, with a 1.6-liter turbo four and a seven-speed automatic transmission, managed to turn in some more than respectable fuel economy numbers: 28 city/38 highway.

In 2016, you can do better still.


Goes So Fast: The 2016 Lexus GS-F

Front 3/4 view of 2016 Lexus GS-F
The 2016 Lexus GS-F.
No, of course that is not what GS-F stands for.  What we have here is essentially the Lexus GS sedan, which we have reviewed many times as the GS 350, given the full Lexus F Performance, as opposed to F SPORT, treatment.  F SPORT is a package that, depending on the Lexus model it is applied to, brings cosmetic enhancements and/or refinements and improvements to the car's handling capabilities.

F Performance brings power.  More than you'll find in any other non-F Perfromance Lexus.