The 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid blends sophisticated styling, and technology into a package that takes Lincoln to new levels of luxury and performance. Though not as desirable as some others in its category — for instance, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 series or Lexus ES 300h — the MKZ Hybrid offers a uniquely opulent design, an efficient powertrain, and a nice roster of upscale amenities.
The hysterical television ad for the Cadillac ELR luxury electric vehicle would have us believe this: “You work hard, you create your own luck, and you gotta believe anything is possible.” It’s also intended convince us that the mean-looking electric sedan is worth its $76,000 base sticker price. Unfortunately, my week driving the ELR revealed those marketing messages, while worth a quick chuckle on YouTube, to be hype. This vehicle is a glitzy dud.
Search on eBay, and you’ll find dozens of used 2011 Nissan Leaf electric cars priced around $15,000. That’s a great deal—less than half the original sticker price—on a battery-powered five-seat EV with a range of about 80 miles per charge. Three years ago, the earliest of electric car adopters were chomping at the bit to […]
Is the Next-Gen Mitsubishi Evolution Evolving Into a Crossover? First it was predicted that the next generation of the Evo would be a hybrid, and now the story has gotten stranger. Mitsubishi’s Evo halo car might be replaced by (or turned into) a crossover SUV. Why would Mitsu take the Lancer Evo – an impressive little sports […]
eBay Listing: 1980 Bradley GT II EV There’s a dearth of information available about the seriously cool Bradley GT fiberglass two-seat gull-wing kit car from the 1960s and 1970s. Web reports indicate that about 6,000 of the original Bradley GT cars were sold to kit builders, before the more refined but short-lived GT II was […]
Pros: Sharp, athletic new exterior style Roomy interior is also quite luxurious Excellent road manners for a large vehicle Lots of available tech features Cons: Powertrain options are largely unchanged High priced Hybrid model lacks a good value proposition Mid-sized crossovers have fast become one of the bread and butter automotive segments. Folks looking for […]