Like most of us, January 2020 turned out very differently than we expected. By the end of February, it was clear that COVID-19 was going to be a serious problem as auto shows and drive events began to be canceled. A lot. But our local press navy is in operation, and a calendar with no travel has set aside more time to test cars at home. Fortunately, sitting in a car by someone meets the requirements for social distance, and A car interior would be a welcome change From spending every day at home.
Was able to test respectable new vehicles in defiance of new realities. These are the highlights of a year spent behind the wheel.
Hybrids, Plugin Hybrids and EV
Less than half of the cars I reviewed this year (15 out of 32) were hybrid, plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicles. I walked many miles on one of the most exotic hybrids on the list—Acura NSX Supercar. The three-day trip from Ohio to Florida was an unforgettable one, but it was hard work. There will be runner-up Toyota Vensa It took us to Cooperstown, New York and one day. Unlike the NSX, the Vensa had more comfortable seats and adaptive travel control. This silk shortcut is one of my unexpected joys of this year.
I expected to be inspired Hyundai Sonata hybrid, Yet it surprised me. It stood out at this year’s Chicago Auto Show because the vehicle delivered that promise and much more on the road. It’s beautiful, it’s got some useful driver assistance, and it actually gets 52mpg (4.5l / 100km) – all for less than $ 28,000.
Seven of the 32 cars we reviewed this year were BEV. I want to say more about this Volkswagen ID.4 And Volvo XC40 Recharge In the future, we will spend less than an hour with each other. Expect the Ford Mustang Mac-E Review in the New Year January We planned a week in January with that electric pony. The epidemic postponed the planned mask Chevrolet Bolt EV. The Kia Niro Ev Very efficient, and one of the few BEVs to approach Tesla when approached with range performance. The Mini Cooper S.E. A melody to drive, The Pole Star 2 Inspired by a great interior Audi E-Tron Sportback, At a price it raised the ladder.
Money means no, however, I have Force Cayenne Coupe Turbo S E-Hybrid. I never thought I would type those words. Yes, this is a great SUV, yes, I’m a kind of annoying writer, I will never stop telling the reader how much he does not like big SUVs. But Cain Coupe’s power to weight ratio means he doesn’t feel like driving a big SUV. Its battery pack is big enough to cover my normal trips. This Houndstooth interior may be my favorite of all the cars I have driven this year.