The Toyota Venza returns as a 2021 model in an all-new design. Aaron is glad to see the wagon-like Venza look more appealing and Kristin likes that it’s a hybrid by default. The new Sienna minivan was unveiled at the same time, sharing the same drivetrain and with a surprise nudge-nudge finger point towards Chrysler in its announcement. Both of these are a big deal for Toyota, whose losing ground in the smaller two-row midsized crossover segment and whose minivan has become aged against newer competition. Both of these seek to rectify those shortcomings and are definitely on point towards doing so. Find out what we know and what we think about the new 2021 Toyota Venza and the 2021 Toyota Sienna.
Kristin and Aaron
After attending a virtual presentation from Mercedes-Benz, Kristin and Aaron talk about what they learned as well as experiences taking various Mercedes vehicles off the pavement. It turns out, there’s a lot of unseen technology going on behind that Mercedes-Benz grille marker.
In this episode, Kristin and Aaron talk about the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and the 2020 Mazda 6, both competing sedans in the midsized market. These are both great vehicles, but they each have strengths, weaknesses, and a different approach to the same market. We talk comparisons in differences and similarities. Which is better? You decide.
In this episode, Kristin and Aaron talk about family vehicles with a plug. Most plug-in hybrid vehicles and fully electric (EV) vehicles are not generally family-sized. There are a few, however, and the two of us have driven most of them. From the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid to the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the Tesla Models X and Y, we talk family vehicles with plugs.
In this video, we explain what the various electrified vehicles are and give an overview of how they work and who they’re suited for. From fully battery electric EV options to plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cells, this video explains the basics to the consumer wondering about efficiency options. Got questions? Comment below or find us at http://www.DriveModeShow.com and ask. We’re happy to help.
In this special episode, our guest Nicole Wakelin gets to explore one of her favorite things: cupcakes. We talk about cupcake flavors and what vehicles we think they match. Think it’s crazy? Find out why the Ford F-150 is a vanilla cream and the chocolate on chocolate is a Hellcat. You might be surprised.
Find Nicole at http://www.NicoleWakelin.com
There are a lot of good things happening during the coronavirus social distancing. Even as automotive plants shut down the production of vehicles for the health and safety of their workers, automakers are jumping in to help communities and the country during this time. Here, we talk about the current happenings and give highlights of what vehicle brands and companies are doing to give back to communities. From building ventilators to making safety gear and feeding the hungry, the automotive industry continues its long tradition of caring for the people and nations it serves.
Stay safe and happy. We’re getting through this together.
In this review, we look at the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse. Kristin spent some time in the new Traverse and came away impressed. Find out details, impressions, and more on this family-oriented crossover-SUV.
In this episode, we talk about the new 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. After a special presentation by Hyundai, we got the skinny on this new hybrid-electric option and its more-than-a-gimmick solar panel roof.
We talk about the 2020 Ram Power Wagon as both a stand-alone package, as will be seen on the road normally, and a stealth option in which the Power Wagon is “hidden” in plain sight as a Tradesman model. Either way, this is one seriously capable off-road beast.