The Crosstrek Hybrid is Subaru's first toe wiggle into the plug-in hybrid deep end. It offers impressive fuel economy, but when it comes to performance, comfort, value, and fun, there's a little bit left on the table.
The 2019 AMG E53 takes a Mercedes E-Class sedan and punches it up with performance engineering by AMG — and prices it accordingly. In addition, though, the sedan becomes ones of the most aesthetically pleasing driving experiences around.
Mr. Driver's Seat and family tried the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid on a long journey years ago, but an opportunity to keep it closer to the extension cord offered a different kind of test. It remains a nice ride, comfortable, and roomy, but falls short in one important way.
Redesigning the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe opened up a big opportunity for the company to take the large SUV and make it shine. While the company has made great strides with its other vehicles, the Santa Fe takes a baby step forward.