The Highlander Hybrid is the most efficient vehicle in its class with a 36 mpg EPA combined fuel economy rating for front-wheel-drive models and 35 mpg with all-wheel-drive. The Highlander’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motors put out a combined 243 hp, which compares to 295 hp for the conventional 3.5-liter V6-powered model and 318 for the Explorer Hybrid that is the only other hybrid in the segment and gets 28 mpg. … [Read more...] about Test drive: Is the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid the one?
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Ford says it has covered a quarter-mile in 8.27 seconds at a trap speed 168 mph in private testing, and it put NHRA Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III behind the wheel at Indianapolis to take on a sportsman class supercharged V8-powered 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet driven by Tony Pedregon. Ford has never revealed an official power output for the V8 Cobra Jet, but it has been estimated to be in the 1,000 hp range. … [Read more...] about Watch: Electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 loses drag race to gas-powered Mustang, but bests Chevy
The $5,000 Z51 performance package on my test car tweaks the engine to 495 hp and 470 lb-ft and adds extra cooling for the engine and transmission, a track-oriented suspension tune, downforce-producing rear wing and body extensions, larger Brembo brakes, a limited-slip rear differential and a set of sticky summer tires. … [Read more...] about Test Drive: The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray rocks
I made it part of my campaign, but I’ve seen through this crisis, and there’s a big, big issue of bringing vocational training back. I’ve really been digging into this issue.What I'm seeing is where a lot of schools want to pat themselves on the back for providing vocational training. The thing is, they're not providing it in the areas where the greatest demands for skills are needed. … [Read more...] about SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Gary Gates integrates family issues into legislation, urges mask wearing
Meanwhile, a blanket of smoky air sits on top of many areas of the Bay Area, from San Jose to the North Bay. For those living in Eastern Santa Rosa, they have somewhat gotten use to this yearly ritual but 2020 has tested their patience. … [Read more...] about Planned Safety Power Shutoff: North Bay Businesses, Schools Residents Spend 24 Hours In The Dark