Like most of us, 2020 turned out fairly in another way than we would have anticipated again in January. By the top of February, it was clear that COVID-19 was going to be a major problem as auto reveals and drive occasions began being cancelled en masse. However our native press fleets have remained in operation, and a calendar freed from journey has meant extra time to check automobiles right here at dwelling. Fortunately, sitting in a automobile by one’s self meets the necessities for social distancing, and a automobile inside could be a welcome change from spending all day each day at dwelling.
All meaning we have managed to check drive a good quantity of recent autos regardless of the brand new realities. These are the highlights of a yr spent behind the wheel.
Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and EVs
Slightly below half (15 out of 32) of the automobiles I reviewed this yr had been hybrids, plug-in hybrids, or battery electrical autos. I logged probably the most miles in one of many extra unique hybrids on the record—the Acura NSX supercar. Ohio to Florida in three days stays a memorable journey, however it was arduous work. Runner-up could be the Toyota Venza that took us to Cooperstown, New York and again in a day. Not like the NSX, the Venza had very snug seats and adaptive cruise management. This plush crossover was certainly one of my sudden delights of the yr.
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