TodayApril 16, 2022

2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Washington Post

Good Morning Warren and friends

I’m back!!! I had a great time with Bosch at their 62nd International Automotive press briefing. I got to drive the (as far as I know) first-ever electric AND autonomous Tesla Model S!

I haven’t put up the video yet, but I got to ride in the blood-curdling Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid. So much fun.

And, of course, wouldn’t you know it, we wanted to go from Boxberg to Heidelberg by train, and the trains were on strike! We managed to get there 5 hours later by train only because the train company has a deal with the most senior people that they can’t be laid off, but they can’t strike.

This week I drove the Toyota Avalon hybrid and got 36 mpg. The cost of the vehicle I drove was $45,000. The two competitors I would look at are 2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid FWD and the 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid FWD.

2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

(The 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. Photo courtesy of Lou Ann Hammond)

I have not had time to update this list, but I will this week. NHTSA has recalled over 34,000,000 cars over the Takata airbag. The best list I have so far is here

You can go to safercar and put your VIN number in and see if your can has been recalled.

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Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.