2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – Luxury Defined

2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited Review
Say it with me: 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited. That’s the one you want. That’s the car I didn’t want to give back. You see, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with anything smaller than a mid-size SUV since gas prices went up. I bought my first sedan when I was 20 and I’ve been stuck with one since. They get great gas mileage and for that, I love them. But, they’re not what I gravitate towards.

The 2015 Toyota Avalon changed that. I’d buy one of these, the Hybrid in the Limited edition mind you, tomorrow, if I were shopping for a sedan. Why? [Read more…]

2015 Lexus RX Hybrid

2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Review
The 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid introduced me to upscale hybrid crossovers. I’ve driven a few crossovers, but nothing you’d expect to be high-class, and certainly none that were hybrids. Heck, I’ve only driven a few hybrid sedans. I was expecting to fall in love with the luxury the Lexus brand is known for, and disappointed with the hybrid engine.

The opposite was true.

The Lexus RX wasn’t as high-end as I’d expected. The hybrid engine left nothing wanting. There was plenty of power and it was actually really fun to drive. This is coming from a girl who loves V8 engines and grew up driving large trucks, vans and SUVs.

Get all the details and photos from my 2015 Lexus RX Experience!

I reviewed this hybrid crossover for She Buys Cars and you can hop on over there for all the details, including why my awkward moment where I reveal that this review was hard to write.

Read it: 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid: A Crossover With Great Fuel Economy

Fun at the #TNTFtWorth Tech and Travel Roadshow & the Dallas Auto Show

TNTFtWorth You all know I was excited about the Tech and Travel Roadshow and getting to attend the Dallas Auto Show. Well, it was an amazing two days and I had fun. I drove a Camero. See? Fun.

Tech and Travel Roadshow Event

If you’re a blogger and you love technology and travel, you need to make it out to one of these events hosted by Techcilicious and Traveling Mom. Besides for a brief presentation and getting to meet-up with local bloggers in your niche, it’s a great opportunity to connect with companies in your niche in an intimate setting. I really enjoyed the luncheon and getting to talk to some of the event sponsors.

#TNTFtWorth Sponsors

It would be really hard for me to pick a favorite of all the sponsors. Everyone was just so friendly and open to talking and I learned some really cool things and came home with some fun prizes!

Chevy Fleet for the Ride and Drive

Chevy Ok, It’s hard to go wrong with a car company for the main event sponsor!! They not only sponsored the event and paid their ambassadors, but they arranged a plant tour at one of their most impressive plants, showed up with vehicles from their 2015 line for us to drive to and from the event, then take out for drives afterwards. Their reps also had lunch with us and we got to talk about some of the new technologies in the 2015 line of vehicles. I love that Chevy gets social media and I’m thrilled to have been a Chevy Ambassador this week!

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Looking at the 2015 Toyota Camry as a Family Sedan

2015 Toyota Camry Review We have a Toyota Camry and before purchasing it we put a lot of time into researching cars, trying them out and talking to car owners before we decided what we wanted. So when Toyota asked if I’d like to drive the all new 2015 Camry XSLE for a week I was really excited to compare it to our 2010 Camry XLE and see how it measured up to the car we drive every day and love.

Small Car, Tall Guy. And Child Seats.

Our little family of four can still call a sedan a family car. Sometimes. Our biggest issue is my husband’s height. Of all the mid-full size sedans we’ve tried, the Camry is the only one he can sit in comfortably. His head does touch the top, but he doesn’t have to bend over too much to fit. I was hoping maybe the 2015 would be an inch or two taller inside, but alas, that’s one of the things that didn’t change with the new body style! [Read more…]