• Audi on Demand: A Rental R8 Delivered Right to Your Doorstep

    Audi on Demand: A Rental R8 Delivered Right to Your Doorstep

    Audi is launching a new beta program in San Francisco that will allow you to rent any of the German automaker’s vehicles.  Called Audi on Demand, the service is controlled by an iPhone app which allows you to request an Audi vehicle which will be delivered and picked up by an Audi concierge. Customers will…
  • AutoGuide Now For The Week of April 27

    AutoGuide Now For The Week of April 27

      Pony cars and crossovers mark our week of testing. See what we’re up to in AutoGuide Now. 2016 Mazda CX-3 – Mike Schlee, Road Test Editor: “This week I am off to Scottsdale, Ariz. to test Mazda’s latest crossover, the subcompact CX-3. Will it continue the current trend of great vehicles coming out of Mazda?”  2015…
  • Enter the 2015 AutoGuide.com Compact Car Playoffs

    Enter the 2015 AutoGuide.com Compact Car Playoffs

    Do you love cars? Do you love betting against strangers on the Internet? If so, we’ve got news for you that might as well be an automotive Double Stuf Oreo. Welcome to the first-ever AutoGuide.com Compact Car Playoffs. We’re asking you to predict how a series of head-to-head shootouts with 12 cars from 11 manufacturers…

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    Small Overlap Test Switches Sides for Certain Cars

    Small Overlap Test Switches Sides for Certain Cars

    Manufacturers are catching up with the small overlap test that tanked ratings for so many vehicles in 2012, but that success might be short-lived. Although most manufacturers are building vehicles to pass the test from the ground-up, some are using patchwork solutions. The IIHS says some manufacturers are putting extra parts or reinforced materials on…
    Massachusetts Company Uses Bacteria to Create Sustainable Fuel

    Massachusetts Company Uses Bacteria to Create Sustainable Fuel

    Fossil fuels are dirty business, from exploration to consumption and every step in between, but one Massachusetts-based company is looking to revolutionize the energy industry by pioneering a new way to farm sustainable fuel. Joule is pioneering a way of converting carbon dioxide gas into liquid energy. Their production process is free from the feedstock…

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    2016 Hyundai Elantra to Debut in November

    2016 Hyundai Elantra to Debut in November
    The all-new 2016 Hyundai Elantra will be revealed at the 2015 LA Auto Show taking place in November.  New style is on tap for the car, likely to be more angular than the current swoopy design on the Elantra. Both of the current powerplants, a 1.8- and 2.0-liter four cylinder, may carry over to the 2016…

    2017 Fiat 124 Spider to Debut in Late 2015

    2017 Fiat 124 Spider to Debut in Late 2015
    Fiat’s version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will debut later this year. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider was confirmed earlier this year at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and Edmunds reports that it’ll debut either at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show or the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. The roadster will arrive in dealerships next year and…

    Americans Driving More Due to Low Gas Prices

    Americans Driving More Due to Low Gas Prices
    There are more Americans driving their cars this year thanks to lower gas prices. According to a report from the U.S. Transportation Department, driving is up 3.9 percent in the first two months of 2015, with February marking 12-months of increased growth in a row. Americans drove 6.1-billion miles more in February year-over-year, up to a total…

    California Proposes $200 Fee to Allow Older Cars to Skip Smog Test

    California Proposes $200 Fee to Allow Older Cars to Skip Smog Test
    If you’re a classic car owner in California, the smog test might become the last of your worries. The state of California has introduced legislation that would allow certain vehicle owners to pay a $200 smog abatement fee in lieu of passing the smog test. Currently, the smog check program in California requires inspection of motor vehicles…

    Toyota Sends Aid to Nepal Earthquake Victims

    Toyota Sends Aid to Nepal Earthquake Victims
    Toyota has pledged to send aid to those affected by a massive earthquake in Nepal.  The Japanese automaker has pledged 10 million yen ($83,959 USD) to Japan Platform, an international emergency humanitarian aid organization that is helping to clean up the devastation in Nepal. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal on April 25, affecting the capital city of Kathmandu…

    Tesla Roadster Update Coming in August

    Tesla Roadster Update Coming in August
      The Tesla Roadster update that will increase its range will probably arrive in August. Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted the news to his Twitter account, saying safety validation for the new Roadster battery “should complete safety validation by the end of July,” and that the enhancement should be available the following month. The update…

    GM Ignition Switch Death Count Reaches 90

    GM Ignition Switch Death Count Reaches 90
      The number of deaths officially acknowledged in the GM ignition switch scandal reached 90 today. The compensation fund approved three new death claims, bringing the total to 90 and six new injury claims. There are a total of 163 approved injury claims so far including 11 for serious injuries including quadriplegia, paraplegia, double amputation,…

    2016 Corvette Receives Style-Focused Updates

    2016 Corvette Receives Style-Focused Updates
    The Corvette is getting some new options for the 2016 model year.  Besides the recently announced Corvette C7.R Edition becoming available for 500 lucky buyers in 2016, Chevrolet is updating the entire Corvette lineup with new color options, style elements and technology. Two new paint finishes, Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat and Long Beach Read Metallic…

    Kia K900 King James Edition Up for Auction

    Kia K900 King James Edition Up for Auction
    The one-of-a-kind Kia K900 “King James Edition” is now up for auction. Kia and NBA superstar LeBron James has teamed up with Charitybuzz to auction the customized Kia K900 which sports a Pearl Red Metallic paint, 22-inch wheels and Pirelli tires as well as numerous interior upgrades. The auction is currently active and will end on…

    Panel Discusses Increasing Minimum Octane

    Panel Discusses Increasing Minimum Octane
      Government mandated increases in fuel efficiency could wind up costing you more at the pump, even if your car burns less. Representatives from General Motors, Ford, Chevron Technology Group and an ethanol trade group said during a panel discussion that increasing the minimum octane would bring better fuel economy by between 3 and 6…

    Audi Readying Tesla Model X Fighter

    Audi Readying Tesla Model X Fighter
    Add Audi to the list of automakers readying an all-electric luxury crossover. The Tesla Model X hasn’t even reached production yet and the German automaker is gearing up to compete against it. Speaking to Automotive News Europe, CEO Rupert Stadler remained cautious about all-electric vehicles and believes that for the next 10 to 15 years, customers…

    Nissan Murano Hybrid Debuts in China

    Nissan Murano Hybrid Debuts in China
    Nissan has introduced a Murano hybrid variant for China. Making its debut at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, the Nissan Murano hybrid is powered by a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a lithium-ion battery pack and dual-clutch hybrid system. The powertrain is similar to what’s found in the Infiniti QX60 hybrid and Pathfinder hybrid, where…

    Most Watched Videos of the Week: April 19-26, 2015

    Most Watched Videos of the Week: April 19-26, 2015
    Is the newest sports car from Mercedes-AMG worth getting excited about? AutoGuide.com‘s most popular video for the past week was our first look review on the all-new, 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S. Our very own Mike Schlee took it out on the track to determine if everything the German automaker is boasting about is true. In addition,…

    Top Viral News Stories of the Week: April 19-26, 2015

    Top Viral News Stories of the Week: April 19-26, 2015
    There’s a new Batman, which means there’s a new Batmobile. While many on the Internet are still arguing whether Ben Affleck is going to make a good Batman or not on the big screen, a video surfaced this past week taking a close look at the new Batmobile. The story was the most shared automotive…

    Most Read Car Reviews of the Week: April 19 – 26

    Most Read Car Reviews of the Week: April 19 – 26
    The Mercedes-AMG GT attracted the most eyeballs last week on AutoGuide.  The latest sports car from Stuttgart is powered by a twin-turbo V8 that cranks out 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. A new V car from Cadillac hits the second spot on the list. Power for this American sports car comes from a twin-turbo…

    Volkswagen Chairman Resigns in Power Struggle

    Volkswagen Chairman Resigns in Power Struggle
    Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech has resigned from his position. Piech recently criticized Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn in an interview with German news magazine Der Spiegel and it is now believed that Winterkorn will take over as the German automaker’s next chairman. Piech and the Porsche family control 51 percent of Volkswagen. It is being reported that Volkswagen’s…

    New Mazdaspeed3 to Arrive Next Year

    New Mazdaspeed3 to Arrive Next Year
    Rumor has it that the new Mazdaspeed3 will debut in concept form later this year. According to a new report, the Japanese automaker will debut the Mazdaspeed3 concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and the hot hatch will likely arrive in mid-2016 as a 2017 model year. Expect the Mazdaspeed3 to be powered by…
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    2015 Audi S6 Review

    2015 Audi S6 Review

    The Audi S4 is a tremendous machine. This Germanic sports sedan is fast, refined and able to please even the most jaundiced of drivers. With quattro traction, a slick manual transmission and right-sized body it could be the perfect all-around car. But have the engineering elves in Ingolstadt been able to translate this excellence to…
    2016 Fiat 500X Review

    2016 Fiat 500X Review

    The Fiat 500X is a fashion forward cousin to the Jeep Renegade and the newest contender in the subcompact crossover segment. But does all that add up to a product worth paying for?
    2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

    2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

    The Toyota Camry Hybrid is redesigned for 2015 with new styling, a sportier suspension and driving modes that make it easier to rack up more miles per gallon. But will you actually want to drive it?
    2015 Mazda6 vs. 2015 Subaru Legacy

    2015 Mazda6 vs. 2015 Subaru Legacy

    For decades, Subaru has been perfecting the craft of equipping all-wheel drive to nearly every product in its portfolio. With so much experience and knowledge, the symmetrical all-wheel drive systems have been engineered into compact, lightweight units. Frequently beating its competitor’s all-wheel drive setups with better packaging and efficiency, Subaru has a new target in…
    2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

    2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

    Hyundai has an uphill battle in ridding itself of the less-than-desirable image its older products carried. Up until the fifth–and current–generation, the Elantra didn’t do much to dissuade people from thinking of Hyundai as a brand to go to out of budget necessity rather than desire. People are also keeping their vehicles longer now than…
    2015 Audi Q3 2.0T quattro Tiptronic Review

    2015 Audi Q3 2.0T quattro Tiptronic Review

    Americans are crossover crazy; we just can’t get enough of these glorified station wagons. Whether it’s their all-season capability, generous cargo capacity or improved fuel economy they have distinct advantages over sedans and traditional SUVs, upsides that account for much of their appeal. Of course automakers have taken notice of this trend and are introducing…
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