• 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Rips to a 200 MPH Top Speed

    2016 Cadillac CTS-V Rips to a 200 MPH Top Speed

    Cadillac just officially announced the brutal new CTS-V ahead of its official debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Wasting no further time, here’s what you need to know about the car. It packs a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that is a close relative to the LT4 in the Corvette Z06. It pushes a monstrous 640…
  • Fiat Trademarks 124, 124 Spider

    Fiat Trademarks 124, 124 Spider

    Fiat’s future product plans for North America are likely to include something called a 124 in both closed cabin and convertible variants. The company filed trademark applications for both names with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on December 12 for “automobiles and their structural parts and motors and engines.” Fiat is expected to…

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    2015 Mazda CX-5 Consumer Review

    2015 Mazda CX-5 Consumer Review

    It’s no secret that the Mazda CX-5 is a favorite among the AutoGuide.com staff. Last year we embarked on a long-term test of Mazda’s first entrant into the growing small CUV segment and for the most part we came away impressed. Furthermore, the CX-5 finished a close second place in an eight vehicle compact crossover…
    Are Japanese Cars Really Reliable?

    Are Japanese Cars Really Reliable?

    Japanese automakers including Toyota, Lexus, Honda and Acura are often seen as makers of long-lasting, reliable cars. But do all cars from Japanese automakers feature extraordinary reliability? Gap has Narrowed “Traditionally, Toyota and Honda are leading in terms of reliability and durability,” says Renee Stephens, vice president of automotive quality research at J.D. Power. “Lexus…

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    California Misses Deadline on New Self-Driving Car Laws

    California Misses Deadline on New Self-Driving Car Laws
    Lawmakers are having a hard time determining just how safe autonomous vehicles are. The state of California will miss a year-end deadline to propose new rules for self-driving cars as regulators are still determining just how safe the technology is. There are seven companies in California testing the technology and the California Department Motor of Vehicle…

    New Car Sales Expected to Reach 17M Next Year

    New Car Sales Expected to Reach 17M Next Year
    Don’t be surprised if the U.S. sets a new annual record for car sales next year. Several experts in the industry including TrueCar and AutoNation predict that auto sales will top the 17-million mark next year with the possibility of even passing the record of 17.4 million set in 2000. Numerous automakers this year have set…

    U.S. Auto Recalls Top 60 Million in 2014

    U.S. Auto Recalls Top 60 Million in 2014
    2014 will likely be remembered as the year of the recall in the automotive industry.  Setting a new record, recalls in the U.S. totaled 60.5 million vehicles this year, two of the largest contributors to which were the GM ignition switch recall and the Takata airbag recall. That number is nearly double the previous record…

    Redesigned Chevy Malibu to Debut Early 2016

    Redesigned Chevy Malibu to Debut Early 2016
    Chevrolet is working hard to make its new Malibu sensational. Having received a redesign for the 2013 model year, the Chevy Malibu has continued to struggle with sales being outpaced by the Chrysler 200 and Kia Optima. The American automaker is hoping the next-generation Malibu will rejuvenate its presence in the midsize sedan segment when…

    AutoGuide Now for the Week of December 22

    AutoGuide Now for the Week of December 22
    You may be in “holiday mode,” but the editors at AutoGuide.com sure aren’t. We each have a new car to test this week and are looking forward to spilling all the details about them. 2015 Nissan Micra – Mike Schlee, Road Test Editor: “Over the next week I’ll try to answer the burning question ‘can you…

    Aston Martin On Ice Returning Next Year

    Aston Martin On Ice Returning Next Year
    The Aston Martin On Ice event will return to Colorado next year. After a successful inaugural event this year, Aston Martin On Ice will return to Crested Butte in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in early 2015. The ice drive event provides attendees the opportunity to check out the British automaker’s latest sports…

    Honda Files Patent for Steer-by-Wire System

    Honda Files Patent for Steer-by-Wire System
    Honda is developing a fixed position steering wheel that senses the driver’s hands sliding rather than rotating to change the vehicle’s direction. The wheel uses piezoelectric sensors to monitor pressure and movement as the driver’s grip and slide across its surface. The system interprets those movements and translates them into steering directions that turn the…

    Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition Coming Soon

    Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition Coming Soon
    The Impala Midnight Edition is offering a slightly sinister twist on Chevrolet‘s full-size American sedan transportation. Previewed by the Chevrolet Impala Blackout concept at this year’s SEMA Show (seen above), the Impala Midnight Edition will feature blacked-out styling elements according to a recent report from Edmunds. It will likely arrive dealerships this spring if all goes well…

    Hyundai Hires BMW M Chief Engineer

    Hyundai Hires BMW M Chief Engineer
    Hyundai looks like it is preparing to take performance engineering much more seriously. The Korean automaker has hired Albert Biermann, former chief engineer for BMW’s M performance group, to develop performance models in addition to improving ride and handling throughout the Hyundai lineup. Biermann’s official title at Hyundai will be executive vice president, making him the…

    Super Snake Signature Edition Sings Supercharged Swan Song

    Super Snake Signature Edition Sings Supercharged Swan Song
    Shelby is bidding farewell to the 2007-2014 Ford Mustang in style. The company will offer a limited edition Shelby GT500 Super Snake Signature Edition that will feature special badges and stripes for every model year. Shelby will offer just 50 copies of the GT500 Super Snake Signature Edition (in either coupe or convertible) that will…

    Top Viral News Stories of the Week: December 14 – 21, 2014

    Top Viral News Stories of the Week: December 14 – 21, 2014
    Another week of automotive news where luxury and exotics dominate social media. Lamborghini’s announcement of its Aventador Pirelli Edition was the most shared story across Facebook, Google+ and Twitter while reports of Bugatti wanting to fill its gap with a Veyron Speedster was also quite popular. Lastly, news that the Jaguar C-X75 concept will be…

    Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce Spied in Italy

    Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce Spied in Italy
    Rumored to make its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, an enthusiast in Italy has spotted the hotter Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce. While the Italian automaker has kept tight-lipped on the Aventador SV, you can expect it to produce around 800 hp and be significantly lighter than the current production Aventador. Based on the photo…

    McLaren 650S to Go Racing in North America

    McLaren 650S to Go Racing in North America
    The McLaren 650S GT3 will have a presence in North America next season. After campaigning the McLaren 12C GT3 this past season, K-PAX Racing and Flying Lizard Motorsports will be teaming up to compete with a pair of McLaren 650S GT3 race cars for the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season. As the only team campaigning McLaren…

    Most Read Car Reviews of the Week: December 14 – 21

    Most Read Car Reviews of the Week: December 14 – 21
    Comparisons dominated AutoGuide last week, with a look at two full-size luxury SUVs grabbing the most attention.  The 2015 Lincoln Navigator got a refresh this year, which is why we put it up against the new Cadillac Escalade, to see which American automaker makes the best luxury SUV. Which do you think is better? Read the comparison…

    Teen Drivers at Higher Risk in Older Cars: Study

    Teen Drivers at Higher Risk in Older Cars: Study
    Advanced safety technologies might seem like luxury items, but they’re saving lives. According to a recent report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), most American teens killed in crashes were behind the wheel of older vehicles that weren’t equipped with the technology to protect them. According to IIHS, teens are three times more likely…

    Chrysler Expands Airbag Recall to 3.3M Vehicles

    Chrysler Expands Airbag Recall to 3.3M Vehicles
    Chrysler is the latest automaker to give in to NHTSA’s demands of expanding the airbag recall. The American automaker has announced that it will replace the driver’s side air-bag inflators in an estimated 3.3 million vehicles worldwide as an expansion to the ongoing recall. An estimated 2,890,745 vehicles are in the U.S. while 258,586 are…

    2015 VW Golf R Orders Open January 8

    2015 VW Golf R Orders Open January 8
    The most powerful production Volkswagen Golf model ever offered in the U.S. will be up for pre-order next month. The German automaker has announced that starting January 8, 2015, customers will be able to pre-order one of the 500 Golf R models heading to the U.S. with a $500 reservation fee required for customers to…
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    2015 Alfa Romeo 4C vs 2005 Acura NSX

    2015 Alfa Romeo 4C vs 2005 Acura NSX

    It was raining on the day that I fell in love with wedge shaped supercars. The halls in my elementary school stank of cleaning chemicals and the smell of books hung thick in library. I remember because it was also the first day of the Scholastic Book Fare. You might have experienced the same thing,…
    2015 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Review

    2015 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Review

    Maybe you’ve noticed the updated Volkswagen Touareg. Scratch that, it’s a safer bet you haven’t seen one of these premium crossovers. Enhanced for 2015 the vehicle gains a variety of features that are sure to please drivers, even if they have a hard time seeing them. As far as automotive refreshes go this is about…
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