• Welcome to the Responsive AutoGuide.com

    Welcome to the Responsive AutoGuide.com

    Welcome to the improved AutoGuide.com! If you’re a regular reader you’ve probably noticed a few small updates to the site this week, like larger photos, bigger fonts and a cleaner layout. But there’s so much more! The bigger change is one you might not notice, unless of course you’re reading this on a smartphone or…
  • AutoGuide Now For the Week of November 24

    AutoGuide Now For the Week of November 24

    It’s Thanksgiving week and that means family, food and fast cars. Here’s what we have to drive this week.   2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: Mike Schlee, Road Test Editor: “For the first part of the week I’ll be driving the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. Highly impressed with the S 550 Sedan, the new coupe should…
  • 2016 Acura ILX Ditches 2.0L Engine, Adds 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission

    2016 Acura ILX Ditches 2.0L Engine, Adds 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission

      Acura is looking to spice up its entry level luxury offering by launching the 2016 ILX with more features, high tech options and sensible packaging in terms of engines and transmissions. With the debut of the new ILX, Acura announced that the car will come standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 201 HP and…

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    Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season Tire Long-Term Review

    Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season Tire Long-Term Review

    Properly testing a tire can be hard sometimes. Last year I headed down to the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving to test out Goodyear’s latest all-around, high-performance all-season tire, the Eagle Sport. Although a thorough test was performed in both wet and dry conditions against a major competitor’s tire, we were in Phoenix,…
    Five-Point Inspection: Volkswagen Passat HyMotion Research Vehicle

    Five-Point Inspection: Volkswagen Passat HyMotion Research Vehicle

      California is the U.S. hotbed for green cars. Yes, the Golden state has a gargantuan soft spot for alternative fuel, even if it means being a habitually early adopter. That’s why Volkswagen picked the L.A. Auto Show to the reveal the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen HyMotion, a hydrogen-powered version of its wagonized Golf. See Also: VW…

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    2015 Corvette Z06 Gas Mileage Released

    2015 Corvette Z06 Gas Mileage Released
    The next great American supercar makes 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque and as you probably guessed, goes through gulps of gasoline. But up until now, it would have been guessing and nothing more because official fuel economy figures weren’t available. Now the official rating for the 2015 Corvette Z06 shows that you can…

    Nissan GT-R Gets Upgrades in Japan

    Nissan GT-R Gets Upgrades in Japan
    The 2015 Nissan GT-R is getting some updates for the Japanese market. A number of changes are coming to the car in the JDM market, most of which are likely to come to the 2016 GT-R here in North America, which should launch in the second quarter of 2015. In the realm of performance enhancement,…

    Toyota to Launch New Safety Systems by 2017

    Toyota to Launch New Safety Systems by 2017
    Toyota is getting ready to launch a range of new safety features for its vehicles. The new suite of safety technology, called “Toyota Safety Sense,” will be offered in two different packages, both of which will be available at “price levels chosen to encourage widespread use,” according to Toyota. Roll out for these new safety…

    Ferrari 458 Might be Too ‘Speciale’ for You

    Ferrari 458 Might be Too ‘Speciale’ for You
      The Ferrari 458 Speciale is turning out to be such a big hit with the car buying elite that it might be leading the brand to snub some of its customers. “One client ordered the car many months ago but he was subsequently advised to increase the options he selected to guarantee delivery simply…

    2016 Nissan Titan Teased in Video Series

    2016 Nissan Titan Teased in Video Series
    Nissan is teasing a new series of short videos diving into the development of the new 2016 Titan half-ton pickup truck.   The series, which will consist of over a dozen videos, will launch in mid-December, a few weeks before the truck is revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. This first teaser video reveals no…

    Bentley SUV Might be Named ‘Bentayga’

    Bentley SUV Might be Named ‘Bentayga’
    Bentley’s upcoming ultra luxury SUV might finally have a name. When the company first showed the concept preview of its new utility vehicle at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, it used the name EXP 9F. Neither the name nor the exterior design stuck and in subsequent releases, Bentley only referred to its forthcoming model as…

    2016 Chevrolet Volt Raises Peak Charge Power

    2016 Chevrolet Volt Raises Peak Charge Power
    The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is expected to get a boost to its peak charge power. According to a recent report, the 2016 Volt will see its peak plug-in charge power jump from 3.3 kW to 3.6 kW marking a nine percent increase. The change won’t yield a noticeable difference for owners charging with a “Level…

    2015 Chevrolet SS with Manual Now Available

    2015 Chevrolet SS with Manual Now Available
    The Chevrolet SS is now available with a six-speed manual transmission. Priced from $46,740 including destination but excluding gas guzzler tax, the 2015 Chevrolet SS can be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission for no additional charge. In fact, the extra-cost options Chevrolet offers on the 2015 SS are limited to a sunroof for $900…

    Lexus Planning Two World Debuts for Detroit

    Lexus Planning Two World Debuts for Detroit
    Lexus is hoping to have two new cars to show off at next year’s Detroit Auto Show. In an interview with WardsAuto, Lexus Group Vice President Jeff Bracken confirmed that the Japanese automaker will have at least one model debuting at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show but hopes to have two. One likely model making its…

    Volkswagen Sees Future in Hydrogen and Battery-Electric Vehicles

    Volkswagen Sees Future in Hydrogen and Battery-Electric Vehicles
    Volkswagen offers diesels, hybrids, electric cars and even plug-in hybrids depending on the market. And while a new promising fuel-source – hydrogen -was shown off at the 2014 LA Auto Show, the German company isn’t saying all future cars will run on this technology. “We see both battery-electric cars and hydrogen cars as the future,” says Michael Franke…

    Ford, GM Safety Probes Closed Without Recalls

    Ford, GM Safety Probes Closed Without Recalls
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed a pair of investigations into various Ford and GM vehicles. The agency looked into 502,000 Ford cars and 100,000 General Motors vehicles for possible defects but have closed the pair of investigations without asking either company to initiate a recall. NHTSA opened the investigations in July for 502,410 Ford Crown…

    Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan Confirmed for US

    Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan Confirmed for US
    Mitsubishi has confirmed that the Mirage sedan will be sold in the U.S. In an interview with Motor Trend, Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi Motors North American executive vice president confirmed that the four-door version of the small car is on its way to our market. The subcompact car has been out performing Mitsubishi’s expectations in the U.S….

    GM Scours Social Media for Vehicle Flaws

    GM Scours Social Media for Vehicle Flaws
    General Motors, in the midst of a crisis regarding safety defects, is using every resource available to try and identify vehicle flaws as early as possible, even Twitter.   Social media is the latest tool being used by GM to try and identify problems early on with its vehicles, President Dan Ammann told Automotive News in an…

    Tesla to Replace 1,100 Defective Model S Drive Units in Norway

    Tesla to Replace 1,100 Defective Model S Drive Units in Norway
    The Tesla Model S is running into issues in Norway. According to a recent report, the American automaker is replacing 1,100 defective drive units on Model S sedans produced for Norway after several owners reported issues with the vehicles. Some owners stated that their vehicles made circular saw sounds or clunking noises and sensations. Tesla CEO…

    2016 Ford Explorer Priced from $31,595

    2016 Ford Explorer Priced from $31,595
    Ford may have given its 2016 Explorer SUV substantial upgrades but the base price will remain the same. The American automaker has updated its website with the new 2016 Ford Explorer, revealing that the base-model Explorer will keep its $31,595 (including destination) price tag. The 2016 Ford Explorer XLT which adds fog lights, a reverse…

    Honda Admits to Under-Reporting Injury and Death Claims to NHTSA

    Honda Admits to Under-Reporting Injury and Death Claims to NHTSA
    A third-party audit has uncovered some revealing details about Honda’s safety reporting practices.  Since 2003, Honda has failed to notify the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of 1,729 claims of injury or death that took place in its vehicles. This may result in a $35 million fine from NHTSA. The Japanese brand cites three key…

    Mazda6 Recalled to fix Faulty Tire Pressure Monitors

    Mazda6 Recalled to fix Faulty Tire Pressure Monitors
    The Mazda6 sedan is being recalled by the company because of a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system.  About 100,000 model year 2014 and 2015 Mazda6 cars built between October 2012 and October 2014 are affected by the issue. If all four of the tires gradually lose air pressure at the same time, the system…

    New Mercedes CLA Will Have Your Tail ‘Wagon’

    New Mercedes CLA Will Have Your Tail ‘Wagon’
    Mercedes has stretched out the CLA-Class into a new piece of forbidden fruit.  The CLA Shooting Brake is the fifth model to ride on Mercedes’ new front-wheel drive platform, but don’t expect to see in on sale in the U.S. A selection of four gas engines and two diesels are available for the shooting brake,…
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    2015 Ford Expedition Review

    2015 Ford Expedition Review

    You’re never supposed to judge a book by its cover, but whoever came up with that adage obviously never saw a bound version of the U.S. tax code. The 2015 Ford Expedition looks almost exactly like the model it’s replacing but is there more to this story than meets the eye?
    2015 Toyota Yaris Review

    2015 Toyota Yaris Review

    The Toyota Yaris is refreshed for 2015, but it still trails the competition in features and technological advancement. Are those downsides enough to take your business elsewhere or is the Yaris still better than its competition?
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