Want to stay up to date with AutoGuide‘s latest car reviews? How about learning about the car we’re reviewing before the reviews are published? We’re giving you that opportunity, along with the chance to interact with our editors through our latest weekly feature: AutoGuide Now.
Each week we’ll fill you in on the unique cars that the AutoGuide.com staff are driving, so you can get the most up-to-date and personalized information about the vehicles at hand. Have a question about a car that you’d like more information about? Then tweet, email or leave a comment for us and we’ll address it as soon as we can.
Here’s what we’re driving right now:
Managing Editor Luke Vandezande: “I’ll be the first to admit that I did a double-take when the first photos of this car leaked last year. Then I saw it debut in New York and reconsidered. Now I’m about to spend a week driving it and I’m not sure what to expect. Time will tell.” Tweet any ideas or questions you have right to Luke to learn more about Jeeps new compact crossover.
Editor-in-Chief Colum Wood: “My sixth diesel model in as many weeks, the Cayenne Diesel is part of my ongoing diesel fuel economy study. And so far, I’m impressed. I’m actually returning it to Porsche shortly but so far I’m seeming as much as 32 mpg! But is it still Porsche-y enough for my car-snob standards?” Got any questions about the Cayenne diesel, just ask below or tweet Colum here.
Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad: “Not only am I driving a sexy hybrid-powered Infiniti Q50 sport sedan, but it’s outfitted with the latest and greatest driving aids, safety tech and in-car gizmos and apps. Practically capable of driving itself, I’m going to leave my fate in the digital-safety-net of the new Infiniti car and put each one of those features to the test.” Hopefully they all work to perfection or else you should tweet your final good-byes to Sami.
News Editor Stephen Elmer: ”Having already sampled the EcoDiesel engine in the Ram 1500, I’m going to take it for a spin in the Grand Cherokee. I’m curious if the price paid for the diesel is worth it in the long run versus fuel savings.” Tweet Steve to get the latest update on how fuel-friendly the greenest Grand Cherokee is.
Road Test Editor Mike Schlee: “Most compact crossovers in the USA no longer offer the choice of a manual transmission. North of the border, a few of these tall riding hatchbacks still can be had with a stick shift, like the 2014 Hyundai Tucson. This week I am behind the wheel of a base model front-wheel drive Tucson equipped with the endangered manual transmission to see if maybe it should still be offered in America.” Do you think a manual is mandatory equipment when it comes to a new car purchase? Tell Mike just how important that stick-shift is, or if you’d rather the car do the gear swapping for you.
Plus, when Mike’s not driving the Tucson he’ll be in South Carolina testing some new Michelin tires. He may or may not have seen a prototype Acura NSX testing there!
That’s what we’ll have this week, so if you have any questions or comments be sure to comment below or tweet at us on Twitter.