The latest iteration of the classic MINI Cooper attracted the most attention on AutoGuide this past week.
The 2014 Mini Cooper S Hardtop starts at $24,385 including $795 for shipping and handling. The base MINI Cooper is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder that pumps out 134 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, while the Cooper S is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four that cranks out 189 hp with 207 lb-ft of torque.
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD review makes the second spot on the list this week. Mechanical enhancements are few for the new model year, but the style and interior of these trucks is almost all new. Base power comes from a 6.0-liter V8 gas engine, but the motor that most will pick is a 6.6-liter diesel with 765 lb-ft of torque and 397 hp.
Volvo makes the third position on the list with the S60. It uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder that makes 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy for the T6 Drive-E FWD is officially rated at 24 mpg city and 35 mpg highway.
Fourth this week is the 2014 BMW X5 Review. The X5 xDrive 35i gets its power from a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder making 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Not just a luxury cruiser, the X5 has surprisingly good handling for such a large SUV.
Last up this week is the 2014 Honda Crosstour. Much maligned for its bad looks, is the Crosstour better than its styling suggests? Read the review to find out.
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