AutoGuide Now for the Week of March 24

AutoGuide Now for the Week of March 24

Sub-compacts and a powerful pickup truck are on the menu this week for AutoGuide Now, our weekly sneak-peek at what new cars are being tested by the team.

2015-Honda-Fit2015 Honda FitRoad Test Editor Mike Schlee: “I’m off to San Diego to drive the all-new 2015 Honda Fit this week. Now entering its third generation, the Honda Fit has always been an underrated car in the subcompact segment that has yet to resonate with customers. Will the 2015 change this? With even more space inside, the new car does receive a more powerful and more efficient engine.” Be sure to check back for a full review of the 2015 Honda Fit, and to keep an eye on Mike’s Twitter updates to learn more about the new Fit.

2014-hyundai-accent2014 Hyundai AccentNews Editor Stephen Elmer: “Purchasing a small car usually means that you are on a budget, and opting for a manual transmission can be a great way to save money on both the sticker price and fuel. So does the Hyundai Accent offer more value than the competition with a stick shift? And can someone standing at 6′ 2″ operate the clutch in this small car without hassle? I’m eager to find out.” If you have any questions for Stephen about the Hyundai Accent, be sure to tweet him, and follow all his Twitter updates.

chevrolet-spark2014 Chevrolet SparkFeatures Editor Sami Haj-Assaad: “Having recently sampled the affordable Mitsubishi Mirage, and coming away disappointed, I’m looking forward to what Chevrolet has to offer below the $13,000 mark. The Spark looks modern and youthful, and sports a new fuel-friendly CVT, which could make it a go-to car for young and budget-minded car buyers.” If you’re interested in the most affordable car in the Chevy lineup, tweet at Sami and follow him on Twitter.

autoguide now tremor2014 Ford F-150 Tremor: Associate Editor Craig Cole: “I’m evaluating the 2014 Ford F-140 Tremor this week (four-wheel drive), a sporty pickup with performance to spare. Powered by the company’s familiar 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 this stylish truck has the outright strength to match its outgoing style. I’ve only put a few miles on it this afternoon, but so far I’ve enjoyed the drive. Stay tuned for a full review…” Stay tuned to Craig’s Twitter feed to see what else he has to say about the sporty pickup.

If you’re looking for more information, be sure to comment below, or send our Editors a note through Twitter.

  • Rickers

    Other than the F-150, there’s some real crap this week guys. I feel sorry for you.

  • MistyGreen

    Haha when I first read that, I thought “Oh, great! The next Honda Fit!”

    Quite the contrary, this is a very interesting segment, and the 2015 Fit is big news.

  • Sami Haj-Assaad

    Craig’s F-150 Tremor costs about $46,000 – roughly the price of base models of the Accent, Fit and Spark COMBINED.

  • ColumWood

    It sure is. We’ll have the full review ready to go on April 9th.