An all new Cadillac Escalade is upon us, and AutoGuide’s review of this mammoth SUV from General Motors caught the most attention this past week.
Cadillac’s latest SUV uses a 6.2-liter V8 that pumps out plenty of jam, 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. But the powertrain isn’t the only thing thats new on this beast, the frame and interior have been extensively reworked to deliver the smoothest quietest Escalade yet.
Next up on the list is somewhat of an odd car, the Volkswagen Beetle GSR. Odd because the Beetle isn’t normally associated with sports cars, and yet this GSR trim is a tribute to the GSR of days past that had speed and corner carving in its sights. It uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine that cranks out 210 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.
Honda’s latest entry into the subcompact world, the 2015 Fit, hits the third spot this week. The Fit has been acknowledged for its clever use of space in such a small vehicle, and the new Fit is no exception. It packs 39.3-inches of rear seat legroom, enough to rival most midsize sedans.
Fourth this week is the 2015 Hyundai Genesis. Since originally launching in the US, Hyundai has come a long way, and now the brand it trying to take it to the next level by cracking into the luxury market. The Genesis gets its power from a 3.8-liter V6 that makes 311 hp and 293 lb-ft of torque while buyers can also get a V8 that makes 420 hp and 383 lb-ft.
Rounding out this beauty contest is our review of the 2015 Subaru WRX. The car is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, routed through either a CVT or a six-speed manual.