For the first week of June, we have some very interesting and fun cars to test out this week – compacts, crossovers and even a 500-hp wagon! Check out whats in our garage:
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Mike is off to test the brand new Lincoln MKC, the first compact crossover from Ford’s luxury division. With a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and some slick styling, will the MKC be an attractive and affordable option for those considering the Acura RDX and Mercedes GLK? Follow Mike on Twitter to get an inside look at the new Lincoln vehicle.
“I’ll be picking up a new 2014 Civic Si Coupe this week and, because it’s me, I’m off to the track. With a slight bump to 204-hp I’m not expecting to see any improvement on the car’s lap time, but it sure is a better looking machine now thanks to some big cosmetic upgrades. Look for a track test video soon!”
The E63 AMG takes the prize for being the most powerful and most luxurious car in the AutoGuide.com garage this week. Its twin-turbo V8 puts down a crazy 577 hp. That power makes this Mercedes rocket to 60 MPH in in 3.5 seconds.
“This week I’m going to spend time testing an engine that Ford calls a “moonshot.” The Fiesta is the first vehicle to receive Ford’s tiny 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder in North America, but it won’t be the last. Later in the week, we will compare it to another turbo three-cylinder product: the 2014 MINI Cooper.” Follow Luke on Twitter.
“Facing off against the three-cylinder Fiesta is the new 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop. It has great styling, and makes a solid 134-hp out of its 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine. With both cars featuring modern three-pots, this comparison will be interesting to say the least.” Be sure to check in with Sami on Twitter to see his thoughts on these two compacts.