AutoGuide Now For The Week Of September 22

AutoGuide Now For The Week Of September 22

We’ve got some fresh sheet metal to share with you this week, including three low-cost luxury cars and a borderline hot-hatch. Check it all out on AutoGuide Now.

Mercedes-Benz GLA 220 CDI 4MATIC (X156) 2013 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class: Mike Schlee, Road Test Editor –

“I’ll be traveling to the east coast to try out Mercedes-Benz’ new, very compact GLA crossover. How will it stack up against the BMW X1 or the Audi Q3? More importantly, will the GLA 45 AMG be a true sporty crossover?”

 2014-mazda3 2014 Mazda3 2.5-liter 6MT –

“This week I’ll be driving a car a lot of people have been waiting for: the Mazda3 Grand Touring equipped with the manual transmission. Yes, that’s right, the 2.5-liter engine is finally available with a proper manual transmission.”

2014-Mercedes-Benz-CLA-250-main_rdax_646x396 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4Matic: Luke Vandezande, Managing Editor –

“Equipped with all-wheel drive, the CLA250 4Matic certainly seems like a competitor to the Audi A3. After all, they are both available with 2.0-liter turbocharged engines, dual-clutch transmissions and German badges befitting much more expensive automobiles. But does the baby Benz feel like a luxury product and is it up to snuff against the A3? That’s what I’ll be answering next week. Stay tuned. ”

2015-Audi-A3 2015 Audi A3: Sami Haj-Assaad, Features Editor – 

“The Audi A3 may not look like much, but behind that $33,000 price tag is a car that’s advertised to be both luxurious and affordable. We’ll match it up against its most natural rival: the Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic, in order to find out which compact luxury car can actually deliver on its promise.”