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The AutoGuide Five-Point Inspection is simple. We break down the top five things you need to know about each vehicle: the good, the bad and the important new features. Easier to digest than a full-length review, the Five-Point Inspection brings you everything you need to know, quickly and efficiently.”

Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Yaris Hybrid

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Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Yaris Hybrid
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The Toyota Yaris is generally a pretty lamentable little car. This sub-compact hatchback is about as stylish as the grease-disposal bin behind your local truck stop. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Dodge Dart GT

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Dodge Dart GT
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Overshadowed by other more recent compacts including the Civic, Mazda3 and Corolla, it’s easy to forget about the Dodge Dart. We set out to determine if it’s worth remembering. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 GMC Yukon Denali

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 GMC Yukon Denali
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What should you do if a regular Tahoe isn’t enough, but the Cadillac Escalade is a bit over the top? The answer is the in-between GMC Yukon Denali. With more power and luxury than regular Yukons, the Denali is for those who want to treat themselves to a nicer truck without going full-hog into the… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Volvo S60 T6 AWD
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We are on the cusp of a minor revolution at Volvo. A set of new Drive-E powertrains, updated models and all-new offerings are almost here. Despite the new technology, increased efficiency and updated styling, one key pillar of Volvo will remain: safety. SEE ALSO: 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Review – Video And we don’t… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Manual

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Manual
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It’s a fact: the manual transmission is on its deathbed. Long absent from most family vehicles, one the last bastions of the manual transmission are compact crossovers. These however are becoming harder and harder to find. Most mainstream manufacturers in America have abandoned offering a stick-shift in compact CUVs and only minor players in the… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL
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Although the Mazda6 won AutoGuide.com’s huge midsize-sedan comparison there are some buyers that want extra power from a four-door car without having to pay a lot more, or sacrifice fuel efficiency. The Altima 3.5 deserves the attention of these people. Nissan’s fully loaded offering is equipped with many of the same modern features found in… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible
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After winning awards and having praise heaped onto it, it was hard to approach the Corvette Stingray convertible with an open mind. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator

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Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator
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In decades past, automakers produced more powerful engines by adding cylinders. As the old saying goes, there’s no replacement for displacement… Or is there?  Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Panamera 4S

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Panamera 4S
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  Reese’s Puffs might be the single greatest invention since beer, the automobile or YouTube. They successfully marry candy and breakfast in a symphony of synthesized taste that makes ordinary corn-based cereal irrelevant. This stuff gives a new meaning to “most important meal of the day.” Putting General Mills’ chocolate salty balls aside for a… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Ford Fiesta Five-Door SE

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Ford Fiesta Five-Door SE
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Smaller is better. Obviously this isn’t true in every situation but for many drivers a compact or sub-compact car will meet their needs just as nicely as a midsize sedan or even some crossovers. After decades of neglect, automakers have finally started to share some of their excellent B-Segment offerings with American motorists. If you’ve… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794
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Looking to cash in on one of the most profitable product niches in the market right now, Toyota has put together a new south-western themed Tundra trim level it calls the 1794 Edition. Continue Reading...

Five Ways the Ford Fusion is Better Than the Aston Martin Rapide S

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Five Ways the Ford Fusion is Better Than the Aston Martin Rapide S
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Introduced in 2013, the redesigned Ford Fusion has wowed customers and industry pundits alike with its sexy styling. The Camry, Accord and Malibu aren’t even in the same league as this supermodel sedan. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Toyota Corolla S

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Toyota Corolla S
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  There are all sorts of creative ways to transform something boring into something exciting – here’s one: adding grizzly bears to baseball! Sadly, Toyota didn’t really capitalize when it comes to sprucing up its Corolla S, which is advertised as the sportier model of the affordable Japanese compact car, but really isn’t. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
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How does one define excess? Well, aside from “Googling” the word or grabbing one of those ancient, paper-bound things called dictionaries, I would offer the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S as a suggestion. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE
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I am a bit of a Camaro guy. As the previous owner of a 1996 Camaro, I still have visions of once again owning a Chevrolet pony car. So when GM brought back the Camaro in 2010, my excitement to get behind the wheel was understandable. But when the time came to finally pilot a… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
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So you’ve already read all there is to know about the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and its seven-speed manual transmission? We’d like to challenge that notion. More than just a novelty, or an engineering trick to help the car meet fuel economy regulations, the car is amazingly executed, faster than you’d guess and we… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports

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Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports
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In North America Toyota is known for a couple signature vehicles. Over the decades they’ve sold legions of Camrys and more Prius hybrids than you might expect. Beyond these core products the company also offers a host of other models, from the full-size Tundra pickup truck to the FJ Cruiser sport utility. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Panamera S

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Panamera S
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In case you didn’t know, the Panamera is heavily revised for 2014. Porsche claims that this is now the second generation of the Panamera model lineup and it includes a host of changes inside and out.  Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD
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The fourth generation Acura TL has had a hard time fitting in during its short lifetime. Sized closer to a mid-size luxury sedan, the TL is powered, optioned and priced more like a compact luxury sedan. In fact, at a base $36,030, the TL is actually cheaper than the BMW 328i. With such a cheap… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 1997 Toyota Prius

Five-Point Inspection: 1997 Toyota Prius
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The Toyota Prius is one of the most contentious vehicles available today. On the one hand it rankles automotive enthusiasts like few other cars. They decry its bland styling and lifeless driving experience. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive
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The Panamera has undergone a lot of changes for 2014; enough for Porsche to claim this is the second generation of the four-door model.  The big news this year is that for the first time ever, the Panamera will be available in two body styles: regular and long-wheelbase “Executive.” Continue Reading...