Chrysler 300S vs. Chevrolet SS vs. BMW 335i

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Chrysler 300S vs. Chevrolet SS vs. BMW 335i
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Ask AutoGuide, the internet’s premiere vehicular-advice column is back in business. But like a long-running Broadway musical you’d better act fast because this is strictly a limited-time engagement. Continue Reading...

Chrysler 300 vs. Chevrolet SS vs. Cadillac CTS

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Chrysler 300 vs. Chevrolet SS vs. Cadillac CTS
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The large, rear-wheel-drive sedan is a uniquely American phenomenon. Like bison, they used to roam free across the continent in an enormous herd that couldn’t be numbered, not even with an industrial-size abacus. But just like their furry, hoofed counterparts these cars have all but disappeared, victims of that relentless and unstoppable force called progress. Continue Reading...

Honda Odyssey vs. Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Infiniti QX60

Honda Odyssey vs. Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Infiniti QX60
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Apparently family values matter. Conservative politicians tap-dance around these issues, pundits prognosticate about their demise and segments of the driving population make them a central issue when it’s time to purchase a new vehicle. Not surprisingly they play a starring role in this week’s installment of Ask AutoGuide. Continue Reading...

Honda Accord Coupe vs. Ford Mustang GT vs. Audi A5

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Honda Accord Coupe vs. Ford Mustang GT vs. Audi A5
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Ask AutoGuide is our community outreach program. Drivers in need of car-buying assistance call on us and we respond with a helping hand, a kind word or a stern warning; if they’re lost we can provide a map and some direction. Usually we recommend sensible sedans, handy hatchbacks or miserly mini-models, but this week we… Continue Reading...

Chevy Spark vs. Ford Fiesta vs. Honda Fit

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Chevy Spark vs. Ford Fiesta vs. Honda Fit
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We’re thinking small on this week’s installment of Ask AutoGuide, where value reigns supreme. Are cheap and cheerful mutually exclusive traits or can they really coexist in an automobile? We aim to find out and help one faithful reader in the process. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Passat vs. Ford Fusion vs. Acura TL

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Volkswagen Passat vs. Ford Fusion vs. Acura TL
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Midsize sedans represent a massive slice of the automotive pie. These four-door cars almost single handedly (or wheely?) form the backbone of America’s personal transportation network, shuttling people practically everywhere they need and want to go. Yeah, they’re kind of a big deal, and as a salute to these hard-working automobiles they’re the subject of… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius v vs. Ford C-Max Hybrid vs. Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

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Toyota Prius v vs. Ford C-Max Hybrid vs. Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
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Whether they come in the form of a subcompact hatchback or a full-sized pickup, hybrids are some of the most technically advanced vehicles on the road today. Blending the best of internal combustion and electric propulsion these cars and trucks can save drivers major dollars at the filling station thanks to their Star Wars-grade technology… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ATS vs. Cadillac CTS vs. Cadillac XTS

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Cadillac ATS vs. Cadillac CTS vs. Cadillac XTS
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GM has been working to revive its Cadillac division for a decade and a half. After much hard work and many billions of dollars things are really starting to fall into place instead of falling apart. They’ve transformed the brand from an also-ran into a genuine competitor to German luxury hegemony. Continue Reading...

Miata Madness: Nissan 370Z vs. Ford Mustang vs. Subaru BRZ

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Miata Madness: Nissan 370Z vs. Ford Mustang vs. Subaru BRZ
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Unlike past installments of Ask AutoGuide we’re taking a moment to help one of our own this week. Don’t like it? Well then, how about you send us some car-buying questions then? How’s that sound? In any event road-test editor Mike Schlee could use a new ride. He’s the proud owner of a first-generation Mazda… Continue Reading...

Infiniti QX50 vs. BMW X1 vs. Volvo XC60

Infiniti QX50 vs. BMW X1 vs. Volvo XC60
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We hope you brought an appetite because luxury utility vehicles are on the menu this week, and the portion sizes are hard to believe. Hungry for more? Hit the jump and dig in. Continue Reading...

BMW 328i xDrive Wagon vs. Toyota Avalon Hybrid vs. Chevrolet Volt

BMW 328i xDrive Wagon vs. Toyota Avalon Hybrid vs. Chevrolet Volt
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Another week, another polar vortex descends from the north to pester America. What is this, winter? How come it’s so damn cold outside? But now you can beat the below-zero chills; let us invite you inside to warm the cockles of your heart with the temperate goodness of a helping hand. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 33 – Dodge Durango vs. Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Ford Flex

Ask AutoGuide No. 33 – Dodge Durango vs. Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Ford Flex
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Whether you want a big one a small one a squat one or a tall one, automakers can provide just about any kind of crossover vehicle you desire. These days there’s really something for every person, purse and purpose. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 32 – Chevrolet Corvette Stingray vs. Jaguar F-Type Coupe vs. Porsche Cayman S

Ask AutoGuide No. 32 – Chevrolet Corvette Stingray vs. Jaguar F-Type Coupe vs. Porsche Cayman S
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Winter’s frosty chill may have a death-grip on much of the Northern hemisphere but frigid temperatures and interminably gray skies aren’t going to prevent us from thinking on the bright side. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 31 – Mazda 3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen vs. Subaru Impreza

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Ask AutoGuide No. 31 – Mazda 3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen vs. Subaru Impreza
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It’s a new week and that means it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide. As the Motor-Vehicle Problem Solvers we never stop working for you, our loyal audience… as long as we’re punched in and Samantha down in HR has approved the overtime. In any event, small cars are becoming the automotive industry’s next… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 30 – 2014 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2014 Ford Explorer

Ask AutoGuide No. 30 – 2014 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2014 Ford Explorer
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Two’s company but three’s a crowd. More may be merrier in certain situations but undoubtedly not in every circumstance. Sure, having more flavors of ice cream to choose from or more paid vacation time is like hitting the jackpot at your local Native American tribal casino. Bingo was indeed his name-o. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 29 – Infiniti QX80 vs. Mercedes-Benz GL350 vs. Lexus LX 570

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Ask AutoGuide No. 29 – Infiniti QX80 vs. Mercedes-Benz GL350 vs. Lexus LX 570
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It’s Christmas time and depending on where you live, snow could be falling and carolers calling. However, depending on your outlook, frozen precipitation is either a beautiful natural phenomenon or a dreadful sign of frigid weather; holiday singers can be a festive reminder of bygone times or guilty of trespassing. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 28 – Chevy Impala vs. Honda Accord vs. Volkswagen Passat vs. Toyota Avalon

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Ask AutoGuide No. 28 – Chevy Impala vs. Honda Accord vs. Volkswagen Passat vs. Toyota Avalon
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What do Abraham Lincoln, Shaquille O’Neal and Chewbacca have in common? Truth be told, not a whole lot. Honest Abe got capped, Shaq can’t shoot free throws and Chewie is hairier than a herd of yaks… or the filter in a Econo Lodge hot tub. This trio’s differences abound, but one thing they all share… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 27 – 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2014 Dodge Journey vs. 2014 Kia Sorento

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Ask AutoGuide No. 27 – 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2014 Dodge Journey vs. 2014 Kia Sorento
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As you know, (or at least you should) our (usually) weekly feature Ask AutoGuide is all about helping readers in need (or for our own amusement). People require vehicle-buying advice and we provide guidance (it’s in our name after all). Give and receive, that’s how it works; it’s just like Christmas except Old Saint AutoGuide… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 26 – Acura ILX vs. Audi S4 vs. Cadillac CTS-V

Ask AutoGuide No. 26 – Acura ILX vs. Audi S4 vs. Cadillac CTS-V
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a lighthearted fairytale highlighting the adventures of a cute little girl and a trio of cuddly bears… or is it? A closer examination of this innocent-sounding narrative reveals that it’s actually a gloomy tale that glorifies breaking and entering, trespassing, vandalism and theft. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 25 – Chevrolet Impala vs. Toyota Avalon vs. Volkswagen Passat

Ask AutoGuide No. 25 – Chevrolet Impala vs. Toyota Avalon vs. Volkswagen Passat
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Before trucks and utility vehicles became all the rage, large sedans used to be the heart of the American car market. They dominated thoroughfares and back roads of this country for decades. Big Buicks, mighty Mopars and forceful Fords were a way of life for drivers just half a lifetime ago. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 24 – Porsche 911 Carrera vs. Porsche Cayman S

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Ask AutoGuide No. 24 – Porsche 911 Carrera vs. Porsche Cayman S
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If you’ve got a smartphone you know just how versatile these pocket computers are. They send and receive e-mail, allow you to cruise the internet and can even take pictures, to name but a few of their capabilities. They’re essentially real-life Tricorders from Star Trek. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 23 – Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. Audi A3 Sedan vs. Acura ILX

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Ask AutoGuide No. 23 – Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. Audi A3 Sedan vs. Acura ILX
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Like Rolex watches, fine art or mega yachts, people aspire to own luxury automobiles. If they were both offered to you for free, chances are you’d pick a shiny new BMW 5 Series over a battle-scarred 1996 Plymouth Breeze every single time. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 22 – Nissan Juke vs. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. MINI Countryman

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Ask AutoGuide No. 22 – Nissan Juke vs. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. MINI Countryman
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Crossovers are taking over the market. Buyers can get big ones, small ones, long ones and tall ones. They can opt for models with three rows of seats, all-wheel drive or in rare instances even manual transmissions. Like it or not these versatile vehicles are rapidly becoming the de-facto choice of drivers in America. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 21 – Toyota Sienna vs. Honda Odyssey vs. Chrysler Town & Country

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Ask AutoGuide No. 21 – Toyota Sienna vs. Honda Odyssey vs. Chrysler Town & Country
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Congratulations, you’re all grown up! At this point in life you’ve probably made it through college with more than an associate’s degree in the field of interpretive dance; you’ve more than likely claimed a life partner that’s the opposite gender and of breeding age and, consequently, you’ve manufactured a genetic replica or two. You’re going… Continue Reading...
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