Last week we pointed out some of the most geriatric cars on the market, vehicles that are stodgy, dated or otherwise un-cool. In the process we totally lampooned senior citizens, making fun of them every chance we had.
Yesterday we took eight fun-to-drive performance vehicles under $30,000 and put them through their paces on the street. After much deliberation, we chose the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST as the king of the street. Despite a somewhat harsh ride, nothing else matches the raw, hilariously fun driving experience behind the wheel.
Compact crossovers are BIG business these days and Mazda is apparently hard at work on a small utility vehicle that will slot in under their compact CX-5 model.
The 2012-2014 Nissan Versa and Versa Note models are under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Impressive Compact Hatch with a Few Quirks The Focus is an important vehicle for Ford. The compact car category continues to grow and the Focus is a solid seller within the segment. Offered in either sedan or hatchback body styles, the Focus features contemporary styling and a lot of unexpected technology for a compact car.
Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when obtaining a new vehicle, especially if you plan on leasing. How much it’s worth at the end of the contract has a huge impact on how much you’ll be paying each month. Which cars on the market today hold their value best? The…
Long in the Tooth but Still a Bargain Vehicle Overview Although Europe had been enjoying a new generation Focus since 2005, North America made due with the original model that made its debut on our shores in 2000. In 2008 an unofficial second generation Focus was introduced which wasn’t much more than a heavily updated…
If you’re in the market for a luxury sedan that isn’t made in Europe, you’ll like AutoGuide.com‘s most watched video of the week. Our comparison of the 2014 Cadillac CTS against the 2015 Hyundai Genesis garnered the most views this past week while our video comparing the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla continued to be…
For the first time since the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) started releasing its ‘greenest automaker award,’ Honda did not take the crown.
There’s a high-tech version of the Scion xB set to debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
A redesigned version of the spunky little Mazda2 was spotted frolicking in Europe. The car was dressed in a festive zebra pattern, but not because Easter is nearly here; it’s so we can’t get a good look. Still some information about this 2016 model can be gleaned.
Want to head to San Diego for this year’s Comic-Con International event? Scion might be your ticket.
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.
With a focus on fuel efficiency and power density, General Motors has introduced a new range of three and four-cylinder engines that will be used in 27 new vehicles by 2017.
Heads up EV fans, Kia is on track to launch its first global battery-powered vehicle in 2016.
Small cars are BIG, especially in places like Europe where space is at a premium. Foreshadowing an upcoming next-generation subcompact model the folks at Mazda revealed their Hazumi Concept here in Geneva.
Volkswagen will reveal a quartet of subcompact Polos at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. Naturally fuel efficiency is a top priority with these models but the company hasn’t forgotten about performance.
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…
The Honda Fit is no longer recommended by Consumer Reports after it scored poorly in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) latest crash tests.
This past week, Lexus revealed its RC F sports car, which will make its official debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Automotive enthusiasts didn’t have to wait for the show to kick off however, as we got a first look video of the RC F at AutoGuide.com. Our other most watched videos of the week…
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.
The 2014 Kia Soul has earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
More and more automakers are leaving naturally aspirated engines behind for units with turbochargers or superchargers. Is this the new trend moving forward, or just a fad?
With an increased focus on efficiency, engines are constantly being updated. New technology is being added, such as direct injection, while older techniques are being refined, including turbocharging.