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2014 Ford Focus Hatchback Consumer Review

2014 Ford Focus Hatchback Consumer Review

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.

Top 11 Cars With the Best Residual Value

Top 11 Cars With the Best Residual Value

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…

Should I Buy a Used Ford Focus?

Should I Buy a Used Ford Focus?

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…

Most Watched Videos of the Week: May 25 – June 1, 2014

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…

2016 Mazda2 Spotted in Europe, Dressed for Easter

2016 Mazda2 Spotted in Europe, Dressed for Easter

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.

Chevy Spark vs. Ford Fiesta vs. Honda Fit

Chevy Spark vs. Ford Fiesta vs. Honda Fit

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.

Mazda Hazumi Concept Bounds into Geneva

Mazda Hazumi Concept Bounds into Geneva

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 Polo Range Updated for 2014

Volkswagen Polo Range Updated for 2014

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.

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

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

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…

Most Watched Videos of the Week: January 5 – January 12, 2014

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…

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Toyota Corolla S

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Toyota Corolla S

  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.

2014 Kia Rio Sedan Priced From $14,600

2014 Kia Rio Sedan Priced From $14,600

Kia has announced that its 2014 model year Rio sedan will be priced from $14,600 including destination while the hatchback will cost $100 more at $14,700.