Toyota’s Prius has become the go-to vehicle for people looking to save money at the gas pump. Sure, it looks like an alien science project gone wrong and its driving dynamics are less fun than a trip to the ER, but this car’s groundbreaking combination of high technology, phenomenal fuel economy and unimpeachable reliability have…
Fun and educational, from the best to the worst, Top 10s can help make shopping for a new car a little easier. Plus, there’s plenty of judgemental entertainment from AutoGuide’s editorial team, which ranks the latest auto show reveals and other new cars.
There are good cars, bad cars and embarrassing cars. Today we’ll take a look at the latter list, cars that were bad, underwhelming, uninspired and downright humiliating to be seen in.
Drivers looking for something cool have a veritable smörgåsbord of options on the market today. Automakers are building some of the most appealing and exciting vehicles in industry history.
Car companies are pretty clever. A lot of time, research and money gets spent before a new product is created.
French automaker Peugeot built a crossover concept for Paris this year that uses a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 500 hp. How can that be? There are also electric motors powering each of the axles to achieve that number. No, you can’t expect to see a road car like this any time soon, but how…
Paris, France is an international gem known for art and culture, fine dining and high fashion as well as its architecture and history. This capital’s biennial auto show is also a major attraction, particularly for gear heads.
Adaptive cruise control is common on many high-end cars, but did you know that a massive monthly payment isn’t necessary to access the technology? Cars with adaptive cruise control will slow down and speed up according to the vehicle ahead, making highway commuting much easier. Some systems will even stop the car completely and then…
Did you know that bananas grown in Africa but sold in America grow and ripen on the trees in plastic bags? Bananas grown there and sold domestically don’t and frankly they taste a heck of a lot better for it.
It’s 2014 and there are STILL cars out there with four and five-speed gearboxes. You may be asking “What’s wrong with that?” and the answer is “Everything!”
Aggressive maneuvering, horns blaring, center-most fingers locked in their upright positions, these are but a few hallmarks of ill-mannered motoring. Surly, rushed or otherwise incompetent drivers cause mayhem on America’s country roads and urban thoroughfares.
Cultural stereotypes aside, Germany is known for its advanced technology, engineering prowess and top-quality manufacturing. The land of beer, bratwurst and BMW is especially famed for its automobiles, which are renowned the world over for their driving dynamics and Autobahn-proven performance.
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.
Like memories of band camp August is dead and buried. Regrettably the eighth month of the year didn’t go quietly; it took summer down with it. Sure, the season’s not officially over but we’re too emotionally devastated about the loss to care. At least new-vehicle sales in the U.S. were strong.
Think we have it good in the US when it comes to automotive selection? Think again. There are quite a few cars available to our neighbors from the North and South, but not in our dealerships. What gives? Here’s the scoop: many of these cars might not pass our emissions or safety standards, while others…
Cars like the Mercury Grand Marquis and Buick Roadmaster are quintessential examples of “old-person transportation,” if we may make a blatantly ageist statement. Potentially offensive remarks aside, these large, rear-wheel-drive sedans were a favorite of the grandparent set; it’s hard to believe they didn’t come from the factory with wrap-around sunglasses, AAA stickers and boxes…
Diesel is making a comeback in North America and there are more than a few cars out there outfitted with torquey, yet fuel efficient engines. With obvious models like the Jetta or Golf TDI, there are also plenty of others that fly below the radar. If you’re considering buying a diesel for your next car,…
If you’re even a little bit of a car nut, there’s a good chance you know about chassis codes. Car geeks can go through entire automotive conversations without ever mentioning a model name.
It’s hard to beat the noises a well-designed, high-performance engine makes; experiencing this is of life’s great pleasures, especially when it isn’t adulterated by restrictive exhaust systems or synthesized bullshit piped through a vehicle’s speakers.
Performance is more than racing stripes, chin splitters or gigantic exhaust tips. Speed is not something you can simply apply with sticky film or push clips; it takes careful engineering and attention to detail.
Americans in all parts of the country are dealing with dilapidated streets. Cracked and broken thoroughfares are chattering teeth and shaking cars to their very bones.
Midsize sedans are a big deal; this segment is one of the most important in the automotive industry. Corporate fortunes are won or lost on the backs of these versatile, hard-working cars.
“Soon” is quite possibly the least satisfying answer possible, yet we hear it countless times about exciting new cars.
Aphrodisiacs are substances that supposedly increase sexual desire. These items can range from the benign like ginseng or honey to the straight-up bizarre.
Each year, Strategic Vision releases its Total Quality Index, which it says includes positive and negative product experiences on vehicles including reliability, actual problems, driving excitement and other measures.