The Juke is a hit in Europe with a limited, but loyal and enthusiastic following in North America. Even Nissan admits that its success came as a surprise. But now the Juke is part of what’s become one of the fastest growing segments: sub-compact crossovers. Unlike more mature parts of the market, America’s smallest crossovers… Continue Reading...
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The Mercedes-Benz W205 C-Class is bigger, more expensive and also more refined than any of its predecessors. It rides on a new modular platform that is stiffer, saves weight and should help to make the new C-Class much better than the W204 generation. Does it? Continue Reading...
Depending on where you live, the season’s first snow is already come and gone. Up until my most recent stint with the Ford Fusion, I hadn’t driven it during anything outside temperate weather and even then it showed flaws. Certain aspects were still mediocre and others worse than before. To be fair, perfect cars don’t… Continue Reading...
Bleary eyed and nauseous, I woke up to an alarm chirping long before sunrise. For a moment, my knotted stomach teetered on the brink of convulsion as I drew deep, slow breaths. The sick feeling started to fade and I swore never to smoke cigars and sip scotch again. So it was a normal Sunday…. Continue Reading...
Starting at $15,455, the Hyundai Accent has long been a value proposition in the sub-compact segment and for 2014, the car gets a few more standard features. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
We were more excited than a Walmart shopper on Black Friday after hearing that Ford planned to bring the Fiesta ST over to America. Continue Reading...
Can a minivan have a wild side? Groans and a few “never mind, we’ll take my car” responses leading up to a weekend camping trip didn’t bode well. But three days, several camp fires and an unnecessarily generous load of gear and beer saw everyone agreeing that mom vans aren’t so bad after all. Forget… Continue Reading...
It has power, style and surprisingly good fuel economy. If you haven’t guessed it, the subject of AutoGuide.com’s Five-Point Inspection is the 2013 BMW M6. In case you didn’t already know, the BMW M6 has one hell of a powerful engine to play with. Its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 makes 560 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque,… Continue Reading...
Ditching the V8 this year for a supercharged six, Audi’s S5 sport coupe still delivers thrills, albeit in a slightly different way than before. Continue Reading...
The subject of this week’s Five-Point Inspection is the cheapest car in Toyota’s North America lineup, the Yaris. Continue Reading...
When the second generation Cadillac CTS-V arrived, it featured a pair of new body-styles. Among them is the two-door coupe, which is the subject of this week’s Five-Point Inspection. With its supercharged V8, the CTS-V is a serious performance machine, referencing the days of comfy, yet powerful American muscle cars – though with a decidedly more… Continue Reading...
A true automotive enthusiast will scoff and point their nose to the sky when shown a sports-coupe outfitted with an automatic transmission. We managed to hold off on any pre-conceived thoughts of automotive snobbery when testing out the latest sports car from Subaru, the BRZ. Tested in Premium trim, it starts at $25,495, and with… Continue Reading...
This week’s Five-Point Inspection is all about the 2012 Ford Fiesta SES, a small hatchback that takes on the likes of the Hyundai Accent, Chevy Sonic and Mazda 2. The SES has since been replaced by the Titanium trim package, but still represents the top of the line model for the 2012 model year. Starting… Continue Reading...
Presenting AutoGuide’s newest Five-Point Inspection featuring the six-cylinder 2013 Cadillac XTS Premium. The XTS is a front-wheel drive full-sized luxury sedan, with a starting price of $44,075. The model tested is the Premium model, which has almost all the bells and whistles, and costs $54,505. The only things missing from this model are massive 20″ rims,… Continue Reading...
During this week’s Five-Point Inspection we put the Ford Flex crossover to the test, stuffing all our family and friends into the three rows of seats, and driving it in the city, highway, and rural gravelly side-roads. A visually striking vehicle, the base Flex SE starts at $30,885, while we drove the upgraded Limited model with AWD… Continue Reading...
This week we have another Five-Point Inspection for you, focusing on the six-cylinder 2013 Cadillac ATS. The ATS is a rear-wheel drive sport-sedan, with a starting price of $33,095. Continue Reading...