Ask AutoGuide No. 10 – Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla vs. Subaru Impreza

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Ask AutoGuide No. 10 – Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla vs. Subaru Impreza
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The week is drawing to a close and while that can mean several things, most importantly (of course), it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide, the information superhighway’s most exciting semi-regular feature. Beating the competition to market with mildly informative and generally accurate content is the name of the game. Our skilled geniuses are… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 9 – Scion FR-S vs. Ford Focus ST vs. Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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Ask AutoGuide No. 9 – Scion FR-S vs. Ford Focus ST vs. Hyundai Veloster Turbo
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Ah to be young again. AutoGuide’s nationally recognized, board-certified Oracles remember their youth vividly… it was terrible. People often say age is just a number and you’re only as old as you feel, unfortunately they were born wearing elastic-waist jeans and Science Olympiad fanny packs. Gingivitis arrived when they were in middle school. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Compact Sedans with the Biggest Trunks

Top 10 Compact Sedans with the Biggest Trunks
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Compact cars are affordable, they’re usually a lot of fun to drive and can deliver impressive fuel economy numbers. As government regulators push for ever-greater efficiency, small sedans and hatchbacks are becoming increasingly important. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Compact Cars with the Largest Back Seats

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Top 10 Compact Cars with the Largest Back Seats
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A couple weeks ago our Top 10 target was the large-sedan segment. We looked at a diverse lineup of full-figured four doors, comparing them based on their theoretical maximum range. We multiplied the number of gallons in their respective fuel tanks by each of their highway economy ratings. SEE ALSO: Top 10 Large Sedans With… Continue Reading...

2013 Mazda3 Gets 40-MPG Skyactiv Engine on More Trim Levels

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2013 Mazda3 Gets 40-MPG Skyactiv Engine on More Trim Levels
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In the past Mazda has hinted that it may drop the current base engine in the Mazda3 and instead offer the Skyactiv powertrain as standard. According to Mazda USA PR rep Beverly Braga that won’t happen for 2013, but the Japanese automaker has made the decision to offer the Skyactive 2.0-liter as the core powertrain… Continue Reading...

Dodge Dart Hatchback Maybe Revealed in Patent Drawings

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Dodge Dart Hatchback Maybe Revealed in Patent Drawings
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Dubious news about a Dodge Dart hatchback is surfacing after an Italian forum posted patent drawings depicting what could be a hatchback version of the brand’s high mpg poster boy. Then again, maybe not. Continue Reading...

Dodge Dart Aero to Achieve “at least” 41 MPG

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Dodge Dart Aero to Achieve “at least” 41 MPG
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When the Dodge Dart hits dealers later this year it will be the first Fiat-based Chrysler product to go on sale in America and will also offer competitive fuel economy. While not quite segment leading, the new numbers are near the top of the pack, with the entry-level 160 hp 2.0-liter Tigershark 4-cylinder rated at… Continue Reading...

Ward’s Auto 10 Best Interiors for 2012 List Announced

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Ward’s Auto 10 Best Interiors for 2012 List Announced
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Ward’s Auto has released its top 10 picks for best interior in 2012 today, though in no particular order. Here they are with brief notes on each car’s engine specs and starting price. The 2012 Mazda CX-5 crossover is powered by 2.0-liter Skyactiv inline four cylinder that makes 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque… Continue Reading...

Toyota May Return To WRC

Toyota May Return To WRC
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Excitement gathered around Toyota as the company announced a factory-backed return to Le Mans in the LMP1 category. Now, it seems like Toyota will be taking its racing efforts to a new level. During its glory days, Toyota enjoyed 43 victories as well as seven FIA world rally titles. From 1973 through 1999, Toyota was… Continue Reading...

Sub-Compact and Compact Sales Growing in US

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Sub-Compact and Compact Sales Growing in US
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It might not make sense to trade your gas guzzler in for a more fuel-efficient car, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping people.  Sub-compact and compact car sales are spiking this year, according to J.D. Power and Associates. It seems that both segments are growing, but the smaller sibling is winning out among American… Continue Reading...

Citroën DS4 R Concept is a Hot Hatch to Pine Over: Geneva Motor Show Preview

Citroën DS4 R Concept is a Hot Hatch to Pine Over: Geneva Motor Show Preview
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Citroën has just released official images of its latest hot-hatch concept model set to premiere at the upcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show. It’s images like these that convince us the North American market could really use some French metal. In terms of hardware, the Citroën DS4 Racing concept receives the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine found in… Continue Reading...

Honda Fit B-Spec Racing Suspension Kit Available February

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Honda Fit B-Spec Racing Suspension Kit Available February
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The Sports Car Club of America’s B-Spec class is growing in popularity as enthusiasts enjoy a relatively inexpensive entry into amateur racing while automakers are discovering B-Spec to be a great platform for grassroots motorsport marketing.  Honda, one of the early adopters to B-Spec racing, is committed to the series and hopes to gain even… Continue Reading...

Volvo Searching For New Small Car Partner

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Volvo Searching For New Small Car Partner
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Swedish automaker Volvo is looking to shack up with a new mate in the hopes of making a fresh set of small cars. Their current compact, the C30 (above), is based on technology from former parent company Ford. However, Ford dumped Volvo almost two years ago, passing them off to Chinese Geely Holding Group for $1.8… Continue Reading...