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This week, good old American muscle was the top pick, followed closely by practical crossovers and the new Mercedes CLA-Class.
Convertibles and luxury compact crossovers are on the menu this week, and despite the sheer number of cars we’re testing this week, no one is complaining. Here’s AutoGuide Now, where we let you into our garage to see what we’ll be reviewing in the near future. Continue Reading…
Remaining recognizably a Murano, Nissan’s style-conscious crossover just debuted at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
The latest battery of IIHS crash tests underscores the fact that three-row family haulers aren’t necessarily safe in a crash.
Car enthusiasts worldwide love AutoGuide‘s videos, and this past week we had plenty to share.
For shoppers interested in a three-row crossover, we compiled our comparison test to determine which offers the best bang for the buck. In addition, we took a deeper look at the all-new Chrysler 200S while sports car enthusiasts wanted to see out first drive of the BMW M235i.
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Should there be More Manual Crossovers?
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 segment, like Jeep, Mazda, Subaru and Volkswagen, still allow owners to row their own gears.
If the manual transmission is in critical condition in the USA, it is merely in serious condition in Canada. More vehicles in a greater number of trims are available with a manual transmission in Canada. Want any level Mazda6 with a stick north of the border? No problem. Want a Nissan Versa Note SL with a manual? It’s yours.
See Also: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Review
There are two other crossovers still offered in Canada with a manual transmission that are strictly automatic-only in the U.S: the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson. Curious as to whether or not Americans are missing out, we headed to Hyundai Canada to sample a 2014 Tucson equipped with the six-speed manual. Here is our five-point guide to the stick-shift crossover.