Five-Point Inspection, the Counterpoint Edition: 2013 Chrysler 300C AWD

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Five-Point Inspection, the Counterpoint Edition: 2013 Chrysler 300C AWD
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Up for inspection this week is the Chrysler 300C with all-wheel drive, or maybe we should say “300Cs.” The vehicle gods have smiled upon the humble editors of AutoGuide; stars aligned, a comet passed and the tarot cards gave a thumbs up because two of us have been graced with essentially the same car. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Honda CR-V LX

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Honda CR-V LX
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There’s a war happening in the crossover segment, with new revisions to the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Escape all gunning for the popular Honda CR-V. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Audi S5

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Audi S5
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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...

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Toyota Yaris LE

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Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Toyota Yaris LE
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The subject of this week’s Five-Point Inspection is the cheapest car in Toyota’s North America lineup, the Yaris. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Lexus GS450h

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Lexus GS450h
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An alternative fuel vehicle, the Lexus GS450h is also a major alternative to the conventional V8-powered German luxury sedan. With exceptional fuel economy, luxury and solid power, it’s the subject of this week’s Five-Point Inspection. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
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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...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Subaru BRZ Premium

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Subaru BRZ Premium
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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...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Chevrolet Spark

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
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Chevrolet is selling the Spark with razor-thin margins. What’s more, the company isn’t trying to hide that. In fact, it’s almost a point of pride, and perhaps one of the most astute choices in recent years. That’s because you can get one for about $13,000 after delivery. It’s far from being the most exciting car… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Ford Fiesta SES Hatchback

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Ford Fiesta SES Hatchback
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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...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Cadillac XTS Premium

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Cadillac XTS Premium
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  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...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Ford Flex Limited AWD

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Ford Flex Limited AWD
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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...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Cadillac ATS 3.6L V6

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Cadillac ATS 3.6L V6
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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...

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Scion iQ

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Scion iQ
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During this week’s Five-Point Inspection we put the Scion iQ micro-subcompact to the test, driving it in crowded city streets, long open highways and everything in between. An emotionally polarizing vehicle, the tiny city car can make you smile and frown – it entirely depends on what you’re looking for. With a starting MSRP of… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

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Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
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This week, the Five-Point Inspection takes a ride in the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible: the sun-loving version of Chevy’s young buck pony car. Like a car review written in jot note form, we detail five particular attributes of a vehicle to highlight those we like and those we don’t like. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Honda Fit Sport

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Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Honda Fit Sport
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This week’s subject for Five Point Inspection is the Honda Fit subcompact, equipped with the Sport Package. The MSRP of this model comes to $18,700, and represents a nearly fully loaded Fit. All that’s missing is the navigation, and a la cart options and accessories. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4 x 4

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4 x 4
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The subject of our latest Five-Point Inspection is the 2012 Jeep Compass, outfitted in the Latitude trim, with the optional 4×4 system, CVT transmission and plenty of extras. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Hyundai Veloster

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Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Hyundai Veloster
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  Welcome to AutoGuide’s first Five-Point Inspection. Like a car review written in jot note form, we detail five particular attributes of a vehicle to highlight those we like and those we don’t like. It’s also a space to examine and explain notable features to help make you a more educated car shopper. Today, we… Continue Reading...