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Sick of sitting in the automoive luxury market’s second tier, Infiniti is launching a product offensive aimed at competing more directly with Germany.
As a very fashion-forward city, New York really is one of the most appropriate places for Mercedes to tease the interior of what’s likely to be its most head-turning model for years to come.
Are you ready for more power? This weeks theme is more, more, more with each of our test cars featuring more power than usual. Continue Reading…
The 2014 New York Auto Show kicks off this week, and the all-new vehicle reveals have begun.
These are the announcements and debuts we're looking forward to most
The New York Auto Show kicks off Tuesday night with a series of pre-show events followed by the press days on Wednesday and Thursday.
There are certainly surprises coming, but even some of the already-announced debuts are exciting. Here’s what AutoGuide.com is looking forward to most next week.
The latest battery of IIHS crash tests underscores the fact that three-row family haulers aren’t necessarily safe in a crash.
Insurance Myths Busted
Does the color of the car you drive raise your insurance rates? Are old cars cheaper to insure? And will your premiums go up after a claim?
Each of these questions has an answer and it might not be what you think it is.
We’ve compiled a list of the ten most common car insurance myths in the hopes of debunking them. The answers might not only make you a smarter car insurance shopper, they might also save you money, or even impact the next car you buy.
Who Won, Who Lost in Last Month's Sales?
Spring is here and the U.S. automotive market saw its overall sales rise six percent in March, shaking off the slow start to 2014.
Compared to 2013, the seasonally adjusted sales rate has grown from 15.3-million units in 2013 to 16.4-million units and is the best showing since November 2013, and among the highest in the past seven years. But the big question is, who were the winners and losers for March 2014 compared to the year past? You might be surprised to see which automakers have grown in sales and which have taken a significant hit in comparison to the same period 12 months ago.
The Kings of the Big Family Haulers
Until the mid-1980s, those with large families usually bought station wagons with a who-cares-about-safety rearward facing third row of seats. But then the minivan was introduced and everything changed. For the next fifteen years, troops of kids were transported here and there in these pragmatic boxes on wheels. As is often the case though, consumer taste’s changed.
Today the three-row station wagons rival the mountain gorilla on the critically endangered species list while the minivan has become more passé than bridge clubs. Now there is a new king of big family transport – the three-row crossover utility vehicle (CUV).
And the Crossover Takes Over
After a brief foray with three-row body-on-frame SUVs in the early 2000s, the vast majority of auto manufacturers have settled on unibody crossovers to handle passenger duties of six or more. Last year, more than 1.7 million of these CUVs were sold in the U.S. compared to less than 525,000 minivans.
With nearly two million annual sales up for grabs, manufacturers are constantly tweaking their products to entice customers. Over the last year alone, all-new versions of the Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander hit the market while the Kia Sorento and Dodge Durango received significant updates. To see which CUV is the best value for the money, we gathered these five crossovers along with three older models; the large Chevrolet Traverse, the best-selling Ford Explorer and the eight-passenger Honda Pilot. Which one emerged as the victor in this stacked field? Read on to find out.
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Add Alfa Romeo’s North American return to the list of reasons why visiting this year’s New York Auto Show will be worthwhile.
Faster and a Lot More Expensive
Ever since it burst onto the scene in 2008, the Nissan GT-R has been a force to be reckoned with.
Heralded and acclaimed as one of the greatest sports cars to ever come from Japan when it first debuted, Nissan has continued to give its famed GT-R model tweaks and changes over the years, making it even more formidable. To pay our respects to one of the greatest machines any automotive enthusiast can buy in today’s marketplace, AutoGuide has decided to take a look at the Nissan GT-R over the years, how it’s changed inside and out, along with its price tag.