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The Insurance Institute for Highway’s Safety’s (IIHS) small-overlap test is one of the hardest crash evaluations for a vehicle to pass, and interestingly, rear-wheel-drive models have a much more difficult time doing well for several reasons.
If you’re feeling patriotic this 4th of July weekend, there are some automotive videos starring America’s best waiting for you.
If you’re in the market for a luxury sedan that isn’t made in Europe, you’ll like AutoGuide.com‘s most watched video of the week.
Our comparison of the 2014 Cadillac CTS against the 2015 Hyundai Genesis garnered the most views this past week while our video comparing the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla continued to be frequently watched. Lastly, hybrid luxury buyers were interested to see if the Cadillac ELR is worth the price tag.
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Don’t stress about the Mondays, because it’s time to test a few new cars, including two luxury sport-sedans and a rear-wheel drive sports car.
Excited for the Lamborghini Huracan? This past week, AutoGuide.com headed to Spain to put the Huracan to the test.
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Strategic Vision has announced the winners of its 2013 Total Quality Index (TQI), with American automakers reinstating their position in some very competitive segments.
Well, if photos of K9′s tooling around Southern California with state manufacturer plates are any indication, the answer would likely be yes.
10. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: $54,095
Today’s cars all seem to be focused on delivering fun driving experience that’s still friendly on gas. Those two elements are often an important factor in a car purchase, but sometimes you just want to feral thrill of a big, loud engine.
Last but not least, Hyundai’s fifth and final Super Bowl ad showcases the Genesis sedan.
Titled “Faster Acting,” this 30-second commercial highlights the new 429-horsepower Genesis R-Spec sedan. It helps tie together the theme of performance, so the pre-game spots are bridged with the in-game ads. It’s your run-of-the-mill car ad – no cheetahs or dying bosses to speak of. But if you love watching new cars go really fast, you’ll enjoy this one.
Watch “Faster Acting” after the jump.
Hyundai has just announced that after the market launch of its new flagship Equus luxury sedan, it will offer an engine option above the planned 4.6L Tau V8. The optional engine will be a new 5.0L Tau V8, making 429-hp. That same engine will then also find its way into the Genesis luxury sedan.
With a power increase of around 45-hp with the larger engine, torque will also jump from 333 ft-lbs to 376. And aiding in both power deliver and fuel consumption is a new 8-speed automatic – although it’s not yet clear if the Genesis will also get the 8-speed box.
The move is designed to keep Hyundai’s flagship competitive with the new twin-turbo motors from BMW and Mercedes, but as most buyers won’t see the Equus as a rival to the established marques, we have to think this is more of a shot across the bow of Lexus, with the larger Genesis motor offering far more power than what Lexus equips its LS models with.
Hyundai’s Genesis sedan is a vehicle of many talents; effortless highway cruiser, stoplight drag race sleeper and plush transporter of discrete well-to-do types. Now you can add “Police Interceptor” to the list.
With its snazzy blue and gold livery and copious lighting equipment, the Genesis doesn’t have the same intimidation factor as, say, a black and white Crown Vic, but the 290 horsepower V6 and 375 horsepower V8 mean that the Genesis is significantly faster than the venerable Ford.
The Genesis police car is a cool idea, but in a densely populated country where traffic moves at a snails pace, its hard to see the logic of an enormous, gas guzzling V8 sedan. A Genesis Coupe, with its 2.0L turbo four-banger is the more sensible (and cooler) choice.