Finalists for ‘Green Car of the Year’ Announced

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Finalists for ‘Green Car of the Year’ Announced
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The folks at Green Car Journal have just released their list of finalists for the 2015 Green Car of the Year award. The group includes a surprising diversity of vehicles from several manufacturers. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Audi A8 L TDI quattro Tiptronic

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Audi A8 L TDI quattro Tiptronic
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The A8 is Audi’s flagship model, sitting at the top of its core lineup. Serving a diversity of luxury customers, the car is offered in two different wheelbases with a variety of engine options. There’s a supercharged V6, two flavors of twin-turbocharged V8 and even an exotic W12. Continue Reading...

Why are Diesels More Efficient Than Gasoline Engines?

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Why are Diesels More Efficient Than Gasoline Engines?
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Diesel. To many American drivers the “D” word is something of a mystery. It’s associated with construction equipment, tractor trailers and hillbillies “rollin’ coal” in their modified pickups, spewing more black smoke than a burning pile of used tires. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid Family Sedans

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Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid Family Sedans
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  Midsize sedans are a big deal; this segment is one of the most important in the automotive industry. Corporate fortunes are won or lost on the backs of these versatile, hard-working cars. Continue Reading...

Audi A3 Sportback Returns to America as Diesel-Only

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When it comes to cars, pretty much all automotive journalists lust after diesel-powered, rear-wheel-drive station wagons with manual transmissions. Believe it or not, Audi is happy to answer the call… sort of. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Polo Range Updated for 2014

Volkswagen Polo Range Updated for 2014
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Volkswagen will reveal a quartet of subcompact Polos at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. Naturally fuel efficiency is a top priority with these models but the company hasn’t forgotten about performance. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 28 – Chevy Impala vs. Honda Accord vs. Volkswagen Passat vs. Toyota Avalon

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Ask AutoGuide No. 28 – Chevy Impala vs. Honda Accord vs. Volkswagen Passat vs. Toyota Avalon
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What do Abraham Lincoln, Shaquille O’Neal and Chewbacca have in common? Truth be told, not a whole lot. Honest Abe got capped, Shaq can’t shoot free throws and Chewie is hairier than a herd of yaks… or the filter in a Econo Lodge hot tub. This trio’s differences abound, but one thing they all share… Continue Reading...

2015 Audi A3 Sedan Pricing Announced, Starts Right Around 30 Grand

2015 Audi A3 Sedan Pricing Announced, Starts Right Around 30 Grand
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Audi just announced pricing for its all-new 2015 A3 sedan. The company had hinted that this compact four-door would start right around 30 grand and they nailed that price point. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrids

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrids
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People buy hybrids because they think the “H” word is synonymous with fuel savings. While that’s true, hybrid appeal leaves a wide grey area between mildly improved mpgs and real returns at the pump, not to mention the higher cost of entry into the gasoline-electric segment. Toyota’s success with the Prius often leads people to… Continue Reading...

2015 VW Golf Announced with Three Engines

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2015 VW Golf Announced with Three Engines
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Grab your three wood and don your Tam o’Shanter because Volkswagen just revealed the North American version of its 7th generation Golf. This 2015 model is larger and roomier inside than its predecessor but lighter and more fuel efficient at the same time. Continue Reading...

In Memoriam: The V8 Engine 1900-201?

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In Memoriam: The V8 Engine 1900-201?
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With the oil crisis of the ‘70s many predicted the death of the V8 engine, but it has continued to solider on. With Chrysler and Infiniti execs recently commenting that there’s no place for eight-cylinder cars in the future of their respective brands, this time, are the V8 engine’s days finally numbered? Continue Reading...

Diesel Cars Sales Up 27% in First Half of 2012

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Diesel Cars Sales Up 27% in First Half of 2012
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Clean diesels and hybrids are two options for consumers who want to ease the pain at the pump, and both are continuing to see impressive growth in the U.S. marketplace with diesel sales increasing 27.5 percent in the first half of 2012, while hybrid sales have jumped 63.5 percent.  Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Challenges WHO Claims About Cancer-Causing Diesel Exhaust

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Volkswagen Challenges WHO Claims About Cancer-Causing Diesel Exhaust
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In response to the World Health Organization’s recent decision to classify diesel exhaust as a carcinogen, more toxic to your health than second hand smoke, America’s largest retailer of diesel passenger cars is questioning the findings. Continue Reading...

Why Buy a Diesel Car? Get the Facts, Know Your Options

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Why Buy a Diesel Car? Get the Facts, Know Your Options
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Price, looks and size… these are the few factors that used to decide what vehicle you’d park in your driveway. Looking for a cheap and small car? A Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic will do. Need something bigger, perhaps a mid-size Hyundai Sonata or an SUV. Things used to be pretty easy. With increasingly high… Continue Reading...
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