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2025 Porsche 911 Revealed: Hybrid In, Manual Out

For the first time in its 60 years of existence, Porsche’s icon is getting in on electrification with a clever hybrid system.

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3 Pros and 2 Cons Why the BMW M440i Gran Coupe Is Better Than a M340i

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe continues to be a vehicular bridge, spanning the gap between the 4 Series two-door coupe and the 3 Series sedan. With a more coupe-like profile that features four doors, the Gran Coupe is for those who don’t want to give up the sleeker styling of a coupe, but still require a more accessible rear seat area.

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2025 Kia EV3 is an Affordable Baby EV9

Kia's latest electric car targets the $35,000 (USD) space with funky looks and tons of tech.

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The AutoGuide Show Ep 19: Refreshed GV80, WRX RS on track, 911 Hybrid?

We take a first drive in the heavily refreshed 2025 Genesis GV80. Our track test of the Subaru WRX RS doesn't go as planned, and we discuss the upcoming biggest change ever to the Porsche 911.

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The Next-Gen Lamborghini Huracan's V8 Will Rev To 10,000 RPM

Lamborghini has a new engine, and it’s a big deal. This 10,000 RPM V8 will power the Lamborghini 634 - code name for the Huracan’s successor. After the loss of that car’s naturally aspirated V10, anything after might seem like a blow, but this twin-turbo, hybrid V8 with a stratospheric redline hardly feels like a consolation prize.

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2024 Subaru WRX RS Review: Track Upgrades Make a More Fun Road Car

With the Subaru WRX STI no longer on sale, the regular WRX has taken the reigns as the top performing Subaru. Designed to appeal to a larger crowd of consumers, the WRX is a lot fun to drive, but a bit soft around the edges for those that really like to push their cars.

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Alfa Romeo Killed The Quadrifoglio Duo With A Whelming Special Edition

Alfa Romeo has announced it will stop taking orders for both the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio in the US (though the pair carry on in the EU). To celebrate the death of the sporty brand’s only two truly sporty models, a limited run of Super Sport special editions will be made.

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Where in the World: Lincoln Nautilus in the Canadian Maritimes

Hello from the beautiful Canadian Maritimes! This week I'm out East to put the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus through its paces.

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The 2025 Kia Sorento Hybrid Adds Updates, But At A Price

For 2025, the Kia Sorento Hybrid is updated with the changes seen in the ICE-powered 2024 Sorento. This means not only a larger grille but new LED lighting arrangements as well. Kia has also added a new, larger infotainment system to the mix alongside the gas-powered Sorento’s optional digital gauge cluster.

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The AutoGuide Show EP: 18: Talking Urus SE w/ Lambo and 3 First Drives

We take a first drive in the Acura ZDX and Subaru Forester. We're invited to a track test of the Subaru BRZ. Then, we discuss if the BMW 4 Series is better than the 3 Series.

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The Hybrid Porsche 911 Will Be Revealed May 28th

Porsche says it has finished development of the first-ever hybrid 911, and it has announced the new model will debut on May 28th.

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2024 BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupe Review: 5 Doors are Better Than 4

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe returns to Canada this year as a limited edition, with just 300 units on offer. Available in the United States for years, this so-called four-door coupe can’t escape the question as to whether it’s unique enough to differentiate from the 3 Series sedan.

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Manthey's Porsche Cayman GT4 RS Kit Doubles Down On Downforce

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS now has its own Manthey kit. The kit does what others before it have done, promising improved performance on an already insanely capable performance machine. Manthey claims a six-second improvement over the RS’ Nurburgring Nordschleife lap time, which falls to 7:03.121.

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2024 Subaru BRZ tS Track Test Review: Cranking Up the Fun Meter

Photos By: Jeff Wilson

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5 Car Brands That Are Leading Sales According to Google Reviews
Tesla Model 3 'Highland' Dominates in EV Fast Charging Performance

In recent evaluations conducted by AMCI Testing, the Tesla Model 3 'Highland' edition has emerged as a leader in the field of electric vehicle (EV) charging efficiency. This assessment, focusing on the capacity for rapid charging, measures the additional driving range that EVs can achieve within a six-minute interval, mimicking the typical duration of a fuel stop at a traditional gas station.

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The Chevy Malibu Dies So The Bolt Can Live

Chevrolet said this week that production of the Malibu will end.

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The New BMW M4 CS Is Light, Fast, And Very Expensive

The new BMW M4 CS is less, and as we know, less is more. As such, the lighter, faster coupe will start at $124,675 MSRP.

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2024 Acura ZDX Type S Review: First Drive

The new 2024 Acura ZDX is unlike the ZDX of the past. For starters, the new SUV is fully electric, a first for Acura. Shared with a platform co-developed with GM, the Acura engineers have worked hard to differentiate the ZDX from its distant Cadillac Lyriq cousin.

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What Type of Gas Does the MINI Cooper Take?

When filling up a MINI Cooper at your local gas station, you have the option to use either premium or regular gasoline. Although both types of fuel are acceptable, premium gas is recommended for MINI Cooper models, especially those designed for higher performance.

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Revealing the Best and Worst Brands in Auto Sales and Service

The 2024 Automotive Experience Leaders Report, derived from over 1.1 million Google reviews and including data from 17,000 new car dealers, offers invaluable insights into customer satisfaction across the automotive industry’s sales and service sectors.

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Lexus Plans Sweeping Electrification Of Its ES Sedan

Trademark filings found by AutoGuide indicate that Lexus is planning an expansion of its ES sedan lineup. The series of filings show trademarks for a Lexus ES350h, ES350e, and ES500e. Frankly, Lexus’ lineup nomenclature isn’t the easiest to decipher, but we’ve broken it down for you, starting with the ES350h.

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The 5 Worst Aftermarket Service Providers According to J.D. Power
Which 2025 Subaru Forester Should You Buy?

Over three days in the Montana wilderness, we sampled all the refreshed 2025 Subaru Forester lineup has to offer. While driving impressions are kept under wraps for now, we can tell you exactly which Forester is best, which trims to skip, and which options packages we think buyers have to have to make the Forester all it can be.

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15,000+ Mercedes Vehicles Face Recall Over Brake Issues

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) has announced a recall for certain models due to a risk associated with brake booster corrosion. This recall affects approximately 15,604 vehicles spanning across multiple models manufactured between 2006 and 2012, specifically the ML, GL, and R-Class series. The potential for moisture accumulation within the brake booster housing may lead to corrosion, ultimately decreasing brake performance or leading to brake failure, thus increasing the risk of a crash.

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Jeep Will Launch The Gladiator 4xe Next Year

Via a LinkedIn post, Jeep CEO Antonio Filosa has confirmed the Gladiator will be getting a hybrid powertrain.

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The AutoGuide Show Ep 17: 11 SUV Comparo, V12 Engines, Hyundai Sedans

This week we take some time to go over all 11 entries in our small SUV shootout comparison and we discuss our reviews of the 2024 Hyundai Elantra as well as Sonata. Later, in the news of the week, we talk about a cool Jeep color and two new V12 engines.

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2025 Subaru Forester First Drive: If It Ain't Broke Make It Better

Photos by Chase Bierenkoven

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Shell’s V-Power NITRO+ Fuel is for the Racer in All of Us

Today, Shell announced the arrival of its latest performance fuel to Canadian Shell stations. It’s called V-Power NITRO+ and according to Shell, it’s been quite the labour of love to get it to market. It’s a fuel that’s been designed to work specifically with gasoline-direct engines (GDI) and that has its challenges.

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Ferrari 12Cilindri Is The Most On-The-Nose Supercar Since LaFerrari

For whatever reason, Ferrari wanted to leave mention of the Daytona, one of its most famous cars, out of this Daytona-inspired V12 coupe/spider’s name. Instead, it went the literal route, opting for the name “12Cilindri,” a name whose meaning leaves nothing implied. Not unlike the also very literal Ferrari LaFerrari, you’ll probably never see one of these in person either.

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This Stunning Supercar Was Inspired By Bruce Wayne
Here's Why the 4Runner TRD Pro Won't Have IsoDynamic Seats (At Launch)

The trick Taco seats aren't in its SUV sibling—but never say never.

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3 Reasons Why the 2024 Honda Civic is the Best and 1 Reason It’s Not

The Honda Civic is getting a big update for the 2025 model year, but that doesn’t mean the 2024 model is no good. In fact, we’d say it’s the best in class, with an asterisk. But more on that asterisk a bit later.

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New By Customer Demand: Jeep Brings Tuscadero Paint To The Gladiator

One of Jeep's more out-there colors, the deep magenta pink it calls Tuscadero, will be brought to the Gladiator lineup by customer demand. “Our passionate Jeep fans asked for this limited-run color on Gladiator. We heard them,” said Bill Peffer, senior vice president of Jeep brand North America.

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BFGoodrich Announces Launch of All-Terrain T/A KO3 Tire

Few tires, if any, are as iconic and instantly recognizable as the BFGoodrich All-Terrain line. The original T/A KO helped bring off-road capable tires to the mainstream, and the KO2 has not only carried the torch but furthered the popularity and mission of its predecessor. A new BFGoodrich All-Terrain offering is a big moment in the tire world, and the company has just announced the launch of its All-Terrain T/A KO3, which builds on the legendary toughness and updates the tire for the modern era of off-road and street use.

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Hankook Tires Study Reveals Regional Variations in Driving Anxiety

Hankook Tire has conducted a thorough study revealing the various obstacles that motorists encounter while navigating the roads. The survey identifies inclement weather as the foremost concern among drivers, significantly influencing their decision-making and driving habits. Such adverse conditions not only impact visibility but also the overall safety and maneuverability on the road, leading a notable 51% of participants to consider postponing their travel plans to avoid potential hazards.

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2024 Hyundai Sonata Review: First Drive

Hyundai continues to pursue the family sedan market with the refreshed 2024 Sonata. Never a brand to shy away from radical redesigns, the new car features a drastically different look up front and in the rear. What hasn’t changed are the engines, with a choice of three four-cylinder engines, one naturally aspirated, one turbocharged, and the other a hybrid.

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The V12 Aston Martin Vanquish Ain't Dead Yet

For 25 years Aston Martin has offered a V12 in its flagship cars. That, shockingly, isn’t about to change. Aston promises huge power from a similarly huge twin-turbo V12 engine, with a claimed 824 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque on tap for what will surely be the next Vanquish. The last Vanquish bowed out in 2018, and its 6.0-liter naturally-aspirated V12 made 580 hp and 465 lb-ft. It’s a tremendous improvement and one that comes as a result of an entirely new V12.

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Aftermarket Service Providers Witness Surge in Customer Satisfaction

The latest insights from the J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Aftermarket Service Index (ASI) Study unveil a notable upturn in overall customer satisfaction across three pivotal segments: full-service maintenance and repair, tire replacement, and quick oil change. This resurgence is particularly striking in full-service maintenance and repair, witnessing a substantial improvement, followed by tire replacement and quick oil change services.

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10 Least Expensive Car Brands to Maintain
How Mismatched Tires Ruin Your Car and Destroy Tires

On the most recent episode of The AutoGuide Show brought to you by eBay Motors, we had a chance to sit down with Ian McKenney, Senior Product Manager for Bridgestone. We covered plenty of topics during the podcast, including why mis-matched tires are a bad idea.

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Explore Automotive History at the 2024 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance

From May 31st to June 2nd, Greenwich, Connecticut, will host the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance. This event features a selection of historically significant and performance-oriented vehicles. It provides an opportunity for attendees to view a mix of classic and contemporary cars.

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Navigating the 10 Worst U.S. Cities for Drivers

Driving in some U.S. cities can be more challenging than others, as indicated by a recent study conducted by Forbes Advisor. The study assessed various aspects of driving across 47 metropolitan areas in the United States. The findings reveal that cities like Oakland, California, and Miami, Florida, rank among the most difficult places for drivers.

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The AutoGuide Show Ep 16: Tacoma Hybrid, Macan EV, Tire Tips, and More

This week we take a first drive of the new Toyota Tacoma Hybrid and the Porsche Macan EV. We also drive a compact car favorite and the best version of the new BMW X2. In the news we discuss the death of an underrated Subaru as well as some new electrified luxury super SUVs.

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2024 Honda Civic Sedan Touring Review: Still a Benchmark

Two years ago, the latest generation Honda Civic earned the AutoGuide 2022 Car of the Year Award. With a fantastic blend of refinement, composure, performance, and comfort, we were quite impressed with Honda's small sedan.

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Polestar Has A Prototype EV That Charges From 10-80% In Just 5 Minutes

Polestar is working with an Israeli startup called StoreDot to improve charging speeds for its vehicles. Using a prototype Polestar 5 sedan, the prototype was able to charge from 10% to 80% in just 5 minutes.

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10 Most Expensive Car Brands to Maintain According to Consumer Reports
America Plugs In: CarMax Data Shows Surge in EV Consideration

CarMax data from January 2021 through February 2024 reflects a significant uptick in searches for electric vehicles, with a 177% rise indicating a growing consumer curiosity and intent to purchase EVs.

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Here's How 10 Small SUVs Ranked in New Front Crash Tests
4 Reasons Why the Best Performing Jetta is the GLI

The Volkswagen Jetta is celebrating a big anniversary this year. The sporty version of the Jetta. Called the GLI, has been on our shores for 40 years. That’s a long time for any model to last, especially one that’s a bit niche like the GLI.

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The Mini Aceman EV Splits More Hairs

Mini has kind of a thing for splitting hairs. Its Countryman straddles the line between hatchback and CUV.

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2025 Ram 1500 RHO Preview

Bob Broderdorf, Ram’s Global Operations Officer, made it clear the company is looking to increase its market share in the pick-up segment and that the sport truck line-up is going to play a big part in reaching that goal.

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The Lamborghini Urus (Inevitably) Goes Hybrid

It’s no secret the Urus shares its V8 powertrain with a handful of other Volkswagen Group products like the Audi RSQ8.

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2025 Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology is an Electric Icon

It's finally here: the all-electric Geländewagen ushers in a new era for Mercedes' off-road icon.

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Subaru Announces Legacy Sedan is Done After 2025, Surprising Nobody

Say goodbye to the longest-running Subaru nameplate in North America.

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The AutoGuide Show Ep 15: Camry, Land Cruiser, WRX TR, and More

On this episode of The AutoGuide Show brought to you be eBay Motors, we drive the all-new Toyota Camry, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Subaru WRX TR. Ford introduces a special new Mustang as does Shelby. We also take a drive in what looks to be the final manual transmission Volkswagen. Later, Mike Schlee talks about a road rally scavenger hunt for regular car enthusiasts that supports a great cause.

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2024 Porsche Macan EV Review: First Drive

Porsche didn’t cut any corners when it came time to design its first EV. The Taycan was fresh, innovative and above all a Porsche. It introduced an 800-volt architecture, super-fast charging speeds, and breathtaking performance. The lessons learned after selling over 150,000 of them in just a few years have in no small part played a major influence on the brand's second EV—the new Macan.

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The Mercedes-AMG GT Goes Hybrid For Big Power

201 horsepower. That’s the figure Mercedes says will be added to the AMG GT’s already substantial power output, coming courtesy of an electric motor placed on the rear axle of the recently updated coupe.

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2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review: The Last of the Manuals

The Volkswagen GLI is celebrating its 40th anniversary. More importantly though, it is tasked with carrying the enthusiast torch as the final VW to have a manual transmission. With the Golf GTI and the Golf R both losing their six-speeds after 2024, the GLI will be the lone soldier.

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Could Your State Be the Most Expensive for Car Owners?

When considering the purchase of a new vehicle, it's important to look beyond the initial payment and consider the annual costs associated with owning a car. These expenses can vary significantly from one state to another due to differences in taxes, insurance premiums, fuel costs, and maintenance expenses.

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