Most Read Car Reviews of the Week: November 10 – 17

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

AutoGuide saw a rush of visitors checking out our Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Review this week.

The most powerful 4-cylinder car you can buy, the CLA 45 AMG makes 355 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. This little performance car establishes a new segment, and sets the bar quite high for small performance luxury cars.

Second on the list this week is BMW’s budget option, the 320i. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine powers the 320i generating 180 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The cheapest in the lineup, this car can be had for as little as $34,790.

Next up is the Tesla Model S. This car possess the longest rage of any other electric car on sale today, and makes a strong statement in the luxury segment.

Fourth this week is our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Review. Hybrid pathfinders are powered by a supercharged 2.5L 4-cylinder mated to a 15 kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack to produce 250 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 25 MPG city and 28 MPG highway for FWD models (25/27 for AWD), roughly a 25 percent improvement over the V6.

Last this week, we have Toyota’s redesigned 2014 Tundra. The Tundra received a make over this year, but the guts of this truck stay the same. So can Toyota become a real player in the half-ton truck segment, or will the Tundra continue to be a fringe player?

So whether you’re shopping for a new car and looking for advice, you want to keep up to date on the auto industry or you’re just looking for a good read, check out the hotlinks to each of the stories below and see more new car reviews here.

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Review

2013 BMW 320i Review

2013 Tesla Model S Review – Video

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Review

2014 Toyota Tundra Review – Video

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • JasonM. JasonM. on Jun 21, 2014

    Well guys after having owned both cars for some time, 12 Evo X GSR stage 2/beyond vs stock 13 Boss 302 with the red key activated. I have to honestly say the Boss was the better purchase in the end. There is no question that the Evo was fun to drive and I enjoyed almost every moment of that tail drifting happiness around town and in places I probably shouldnt have been performing such tomfoolery. In the end what killed me on the Evo was the lack of a 6th gear for the GSR and the gear bump/slight grinding on every shift that is a characteristic of the evos transmission. On road trips/vacations it became very annoying to run at such a consistent high RPM at highway speeds for extended periods. My final gripe is that the doors always felt tinny when shutting them, a very thin metallic sound. The fit and finish on the Boss is leaps beyond the Evo and you feel just as snug when you slip into the Recaros on the Boss. After opening up the stock side exhaust pipes that are on the Boss, it gives the car a renewed mean personality. Add the red key and you can actually feel an additional personality layer on as the torque is increased, the loppy idle engages, and the throttle increases snappiness. Its as if it begs you to push it hard and it rewards you for it. Surprisingly, I found it almost as easy as the Evo to drive at the edge and it proves to be almost as nimble when dancing and performing similar tomfoolery. In the end, long term value must come into play as reality starts to set in. The Boss will or could one day become a collectors car and has a much higher potential for holding its value over the Evo. That and the complete package that it might be a slightly more challenging car to pull the 100% driving level when compared to the Evo, but it is just that much more rewarding when you do. The review above holds nothing but truth, and the same truth can be found even when comparing the Boss to a modified Evo.

  • Samuel Samuel on Jun 29, 2014

    how are you love from sam

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