AutoGuide Now for the Week of April 28

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

It’s a new week fully loaded with new cars. Lets dive into AutoGuide Now and see what the editors of are testing this week.

2014 Cadillac ELRMike Schlee, Road Test Editor: ““This week I am behind the wheel of the Cadillac ELR. I’ve been looking forward to seeing what this new luxury, extended range coupe is all about. Is it a fancy, overpriced Chevrolet Volt or a legitimate Tesla Model S alternative?” Send your thoughts about the pretty and pricey EV to Mike on Twitter.

2014 Dodge Dart GT: “Our general consumer road tester is back at it this week as Amanda gets behind the wheel of the Dodge Dart GT. With the most powerful engine in the Dart’s lineup paired with a six-speed automatic, will this compact sedan impress or disappoint?”

2015 Lamborghini HuracanColum Wood, Editor in Chief: “This week I’m going to skip out early from two days of management seminars to do what any self-respecting badass who skips out on meetings would do: fly to Spain and drive a Lamborghini. Oh, and not a Lamborghini but THE Lamborghini: the Italian automaker’s latest and greatest, the Huracan. This one bull is equal to 610 horses thanks to an incredible V10 engine. We’ll be shooting a spectacular video at the Ascari Race Resort. You won’t want to miss it!” Colum sure has an awesome week ahead of him – follow him on Twitter to learn all about the new Lamborghini.

2014 Buick EnclaveLuke Vandezande, Managing Editor: “This week I’m wheeling around in the massive Buick Enclave. The bones and guts are the same as the Chevrolet Traverse, but it comes with nicer materials and styling appropriate to the Buick brand. I’m a fan of the way it looks, but the truth is that the Enclave is old and thirsty. But it’s also pretty comfortable and offers more storage space than almost any vehicle in its class.” What do you think of the Buick Enclave? Tweet your thoughts at Luke.

2014 Hyundai Elantra GTSami Haj-Assaad, Features Editor: “I’m in a Hyundai Elantra again this week, but this time its the GT model. A hatchback with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, this car is a little bit more fun thanks to its six-speed manual transmission. I intend to find out if the combination of powertrain and body style will make the Elantra GT a fuel-friendly, fun and practical car.

2015 GMC Sierra Denali HDStephen Elmer: “This week, I’m back in my element, testing trucks from two different brands. First, I’ll be behind the wheel of the GMC Sierra Denali 3500. Having already driven the new Silverado HD, I know this truck is competent, but will the interior add enough style to make the extra cost worth it?”

2015 Toyota TRD Pro Trucks: “Then, I’m off to Las Vegas to take Toyota’s latest group of off-road toys into the desert. The TRD Pro lineup consists of the Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner, all of which receive beefed up suspension components, bigger wheels, more under-body protection and unique styling. These vehicles are already known for being able to tackle the elements and now they should be even better prepared. But, is the TRD Pro Tundra a Ford Raptor beater?” Tweet at Stephen with your truck questions.
Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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