AutoGuide Now for the Week of June 9

AutoGuide Now for the Week of June 9

The warm weather is finally here, meaning its time to enjoy it with some slick two-door vehicles. See what we’re testing this week on AutoGuide Now.

Mazda-10-Million-US-Sales-Main-Art2014 Mazda Adventure Rally – Mike Schlee and Sami Haj-Assaad“We’re participating in the second ever Mazda Adventure Rally where we will try to raise some money for the Accelerated Cure Project for MS. Last year we came in 3rd place, so anything short of an improvement will be a major disappointment. Adding a sense of adventure, we don’t know what cars we’ll be driving, or where we’ll be heading off to, so be sure to follow along on social media and look for our daily updates on the site.”

2014-chevrolet-camaro-z28 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28Luke Vandezande, Managing Editor: “This week I’m finally driving the Z28 Camaro. Last month we were rained out at Monticello so it’s off to GingerMan Raceway where we’ll film a video review with the fastest Camaro ever.

2014-Kia-Forte-Koup 2014 Kia Forte Koup:  Then I’ll be driving the Kia Forte Koup for the rest of the week. Kia redesigned it for 2014 to be longer, wider and taller than before. It also comes with two new engines: a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter and a 1.6-liter turbo, both with four cylinders.”


2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser Ultimate EditionStephen Elmer, News Editor: “Few vehicles have the same amount of soul as the Toyota FJ Cruiser. It isn’t practical and it’s not graceful, but its unique style and go-anywhere attitude make it endearing.

I’m piloting the Ultimate Edition of Toyota’s Jeep-fighter, which gets beefed up suspension components and a special paint job to set it apart. In its final year of production this year, does the FJ still deserve out attention, or is it a has-been? Watch for the video review to find out the answer.”