AutoGuide Now For The Week of December 1

AutoGuide Now For The Week of December 1

The staff will be rolling in luxury this week with three distinct high-class SUVs. Read what else we’re testing and why in this edition of “AutoGuide Now.”


2015 Chevrolet TraxMike Schlee, Road Test Editor:

Mike is off to San Diego to test out the new Chevrolet Trax subcompact crossover. Based on the Sonic, the affordable Trax uses a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 138-hp. Set to take on the Hyundai Tucson, the upcoming Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-3, the Trax has to offer excellent value to stand out in this class. Tweet any  questions or thoughts you have about the Trax to Mike, and be sure to follow his updates on Twitter to learn more about the Trax.


2015 Lincoln Navigator:

When Mike returns from his Trax drive, he will pick up a Lincoln Navigator to star in a comparison video of luxurious proportions. We’ll take the Lincoln and put it up against its most natural rival: the Cadillac Escalade. Which one would you take? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook.


2015 Cadillac Escalade: Sami Haj-Assaad, Features Editor:

“When you think luxury SUV, no other name should pop out quicker than “Escalade.” It’s the go-to choice of large luxury vehicle and will be put up against the Lincoln Navigator to prove that point. With its fantastic 6.2-liter V8 engine and unmistakable looks, I wouldn’t bet against Cadillac’s offering.” Tweet your thoughts and questions about the Cadillac Escalade to Sami.


2015 Lexus LX 570Craig Cole, Associate Editor –

“It’s not every day you get to evaluate a large luxury SUV, but for the next seven I’ll be parking the Lexus LX 570 in my driveway. Luckily for the neighbors property values will be going up, if only for a week. This truck rivals vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, offering an opulently trimmed cabin, loads of amenities and imposing exterior design. How does it stack up to these competitors? I’ll have a full report in the coming weeks, but if you’ve got any questions hit me up on Twitter. My handle is @CraigCole.


2015 Nissan Murano: Luke Vandezande, Managing Editor –

“This week I’m taking a first drive in the 2015 Murano. Pricing starts at $30,445 and goes up to $41,485 for the all-wheel drive platinum model. It’s bound for a Nissan dealer near you next week so be sure to check back to find out if you should think about buying one.”