AutoGuide Now for the week of March 9

AutoGuide Now for the week of March 9

Now that all the excitement in Geneva is over, we’re back to testing vehicles at home like usual. Here’s what’s coming up.


2015 VW Golf SportWagonMike Schlee, Road Test Editor:  “I’ll be travelling down to Texas this week to drive an enthusiast favorite: the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. With the new Golf being a terrific car on its own, I have high expectations for this compact wagon. I hope it’s brown, diesel and manual.”

Lexus NX Crossover

2015 Lexus NX 300h “Once I’m back in town I’ll be picking up the 2015 Lexus NX300h. This hybrid compact crossover is going to battle a well-established rival in an comparison. Can you guess which one? Read Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad’s AutoGuide Now for details.”


2016 Ford EdgeLuke Vandezande, Managing Editor: “This week I’m going to be driving the 2015 Ford Edge. It enters a second generation this year with three engine options: a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 and a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6. Ford had a hit on its hands back in 2006. Will the new version be able to fill its predecessor’s shoes?”


2015 BMW X3 xDrive28dSami Haj-Assaad, Features Editor: “This is what will be facing off against the Lexus NX hybrid, letting us solve the age-old debate of hybrid vs diesel. We’ll be taking bets during the week, what would you put your money on? Tweet us at @Sami_HA, @Mikeschlee or @AutoGuide


2015 Audi S6Craig Cole, Associate Editor: ““Once again I find myself in another Auto Union. Is this a happy coincidence or deliberate planning? Yes. Anyway, the Audi S6 is a high-performance four-door with premium design and a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine that promises a to be a good time. Horsepower clocks in at 450, enough to propel this subtly styled sedan to 60 in a claimed 4.4 seconds. Hit me up on Twitter (@CraigCole) if you’ve got any questions, comments or concerns.”