2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi
Dates tested: 1/19/2015 – 1/26/2015
Miles Driven: 342
Fuel Used: 15.1
2015 Buick Regal GS AWD
Class: Premium Midsize Car
Dates tested: 1/05/2015 – 1/12/2015
Miles Driven: 293
Fuel Used: 16.9
Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2014 edition of Collectible Automobile magazine.
The Nissan Pulsar NX arrived in America for 1983 as a wedge-shaped subcompact notchback coupe that proved surprisingly popular. However, it’s the quirkier second-generation 1987 NX that poses a more intriguing choice for the seeker of cheap wheels.
2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 4MATIC
Class: Premium Midsize Crossover
Dates tested: 1/12/2015 – 1/19/2015
Miles Driven: 157
Fuel Used: 9.1
2015 Toyota RAV4 XLE FWD
Class: Compact Crossover
Dates tested: 1/05/2015 – 1/19/2015
Miles Driven: 1082
Fuel Used: 45.3 gallons
For those unfamiliar, Ruth’s Chris is a chain of steak houses largely regarded as top notch when it comes to serving up prime cuts of beef. Predictably, a visit to Ruth’s is a pricey affair. The least expensive steak on the Ruth’s Chris menu is the 8-once petit fillet, which at most locations runs about $37.
It isn’t Honda’s first fuel-cell vehicle, but the FCV concept revealed at the Detroit Auto Show is probably the most striking–and appears to be the most practical. The 4-door fastback concept is about the size of a midsize sedan, and Honda says it has a 300-mile range and can be refueled in 3 to 5 minutes.
An evolution of previous auto-show concepts, Volkswagen’s Cross Coupé GTE that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show supposedly indicates the styling direction future VW crossovers will head.
Already the more performance-oriented of the two Lexus midsize sedans, the rear-drive GS is set to get sportier still.