2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is smaller, lighter, plusher, and more technologically advanced than its predecessor. At first blush, it’s a bit livelier to drive, too.

Mounted on a new rear-wheel-drive platform, the corporate Alpha setup that underpins the Cadillac ATS and CTS, the 6th-generation Camaro makes abundant use of pound-paring aluminum components in its body and suspension. All body panels are new even as the overall styling theme maintains a kinship to the 2010-15 5th-generation car. The roster of engines sports 3 new choices—including the first 4-cylinder found in a Camaro since 1986—and 8-speed automatic transmissions replace the 6-speed autoboxes used previously.

Jeep Compass

Consumer Guide’s test Compass arrived in midlevel Latitude trim with several significant options. Including the destination charge, our test crossover came to $28,265.

Consumer Guide Automotive2015 Jeep Compass Latitude 4X4 

Class: Compact Crossover

Dates tested: 4/13/2015 – 4/20/2015

Miles Driven: 253

Fuel Used: 11.4 gallons

2015 Veolster Turbo Rally Edition

Consumer Guide’s test 2016 Hyundai Veloster arrived in Turbo trim with the Rally Edition package. Pricing for the 2016 Rally Edition was not available at the time this review was published; the MSRP should come in a bit above the manual-transmission 2015 Veloster Turbo, which starts at $23,425 including destination. 

Consumer Guide Automotive2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Rally Edition 

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Dates tested: 4/16/2015 – 4/30/2015

Miles Driven: 407

Fuel Used: 12.7 gallons

2016 Honda Pilot

Honda’s Pilot midsize SUV is redesigned for 2016, with swoopier lines replacing the former boxy look. In the bargain, it received revised powertrains and numerous high-tech features. It is due to go on sale June 18 at a starting price of about $31,000.

Consumer GuideWhen it debuted for 2003, Honda’s Pilot made its mark as a car-based “unibody” midsize SUV in a segment dominated by heavier, clumsier truck-based entries. Since then the tide has turned, and the Pilot has found itself facing some stiff competition.

1969 Yenko Camaro

Among the “Camaro Museum” exhibits that Chevrolet gathered for the unveiling of the upcoming 6th-generation model was one of the 1969 Yenko Camaros that Pennsylvania racer and Chevy dealer Don Yenko sold with a thumping 427-cid V8 under the hood.

When Chevrolet unveiled the 2016 Camaro in Detroit on May 16, it did more than just call the automotive media in for a look-see and a bite to eat. Instead, it staged a mini celebration of its long-lived “ponycar.”

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES

Tom was shooting for 40 mpg, and saw 50. He succeeded, but it wasn’t pretty.

I don’t fit in the Mitsubishi Mirage. I mention this because I want to fully paint the picture of a man on a mission. The mission, in this case, was to break 40 mpg in a non-diesel, non-hybridized test vehicle. 

2015 Ford F-150 Review

Consumer Guide’s test F-150 arrived in XLT trim with the optional 2.7-liter “EcoBoost” V6. Including the destination charge, our test truck came to $43,085.

2015 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 4×42015 Audi Q5

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Dates tested: 5/04/2015 – 3/11/2015

Miles Driven: 158

Fuel Used: 28.0

2015 Mazda 3 i Touring

Consumer Guide’s test Mazda 3 sedan arrived in i Touring trim with automatic transmission. Including destination charge, our test car came to $23,410.

Consumer Guide Automotive2015 Mazda 3 i 4-Door Touring

Class: Compact Car

Dates tested: 4/16/2015 – 4/30/2015

Miles Driven: 407

Fuel Used: 12.7 gallons

2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Although the 2015 Jeep Cherokee starts at just over $24,000 with destination in front-drive/4-cylinder form, our loaded all-wheel-drive V6 Trailhawk stickered for $37,415.

2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Crossover

Dates tested: 2/17/2015 – 2/23/2015

Miles Driven: 232

Fuel Used: 10.6 gallons

1972 Gremlin X

Literally a shortened AMC Hornet, the Gremlin debuted for the 1970 model year.

Note: This article is reprinted from the February 2015 issue of Collectible Automobile

By Jack Stewart

American Motors positioned itself as the nation’s small-car leader. AMC knew it couldn’t compete head to head in every segment with the Big Three, but money could be made in the compact field, where they typically showed little interest. In the late Sixties, AMC learned that both General Motors and Ford were planning to bring out subcompact import-fighters for 1971. American Motors needed to defend its turf. 


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