2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe

2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe

If you were one of the dozen or so people who found themselves inexplicably drawn to Steven Bochco’s HBO series “John From Cincinnati,” you understand what happened to the Pontiac Solstice Coupe.

2015 Toyota Camry XSE

Consumer Guide’s test 2015 Toyota Camry XSE arrived loaded with options and is about as well equipped as a Camry can be. Including destination charge, our test car came to $35,668.

Consumer Guide Test Drive2015 Toyota Camry XSE V6 

Class: Midsize

Miles Driven: 389

Fuel Used: 18.5 gallons

Driving mix: 60% city, 40% highway

Which is longer?

Can you tell which of these vehicles is longer?

Based on reader comments, we made our first “Which Cars are Longer?” quiz a little too easy. This one is tougher. Tougher, because the pairs of cars presented below are a little more closely matched in length than those in the first quiz. If you haven’t taken the first quiz yet, go ahead and do so now. As always, let us know how you do.

2015 Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track

Consumer Guide’s test Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track arrive fully loaded. Including destination charge, the big Dodge came to $43,465.

Consumer Guide Test Drive2015 Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track 

Class: Large Car

Miles Driven: 297

Fuel Used: 18.2 gallons

Driving mix: 65% city, 35% highway

2014 Ford Fiesta ST

Consumer Guide’s test Ford Fiesta ST arrived in Envy Green Metallic, with a bottom-line list price of $25,610.

Consumer Guide Test Drive2014 Ford Fiesta ST

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles Driven: 155

Fuel Used: 4.9 gallons

Driving mix: 60% city, 40% highway

1979 Ford Pinto Rallye

The Rallye Pack was one of three option packages that allowed buyers to dress up their 1979-1980 Ford Pintos.

A popular piece of career advice is to dress for the job you want, not the one you have. So, if you’re the associate assistant manager but you want to be the assistant manager, you probably want to show up for work in a tie and possibly a jacket, even (perhaps especially) if your peers aren’t doing so.


This belt-driven supercharger is designed to force more air into an engine than it would naturally take in.

“There’s no substitute for cubic inches.” This was a catch phrase during the muscle-car years when the quickest of the quick carried large-displacement V8s. At that time, torque was almost directly related to displacement, and—in another catch phrase—“Torque is what wins in the stock classes” (meaning street cars).

2014 Ford Escape

Consumer Guide’s test Ford Escape Titanium came to $35,625 including destination charge.

Consumer Guide Test Drive2014 Ford Escape Titanium AWD 

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 322

Fuel Used: 13.9 gallons

Driving mix: 20% city, 80% highway

2015 Lincoln Navigator

Consumer Guide test 2015 Lincoln Navigator arrived in extra-cost Ruby Red Metallic paint and with the feature-laden Rapid Spec 101 A package. Including destination, our test car listed for $73,395.

Consumer Guide Test Drive2015 Lincoln Navigator 4WD

Dates tested: 11/13/2014-11/20/2014

Miles Driven: 174

Fuel Used: 13.2 gallons

Driving mix: 60% city, 40% highway

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for a video test drive. What did they think of their nicely equipped test vehicle? Watch and find out.


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