Archive for May, 2014

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Consumer Guide’s test Cadillac ELR arrived priced at $80,860, including options and the $995 destination charge.

Consumer Guide Automotive2014 Cadillac ELR

Miles Driven: 390

Fuel Used: 4.3 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 90.1 mpg*

May
29

1988 Mitsubishi Sigma

Identify this car for one bonus point. It’s an ’89, if that helps.

Today we whisk you back to 1989, and an auto industry in transition. Your challenge is to determine which of the following cars was NOT available the year Michael Jordan scored his 10,000th point.

May
28
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Our test diesel-powered 328d arrived in Sports Wagon guise and with AWD. With options the compact BMW came to $50,825 including the $925 destination charge.

2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon “Sport Line”

Dates tested: 4/17/2014 – 4/24/2014

Miles Driven: 136

Fuel Used: 4.0 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 34.0 mpg

May
28
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Deltawing passenger-car concept rendering

Presented here is an unedited press release issued by Deltawing Technologies today. Images and captions were added by the CG Daily Drive team.

DELTAWING TECHNOLOGIES UNVEILS RENDERING OF FOUR-PASSENGER CAR FEATURING PIONEERING DESIGN ARCHITECTURE Company offers a glimpse of a DeltaWing® for the street that applies the unique, innovative design architecture and lightweight technologies to achieve significantly improved fuel economy
May
27
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2006 Lincoln Mark LT

Hard as this may be to believe, Toyota has been selling the 4Runner Stateside for 30 years. Of course, that’s nothing compared to what Ford can boast, having marketed some form of F-Series truck since 1948. Toss in nameplates like Blazer, Bronco, and Wrangler, and you have a collection of models that has stood the test of time, and is now firmly cast in the annals of American truck lore.

May
23
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Although classified as a midsize sedan, Volkswagen’s Passat is as spacious as some full-size ones. Our very well equipped SEL Premium test car came to $31,715 including destination, but base models start at about $23,000.

In the hotly contested midsize-sedan market, Volkswagen’s Passat is an also-ran. Compared to the 408,000 unit sales of the Toyota Camry and 367,000 of the Honda Accord, Passat’s 110,000 barely makes a blip.

May
23
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Pontiac’s sported-up version of the Chevrolet Aveo didn’t last long in U.S. showrooms. The plucky 5-door hatchback was only available as a 2009 model.

First seen in 2005, the GM Daewoo-developed T250 architecture played host to more models than you can shake a stick shift at. The humble subcompact platform’s global family included the Daewoo General and Kalos, Holden Barina, Suzuki Swift, and the ever popular, produced under license, ZAZ Vida.

May
19
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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is available in select locations starting at $42,375 including a $925 destination charge.

When the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive goes on sale in the U.S. this summer, some might see it as not only the first appearance of the company’s B-Class “tall wagon” in this country (it’s in its second generation in Europe), but also the company’s first electric vehicle to be sold here. Technically, neither is true, but the car still stands as a landmark vehicle for the German manufacturer.

May
19
2014 Toyota Corolla LE

2014 Toyota Corolla LE

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2014 Toyota Corolla LE Plus for a video test drive. What did they think of their fully loaded test vehicle? Watch and find out.

May
19
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Chrysler has been building the Hemi brand for 50 years. A 1966 426 V8 is shown.

From transmissions (Powerglide, Hondamatic) to suspensions (Iso-Strut, Hydra-Coil), automakers have branded and trademarked virtually every consumer-facing vehicle feature. Some branded features come and go with little fanfare (General Motors’ Quadrasteer) while others become part of the automotive lexicon (Ford’s EcoBoost).   

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