Archive for October, 2015
When Chevrolet re-introduced its Colorado compact pickup for 2015, the company announced the intention to offer a diesel engine within a year. And it has kept that promise, despite the fact that gas prices are low (and many experts expect them to remain that way for the foreseeable future), which tends to make thriftier but more expensive diesels less attractive from a sales standpoint.
Honda’s Civic has long been the benchmark against which all other compact cars have been measured. Since its introduction to this country way back in 1973, it has gone through nine design generations, spending most of that time as the top-selling entry in its class.
Civic enters its tenth generation for 2016 with a redesign that brings racier contours along with new features and the car’s first turbocharged engine.
2016 Cadillac CTS AWD 3.6L Premium Collection
Class: Premium Midsize Car
Dates Tested: 9/28/15-10/05/15
Miles Driven: 423
Fuel Used: 21.0 gallons
Sometimes, automotive models names aren’t so much bad as they are inappropriate. It’s worth noting that when Cadillac rolled out a compact model based on the Chevrolet Cavalier, the brand came up with a new name for the car—Cimarron—instead of carelessly appropriating a heritage moniker along the lines of LaSalle Sport or Deville II.
An article on the reemergence of electric cars has won an award for Collectible Automobile® magazine, Consumer Guide® Automotive’s companion publication about motoring history.
2016 Honda Accord Sport with Honda Sensing
Class: Midsize Car
Dates Tested: 10/06/15-10/12/15
Miles Driven: 241
Fuel Used: 9.0 gallons
2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum Crewmax 4×4
Class: Large Pickup Truck
Dates Tested: 8/24/15-9/08/15
Miles Driven: 211
Fuel Used: 15.1 gallons
The Dodge brand we know today began building automobiles in 1915, and became a part of Chrysler Corporation in 1928. In the 100 years since Dodge began churning out cars and trucks, a good number of highly memorable vehicles have graced the marque’s showrooms.