Archive for March, 2016

Mar
31
2016 Nissan Maxima Platinum

2016 Nissan Maxima Platinum

2016 Nissan Maxima Platinum   Quick Spin

Class: Midsize Car

Dates tested: 10/19/2015 – 10/26/2015

Miles Driven: 352

Fuel Used: 13.1 gallons

Mar
30
2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring

2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring

2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Subcompact Crossover 

Dates tested: 11/30/2015 – 12/14/2015

Miles Driven: 291

Fuel Used: 10.1 gallons

Mar
29
2016 Honda Touring Sedan

2016 Honda Accord Touring Sedan

2016 Honda Accord Touring Sedan   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Car

Dates tested: 11/30/2015 – 12/07/2015

Miles Driven: 284

Fuel Used: 13.3 gallons

Mar
28
1972 Pontiac LeMans

1972 Pontiac LeMans

From page 3 of Consumer Guide: Auto Test ’72:

The general auto-buying public is still intent on knowing “how does it run?” And that is what this 1972 Road Test issue of CONSUMER GUIDE is all about. So if you are in the market for a brand new 1972 model, and you want to know how it handles on the highways, how it rates for fuel economy, roominess, quietness, ride or brakes, you have come to the right place.

Mar
24
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

2016 new York Auto ShowMercedes-Benz follows in the footsteps of other “fastback” SUVs with the debut of the GLC Coupe at the New York Auto Show.

Although based on the “squareback” GLC SUV introduced last year, the Coupe boasts more differences — in addition to its sloping roofline — than it may initially appear. Not only is the body 3.2 inches longer and 1.6-inches lower, the windshield is less steeply raked. It all combines to give the GLC its “flowing” shape that is the hallmark of SUV coupes.

Mar
24
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2016 new York Auto ShowMitsubishi rolled out two new production vehicles at the 2016 New York Auto Show: A plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander compact SUV, and a sedan version of its budget-priced Mirage subcompact car.

Mar
24
2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence

2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence

2016 new York Auto ShowIt seems manufacturers just can’t find the price ceiling on high-end SUVs. Yet they dutifully continue to try.

Introduced at the New York Auto Show was Volvo’s attempt at finding that ceiling: the XC90 Excellence, which reaches to the lofty price height of … $104,900. And we’re not even sure that includes destination.

Mar
24
2017 Camaro ZL1

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2016 new York Auto ShowAfter unveiling a ferocious new 2017 Camaro ZL1 coupe last week, Chevrolet followed up by pulling the wraps off a drop-top convertible version at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

Mar
24
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype

2016 new York Auto ShowAs Honda noted in its introduction of the Civic Hatchback prototype at the New York Auto Show, “Enthusiasts have looked longingly across the Atlantic to Civic models like a hatchback and Type R that until now have been forbidden fruit.”

Indeed they have.

Mar
24
2017 Chevrolet Sonic

2017 Chevrolet Sonic

2016 new York Auto ShowIntroduced at the New York Auto Show was the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, which boasts revised styling and a host of new features.

A restyled front facia hosts new lighting elements (including available LED “signature” lights) and is topped by a revised hood. The rear facia is also new, as are the wheel designs.

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