Archive for 2016

Dec
19
2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE in Cosmic Gray Mica

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 296

Fuel Used: 7.5 gallons

Dec
16
2016 Lexus RX 350

2016 Lexus RX 350 in Silver Lining Metallic

2016 Lexus RX 350 AWD     Consumer Guide Automotive

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles Driven: 270

Fuel Used: 40.9 gallons

Dec
16
2017 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla S Premium in Classic Silver Metallic

2016 Toyota Corolla S Premium     Consumer Guide Automotive

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 270

Fuel Used: 9.6 gallons

Dec
15
2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country

2017 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country in Twilight Bronze Metallic (a $560 option)

2017 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country Platinum   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 1053

Fuel Used: 43.8 gallons

Dec
14
1976 Corolla

1976 Toyota Corollas

It’s tough to say exactly when Toyota became a mainstream brand. I would argue that the Japanese carmaker shed its niche-market “economy-car” image in the U.S. when it rolled out the inaugural Camry in 1983. With the Camry, Toyota had a product that could be cross-shopped directly with popular U.S. model vehicles.

Dec
14
2017 Kia Cadenza Technology

2017 Kia Cadenza Technology in Silky Silver

2017 Kia Cadenza Technology  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Large Car

Miles Driven: 462

Fuel Used: 21.8 gallons

Dec
13
2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum in Dark Adriatic Blue

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum AWD     Consumer Guide Automotive

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles Driven: 249

Fuel Used: 12.8 gallons

Dec
13
1973 Volvo, Import car prices

1973 Volvo

There’s nothing like a bit of historical data to put 2016 new-car prices in context. For a healthy dose of perspective, scroll down to the 1973-model-year Mercedes-Benz prices below and just sort of let them sink in.

Dec
12
Snow-bound Mercedes SL

This snow-bound Mercedes-Benz SL is a little too easy to identify.

The snow came later than it usually does here around Consumer Guide’s suburban Chicago headquarters. However, when it did come, it came with impact, dumping 6-8 inches around the area in a relatively short period of time. With snow comes snow-covered vehicles, some of which may be difficult to identify under all the badge- and shape-obscuring white stuff. Here we have eight liberally coated vehicles for you to identify. A couple of the cars are pretty easy, but a few should take you a least a moment to ID.

Dec
12
2017 Subaru Impreza

2017 Subaru Impreza sedan in Lithium Red Pearl

Consumer Guide First Spin Since its introduction for 1993, Subaru’s Impreza has stood out in the compact class as being one of the few – and in many years, the only – member to offer all-wheel drive. And since 1997, AWD has been standard.

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