Archive for August, 2018

Aug
31
1955 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery

1955 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery

photos by Al Rogers

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Part car and part truck, the sedan delivery had been on the American motoring scene since the late Twenties. It was a convenient and fairly economical vehicle for tradesmen and small-business operators whose hauling needs didn’t warrant the use of a large truck or required a more genteel presence.

Aug
31
2018 Subaru Ascent Touring

2019 Subaru Ascent Touring in Crystal Black Silica

2015 Audi Q52019 Subaru Ascent Touring

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 358

Fuel used: 19.0 gallons

Aug
30
2019 Ram 1500 eTorque

2019 Ram 1500 Hemi with eTorque

Consumer Guide Automotive In a quest for better fuel economy in traditionally thirsty trucks, Ram takes a page from the automotive playbook and banks on … a hybrid.

Well, a mild hybrid, actually, and while unique in today’s marketplace, it’s not the first.

Aug
30
2018 Cruze Diesel

2018 Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel Hatchback in Nightfall Gray

2015 Audi Q52018 Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel Hatchback

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 364

Fuel used: 10.8 gallons

Aug
28
Trax Redline Edition

2018 Chevrolet Trax Redline Edition in Mosaic Black Metallic

2015 Audi Q52018 Chevrolet Trax LT AWD Redline Edition

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 332

Fuel used: 12.0 gallons

Aug
28
What ws the Iron Duke?

Though technically a Pontiac engine, the Iron Duke found a place under the hood of dozens of non-Pontiac models.

The Chevrolet Vega was meant to be a technical and efficiency tour de force. The good-looking, lightweight little car featured a number of cutting-edge features, and was positioned to prove that the Bow-Tie Brand—and on a broader scale General Motors—was in a position to take on the low-cost and fuel-efficient imports that were starting to show up in dealerships at the beginning of the Seventies.

Aug
28
2019 GMC Sierra Denali

2019 GMC Sierra Denali

Consumer Guide Automotive GMC has long used the tagline, “Professional Grade,” promoting the brand as being a cut above others in the same class. That has been best demonstrated in the top-line Denali trim level — recently offered on nearly all GMC models — which has been elevated to essentially a “luxury” sub-brand. It’s been particularly noteworthy in the case of the company’s Sierra full-size pickups, as the rest of the lineup didn’t really offer much over its very similar Chevrolet Silverado cousin. But that’s changing.

Aug
27
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Consumer Guide Automotive, 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review OK, stick with us here—this gets a bit complicated. With the introduction of the redesigned 2019 Santa Fe, Hyundai is changing up its midsize-SUV strategy. Previously, the Santa Fe was offered in a 3-row, 7-passenger version called Santa Fe, and a shorter 2-row, 5-passenger version named Santa Fe Sport.

Aug
24
1940 Ford Fire Truck

1940 Ford Regular Fire Truck

by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2013 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

The residents of Big Rock Township, Illinois, bought their first fire truck in spring 1940. They—and their descendants—still have it.

Aug
24
2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot

Consumer Guide Automotive Honda’s popular midsize crossover has long been a Consumer Guide Best Buy, and revisions to the freshened 2019 Pilot only serve to make it better.

As this is a “refresh” and not a redesign, the Pilot platform and appearance haven’t changed much. Oh, the grille is different – taking on what Honda deems as a “more rugged” demeanor to reflect Pilot’s admittedly good off-road prowess – but the vehicle still looks and drives like a Pilot … which is just fine.

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