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Apr
26
2017 Toyota Yaris iA

2017 Toyota Yaris iA in Graphite

2017 Toyota Yaris iA manual    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles Driven: 481

Fuel Used: 11.5 gallons

Nov
14

Consumer Guide Best Buys

New Family Vehicle Award Highlights Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2017 Best Buy List–Chrysler Pacifica Takes Honor

Genesis G90 earns Best Buy in brand’s inaugural year

Nov
11

2016 Consumer Guide Best Buys

New Subcompact-Crossover-Class Vehicles Claim Three Spots on Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2016 Best Buy Awards List

New and Redesigned Premium Vehicles Garner Five Awards

 

Nov
11
2015 Consumer Guide Best Buys Magazine

Watch for Consumer Guide “2015 Car & Truck Best Buys” on newsstands everywhere.

New and Redesigned Vehicles Claim Ten Spots on Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2015 Best Buy Awards List

New and Redesigned Premium Vehicles Garner Five Awards

 LINCOLNWOOD, IL. November 12, 2014 – Consumer Guide® Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new- and used-car reviews for more than 45 years, today announced the recipients of its 2015 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. For 2015, just 39 Best Buys have been awarded in 20 classes, providing clear, easy choices for consumers.

Nov
04
Dec
13

Toyota Prius v

When we at Consumer Guide Automotive recently announced our 2013 Best Buy Awards, we bestowed Toyota’s entire line of 2013 Prius models as winners of the first-ever Editors’ Choice Best Buy Award. This honor recognizes them as the pinnacle in value, features, and driving experience among 2013 vehicle choices.

Below, the comments of CG editors shed light on why these Prius hybrids are a cut above the competition.

Toyota Prius
This “traditional” Prius (a compact car; hatchback) starts at $24,200 and is EPA estimated at 51 mpg city, 48 highway.

Says Damon Bell: “Obviously, the Toyota Prius is engineered for fuel-economy ‘uber alles,’ but darned if it isn’t sort of fun to drive, somehow.” Adds John Biel: “Nobody will mistake it for Cleopatra’s royal barge, even though it continues to cost a lot. But it remains an impressive accomplishment that’s continually being refined—and there’s no denying the clout its mileage figures carry.”

Toyota Prius c
The “c” stands for “city,” which means that this Prius (a subcompact car; hatchback) is smaller and more nimble than the traditional Prius and gets even better gas mileage. Starting at $19,875, it is EPA estimated at 53 mpg city, 46 highway.

Nov
30
Consumer Guide Automotive Editors' Choice Award

The award-winning Prius family: Prius Plug in (top left), Prius (top right), Prius v (bottom left), and Prius c (concept version shown).

Consumer Guide Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, objective new and used car reviews for more than 45 years, has announced the recipients of its 2013 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. For 2013, just 26 Best Buys have been awarded, providing clearer, easier choices for consumers.

Toyota’s entire line of 2013 Prius models wins the first-ever Editors’ Choice Best Buy Award, which recognizes them as the pinnacle in value, features, and driving experience among 2013 vehicle choices. This year’s Best Buy list showcases vehicles from the hundreds of available cars, SUVs, minivans, and trucks.

The complete list of Consumer Guide Automotive’s 2013 Best Buy Awards can be viewed at:

2013 Best Buy Award Winners

Or look for the magazine Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buys 2013 at newsstands across the U.S. starting December 4.

Jul
04

For 2012, Consumer Guide Automotive bestowed Best Buy Awards to 59 vehicles in 18 classes. That list has been widely distributed, but with one omission: It did not include where the vehicles were built.

Polls have determined that roughly one-third of Americans will only buy cars built by U.S. automakers (Ford, GM, and Chrysler), and many others are concerned about where the cars are assembled. For example, the Ford Fiesta is built in Mexico, but the Honda Accord is assembled in Ohio.

For those car shoppers who bleed red, white, and blue, I compiled a list of All-American Best Buys—CGA Best Buy Award winners that were manufactured by Ford, GM, and Chrysler and assembled right here in the US of A.

2012 All-American Best Buys

Compact Car: Ford Focus

Premium Midsize Car: Cadillac CTS

Large Car: Buick LaCrosse

Sporty/Performance Car: Ford Mustang

Premium Sporty/Performance Car: Chevrolet Corvette

Midsize SUVs: Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Journey, GMC Acadia

Premium Midsize SUV: Buick Enclave

Large SUVs: Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon

Large Pickup Trucks: Ford F-150, Ram 1500

Minivans: Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan

 

May
10

Consumer Guide Automotive presents its Best Buy Awards to three 2012 minivans. These Best Buys represent the best balance of attributes and price within the minivan class. Also check out our 2012 Best Buy and Recommended selections for the 17 other vehicle classes.

1. 2012 Chrysler Town & Country
Base MSRP: $29,995; Consumer Guide Rating: 80

2012 Chrysler Town & Country

 

1. 2012 Honda Odyssey
Base MSRP: $28,225; Consumer Guide Rating: 80

2012 Honda Odyssey

 

3. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
Base MSRP: $20,995; Consumer Guide Rating: 79

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

May
01

Consumer Guide Automotive presents its Best Buy Awards to four 2012 large SUVs. These Best Buys represent the best balance of attributes and price within the large-SUV class. Also check out our 2012 Best Buy and Recommended selections for the 17 other vehicle classes.

2012 Best Buy: Chevrolet Suburban

Base MSRP: $41,915; Consumer Guide Rating: 79

2012 Chevrolet Suburban

 

2012 Best Buy: Chevrolet Tahoe

Base MSRP: $38,450; Consumer Guide Rating: 77

2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

 

2012 Best Buy: Ford Expedition

Base MSRP: $36,305; Consumer Guide Rating: 77

2012 Ford Expedition

 

2012 Best Buy: GMC Yukon

Base MSRP: $39,780; Consumer Guide Rating: 74

2012 GMC Yukon

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