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Nov
06
2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited (front drive)

2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Crossover

Front-drive Limited

Dates tested: 8/24/2015 – 9/08/2015

Miles Driven: 297

Fuel Used: 12.1 gallons

Mar
07
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GM’s popular full-size SUVs are redesigned for 2015, gaining greater cargo versatility and a host of new features. They’re going on sale now. (Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban shown.)

When you already own 75% of a high-profit class of vehicles, there’s probably little incentive for a redesign. But that’s what GM is doing with its quartet of popular, full-size SUVs.

Aug
22

If you’re an auto manufacturer and want to be more popular, here’s how to do it: Build. Fast. Cars.

In our scan of Facebook pages, we found that the seven most-popular automakers all specialized in speed. In contrast, Buick, long associated with the early-dinner crowd, finished 31st.

Below is the number of Facebook “likes” (as of August 22, 2012) for car companies that sell vehicles in the United States.

Facebook “Likes” by Automaker

  1. BMW, 11,017,259
  2. Ferrari, 9,215,159
  3. Mercedes-Benz, 8,151,254
  4. Audi, 5,664,175
  5. Porsche, 4,444,784
  6. Lamborghini, 3,876,705
  7. Mini, 3,150,198
  8. Jeep, 2,776,952
  9. Honda, 2,204,437
  10. Kia, 2,039,078
  11. Aston Martin, 1,792,979
  12. Jaguar, 1,390,530
  13. Lexus, 1,378,993
  14. Dodge, 1,371,649
  15. Chevrolet, 1,307,160
  16. Volkswagen USA, 1,262,607
  17. Cadillac, 1,213,677
  18. Toyota USA, 1,134,551
  19. Nissan, 1,020,500
  20. Subaru, 828,272
  21. GMC, 705,394
  22. Mazda, 679,593
  23. Ford Trucks, 655,056
  24. Infiniti, 534,988
  25. Fiat, 524,050
  26. Rolls-Royce, 494,049
  27. Land Rover, 478,873
  28. Volvo, 458,175
  29. Maserati, 457,119
  30. Hyundai, 432,293
  31. Buick, 424,231
  32. Mitsubishi, 402,859
  33. Chrysler, 378,515
  34. Ram, 375,546
  35. Bentley, 355,203
  36. Suzuki, 215,471
  37. Lincoln, 164,741
  38. Scion, 128,321
  39. Acura, 92,148
May
05

Consumer Guide Automotive presents its Best Buy Awards to five 2012 sporty/performance cars. These Best Buys represent the best balance of attributes and price within the sporty/performance car class. Also check out our 2012 Best Buy and Recommended selections for the 17 other vehicle classes.

2012 Best Buy: Volkswagen GTI

Base MSRP: $23,695; Consumer Guide Rating: 74

2012 Volkswagen GTI

 

2012 Best Buy: Mini Clubman

Base MSRP: $21,200; Consumer Guide Rating: 63

2012 Mini Clubman

 

2012 Best Buy: Mini Cooper

Base MSRP: $19,500; Consumer Guide Rating: 62

2012 Mini Cooper

 

2012 Best Buy: Ford Mustang

Base MSRP: $22,310; Consumer Guide Rating: 60

2012 Ford Mustang

 

2012 Best Buy: Mazda MX-5 Miata

Base MSRP: $23,190; Consumer Guide Rating: 54

2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

 

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