Archive for May, 2015
I don’t fit in the Mitsubishi Mirage. I mention this because I want to fully paint the picture of a man on a mission. The mission, in this case, was to break 40 mpg in a non-diesel, non-hybridized test vehicle.
Class: Large Pickup Truck
Dates tested: 5/04/2015 – 3/11/2015
Miles Driven: 158
Fuel Used: 28.0
Class: Compact Crossover
Dates tested: 2/17/2015 – 2/23/2015
Miles Driven: 232
Fuel Used: 10.6 gallons
Note: This article is reprinted from the February 2015 issue of Collectible Automobile
By Jack Stewart
American Motors positioned itself as the nation’s small-car leader. AMC knew it couldn’t compete head to head in every segment with the Big Three, but money could be made in the compact field, where they typically showed little interest. In the late Sixties, AMC learned that both General Motors and Ford were planning to bring out subcompact import-fighters for 1971. American Motors needed to defend its turf.
Class: Midsize Crossover
Miles Driven: 285
Fuel Used: 14.4 gallons
Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport for a video test drive. What did they think of their nicely equipped test vehicle? Watch and find out.
First, the basics: The Chevrolet City Express is a Nissan NV200 sporting a unique grille and a few nominal tweaks. The City is built in the same Mexican assembly facility, and, like the NV, is offered exclusively with a powertrain borrowed from the Nissan Sentra.
Just getting that out of the way, because there’s so much more to the story…
Class: Compact Car
Dates tested: 4/22/2015 – 4/27/2015
Miles Driven: 203
Fuel Used: 5.7 gallons