Archive for May, 2015

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES

Tom was shooting for 40 mpg, and saw 50. He succeeded, but it wasn’t pretty.

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. 

2015 Ford F-150 Review, 2015 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7L EcoBoost

Consumer Guide’s test F-150 arrived in XLT trim with the optional 2.7-liter “EcoBoost” V6. Including the destination charge, our test truck came to $43,085.

2015 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 4×42015 Audi Q5

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Dates tested: 5/04/2015 – 3/11/2015

Miles Driven: 158

Fuel Used: 28.0

2015 Mazda 3 i Touring

Consumer Guide’s test Mazda 3 sedan arrived in i Touring trim with automatic transmission. Including destination charge, our test car came to $23,410.

Consumer Guide Automotive2015 Mazda 3 i 4-Door Touring

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 407

Fuel Used: 12.7 gallons

2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Although the 2015 Jeep Cherokee starts at just over $24,000 with destination in front-drive/4-cylinder form, our loaded all-wheel-drive V6 Trailhawk stickered for $37,415.

2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Crossover

Dates tested: 2/17/2015 – 2/23/2015

Miles Driven: 232

Fuel Used: 10.6 gallons

1972 Gremlin X

Literally a shortened AMC Hornet, the Gremlin debuted for the 1970 model year.

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. 

2015 Nissan Murano

Consumer Guide’s 2015 Nissan Murano arrived in top-line Platinum AWD trim. Including the destination charge, our test crossover came to $43,995.

2015 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles Driven: 285

Fuel Used: 14.4 gallons

Lexus NX 200t

2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport

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.

2015 Chevrolet City Express

The 2015 Chevrolet City Express is built by Nissan, but there’s more to the story.

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…

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Although a substantial price cut for the redesigned 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI leaves the base S with a starting price just over $23,000 (including destination), our top-line SEL tester started at $30,315, ending up at $32,005 with options.

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SEL  2015 Audi Q5


Class: Compact Car

Dates tested: 4/22/2015 – 4/27/2015

Miles Driven: 203

Fuel Used: 5.7 gallons

2015 Toyota Prius v

Consumer Guide’s test Prius v arrived in “Four” trim. Including the destination charge, our test car came to $30,745.

Consumer Guide Automotive 2015 Toyota Prius v “Four”

Class: Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 429

Fuel Used: 9.1 gallons