Archive for August, 2018

Aug
13
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring

Consumer Guide Automotive

Yikes, where does the time go? The MX-5 Miata is fast closing in on its 30th birthday, but Mazda apparently couldn’t wait until the pearl-anniversary year of its beloved two-seat roadster to roll out a welcome round of enhancements. Ever since the first Miata debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show as a 1990 model, Mazda has stayed wonderfully true to its original MX-5 concept: a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, lightweight two-seat sports car with modest power, an easily removable roof, and a sporty-yet-compliant suspension.

Aug
12
2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody (left) and R/T Scat Pack Widebody

Consumer Guide Automotive

You had to figure this was coming.

After setting the record books ablaze last year with the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — and keeping its promise that it would be a one-year-only model — Dodge unveiled a more “streetable” version of much the same car for 2019. Plus it carried over some of the Demon’s drag-racing technology to a more budget-priced model aimed at … well … drag racing.

Aug
10
2018 Mazda 6 Signature

2018 Mazda 6 Signature in Soul Red Crystal (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Mazda 6 Signature

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 454

Fuel used: 19.4 gallons

Aug
09
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE, Blue Flame

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE in Blue Flame

2015 Audi Q52019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 689

Fuel used: 20.1 gallons

Aug
08
2018 Land Rover Discovery Diesel

2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Td6 in Loire Blue Metallic (a $710 option)

Quick Spin

2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Td6

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 310

Fuel used: 15.1 gallons

Aug
07
2019 5.3L V-8 DFM VVT DI (L84) for Chevrolet Silverado

The L84 5.3-liter V8 will be one of two 2019 Chevrolet Silverado engines equipped with General Motors’ new Dynamic Fuel Management cylinder-deactivation system.

Even if you’re only casually interested in automotive technology, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Cadillac’s ill-fated V8-6-4 engine, which became available for the 1981 model year.

Aug
06
2021 Nissan Xterra

The 2019 Nissan Terra debuted at this year’s Beijing Auto Show. Look for a possible U.S.-market variant of the Terra to be imported for the 2021 model year.

Future CarIs the U.S. market ready for a return of the old-school body-on-frame midsize SUV? Ford seems to think so, as a revived version of the company’s Bronco SUV is being readied for a 2020 model-year debut.

Aug
03
Last V6 Midsize Sedans, 2018 Buick Regal GS

The GS is the only 2018 Buick Regal model offered with a V6 engine.

When the redesigned Honda Accord debuted for the 2018 model year, it was missing an optional feature it had offered for more than two decades: a V6 engine.

Aug
03
Lexus RX 350L Review, 2018 Lexus RX 350L

2018 Lexus RX 350L in Atomic Silver

2015 Audi Q52018 Lexus RX 350L

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 1205

Fuel used: 47.1 gallons

Aug
02
2018 BMW M5

2018 BMW M5 in Marina Bay Blue

2015 Audi Q52018 BMW M5

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 303

Fuel used: 19.8 gallons