Archive for January, 2021

Jan
15
2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid

2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid EX in Runway Red (a $445 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive

When the outstanding Kia Telluride debuted as a 2020 model, it was an instant hit. This all-new “plus-size” midsize three-row SUV garnered many industry accolades (including a Consumer Guide Best Buy award), and continues to be a top seller for the brand. The Telluride’s success made it easy to forget that Kia already had a strong-selling, albeit smaller, three-row midsize SUV in its model lineup. The Kia Sorento was introduced as a 2003 model, and for 2021 it gets a complete redesign that brings it out of the shadow of the Telluride and back into the spotlight.

Jan
14
Cadillac Voyage Concept

Cadillac Voyage Concept

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Jan
13
2020 Jeep Gladiator Overland 4X4 EcoDiesel

2021 Jeep Gladiator Overland 4×4 EcoDiesel in Firecracker Red Clear-Coat (a $245 option)

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2021 Jeep Gladiator Overland 4×4 EcoDiesel

Class: Compact Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 196

Fuel used: 8.3 gallons

Jan
12
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS in Oasis Blue with Mosaic Black roof

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 187

Fuel used: 7.0 gallons

Jan
11
1994 Cadillac Deville, Gas Guzzlers of 1994, 10 Worst Gas Guzzlers of 1994

1994 Cadillac Deville

I’m not quite ready to accept the Nineties as the distant past, but maybe I need to. Consider that the first official White House website went live in 1994, and that Quentin Tarantino’s now-classic Pulp Fiction was released the same year. It’s getting hard to remember a world before internet connections and great Vincent Vega quotes. In auto-related news, trucks accounted for 40 percent of all light-duty-vehicle sales for the very first time.

Jan
08
2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coupe Premium in Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (a $395 option)

2020 Ford Mustang 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 202

Fuel used: 8.7 gallons

Jan
08
New-Car Reliability

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Jan
07
1977 Ford Pinto Wagon

Consumer Guide Publisher Tom Appel learned to drive stick in a 1977 Ford Pinto nearly identical to the one seen here.

I learned to drive a manual transmission in 1982. I was in something of a hurry to do so, as I had just started working at a service station and was not keen to admit to my boss or any of the mechanics there that I could not operate a three-pedal vehicle. It was just assumed that I could, and I meant to meet that expectation.

Funny story about learning to drive stick…