Archive for March, 2021

2021 Lexus UX 250h F Sport

2021 Lexus UX 250h F Sport in Nebula Gray Pearl

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

Class: Premium Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 304

Fuel used: 9.9 gallons

 Mini Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV

2021 Mini Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV in White Silver Metallic

Mini Plug-in

2021 Mini Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 187

Fuel used: 5.5 gallons

1982 Chevrolet Citation X-11, Fastest Cars of 1982

1982 Chevrolet Citation X-11

What makes a car fast? Generally, more power means more go, but back in 1982, power was hard to come by. Weight matters too, but not as much as you might think, at least for the cars tested by Consumer Guide back in 1982. Unlike previous “fastest” lists I’ve put together, I’ve included the final drive ratio for each car listed below.

Toyota Hybrid Strategy

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.

Chevrolet Suburban High Country

2021 Chevrolet Suburban High Country in Black

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2021 Chevrolet Suburban High Country 4WD

ClassLarge SUV

Miles driven: 187

Fuel used: 13.3 gallons

First Car Phone

First Car Phone

As 2021 rolls on, many automakers seem to be racing each other to publicize their timelines for transitioning their respective future product lineups to predominantly (or entirely) electric vehicles. Many elements of the general public, including journalists and EV detractors, are observing this scrum with doubt. Good questions are being asked, most of them related to electric-vehicle range and charging infrastructure.

Mazda CX-9 Signature

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature in Soul Red Crystal (a $595 option)

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 295

Fuel used: 14.6 gallons

Land Rover Defender 110 SE

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE in Pangea Green (a $710 option) with white contrast roof (a $870 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE

ClassPremium Compact SUV

Miles driven: 182

Fuel used: 12.6 gallons