Archive for May, 2022

May
31
2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance

2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance

Tonight, Lexus took the wraps off its all-new 2023 RX crossover SUV. Long the Lexus brand’s best-selling model, the RX kicks off its fifth generation with a fairly ambitious, from-the-ground-up redesign. It’s built on the new GA-K global platform and introduces an evolution of Lexus’s “spindle-grille” design language that results in a burlier front-end appearance. Four new 4-cylinder powertrains will be offered, three of which are gas-electric hybrids (including a forthcoming plug-in-hybrid model). New features include the Lexus Interface Multimedia System, an expanded Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 suite of safety features, available Digital Key smartphone-app access and starting, and two additional trim levels.

May
27
2022 BMW M240i xDrive

2022 BMW M240i xDrive in Thundernight Metallic paint (a $550 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive

2022 BMW M240i xDrive

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 222

Fuel used: 10.4 gallons

May
25
1936 Reo Speedwagon 6AP, Tokay Maroon

1936 Reo Speedwagon 6AP

Note: The following story was excerpted from the December 2015 issue of  Collectible Automobile magazine

Many independent makes disappeared during the Great Depression, but Reo beat the odds to live on as a truck maker until 1975. What makes the story all the more remarkable is that Reo had to survive not only the Depression, but also its own board of directors. 

May
24
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2021 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Camaro ZL1New-car buyers continue snapping up SUVs of all sizes, while increasingly snubbing traditional cars. It’s a bit puzzling, then, that the most SUV-like of car styles, the station wagon, has fallen out of favor even more than sedans. Jaguar entered this rapidly shrinking space with the striking and athletic 2018 XF Sportbrake. But after three model years Sportbrake remained largely invisible and didn’t return to American showrooms for 2021. 

May
23
1975-77 Oldsmobile Omega F-85

1975-77 Oldsmobile Omega F-85

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2021 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Cheap Wheels

Oldsmobile’s first compact was the 1961 F-85. Midyear, the line added a deluxe coupe called Cutlass. In 1964 the F-85 grew into a true intermediate, with the Cutlass gaining fans as a sporty premium series. By 1973 it had become the car the public associated with midsized Oldsmobiles and the increasingly marginalized F-85 was gone. 

May
23
2022 Honda Passport Trailsport

2022 Honda Passport Trailsport in Platinum White Pearl (a $395 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2022 Honda Passport Trailsport

Class: Midsize Crossover/SUV

Miles Driven: 533

Fuel Used: 28.4 gallons

May
20
EV Public Charging Basics

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.

May
19
2022 Hyundai Venue Limited, Galactic Gray

2022 Hyundai Venue Limited

2022 Hyundai Venue Limited

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 375

Fuel used: 13.4 gallons

May
18
Ford Mustang Ghia RSX Concept, Ford Mustang RSX

Ford Mustang RSX 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.

May
17
2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS

2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS in Iridescent Pearl Tricoat (a $995 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS AWD

Class: Compact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 219

Fuel used: 8.6 gallons