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Dec
24
2021 Year in Review

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.

Dec
20
2022 Subaru WRX

2022 Subaru WRX Limited

Consumer Guide Automotive Among hot-rod compact cars, the all-new, redesigned-for-2022 Subaru WRX doesn’t really have any direct competitors. This rally-racing-bred, all-wheel-drive sport compact’s closest historical rival, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, has already been gone for seven years–it was discontinued after the 2015 model year. At the moment, the WRX’s nearest competitor from an engineering standpoint is the redesigned-for-2022 Volkswagen Golf R, though that German-built AWD hatchback is significantly pricier to start and not rally-terrain focused like the WRX. Subaru identifies two equally new front-drive-only performance compacts as the WRX’s main competition: the 200-horsepower Honda Civic Si and the 241-horsepower Volkswagen GTI hatchback, both of which are also redesigned for ’22. Likewise in the ballpark (and also front-drive-only) are the 276-hp Hyundai Elantra N and Veloster N hatchback, and the Honda Civic Type R (we don’t know yet how powerful the soon-to-be-revealed new-generation Type R will be, but the previous-gen car made 306 hp).

Nov
01
2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA

2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA

Camaro ZL1by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

When a limited-production variant of a performance car that’s been around a few years is announced, it’s easy to assume there’s little new beyond special graphics or maybe a fresh exterior color. Our latest Future Collectibles subject, the 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA, is one of the exceptions that have been reworked sufficiently to pique enthusiast interest.

Sep
25
2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA

2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA in Crystal White Pearl

2015 Audi Q5

2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 287

Fuel used: 14.5 gallons

Sep
08
2018 Subaru WRX in Pearl Blue

2018 Subaru WRX Premium in WR Pearl Blue

2015 Audi Q52018 Subaru WRX Premium

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 244

Fuel used: 15.6 gallons

Aug
16
Subaru WRX STI Hyper Blue

2016 Subaru WRX STI Series.HyperBlue

2015 Audi Q52016 Subaru WRX STI Series.HyperBlue 

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 339

Fuel Used: 18.6 gallons

May
11
2016 Subaru WRX

2016 Subaru WRX Limited

Test Drive

2016 Subaru WRX Limited Automatic

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 217

Fuel Used: 10.5 gallons

Mar
18
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Our test 2015 Subaru WRX came to $31,990 on the sticker, including a $795 destination charge.

Consumer Guide Automotive2015 Subaru WRX Limited Automatic

Dates tested: 2/26/2014-3/05/2014

Miles driven: 408

Fuel used: 14.4 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 28.3

May
16
2023 Nissan Z

2023 Nissan Z

Consumer Guide Automotive

It’s tough out there for traditional sporty/performance cars these days, especially for the true two-seater or 2+2 sports cars. The things just don’t sell like they used to American shoppers, and as a result, the automakers who are still sticking it out in this segment have had to get creative. Toyota partnered with BMW to revive the Supra for 2020, and renewed its partnership with Subaru to introduce a new-generation version of the Toyota 86 rear-wheel-drive sports car (now dubbed GR 86) for 2022 (Subaru’s variant continues as the BRZ). Mazda partnered with Fiat to share some of the load for the 2016 redesign of the MX-5 Miata; Fiat got its own version in the revived 124 Spider, which only lasted through the 2017-2020 model years before it was dropped.

Apr
22
2022 New York Auto Show

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.