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Jul
01
Toyota Environmental Initiatives

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.

Jun
30
2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited in Ruby Flare Pearl (a $425 option)

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD

Class: Compact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 474

Fuel used: 13.9 gallons

Jun
28
2022 BMW M440i Gran Coupe

2022 BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupe in San Remo Green Metallic (a $550 option)

2015 Audi Q52022 BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupe

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 248

Fuel used: 10.5 gallons

Jun
27
2022 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew LT Trail Boss in “Red Hot” red paint

Consumer Guide Automotive 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew LT Trail Boss

Class: Large Pickup

Miles driven: 261

Fuel used: 11.3 gallons

Jun
24
Shopping During the Chip Shortage

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.

Jun
22
2022 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport Prestige

2022 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport Prestige in “Siberian Ice” paint

2022 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport Prestige

Class: Premium Large Car

Miles driven: 335

Fuel used: 19.5 gallons

Jun
20
2022 Subaru WRX Premium

2022 Subaru WRX Premium in Solar Orange Pearl

Consumer Guide Automotive 2022 Subaru WRX Premium

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 257

Fuel used: 12.0 gallons

Jun
17
Cadillac Escalade V

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.

Jun
16
2022 Lexus NX 350 Luxury

2022 Lexus NX 350 Luxury

2022 Lexus NX 350 Luxury

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 513

Fuel used: 23.0 gallons

Jun
14
2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid, 2022 MAMA Spring Rally

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

At Consumer Guide Automotive, our editors attend manufacturer-hosted press events around the country to get our first-drive opportunities of soon-to-arrive new vehicles—that’s how we produce most of our First Spin test-drive reviews. However, we also participate in regional press events hosted by the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) for additional new-vehicle drive opportunities. One of the best of these events is the annual MAMA Spring Rally, a journalist-only event held at the excellent Road America race track in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.