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Oct
21
2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty

2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty Limited in Silver Spruce

Quick Spin

2019 Ford F-250 Limited 4X4 Crew Cab

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 218

Fuel used: 15.6 gallons

Oct
17
2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE in Celestite Gray Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 Toyota Corolla XSE

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 920

Fuel used: 25.2 gallons

Oct
11
2019 Lexus LC 500

2019 Lexus LC 500 in “Infrared” metallic red paint (a $595 option)

Quick Spin

2019 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

Class: Premium Sporty Performance Car

Miles driven: 699

Fuel used: 35.3 gallons

Oct
09
2019 BMW M850i Convertible

2019 BMW M850i Convertible in Dravit Grey Metallic (a $1950 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 BMW 850i xDrive Convertible

Class: Premium Sporty Performance Car

Miles driven: 266

Fuel used: 17.1 gallons

Oct
08
2019 Honda Civic Touring

2019 Honda Civic Touring in Rallye Red

2015 Audi Q52019 Honda Civic 1.5T 4D Touring

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 463

Fuel used: 16.7 gallons

Oct
07
2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package, Hot 2020 Vehicles

2020 Ford Mustang with the EcoBoost High Performance Package at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois.

Like many auto journalists, the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive attend manufacturer-hosted press events to get our first look at the newest vehicles hitting the market—that’s how we produce most of our First Spin test-drive reviews. However, we also attend “smorgasbord-style” press events that allow us brief access to a broad variety of new vehicles from a host of manufacturers, for quick-take impressions and helpful back-to-back comparison drives.

Oct
04
Test Drive: 2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate

2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate in Lime Twist

2015 Audi Q52019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 534

Fuel used: 20.8 gallons

Oct
03
2019 Toyota Sienna SE Premium AWD

2019 Toyota Sienna SE Premium AWD in Silver Metallic

2015 Audi Q52019 Toyota Sienna SE Premium AWD

Class: Minivan

Miles driven: 1234

Fuel used: 54.3 gallons

Oct
03
Sebring Convertible

2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora II

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

Following the 1976 demise of the Cadillac Eldorado soft top, the 1982 Chrysler LeBaron—and very similar Dodge 400—helped restart the market for American-brand convertibles. While the earliest K-car-based ragtops are interesting for their own reasons, at the moment we’d like to take a look at one of their descendants, the 1996-2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible.

Oct
01
2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR in Firenze Red

2015 Audi Q52019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 190

Fuel used: 12.7 gallons