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Jun
03
Electrify America

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
01

What’s new: 2023 ToyotaToyota’s PR department has been especially busy for the past three weeks or so, issuing a steady flow of press releases on the updates to its product line for the 2023 model year. With the release of info on several models today—most notably the Corolla compact car and the Corolla Cross subcompact crossover SUV—we now have a fairly comprehensive picture of Toyota’s complete model lineup for 2023. Check out the model-by-model details below!

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
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
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.

May
11
2022 Kia Carnival SX

2022 Kia Carnival SX in Ceramic Silver (a $495 option)

2022 Kia Carnival SX

Class: Minivan

Miles Driven: 202

Fuel Used: 11.3 gallons

May
10
2022 Jeep Wagoneer Series II

2022 Jeep Wagoneer Series II in Diamond Black Crystal Pearl-Coat (a $595 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2022 Jeep Wagoneer Series II

Class: Large SUV

Miles driven: 160

Fuel used: 13.6 gallons

May
02
Test Drive: 2022 Audi A3 Premium Plus

2022 Audi A3 Premium Plus in Glacier White Metallic (a $595 option)

2021 Lexus IS 350 F Sport2022 Audi A3 Premium Plus

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 471

Fuel used: 16.5 gallons

Apr
29
F-150 Lightning Prices

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.

Apr
27
2023 Subaru Solterra

2023 Subaru Solterra

Consumer Guide Automotive

The stereotypical Subaru owner is an outdoorsy nature lover who’s at least a bit more environmentally conscious than the average American consumer, so it seems inevitable that Subaru would eventually enter the electric-vehicle market. And now it has. The 2023 Solterra is Subaru’s first pure EV: a two-row, five-passenger compact crossover SUV that is built on a platform shared with Toyota’s new bZ4X pure-electric SUV.