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Aug
26
2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited

2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Steve King and Johnnie Putman, Chicago radio personalities and car enthusiasts, are longtime friends of Consumer Guide Automotive. Click the video below for their latest car review.

Aug
14

2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Dates Tested: 7/29/2013-8/12/2013

Miles driven: 302

Base price: $25,845 (not including $795 destination fee)

Price as tested: $29,685

Options on test car: Floor mats ($110), Premium Package ($2900)

Real-World Fuel Economy: 20.6 mpg

Driving Mix: 60 percent city, 40 percent highway

Quick Hits

The Great: Great value, classy cabin, simple controls

The Good: Good power, lots of room up front

The not so good: Middling observed fuel economy, marginal adult rear head room

May
15

Azera vs. Sonata

As luck would have it, the Consumer Guide test fleet contains both a 2013 Hyundai Azera and a 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited this week. The former is Hyundai’s entry into the “near luxury” large-car segment; it competes against the Chevrolet Impala, Kia Cadenza, and Toyota Avalon. The latter is the ritziest trim level of Hyundai’s mainstream midsize car. We thought it would be enlightening to examine these stablemates side-by-side to see exactly what the Azera delivers over the Sonata.

Dec
08
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Episode 6: 2020 Lincoln Corsair, Phone As A Key, Lincoln Corsair App

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.

Aug
26
2020 Subaru Legacy

2020 Subaru Legacy Limited XT

Consumer Guide First Spin Imagine if Joanie Loves Chachi, the ill-fated spin-off of the beloved TV show Happy Days, had somehow become vastly more popular than the program that spawned it. That’s kind of what happened with the Subaru Outback and Subaru Legacy. The first-generation Legacy debuted for 1989 in sedan and station-wagon form; the Outback followed for 1995 as an SUV-flavored variant of the Legacy wagon, with rugged-outdoors touches such as beefier body trim, a roof rack, and a raised ride height.

Mar
11
Should I Buy A Car From JD Byrider?

Should I Buy A Car From JD Byrider?

If you’re gainfully employed, living within your means, and pretty good about paying your bills, there’s a good chance you don’t need to know too much about your FICO credit score. For most consumers, the only time the score matters is when it comes time to finance a house, car, or other large purchase–and if you’ve been responsible, you’ll qualify for a decent interest rate.

Nov
30
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid in Ruby Red Tinted Clearcoat (a $395 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Ford Fusion Platinum Hybrid

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 176

Fuel used: 4.4 gallons

Oct
09
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring in Lunar Silver

2015 Audi Q52018 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 590

Fuel used: 11.9 gallons

Aug
27
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Consumer Guide Automotive, 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review OK, stick with us here—this gets a bit complicated. With the introduction of the redesigned 2019 Santa Fe, Hyundai is changing up its midsize-SUV strategy. Previously, the Santa Fe was offered in a 3-row, 7-passenger version called Santa Fe, and a shorter 2-row, 5-passenger version named Santa Fe Sport.

Aug
03
Last V6 Midsize Sedans, 2018 Buick Regal GS

The GS is the only 2018 Buick Regal model offered with a V6 engine.

When the redesigned Honda Accord debuted for the 2018 model year, it was missing an optional feature it had offered for more than two decades: a V6 engine.