Posts from ‘Sedans’


All things are relative. While no one would expect any of the vehicles featured below to shine in terms of braking performance, the Editors of Consumer Guide called out the Chrysler Imperial for its dubious stopping ability. And that’s just one of the many insights buried in the test report below.

2021 Kia K5 GT-Line

2021 Kia K5 GT-Line AWD in Wolf Gray (a $445 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive, Test Drive 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line AWD

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 215

Fuel used: 8.8 gallons

2021 Genesis G80 2.5T Standard

2021 Genesis G80 2.5T Standard in Uyuni White (a $400 option)

2015 Audi Q52021 Genesis G80 2.5T Standard RWD

Class: Premium Large Car

Miles driven: 389

Fuel used: 16.3 gallons

Pontiac Grand Prix STE Turbo

Pontiac Grand Prix STE Turbo

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the Februry 2020 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

From the Pontiac Grand Prix’s 1962 introduction through 1989 it was exclusively a two-door car. That changed with the addition of four-door sedans for 1990. More-door GPs continued through 2008, but perhaps the most interesting one of them all came from that inaugural season: the little-remembered STE Turbo. 

Mazda 6 Signature Gallery

2020 Mazda 6 Signature in Soul Red Crystal Metallic (a $595 option)

2020 Mazda 6 Signature

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 681

Fuel used: 24.8 gallons

2021 Acura TLX

2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD Advance in Fathom Blue Pearl

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2021 Acura TLX AWD with Advance Package

ClassPremium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 180

Fuel used: 8.9 gallons

2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn in Pyrite Silver Metallic

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 294

Fuel used: 12.0 gallons

2020 Kia Forte GT

2020 Kia Forte GT in Fire Orange

VW Golf2020 Kia Forte GT

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 177

Fuel used: 5.8 gallons

Toyota Corolla SE Apex Edition

2021 Toyota Corolla SE Apex Edition in Super White

VW Golf2021 Toyota Corolla SE Apex Edition

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 74

Fuel used: 2.5 gallons

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo

Consumer Guide Automotive When the Mazda 3 lineup was redesigned for the 2019 model year, Mazda gave its sporty compact hatchback and sedan lots of new stuff: sleek new styling (with a striking bobtailed shape for the hatchback body style), new technology features, a notably more upscale look and feel, and, for the first time, the availability of all-wheel drive. What the 2019 Mazda 3 DIDN’T get, however, was more horsepower or a new engine—its sole powerplant was a 186-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that was carried over from the previous-generation 3.