Posts from ‘Test Drive’

Prime vs AWD-e

2021 Toyota Prius Prime Limited (left) vs 2021 Toyota Prius XLE AWD-e

With hybrid vehicles of all sorts now commonplace in the American new-vehicle market, the Toyota Prius doesn’t get the respect (or sales numbers) it once did. These days, most major manufacturers offer numerous hybrids, plug-in hybrids, or both—and increasingly, these hybrids are versions of regular-line vehicles, not stand-alone, hybrid-only models. The majority are also SUVs—the type of everyday family vehicle American buyers are choosing in greater numbers than 4-door sedans of any stripe.

2021 Lexus IS 350 AWD F Sport

2021 Lexus IS 350 AWD F Sport in “Iridium” silver (a $425 option)

2021 Lexus IS 350 F Sport

2021 Lexus IS 350 AWD F Sport

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 375

Fuel used: 18.0 gallons

2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum

2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD in Champagne Silver Metallic/Super Black two-tone (a $350 option)

2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 244

Fuel Used: 9.3 gallons

2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line

2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line in Portofino Gray

Consumer Guide Automotive 2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 462

Fuel used: 18.7 gallons

2021 Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury

2021 Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury in Satin Steel Metallic (a $625 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2021 Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury AWD

ClassPremium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 542

Fuel used: 22.0 gallons

 2021 Infiniti QX80 Premium Select

2021 Infiniti QX80 Premium Select 4WD in Hermosa Blue

Consumer Guide Review 2021 Infiniti QX80 Premium Select

Class: Premium Large SUV

Miles driven: 160

Fuel used: 12.9 gallons

2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD F Sport

2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD F Sport in Nebula Gray Pearl

Consumer Guide Automotive 2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD F Sport

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 363

Fuel used: 14.4 gallons

2021 BMW M5 Competition, Motegi Red

2021 BMW M5 Competition in Motegi Red Metallic

We’re old friends now, the BMW M5 and Consumer Guide editors. A week in the 2021 model with the Competition Package was our third turn in one of the current-generation cars, following tests of a 2018 M5 and a 2019 Competition.

2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 Premium

2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 Premium in Phantom matte-gray paint (a $1495 option)

2015 Audi Q52021 Toyota Supra 3.0 Premium

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Cars

Miles driven: 255

Fuel used: 10.5 gallons

2021 Honda Odyssey Elite2021 Honda Odyssey Elite

2021 Honda Odyssey Elite in Platinum White Pearl (a $395 option)

Consumer Guide AutomotiveClass: Minivan

Miles Driven: 536

Fuel Used: 24.5 gallons