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Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2021 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine. New-car buyers continue snapping up SUVs of all sizes, while increasingly snubbing traditional cars. It’s a bit puzzling, then, that the most SUV-like of car styles, the station wagon, has fallen out of favor even more than sedans. Jaguar entered this […]

The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide® - News, Opinion, Photos, and Videos on the Latest Cars and Trucks

Author: Don Sikora II
Posted: May 24, 2022, 11:20 pm

2022 Honda Passport Trailsport Class: Midsize Crossover/SUV Miles Driven: 533 Fuel Used: 28.4 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 18.8 mpg Driving mix: 40% city, 60% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 19/24/21 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular gasoline Base price: $42,470 (not including $1225 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Platinum White Pearl paint ($395) Price as tested: $44,090 Quick Hits The great: Extra-spacious cabin for a 5-passenger midsize SUV–roomy for […]

The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide® - News, Opinion, Photos, and Videos on the Latest Cars and Trucks

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: May 23, 2022, 10:03 pm

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 […]

The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide® - News, Opinion, Photos, and Videos on the Latest Cars and Trucks

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: May 20, 2022, 5:05 pm

2022 Hyundai Venue Limited Class: Subcompact Crossover Miles driven: 375 Fuel used: 13.4 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 27.9 mpg Driving mix: 35% city, 65% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 29/33/31 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $22,150 (not including $1225 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Carpeted floor mats ($155) Price as tested: $23,530   Quick Hits The great: Value for the money; straightforward control layout The […]

The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide® - News, Opinion, Photos, and Videos on the Latest Cars and Trucks

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: May 20, 2022, 3:10 am

This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below. Ford Mustang RSX First Shown: 1981 Chicago Auto Show Description: […]

The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide® - News, Opinion, Photos, and Videos on the Latest Cars and Trucks

Author: Tom Appel
Posted: May 18, 2022, 8:16 pm

2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS AWD Class: Compact Crossover SUV Miles driven: 219 Fuel used: 8.6 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 25.5 mpg Driving mix: 70% city, 30% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 25/30/27 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $31,700 (not including $1195 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: RS Leather Package ($1580), Iridescent Pearl Tricoat ($995), Infotainment Package ($895), Advanced Safety Package ($650) Price as […]

The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide® - News, Opinion, Photos, and Videos on the Latest Cars and Trucks

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: May 18, 2022, 4:12 am

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 […]

The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide® - News, Opinion, Photos, and Videos on the Latest Cars and Trucks

Author: Damon Bell
Posted: May 16, 2022, 10:24 pm

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 […]

The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide® - News, Opinion, Photos, and Videos on the Latest Cars and Trucks

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: May 13, 2022, 4:28 pm

The song “Driver’s Seat” would be British pop band Sniff ‘n’ the Tears biggest hit. Released in 1978, the tune would chart in several countries, and would provide period top-40-radio listeners with a needed reprieve from the disco music which then dominated the airwaves. I don’t remember Sniff ‘n’ the Tears, but I sort of […]

The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide® - News, Opinion, Photos, and Videos on the Latest Cars and Trucks

Author: Tom Appel
Posted: May 12, 2022, 9:24 pm

2022 Kia Carnival SX Class: Minivan Miles Driven: 202 Fuel Used: 11.3 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 17.8 mpg Driving mix: 70% city, 30% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 19/26/22 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $41,100 (not including $1175 destination charge) Options on test car: Ceramic Silver paint ($495) Price as tested: $42,770   Quick Hits The great: Excellent passenger room and comfort; satisfying acceleration The good: Distinctive […]

The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide® - News, Opinion, Photos, and Videos on the Latest Cars and Trucks

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: May 11, 2022, 11:03 pm