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2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands Class: Compact Crossover SUV Miles driven: 218 Fuel used: 10.5 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 20.8 mpg Driving mix: 65% city, 35% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 21/26/23 (mpg city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $32,660 (not including $1495 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ ($795), 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted low-gloss aluminum wheels ($795) […]

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

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: August 2, 2021, 11:46 pm

In high school, a buddy of mine and I often traded notes between classes. These notes consisted of little more than the random wit and doodles of two really bored teenagers, but they were often pretty funny. One practice we engaged in was creating ad copy for fake products. This copy was always rich with […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: July 30, 2021, 10:02 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: July 30, 2021, 7:09 pm

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. Chevrolet Nomad First Shown: 2004 Detroit Auto Show Description: Small sporty […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: July 29, 2021, 9:52 pm

By Jim Flammang Commercial radio stations were transmitting signals to the public in the early 1920s, amplified in 1924 by the broadcast of the final campaign speech by newly elected president Calvin Coolidge. Two years earlier, outgoing president Warren Harding had installed a radio in the White House. History of Car Radio Guglielmo Marconi earns […]

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Author: Guest Author
Posted: July 28, 2021, 10:30 pm

2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Class: Premium Large Car Miles driven: 106 Fuel used: 7.7 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 13.8 mpg Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 12/19/14 (mpg city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Premium gas required Base price: $332,500 (not including $2750 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: See window-sticker excerpt below Price as tested: $440,225   Quick Hits The great: Top-of-the-heap luxury; built-to-order […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: July 28, 2021, 4:02 am

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Limited Class: Midsize Crossover SUV Miles driven: 479 Fuel used: 13.9 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 34.5 mpg Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 33/30/32 (mpg city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $39,950 (not including $1185 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Cream White paint ($350), carpeted floor mats ($155) Price as tested: $41,640   Quick […]

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

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: July 27, 2021, 3:44 am

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: July 23, 2021, 5:17 pm

2021 Volkswagen Arteon SEL R-Line Class: Premium Midsize Car Miles driven: 375 Fuel used: 17.1 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 21.9 mpg Driving mix: 80% city, 20% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 20/31/24 (mpg city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Premium gas recommended Base price: $43,395 (not including $1195 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: King’s Red Metallic paint ($395) Price as tested: $44,985   Quick Hits […]

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

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: July 23, 2021, 3:56 am

By Jim Flammang At this point it’s fairly clear that electric vehicles are the future, but the road to get there is full of hurdles big and small. One of the smaller challenges, at least for a good number of traditional consumers, is this: Electric cars have a problem with AM radio. Why? Because the […]

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

Author: Guest Author
Posted: July 21, 2021, 10:22 pm