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by Don Sikora II Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2011 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine Introduced by the Ford Motor Company in September 1957, Edsel was Ford’s attempt to capture a larger portion of the medium-price new-car market. But by the start of the 1960 model year, the brand was on very […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: April 21, 2021, 11:24 pm

By Don Sikora II The Tucson is the best-selling Hyundai vehicle worldwide, and the most popular Hyundai SUV here in the United States. For 2022, it’s been redesigned with eye-catching new styling, several new features, and, for the first time, an available hybrid powertrain. The 2022 Tucson inaugurates the fourth generation of Hyundai’s mainstream compact […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: April 20, 2021, 11:42 pm

2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge T8 Inscription Class: Premium Compact Crossover Miles Driven: 362 Fuel Used: 10.0 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 36.2 mpg Driving mix: 65% city, 35% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 57 MPGe/27 mpg (city/highway combined) Fuel type: Premium gasoline recommended Base price: $61,000 (not including $995 destination charge) Options: Climate Package ($750), Advanced Package ($1900), metallic paint ($645), Bowers and Wilkins premium audio system ($3200), 4-corner air suspension ($1800), […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: April 20, 2021, 3:16 am

2021 BMW 330e Sedan Class: Premium Compact Car Miles driven: 157 Fuel used: 4.2 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 37.4 mpg Driving mix: 65% city, 35% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 75 MPGe/28 mpg (city/highway combined) Fuel type: Premium gas recommended Base price: $44,550 (not including $995 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Cognac Vernasca Leather ($1450), Dynamic Handling Package ($1400), Drivers Assistance Pro Package ($1700), M […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: April 17, 2021, 4:09 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 […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: April 16, 2021, 6:20 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. Cadillac Sixteen First Seen: 2003 Detroit Auto Show Description: Large luxury […]

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

Author: Tom Appel
Posted: April 15, 2021, 11:29 pm

2021 Nissan Leaf SL Plus Class: Electric Vehicle Miles driven: 179 Battery capacity: 62 kWh EPA-estimate MPGe: 114 city/94 hwy/104 combined EPA-estimated driving range: 215 miles Consumer Guide range estimate (ideal conditions): 215+ miles Base price: $43,920 (not including $925 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Splash guards ($200), premium paint ($395), carpeted floor mats and cargo-area mat ($190) Price […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: April 15, 2021, 3:33 am

2021 GMC Yukon AT4 Class: Large SUV Miles driven: 647 Fuel used: 41.0 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 15.7 mpg Driving mix: 35% city, 85% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 16/20/18 (mpg city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $64,800 (not including $1295 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: AT4 Premium Plus Package ($9145), Satin Steel Metallic paint ($495), second-row heated bucket seats […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: April 14, 2021, 4:06 am

What price luxury? If you were shopping for a new car in 1955, that number was approximately $3000. It was around that dollar amount that the vehicles we might now describe as premium starting kicking in. For reference, the most expensive 1955 Chevrolet model, excluding the Corvette, the Beauville station wagon, started at $2282. If […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: April 12, 2021, 11:49 pm

2020 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop Class: Electric Vehicle Miles driven: 151 Fuel used: NA Real-world fuel economy: NA Driving mix: 40% city, 60% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 115 MPGe city/100 highway/108 combined Fuel type: NA  Base price: $29,900 (not including $850 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Iconic trim, Touchscreen Navigation Package ($7000) Price as tested: $37,750   Quick Hits The great: Peppy acceleration; nimble handling; fun, expressive styling […]

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

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: April 10, 2021, 3:10 am