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2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X Class: Large Pickup Miles driven: 219 Fuel used: 14.6 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 15.0 mpg Driving mix: 50% city, 50% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 14/18/16 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Premium gas Base price: $73,300 (not including $1695 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Rocker protection (dealer-installed, $1150), Cayenne Red Tintcoat paint ($645) Price as tested: $76,790   Quick […]

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

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: August 8, 2022, 11:37 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: August 5, 2022, 5:22 pm

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2021 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine. The Alfa Romeo Spider had a long history in the U.S. It first went on sale as a 1967 model called Duetto. It was fairly typical for a two-seat convertible sports car in its day with low bodywork, a four-cylinder engine, […]

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

Author: Jack Stewart
Posted: August 4, 2022, 10:00 pm

2022 Nissan Kicks SV Class: Subcompact Crossover Miles Driven: 212 Fuel Used: 6.9 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 30.7 mpg Driving mix: 65% city, 35% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 31/36/33 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular Gasoline Base price: $21,550 (not including $1175 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: 2-Tone Paint ($595), carpeted floor mats with cargo mat ($225), 17-inch black alloy wheels ($495) Price as tested: $24,040   […]

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

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: August 3, 2022, 11:08 pm

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2019 issue of  Collectible Automobile magazine After the successful Romney years, American Motors Corporation stumbled in the mid Sixties. One misstep was the Marlin. It began as the well-received Tarpon show car based on the compact American chassis. Had AMC stayed with the original concept, it would […]

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

Author: Jack Stewart
Posted: August 2, 2022, 11:12 pm

2022 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain Class: Premium Midsize Car Miles driven: 432 Fuel used: 16.6 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 26.0 mpg Driving mix: 30% city, 70% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 21/28/24 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Premium gas Base price: $68,400 (not including $1050 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: MANUFAKTUR Cardinal Red Metallic paint ($1750), black leather ($1620), 19-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels ($700), panorama roof ($1000), inductive wireless charging with NFC […]

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

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: August 2, 2022, 12:01 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 29, 2022, 4:50 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. Great Wall Futurist First Shown: 2020 Beijing Auto Show Description: […]

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

Author: Tom Appel
Posted: July 28, 2022, 10:41 pm

2022 Honda Civic Si Class: Compact Car Miles driven: 499 Fuel used: 17.1 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 29.2 mpg Driving mix: 60% city, 40% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 27/37/31 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $27,300 (not including $1015 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Blazing Orange Pearl paint ($395) Price as tested: $28,710   Quick Hits The great: Delightful manual transmission; playful, eager-to-rev engine; nimble […]

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

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: July 28, 2022, 12:15 am

For the most part, we identify luxury vehicles not by price, but by make and model. For example, an Oldsmobile 88, to most people, was not a luxury car. But an Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight… we can pretty much agree that the senior Olds was a luxury ride. And speaking of the Ninety-Eight, that big Oldsmobile came […]

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

Author: Tom Appel
Posted: July 26, 2022, 11:02 pm