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2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD Class: Compact Crossover Miles Driven: 244 Fuel Used: 9.3 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 26.2 mpg Driving mix: 45% city, 55% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 25/32/28 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular gasoline Base price: $36,830 (not including $1095 destination charge) Options on test car: External ground lighting ($350), two-tone paint ($350), illuminated kick plates ($400), interior accent lighting ($350), frameless rearview mirror with […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: June 17, 2021, 4:37 am

Sadly, our official home-office archive of Consumer Guide new-car-test magazines is pretty thin before 1970. We do have a digest-size magazine from 1967, but it’s most prices and such—no photos, no specs, and no test-drive evaluations. The content excerpted below—save for the photography—comes from our 1969 Automobile Annual, a copy of which can be seen to the […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: June 16, 2021, 3:01 am

2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line Class: Midsize Car Miles driven: 462 Fuel used: 18.7 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 24.7 mpg Driving mix: 60% city, 40% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 23/33/27 (city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $33,200 (not including $995 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Summer tires ($200); carpeted floor mats ($169) Price as tested: $34,564   Quick Hits The great: Lively acceleration; excellent, […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: June 15, 2021, 4:13 am

By Jim Flammang Paying cash for your next car? Don’t laugh. Quite a few families and individuals do, shunning the entire financing process. In fact, the number of shoppers who finance their vehicle has been declining. How to Finance Your Car According to Melinda Zabritski, senior director of Automotive Financial Solutions at credit reporting company […]

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Author: Guest Author
Posted: June 11, 2021, 11:42 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 […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: June 11, 2021, 6:14 pm

We apologize in advance. There’s a pretty good chance your favorite Cadillac isn’t included in the gallery below. As it turns out, though a luxury brand, General Motors’ luxury division has made available a surprising number of models and body styles over the years–more than we could cover in this gallery of vintage Cadillac ads. […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: June 11, 2021, 2:34 am

With the redesign of its long-running Pathfinder midsize SUV for 2022, Nissan seems to be trying to have its cake and eat it too. Stylistically, the new Pathfinder gets a sharper-edged, beefier look that recalls the rugged styling of the truck-based, body-on-frame Pathfinders of the 1990s and early 2000s. Underneath, however, is a heavily modified […]

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Author: Don Sikora II
Posted: June 9, 2021, 11:27 pm

Ford has officially unveiled its 2022 Maverick compact pickup, which it calls “a new kind of truck for people who never knew they needed a truck.” Maverick is built on a unibody platform with an all-in-one body that forgoes the typical bed-and-cab setup of traditional pickups. Compared to other Ford trucks, Maverick is the kid […]

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Author: David Bellm
Posted: June 9, 2021, 7:55 pm

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2012 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine Of the many things Chrysler Corporation manufactured for American and Allied military services during World War II, perhaps the ones most likely to be still seen today are four-wheel-drive trucks produced by Dodge. They were manufactured in an array of body […]

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Author: John Biel
Posted: June 8, 2021, 10:41 pm

2021 Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury AWD Class: Premium Midsize Car Miles driven: 542 Fuel used: 22.0 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 24.6 mpg Driving mix: 20% city, 80% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 18/26/21 (mpg city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Premium gas recommended Base price: $40,795 (not including $995 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine ($3500), all-wheel drive ($2000), Navigation […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: June 8, 2021, 3:19 am