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2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature Class: Midsize Crossover Miles driven: 295 Fuel used: 14.6 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 20.2 mpg Driving mix: 65% city, 35% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 20/26/23 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Premium gas recommended Base price: $46,605 (not including $1100 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Soul Red Crystal metallic paint ($595) Price as tested: $48,300   Quick Hits The great: Upscale luxury-level ambiance inside and […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: March 3, 2021, 4:15 am

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE Class: Premium Compact SUV Miles driven: 182 Fuel used: 12.6 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 14.4 mpg Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 17/22/19 (mpg city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Premium gas required Base price: $62,250 (not including $1350 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Driver Assist Pack ($1020), Cold Climate Pack ($700), Advanced […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: March 2, 2021, 4:40 am

If you’re looking for a solid example of truth in advertising, look no further than the Grumman LLV, the United States Postal Service’s primary last-mile delivery vehicle for the past three decades. What Was The Grumman LLV? The LLV (Long Life Vehicle) entered into regular service in 1987, and was designed for a service life […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: February 27, 2021, 4:19 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: February 26, 2021, 6:09 pm

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Class: Large SUV Miles driven: 151 Fuel used: 14.5 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 10.4 Driving mix: 65% city, 35% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 12/17/13 (city, highway, combined) Fuel type: Premium gas required Base price: $80,995 (not including $1495 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Technology Group ($2395), Premium Interior Group ($2495) low-gloss Gunmetal dual stripes by Mopar ($1195), Pirelli P-Zero 3-season tires ($595), Blind-Spot […]

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Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: February 26, 2021, 4:39 am

Well, believe it or not, we’re already almost at the end of Buick’s first full model year as an SUV-only brand. The LaCrosse large sedan and Cascada convertible both said sayonara after the 2019 model year, and Buick’s last traditional passenger-car holdouts—the midsize Regal Sportback hatchback sedan and Regal TourX wagon—were dropped after the 2020 […]

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Author: Damon Bell
Posted: February 25, 2021, 12:21 am

As an upstart automotive brand aimed squarely at young buyers, Scion was full of promise. Toyota launched the Scion nameplate in 2003, in an attempt to engage automobile customers earlier in life and bring a little spark into the somewhat stodgy environs of the typical American Toyota dealership. The first Scion vehicles started showing up in […]

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Author: Tom Appel
Posted: February 24, 2021, 3:25 am

Class: Minivan Miles Driven: 267 Fuel Used: 12.2 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 21.9 mpg Driving mix: 20% city, 80% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 17/25/20 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular Gas Base price: $53,390 (not including $1495 destination charge) Options on test car: none Price as tested: $54,885   Quick Hits The great: Added capability of all-wheel drive; excellent array of family-friendly convenience features The good: Spacious cabin with upscale […]

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

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: February 23, 2021, 4:50 am

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD Class: Midsize Crossover Miles driven: 281 Fuel used: 7.3 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 38.5 mpg Driving mix: 40% city, 60% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 35/34/35 (mpg city/highway/combined) Fuel type: Regular gas Base price: $50,200 (not including $1120 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: Ruby Flare Pearl paint ($425), carpeted floor mats/cargo mat ($318), cargo cross bars ($350), universal tablet holder ($99) Price as tested: $52,512   […]

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

Author: The Daily Drive staff
Posted: February 20, 2021, 4:37 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: February 19, 2021, 7:46 pm