The Pettiest Imperfections in the Brilliant $210,000 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is the powerful performance wagon of your driving dreams. It’s beautiful, feels good, makes sexy noises, and, obviously makes you the envy of all your friends when you are behind the wheel. Does it have a lot of wonderful qualities? Yes. But given that this one cost over $210,000, I will now point out some extremely minor and petty, yet recognizable, flaws. Read More

2019 Nissan Armada SV

2019 Nissan Armada SV 4WD in “Gun Metallic” grey

2019 Nissan Armada SV 4WD

Class: Large SUV

Miles driven: 120

Fuel used: 9.6 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 12.6 mpg

Driving mix: 80% city, 20% highway

CG Report Card
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Room and Comfort B
Power and Performance A
Fit and Finish B
Fuel Economy D
Value B-
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy C
Tall Guy B+

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 13/18/15 (city/highway/combined)

Base price: $49,790 (not including $1395 destination charge) Read More

Test Drive: 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop

2018 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop in Lapisluxury Blue (a $1000 option)

2018 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 286

Fuel used: 10.8 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 26.5 mpg

Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 25/32/28 (city, highway, combined)

CG Report Card
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Room and Comfort C
Power and Performance B
Fit and Finish B+
Fuel Economy B+
Value C
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy B-
Tall Guy B

Fuel type: Premium recommended

Base price: $31,800 (not including $850 destination charge) Read More

Test Drive: 2019 Genesis G70 3.3T

If you’re in the market for a $50,000 sports sedan, you have a tough decision ahead of you. And Genesis isn’t making it any easier.

Built off a shortened Kia Stinger rear-drive/all-wheel-drive platform, the G70 has a conventional trunk in place of the Stinger’s hatchback design. Although our V6 turbo/AWD tester bottom-lined at $51,000, G70s with a 4-cylinder turbo engine and rear-wheel drive start at about $36,000.

While German makes are likely the first to pop to mind when it comes to luxury sports sedans, they now have a wide range of rivals from virtually every corner of the globe, including the very corner we call home. Read More

Historically Helpful: How To Push-Start Your Car*

It was once possible–and relatively common–to push-start cars with automatic transmissions.

Back in the “good ol’ days,” push-starting a car was a fairly common occurrence. In fact, the skills necessary to push-start a manual-transmission automobile were once considered common knowledge. Interestingly, “Money Saving Facts for Car Owners,” a handy informational booklet/DIY guide that was published around 1960 by Allstate Insurance, doesn’t even cover the process for manual-transmission cars, the authors presumably assuming that everyone knew how to do that. Instead, a handy chart in the booklet (which we’ve excerpted below) covers only the details of push-starting cars with automatic (and semi-automatic) transmissions. Read More

Test Drive: 2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec

2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec in Ultra Black

2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 217

Fuel used: 8.7 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 24.9 mpg

Driving mix: 70% city, 30% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 26/33/29 (city, highway, combined)

CG Report Card
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Room and Comfort B-
Power and Performance B-
Fit and Finish C
Fuel Economy B
Value B+
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy B+
Tall Guy C+

Fuel type: Regular gas

Base price: $22,900 (not including $885 destination charge) Read More

What Was The Zimmer QuickSilver?

Zimmer QuickSilver

Culinary mashups are hot right now. Chicken and waffles, that time-tested soul-food classic, is now so Twitter-active that even KFC has gotten in on the deal. As a vegetarian, I have never indulged in the savory crispy/maple-y buttery promise of chicken and waffles, but I have good things to say about the improbable pairing of peanut butter and pickle relish. Really. Read More

The $199 Lease Deals for December | Edmunds

2018 Chevrolet Cruze

$209 per month/39 months — The Chevrolet Cruze compact offers an appealing mix of technology and safety features, a premium-looking cabin and a ride quality that is both sporty and comfortable. A 2018 Cruze LT sedan is currently available in Southern California and other areas at $209 a month for 39 months and 32,500 miles. There’s $4,079 due up front, and that plus a disposition fee of $395 comes to a total of $12,625, or 39 cents per mile. See other lease deals in your area. Read More

2019 Toyota RAV4 Ultimate Review: 48 States in 7 Days | Edmunds

What’s Been Happening?
We’ve been on the road for nearly seven hours now, and reality has set in. Our point-by-point navigation system has led us astray a few times, necessitating a manual solution. Back at Edmunds HQ in Santa Monica, Director of Vehicle Testing Dan Edmunds noticed our missteps on the map and called to inform us that we’re only averaging 30 mph, well shy of the 45-mph requirement to finish the drive in seven days. We had to cancel a quick bite in New York with some Edmunds colleagues because we’re already a couple of hours behind. Plainly put, we’ve got our work cut out to make it to South Carolina on time — that’s where we’ll be handing off the keys to the next three-driver team tomorrow afternoon. Read More

The 2019 Genesis G70 is Motor Trend’s Car of the Year

 Motor Trend has named the 2019 Genesis G90 its car of the year, beating out the BMW 3 Series and countless other sport sedan offerings from Germany.

Noted standout features that secured the car’s win for the magazine included Genesis’ balancing comfort and handling while keeping the car excellent to drive.

Value earned them marks, too, with loads of features included despite the sensible price point.

The engines are smooth and the power delivery is good, Motor Trend wrote, and the G70 can also be equipped with an increasingly rare option: a manual transmission. Read More

8 Reasons You Should Consider the New 2019 Lincoln Nautilus | Edmunds

Lincoln has imbued the Nautilus with a stylish exterior that looks both athletic and sophisticated. It combines Lincoln’s signature grille and full LED head- and taillights — the former available with a swiveling function to illuminate curves in the road — and a body sculpted with an elegant mix of flowing curves and tension-building creases. There are a number of 18-, 20-, and 21-inch wheel options, including stylish, turbine-look wheels similar to those available on the Navigator. At night, the Nautilus greets you with LEDs that sequentially illuminate to trace the headlights, glowing taillights and a crisply defined, Lincoln-logo “welcome mat” projected on the ground. Read More

Meet the 2019 Consumer Guide Best Buys

2019 Consumer Guide Best Buys

New Premium Subcompact Crossover Class Highlights Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2019 Best Buy List

With Six Best Buy Models, Honda Is Most-Awarded Brand

Morton Grove, IL. December 4, 2018 – Consumer Guide® Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new and used-car reviews for 52 years, today announced the recipients of its 2019 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. For 2019, 43 Best Buys have been awarded in 22 classes, providing clear, easy choices for consumers. Read More

Test Drive: 2019 GMC Terrain SLT

2019 GMC Terrain SLT AWD in Ebony Twilight Metallic (a $395 option)

2019 GMC Terrain SLT Black Edition AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 453

Fuel used: 18.15 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 25.0 mpg

Driving mix: 45% city, 55% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 21/26/23 (city, highway, combined)

CG Report Card
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Room and Comfort B+
Power and Performance B+
Fit and Finish B
Fuel Economy B+
Value B-
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy B+
Tall Guy A

Base price: $32,600 (not including $995 destination charge) Read More

Test Drive: 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid in Ruby Red Tinted Clearcoat (a $395 option)

2018 Ford Fusion Platinum Hybrid

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 176

Fuel used: 4.4 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 40.3 mpg

CG Report Card
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Room and Comfort B+
Power and Performance B-
Fit and Finish A-
Fuel Economy A
Value B+
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy B
Tall Guy B+

Driving mix: 40% city, 60% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 43/41/42 (city/highway/combined)

Base price: $37,275 (not including $875 destination charge) Read More

Review Flashback! 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan

2003 Volkswagen EuroVan

There are limitations to the marketing power of heritage and quirkiness, and it’s possible that no car manufacturer is more aware of this reality than Volkswagen. Case in point: VW recently made known its intentions to drop the retro-themed Beetle from its lineup. Both the soon-to-depart current-generation Beetle (2011-2019) and New Beetle before it (1998-2011) drew heavily on shopper nostalgia. Though they were quite conventional mechanically, these “homage” Beetles obviously borrowed their “throwback” styling inspiration from the legendary original Beetle, which was first produced in 1938. Read More

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept

Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept

At the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mitsubishi unveiled a concept vehicle the company says, gives “a peek into the strategic vision of the brand.”

That “peek” was of the e-Evolution, an all-electric, high-performance crossover, what Mitsubishi indicates will be “the type of vehicles we will bring to our customers in the very near future.” Read More

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2020 Hyundai Palisade

2020 Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai’s revamped midsize-SUV strategy comes into sharper focus with the introduction of its all-new 3-row flagship SUV—called Palisade—at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The 2020 Palisade is a “plus-sized” midsize SUV that offers seating for up to eight. It will compete against similarly sized rivals such as the Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, Subaru Ascent, and Volkswagen Atlas. The sole engine is a 3.8-liter V6 that puts out an estimated 291 horsepower and is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive or Hyundai’s HTRAC all-wheel drive will be available. Read More

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2020 Kia Soul, Soul EV

2020 Kia Soul

Kia unveiled the all-new third generation of its spunky, boxy subcompact hatchback at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The redesigned 2020 Kia Soul maintains the signature “tall box” profile of its predecessors, but its styling cues—particularly its aggressive front and rear fasciae—are a bit less “cute” than before.  Read More

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2019 Nissan Maxima

2019 Nissan Mazima

Nissan showed off a 2019 Maxima with revised styling and a number of new features at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Exterior styling changes include a freshened front fascia with enlarged V-Motion grille and standard LED headlights, while in back there are redesigned taillights and a revised rear fascia with quad-tip exhaust finishers. All five grade levels — S, SV, SL, sporty SR, and line-topping Platinum — also get new wheel designs. Read More

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2019 Mazda 3

2019 Mazda 3 hatchback

Mazda took the opportunity to introduce the next generation of its compact sedan and hatchback at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The redesigned Mazda 3 will go on sale early next year as a 2019 model, and it will again be offered in both 4-door sedan and 4-door hatchback body styles. Aside from new styling, the biggest news is that the 3 will be offered with Mazda’s i-ACTIV all-wheel-drive system. Read More

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e

2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e

It would seem more fitting for the Chicago or Detroit Auto Show, but Toyota chose the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show to introduce a Prius with more “snow” appeal.

More from the Los Angeles Auto Show

As with some other Toyota all-wheel-drive hybrids, such as the Highlander Hybrid midsize crossover and the redesigned 2019 RAV4 Hybrid compact crossover, the normally front-wheel-drive Prius gains its all-wheel-drive status by using an electric motor to power the rear wheels rather than running a driveshaft back there. The motor always powers the rear wheels when accelerating from a stop up to 6 mph, then disengages unless wheel slip is detected, in which case it powers them up to 43 mph. This allows for a “boost” at launch while shutting off the motor when it’s not needed in order to improve fuel economy. Read More

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Toyota is known for its hybrids, and the company introduced yet another one at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Actually, this was kind of a “two-fer”: Not only is it a new hybrid model, but it’s based on the new-for-2020 Corolla sedan (which itself is based on the redesigned 2019 Corolla Hatchback) that is not due to go on sale until March of next year — which is about the same timeframe Toyota is announcing for this hybrid version. Read More

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera and GT2 RS Clubsport

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche unveiled the eighth generation of its venerable 911 sports car at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Although certainly familiar, the styling is revised — particularly at the rear, which hosts a wider spoiler and light bar — and save for the front and rear fasciae, the body panels are now made entirely of aluminum. Wider wheel housings cover 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels, and flush-mounted electric door handles extend outward when needed. Read More

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2020 Jeep Gladiator

2020 Jeep Gladiator

Jeep debuted the long-rumored pickup version of its Wrangler SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show, bestowing it a name from the company’s storied past.

More from the Los Angeles Auto Show

Carrying the “Gladiator” moniker last used on full-size pickups the company offered during the 1960s, the 2020 version is based on the four-door Wrangler, but has a five-foot-long cargo bed behind the cab. Like the Wrangler, the Gladiator will be offered in both soft- and hard-top versions, the latter having individual roof panels that can be removed. Also like the Wrangler, the doors can be removed and the windshield folded down for a full “open air” experience. Read More

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2019 Honda Passport

2019 Honda Passport

Honda has the compact SUV class capably covered with its CR-V, and its Pilot SUV is a solid competitor in the three-row midsize SUV category. However, two-row, five-passenger SUVs are also a very popular market segment, and Honda didn’t have a product offering there to compete directly against rivals such as the Ford Edge and the just-redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe. That changes with the introduction of the 2019 Honda Passport, which is being unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Read More

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ CARGO Concept

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ CARGO Concept

Volkswagen is adding to its growing lineup of pure-electric concept vehicles by displaying a new version of its I.D. BUZZ CARGO Concept at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Essentially a light-commercial cargo van version of the I.D. BUZZ concept vehicle that Volkswagen debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last year, the I.D. BUZZ CARGO offers some intriguing ideas on the future of commercial delivery vehicles. Read More

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Subaru’s first plug-in hybrid will be making its public debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Based on the Crosstrek compact crossover that was redesigned last year, the Hybrid (Subaru doesn’t include “Plug-In” in the official name, but it does on the car’s badges) pairs a 2.0-liter flat-four engine with two electric motors. One of the motors is used to start the engine at stops and as a generator to recharge the lithium-ion battery, the other to help power the car and charge the battery under braking. As with the “regular” Crosstrek, the Hybrid comes standard with all-wheel drive, making it one of the few all-wheel-drive hybrids — and one of the least-expensive AWD plug-in hybrids — on the market. Read More

Barn Finds and Hidden Gems at the 2018 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

1970 Dodge Challenger

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is widely regarded as the best show of its type in the world. The show celebrated its tenth anniversary earlier this month, once again filling the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, with a mind-bending array of vintage and not-so-vintage American muscle cars, race cars, Corvettes, street machines, and auto-oriented collectibles and memorabilia. Read More

Test Drive: 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude

2018 Jeep Compass Latitude 4×4 in Granite Crystal Metallic

2018 Jeep Compass Latitude 4×4

Class: Compact Crossover/SUV

Miles driven: 320

Fuel used: 12.1 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 26.4 mpg

Driving mix: 15% city, 85% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 22/30/25 (city, highway, combined)

CG Report Card
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Room and Comfort B+
Power and Performance C
Fit and Finish B
Fuel Economy B-
Value C
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy B
Tall Guy B

Fuel type: Regular gas

Base price: $24,395 (not including $1445 destination charge) Read More

2021 Rivian R1T First Look | Edmunds

When and How Much?
Rivian, whose manufacturing plant is in Normal, Illinois, has just begun taking $1,000 refundable deposits, and it has announced a starting price of $69,000, with $7,500 of that coming back in the form of a federal tax credit. That’s undoubtedly the price of the base truck with the small battery that won’t be initially sold, so we advise cautious use of that figure. After all, the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 base model has still failed to materialize after many schedule slips. Look for more R1T pricing details to emerge in the coming months. Read More

Photo Feature: 1951 Studebaker 2R6 Delivery Van

1951 Studebaker 2R6 Delivery Van

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2007 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

There’s an old and very common expression for describing someone who finds himself mired in difficult circumstances. He’s said to be “up a creek without a paddle.” That almost literally describes the situation in which George Hamlin found himself when he first laid eyes on the vintage truck featured here. Read More

First Spin: 2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Toyota RAV4

Even before this latest redesign, the RAV4 was hot. According to Toyota, the 2018 model closed out its tenure not only as the company’s best-selling vehicle, but as the best-selling non-pickup in the country. And almost without question, the 2019 RAV4 is even better.

Toyota’s RAV4 was one of the original “cute utes” when it arrived for 1996, and it’s now entering its fifth generation. Fractionally shorter on a 1.2-inch-longer wheelbase, the redesigned 2019 model remains a 5-passenger wagon that sits about mid-pack in terms of size for the compact-crossover class. Notably, ground clearance has been increased by 2.3 inches to 8.4 inches on lower-line models, 8.6 on higher-line models with larger wheels. Read More

Here Are the Cars Jalopnik Is Thankful For 

Graphic: Jason Torchinsky

It’s not hard to guess what we’re thankful for: the continuing improvement of our dear Andrew Collins following his spill, my current total lack of cancer and Patrick George finally taking his first steps towards transitioning into a Bavarian super villain. Truly, the Jalopnik gang is hashtag-blessed. But the thing we’re really the most thankful for? The chance to drive the cars and share those cars with you. Read More

Photo Feature: 1933 Twin Coach Bakery Truck

1933 Twin Coach Bakery Truck

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2015 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Long before gourmet food trucks began peddling high-end lunches and pricey cupcakes on city streets, Helms Bakery trucks were a common sight in Southern California. Starting in 1931, Helms delivered bread, doughnuts, pies, cookies, pastries, and other baked goods to people’s homes. Its products were not sold in stores. Indeed, the company’s slogan was “Daily at your door.” Customers could place a Helms placard in their window as a signal for the “Helmsman” to stop—or just flag down a truck as it passed by. Based in Culver City, the Helms Bakery fleet ranged as far north as Fresno and as far south as San Diego. It delivered its last loaf in 1969. Read More

The 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS Drives Like the Superior Porsche

Jalopnik ReviewsAll of our test drives in one convenient place.  

Historically, the Porsche Boxster and Cayman never received the same amount of love as their 911 older sibling. Sure, there were great variants like the Cayman GT4, but never any absurd Turbo or Turbo S models, as if the mid-engine cars were purposely undercut to keep the 911 on its king’s throne. This, I suspect, has led many to believe the 911 to be inherently the superior car. They are wrong. The 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS is as perfect a sports car as they come. Read More

Quick Spin: 2018 Lexus NX 300

2018 Lexus NX 300 in “Caviar Mica” black

2018 Lexus NX 300 AWD

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 460

Fuel used: 20.0 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 23.0 mpg

Driving mix: 70% city, 30% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 22/28/24 (city, highway, combined)

CG Report Card
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Room and Comfort B
Power and Performance B
Fit and Finish A-
Fuel Economy B-
Value B
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy B
Tall Guy A

Fuel type: Premium gas

Base price: $37,385 (not including $1025 destination charge) Read More

What Was The Sterling Bullet?

What was the Sterling Bullet, and why do so many truck enthusiasts claim to own one? Read on…

Between 2007 and 2009, commercial-truck manufacturer Sterling sold a rebadged Dodge Ram chassis cab as the Bullet.

That, in a nutshell, answers the question: What was the Sterling Bullet? But the story gets so much more interesting from there… Read More

Test Drive: 2018 BMW X3 M40i

2018 BMW X3 M40i in Phytonic Blue Metallic (a $550 option)

2018 BMW X3 M40i

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 293

Fuel used: 13.9 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 21.1 mpg

Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 20/27/23 (city, highway, combined)

Fuel type: Premium gas

CG Report Card
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Room and Comfort B-
Power and Performance A-
Fit and Finish A
Fuel Economy B
Value C
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy B+
Tall Guy A

Base price: $54,300 (not including $995 destination charge) Read More

The 2019 Genesis G70 Is as Great as It Needs To Be

Jalopnik ReviewsAll of our test drives in one convenient place.  

Hyundai’s cars are a long, long way from the punchline they used to be. Everyone knows that. But with Genesis, its new luxury nameplate, the company’s ambitions have never been higher. It’s a measure of how far the company has come that the G70, its challenger to the BMW 3 Series and the rest, is as good or better than anything produced by the Germans. Read More

Test Drive: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss Crew Cab in Northsky Blue

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD LT Trail Boss Crew Cab

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 165

Fuel used: 10.2 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 16.2 mpg

Driving mix: 70% city, 30% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 15/20/17 (city, highway, combined)

Fuel type: Regular gas

CG Report Card
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Room and Comfort A
Power and Performance A-
Fit and Finish B-
Fuel Economy B-
Value B+
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy A
Tall Guy A

Base price: $48,300 (not including $1495 destination charge) Read More

2018 Mazda6 Signature Review: Better When Boosted

There aren’t a lot of really exciting mid-sized sedans; just some good, solid options attempting to fend off a tsunami of SUVs. But enter the new-and-lightly-improved Mazda6. It’s no average mid-sizer.

Instead, it borrows a few fun-to-drive cues from the Miata – sharp styling, too – and turns it all up a notch with a new turbocharged engine borrowed from the CX-9 crossover SUV. It’s the “Zoom Zoom” alternative to doom and gloom. Read More

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