Ask AutoGuide No. 12 – Jeep Patriot vs. Nissan Juke vs. Mazda CX-5
Ask AutoGuide is back for another riveting installment and this week Kathy reached out for some car-buying advice. She’s on the prowl for a super-affordable vehicle with all-wheel drive. Of course reliability and fuel economy matter, as do features. Styling is irrelevant to her, but she did say she preferred the look of cars to crossovers.
Two things she desperately wants are heated seats and remote start. Kathy lives in a northern climate where the winter winds sting like the tip of a bullwhip. Rumor has it her home is the fictional ice-planet of Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, except there aren’t super-sweet snow speeders and tauntauns. Han Solo could have saved himself a lot of trouble if he just drove a crossover instead riding on top of a bipedal, goat-like alien critter. Have you driven a Harrison Ford lately? Without further delay, here are this week’s vehicle recommendations for Kathy.