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2010 Ford Taurus Pushes The Luxury Envelope
2010 Ford Taurus Pushes The Luxury Envelope

The 2010 Ford Taurus is a sweet ride, and by many accounts it's more classically stylish than previous Taurus iterations. On the lots, it'll go head-to-head with other full size sedans -- for example, the Chrysler 300, which is also priced in the upper $20s and features the same low roofline/high...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
2010 Lexus HS 250h Priced

Lexus has just announced pricing for its 2010 HS 250h hybrid sedan, and there aren't any big surprises. The new luxury hybrid, which will reach dealerships in August, will start at $34,200, not counting a destination charge of $875 that will put it just over the $35k mark that TheCarConnection.com...Read More»

2009 Toyota Venza
2009 Toyota Venza, 2010 Lexus RX Named Top Safety Picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released some good news for safety-conscious shoppers thinking about the 2009 Toyota Venza or 2010 Lexus RX. Both the Venza and RX receive top 'Good' results from the IIHS in frontal offset and side impact tests, and in the seats of both models pass...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC60
Pricing: 2010 Volvo XC60 Just Announced

I liked the 2010 Volvo XC60 from the moment I laid eyes on it earlier this year. The XC60 is the Swedish car company's first foray into the compact crossover segment—the same niche that includes a number of new entries this year; the 2010 Lexus RX350, the 2010 Cadillac SRX, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
Lexus HS 250h Pricing—Will It Be Low Enough?

A couple of weeks ago as we got our first drive of the upcoming 2010 Lexus HS 250h—and a first up-close look at its many tech-savvy features—Lexus officials were still guarded about pricing. It makes sense that even just before launch the company is cautious about pricing for this accessible...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX
2010 Cadillac SRX Pricing News: $7,080 Under 2009!

  One of the things that have hurt Detroit manufacturers for the last two decades was unreasonable pricing. While over simplified, here's how companies like General Motors would arrive at the pricing for new vehicles; some marketing wonk would look at the competitive set, find the average price of...Read More»

2005 Lexus LF-A Concept
Lexus LF-A: 550 HP, 218 MPH, Due This Year

The long-awaited Lexus LF-A supercar is heading toward production next year, according to a report from Britain's AutoExpress. The rumored 200-mph supercar has been in development for years, and has been seen in spy photos as well as in concept-car form on the auto show circuit. Until recently, the...Read More»

Lexus Enform Screen
Enform Infotainment Features Launch In 2010 Lexus HS 250h

Yesterday TheCarConnection.com brought you a first drive of the new 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid. To give you a brief recap, we’re positively impressed but not completely thrilled with the HS. The exterior styling is a little awkward, and its interior and cargo space feel a bit more restricted than...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
First Drive: 2010 Lexus HS 250h

TheCarConnection.com recently spent a day driving the 2010 Lexus HS 250h, which won’t arrive to dealerships until later this summer. We don’t yet know what the HS will cost (around $35k to start, we predict), but we can already say that this little hybrid sedan is much more than the dressed-up...Read More»

2009 Lexus GX 470
2010 Lexus GX: SUVs Get a Ninth Life

When the Lexus GX first hit the streets early in the decade, a truck-based SUV seemed like the ticket to sales success. Now, six years later with a 35.5-mpg federal fuel economy standard looming, Lexus is still planning on replacing the mid-size GX with a new traditional sport-ute. Ward's Auto...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS C F Sport accessories
Lexus Expands F Sport Goodies To IS C, GS

With the launch of its new 2010 IS C Convertibles, Lexus is expanding its relatively new line of F Sport dealer-installed accessories to the IS C and to the larger GS. So far, the F Sport upgrades have only been offered on the IS sedans, but the IS and GS are built on the same platform and do share...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS C
Driven: 2010 Lexus IS C

Your editor just returned from a first drive of the new 2010 Lexus IS C and brought back some good, simple advice to those who've decided to go take a look: Unless you live in flat terrain, skip the base IS 250C—it just feels a little too winded. If you enjoy driving, go with the IS 350C. The...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
Lexus 1-Series: Europe-Only, Hybrid Only?

Lexus has repeatedly refused to market a model below the $30,000 price point in the U.S., effectively saying it's beneath the brand. But in Europe, where luxury knows no bounds, extending well into the compact segment, a small and somewhat less-expensive model may be a key element in becoming...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS Convertible
Lexus IS 350C Will Undercut BMW 335i Convertible By $7k

Prices for the new Lexus IS C have just been announced. The IS 250C starts at $38,490, while the IS 350C begins at $43,940, not counting an $875 destination charge. Like in the IS sedan, the 250C (204-hp, 2.5-liter V-6) comes with a standard six-speed manual but the 350C (306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6)...Read More»

2009 Jaguar XF
The List: 7 Best Factory Car Sound Systems

You already know which new car's your favorite, and here at TheCarConnection.com, we have some favorites, too. But when it comes to entertaining us at the wheel with great music and excellent music interfaces, which cars truly rock? Spending $30,000 on a new car is easy to do--and yet, some luxury...Read More»

Mercedes G-wagen stuck in mud
Infiniti, Mercedes, and Lexus Lean On Incentives To Move Sales

Even luxury auto brands who once scoffed at the domestics' unseemly hood-slammin', dollar-dealin' pleas are now leaning on big incentives in hopes of reducing swelling inventories. Mercedes incentives averaged $4,185 this February according to Edmunds, an amount nearly double the brand's amount...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 450h
Lexus RX 450h Blessed With 32/28 mpg By EPA

Lexus raises the SUV hybrid fuel-economy bar with its RX 450h hybrid SUV. The EPA has bestowed ratings of 32 city/28 highway for the front-wheel drive model and 30 city/28 highway for the all-wheel drive model, some 16 to 20 percent better than its predecessor, the RX 400h. Helping the new model...Read More»

2009 Acura MDX
Five Family Cars That Just Aren't

What happens when a "family" vehicle turns out to be less than friendly? I like to think creatively about vehicles that can handle my family and all our gear. Minivans are the most obvious choice, but I've taken a look at other vehicles that might just fit the bill. Everything from crossovers to...Read More»

2008 Lexus IS 350
Lexus IS350 V-6 Named A '10 Best Engine' For 2009

The 3.5-liter V-6 found under the hoods of the 2009 Lexus IS 350 and GS 350 was honored with a spot on Ward Automotive's 10 Best Engines list for 2009. This marks the fourth year in a row that Lexus' 2GR-FSE V-6 has made the list. Ward's judges were all impressed with the V-6's power, refinement...Read More»

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