Luxury

2016 Buick Envision Preview Video
2016 Buick Envision Preview Video

Buick has the teensy Encore and the broad-shouldered Enclave in its lineup--but it's missing a big-selling mid-size crossover SUV in its lineup. Not anymore--say hello to my not so little friend, the new 2016 Buick Envision. The Envision fits right in the middle of the Buick SUV lineup, as a rival...Read More»

Ulrich Hackenberg
The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015

Dieselgate--the VW empire takes an incalculable risk, and a devastating hit It was unusual when, at their home-court auto show in Frankfurt in September, the world's biggest seller of diesels put such a strong focus on electric cars. All became clear the Friday after press days when it was revealed...Read More»

2017 Cadillac XT5
2017 Cadillac XT5 Video Preview

Cadillac wants to take over the luxury world, but it's missing a truly great crossover SUV in its lineup. Well now, It's time to forget the lackluster SRX because at the LA Auto Show, Cadillac has unveiled its new 2017 Cadillac XT5. The XT5 goes for drama with its crisply folded body. With Le...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
​2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Video Preview

Mercedes has a true sports car in its lineup now with the AMG GT--but for decades, its SL two-seat roadster filled the bill. This year, the Benz SL is back with some new styling hooks and uprated hardware as it lifts its grand-touring game. The first thing you'll notice with the new SL is the new...Read More»

2017 Lincoln MKZ, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
2017 Lincoln MKZ Video Preview

Lincoln is in a battle for its future. Is it going to be a premium nameplate, with just-above Ford features and prices? Or will it be a true luxury brand, with its own powertrains and technology? The 2017 Lincoln MKZ answers some of those questions. MORE: Follow all our 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Euro-spec)
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: Quick Drive

The kids use the phrase “on fleek” to describe something that’s on trend, and almost nothing fits its definition as well as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300. Any way you describe it—compact, luxury, crossover—this redesigned SUV is firing on all trendiness cylinders...Read More»

2016 Lexus GS 200t
2016 Lexus GS 200t Four-Cylinder Model Joins Hybrid, V-6

The BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, Jaguar XF, and Cadillac CTS are already among the mid-size, premium-brand sport sedans to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. And now the 2016 Lexus GS joins those leagues. ALSO SEE: Refreshed 2016 Lexus LX 570 SUV Bows At Pebble Beach In the 2016 Lexus GS 200t, a...Read More»

2016 Lexus LX 570
Refreshed 2016 Lexus LX 570 SUV Bows At Pebble Beach

Lexus has given one of its oldest models a new lease on the high-lux life. With refreshed 2016 versions, the LX 570 sport-utility vehicle gets a new eight-speed automatic and some significant appearance and feature changes. The automaker officially pulled the wraps off both the LX 570 and new turbo...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  -  Euro-spec Off-Road Package
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC: U.S. Won't Get Off-Road Package

As part of our recent first drive of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, we scrambled up steep slopes, challenged this utility vehicle’s air suspension and traction systems, and momentarily teetered on two wheels at several different points. Then we found out that the automaker has no plans to...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
The Best Car Interiors Of 2015

Quality means something a little different to each shopper, so in The Car Connection's reviews, we discuss vehicle quality in every dimension--styling, performance, safety, features, and fuel economy. Nowhere is it more important than in the space available to people and their belongings. That's...Read More»

2015 BMW i3
The Greenest Cars Of 2015

Fuel economy is a broad term in the car world. Back in the day, it just meant gas mileage, and inevitably those numbers were low. Now, it encompasses everything from frugal gas-powered machines, to turbodiesels, to gas-electric hybrids, to plug-in hybrids, to extended-range electric vehicles...Read More»

2016 Infiniti QX50
2016 Infiniti QX50 Video Preview

Look familiar? This luxury crossover’s been with us since 2007, but it’s been through a few names changes on its way to the 2015 New York Auto Show. ALSO SEE: 2016 Lexus RX Video Preview The QX50 isn’t brand-new, not exactly. In its original form, it was launched back in 2007 as...Read More»

2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport
2016 Lexus RX Video Preview

Back in 1990, Lexus launched with the world-beating LS sedan. Since then, it’s been the RX crossover SUV that’s kept the doors open and the buyers buying. This year, a brand-new RX arrives, ready to take on rivals like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Volvo XC60. This is our first look at the...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid, 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Video Preview

The Mercedes M-Class was the German automaker’s first American-made vehicle, and over three generations, it’s been a rousing sales success. This year, the M-Class is no more. But there’s a good reason: it’s being renamed and updated while it adds a sleeker new version. This...Read More»

2016 Cadillac CT6, 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 Cadillac CT6 Video Preview

Cadillac has spent the past 15 years reclaiming its turf as one of the world’s most respected luxury brands. Until now, it’s left the story unfinished at the mid-size CTS. Now it’s time for the ultimate Cadillac—a full-size luxury sedan set to take on the Mercedes S-Class...Read More»

2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum
2015 Cadillac Escalade Video Road Test

For a while in the late Nineties, if you wanted a big, blingy SUV, there was just one ride to roll in: the Lincoln Navigator. Then Cadillac came along and crashed the party with the Escalade. This year, there's a brand-new Escalade and it's more impressive than ever--but is it enough to take on the...Read More»

Infiniti QX30 Concept
2017 Infiniti QX30: With Rugged-Lux Style, Set To Woo Young Urbanites

Infiniti is rapidly and dramatically remaking itself, and the upcoming 2017 QX30, as previewed by the QX30 Concept shown this week at the Geneva Motor Show, will be one of the harbingers of this sea change. They’re important agents of youth, too, for a brand that’s taking better aim at...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (S500)
The Car Connection's Best Luxury Cars To Buy 2015

What is a luxury car, and why should you buy one? More to the point that brought you here, which one should you buy? Luxury cars are simply one of the fastest-growing types of new cars--and that includes near-luxury or "premium" vehicles, as some automakers prefer to dub them. No matter what the...Read More»

Ettore Bugatti Veyron Legend Edition
Bentleys & Bugattis Selling Much, Much Faster Than Hondas & Hyundais

Car sales are hot, hot, hot right now. In 2014, automakers moved 16.5 million vehicles in the U.S., and even conservative analysts predict that number could hit 17 million in 2015. Last month, U.S. light vehicles sold at a rate 13.7 percent higher than the same time last year -- even with frigid...Read More»

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