Luxury

Acura ILX Hybrid Dropped for 2015
Acura ILX Hybrid Dropped for 2015

The Acura ILX has only been on the market for about two years now, but in each of its model year changeovers so far, it's seen more than its share of changes. A year after adding more standard equipment and luxury, the big news for the 2015 Acura ILX isn’t what’s being added, but rather...Read More»

2015 BMW X6
2015 BMW X6 Unveiled

The BMW X6 might not be the prettiest or the most practical utility vehicle on the market, but BMW has sold more than 250,000 of its “Sports Activity Coupe” since 2008. Big sales mean that the X6 will be sticking around, and it also means that competitors (namely Mercedes-Benz) are...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350  -  Driven
2013 Lexus GS350 Recalled for Braking System With Mind of its Own

The 2013 Lexus GS350 is being recalled for a braking system that can seem to have a mind of its own. The brake pedal assembly on these vehicles contains a load-sensing switch that measures brake pedal force applied by the driver. Due to a manufacturing defect, the switch may cause the braking...Read More»

2014 Cadillac ATS Crimson Sport
2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Gets Coupe Styling, Updated Tech

Following the introduction of the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe (and the recent updates announced for the 2015 Cadillac CTS), we knew it wasn’t long before Cadillac made an official announcement about similar changes to the 2015 ATS Sedan. The highlights of the 2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan include new...Read More»

2015 Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln Prices 2015 Navigator, Undercuts Escalade By $10k

Lincoln has released most remaining details for its plush 2015 Navigator luxury SUV, which has been repackaged and repositioned somewhat this year to face off with a fully redesigned Cadillac Escalade. While the Navigator hasn't been given the attention the Cadillac Escalade has seen for 2015, the...Read More»

2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E  -  Driven, April 2014
2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E: Quick Spin

Can subbing in a completely new engine and transmission significantly change the character of an existing model? Yes, it certainly can—and the Volvo S60 is the best example of how dramatic the change can be. While last year's model (and this year's model with all-wheel drive, as we'll get to...Read More»

2015 BMW X4, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 BMW X4 Video: New York Auto Show

BMW’s SUV lineup is growing again this year, and so is its lineup of coupes. Well, sort of. This is the BMW X4, the automaker's shapely new crossover-coupe-ish utility vehicle. You probably know the bigger X6—that’s the more coupe-like version of BMW’s X5 utility vehicle...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
VW Phaeton Gets Another Go At U.S. By 2019

It’s been eight years since the Volkswagen Phaeton was dropped from the U.S. market, but a lot has changed in the luxury car segment since then. And it looks like VW is going to make another run at this market. In an interview with Bloomberg at the New York Auto Show, Michael Horn, VW...Read More»

2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport
2015 Lexus NX Compact Crossover Coming With Turbo, Hybrid Power

Small cars and crossovers are getting to be a big business among luxury automakers, and Lexus is finally ready to get in on the action with its new 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus will reveal its new compact crossover on April 20th at the Beijing Auto Show, and the 2015 NX will be tasked with taking on rivals...Read More»

2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014
2015 Audi A3 Sedan: First Drive

From the driver's seat of the 2015 Audi A3, it's easy to play favorites. This new most affordable sedan in the Audi lineup has the best in-car interface—and perhaps the best combination of connectivity and clean-interface information management—of all the premium compact sedans. Option...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show preview
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class First Look Video: 2014 Detroit Auto Show

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is closer than ever to being a mini-E or mini-S-Class, and it's not just because of its latest growth spurt. The latest C has its most evocative styling ever, and an interior that's nothing short of beautiful. The 2015 C-Class also is more powerful, lighter than...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis  -  2014 Detroit Auto Show live photos
2015 Hyundai Genesis Video First Look: 2014 Detroit Auto Show

The 2014 Detroit Auto Show brought a sense of deja vu to the Hyundai stand. In 2009, the Korean carmaker introduced its luxury Genesis sedan to Detroit crowds. This year, it's shown off the second-generation Genesis, and promises a few leaps and bounds forward on the luxury and infotainment fronts...Read More»

2014 Infiniti Q50 - NHTSA frontal crash test
2014 Infiniti Q50 Earns Five-Star Crash Safety Rating

The 2014 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan has garnered another important accolade: a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA five-star rating is the government’s highest-possible vehicle safety rating. It is determined after severe...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
Mercedes-Benz Zips Ahead Of BMW In U.S. Luxury Race

Until 2010 or so, Lexus had a firm grip on the U.S. luxury auto market. Then came massive, headline-grabbing recalls from its parent company, Toyota, and Lexus' reputation became tarnished. Though the Toyota brand ultimately bounced back, Lexus' largely ho-hum product line has delayed the upscale...Read More»

2015 Lincoln MKC, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
2015 Lincoln MKC: LA Auto Show Video And Photos

Three years ago, Lincoln promised a range of new cars and crossovers. The first of six new vehicles to come was a crossover concept introduced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show--and now, the concept is now a production vehicle headed for showrooms in 2014 as the 2015 Lincoln MKC. The coming MKC is a...Read More»

2015 Kia K900, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
2015 Kia K900: LA Auto Show Video and Photos

Kia's known for its economy cars, and even for its mid-size Optima sedan--but luxury? That's an unknown, at least until next year, when the South Korean automaker adds a hulking luxury sedan to its lineup. With the K900, Kia leapfrogs its Cadenza full-size sedan and digs into the market segment...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250
2014 Lexus IS Earns NHTSA Five-Star Crash Rating

The redesigned 2014 Lexus IS has earned a five-star overall crash rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The five-star overall award includes a four-star rating in front crash tests and five stars for the luxury car’s performance in side-impact and rollover...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKZ Black Label Center Stage
Lincoln Debuts 'Black Label' Trims For High-End Customers

In the world of luxury goods, "black label" means "swanky". There's black label clothing. Black label fragrance. Black label booze. And of course, the elusive black label American Express card, which is technically called the "Centurion Card", but you get the point. And now, in its quest to...Read More»

Classic Grey Poupon commercial
It's Not Just The Grey Poupon: Study Says The Rich Drive Differently

Rude drivers come in all shapes and sizes, and they drive a wide variety of cars. We've been cut off by soccer moms in minivans, sound-blasted by bass-powered hoopties, and nearly t-boned by more muscle cars than we can count. But for some reason, the rudest drivers on the road often seem to be...Read More»

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