Luxury

2014 Acura MDX Video Road Test
2014 Acura MDX Video Road Test

The MDX crossover SUV is Acura's best seller, and it's been a great family wagon choice for more than a decade. It's new this year--and it's only gotten better. This may be a new MDX, but the styling is so evolutionary, you might not spot the differences. The LED headlights and taillights are the...Read More»

2014 Infiniti Q50
2014 Infiniti Q50 Priced From $37,605, Hybrid From $44,855

The 2014 Infiniti Q50 awed us with its dramatic and elegant new styling at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Today, we learn the Q50 will start at a relative bargain price of $36,700 plus $905 destination and handling. By way of comparison, the BMW 3-Series is nearly $5,000 cheaper in base 320i form, but...Read More»

2014 Audi SQ5
2014 Audi SQ5 Priced From $51,900

Audi's SQ5 crossover promised us 354 horsepower earlier this year, and now there's a sticker price attached to the uprated version of the German automaker's pert little urban ute--$51,900. The SQ5 is the first "S"-designated Audi crossover. To earn the alpha tag, it's plumped up with more...Read More»

2014 Cadillac CTS Live Photos
2014 Cadillac CTS Priced From $46,025: More Technology, More Luxury

The third-generation Cadillac CTS is lower, longer, and lighter than the model it's replacing, and yet it packs more power, technology, and luxury than before. Introduced this past spring at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Cadillac's looking to set a new standard in the mid-size luxury...Read More»

2014 Acura MDX  -  First Drive, May 2013
2014 Acura MDX: First Drive

We suspect we're not the only ones who think that the very premise behind some high-performance luxury utility vehicles borders on perverse. Who are they kidding? Unless you're seeking revenge, you're not going to load your clients (or your mother-in-law) into the back seat and head out on a...Read More»

2014 BMW X5
2014 BMW X5: Sportier, Technology-Packed, Still Family-Friendly

The third-generation version of BMW's so called Sports Activity Vehicle—the BMW X5—has been unveiled. And with less weight, more performance, a more graceful look, and warmer interior appointments, along with some noteworthy active-safety features, the 2014 BMW X5 looks poised to offer...Read More»

2011 Acura MDX
Best Used Luxury Car 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Luxury cars offer a little more—of what matters to nearly everyone but the most dedicated misers. Whether it's the reputation of the brand and the image it carries; the cabin comforts and interfaces; the innovations behind the wheel; the more refined driving experience; or the extra assurance...Read More»

2014 Cadillac XTS
2014 Cadillac XTS Adds Turbo V-6, Parking Tech

Cadillac's XTS full-size luxury sedan is entering its second model year—with some new high-tech options and a more powerful engine available. And no, it's not in the form of a V-8. Yet it should be just as good, if not better, than one. The new 3.6-liter Twin-Turbo V-6 that's available in the...Read More»

2014 Acura ILX
2014 Acura ILX: Higher Price, More Features, And More Luxury Value?

Last year, Acura introduced an all-new entry sedan, called the ILX. And now just in its second year, Acura is giving the 2014 ILX some new standout standard features. The catch? It's also raising the base price on the ILX by $1,000—to $27,795, including destination. But we'll venture to say...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 350
2014 Lexus IS Pricing Announced

Sporting an all-new look, an upgraded and redesigned chassis plus more equipment options, the 2014 Lexus IS that goes on sale this summer has another draw for consumers: pricing that is lower than the outgoing model. Specifically, the 2014 Lexus IS 250 with rear-wheel drive (RWD) carries a starting...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Three-Month Road Test
2013 Infiniti JX / QX60 Video Road Test

Now that spring is here, we're saying goodbye to our Three-Month Road Test luxury crossover, the 2013 Infiniti JX. We've sent it home, but not before a full video road test--and a last long road trip. The JX has been a terrific vehicle for long road trips, both planned and unplanned. It's nuanced...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Three-Month Road Test
2013 Infiniti JX / QX60 Gas Mileage: Three-Month Road Test

As we wrap up our Three-Month Road Test of the 2013 Infiniti JX, it's time to take a look back over the pages of fuel logs, and to report on the gas mileage we earned over its extended stay. First, some background. The JX is rated by the EPA at 18 miles per gallon city, 23 mpg highway, or 20 mpg...Read More»

2014 Jaguar F-Type first drive
2014 Jaguar F-Type First Drive: Video

After nearly 40 years of building sedans and grand tourers, Jaguar is finally back in the sports car business with the 2014 F-Type. So what's it like? That's exactly the question our sister site, Motor Authority, set out to answer last week in the hills surrounding Pamplona, Spain. Can the F-Type...Read More»

Lamborghini Veneno, 2013 Geneva Motor Show
Lamborghini Veneno: The Hypercar That Surprised Even Its CEO

Of all the hypercars on display at this week's Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Veneno may go down in history as the least rational and most astonishing. With only four copies total to be made, the 220-mph, $4.6 million carbon-fiber is a lawn dart aimed right at the heads of the competing McLaren...Read More»

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
2014 Infiniti QX60 Preview: New York Auto Show

First details for the 2014 Infiniti QX60 are out. What is it? Well, if you know the current JX crossover, you know the QX60. It's not at all surprising that what Infiniti has shown, in first pictures today, looks just like the 2013 Infiniti JX, only with different badging and perhaps a few other...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
Geneva Motor Showdown: Mercedes-Benz, CLA Pick A Fight With Audi, BMW

Geneva is a peaceful town, and the annual auto show marks a detente--usually--for the world's carmakers. McLarens park next to Bentleys and leave room to spare. Space is made for one-off tuner fantasies. Even rival execs rub shoulders and shake hands as they get a glimpse of the latest supercars...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX35
2013 Infiniti JX Three-Month Road Test: Five Things We Love (And Three We Don't)

A funny thing happened along the way to our three-month road test of the Infiniti JX--but now, we're back on track. By now, you've probably heard that Infiniti is changing the names of all its models. It doesn't affect many shoppers yet, but the 2013 Infiniti JX we have parked downstairs? Next...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class
New Math: Mercedes E-Class Trading V-8 For Twin-Turbo Six, Diesel Six For Four

When the 2014 Mercedes E-Class sedan gets its smoother, less worried front end for the new model year, it won't be only a facelift. It'll also mark the midway point in a complete overhaul of the E-Class' powertrain lineup that began back in 2012. Over the next two years, new four-cylinder...Read More»

2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i  -  Driven, January 2013
2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i: Driven

Last year, in several of BMW's mainstream models like the 3-Series and 5-Series, the German automaker did what might have a few years earlier been the unthinkable for the U.S. market: replaced its much-loved naturally aspirated in-line six with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Now for 2013 BMW...Read More»

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