Luxury

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

2014 Maserati Quattroporte
2014 Maserati Quattroporte: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

The 2013 Detroit Auto Show's press days are over, but the doors will soon open to the public. If you're in the market for a luxurious and stylish new four-door luxury car, you could do a lot worse than to check out the brand new 2014 Maserati Quattroporte. With a fresh look that sticks close to the...Read More»

2014 Kia Cadenza
2014 Kia Cadenza Preview: Detroit Auto Show

Perhaps inspired by Hyundai’s success in targeting the luxury sedan market, family-brand Kia has announced its first entry into the premium sedan segment. Revealed today at the Detroit Auto show, the 2014 Kia Cadenza is billed as the most technologically-advanced Kia ever offered in the U.S...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee: High-MPG Diesel, Eight Speeds, And A Facelift

Since its last redesign for 2011, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has held a unique spot in the American family SUV market. While models such as the Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder have found softer shapes and more carlike powertrains, the Grand Cherokee is refreshingly different: handsomely rugged...Read More»

2013 Audi TDI range
Auto Sales Strong To The Finish In 2012, Despite 'Fiscal Cliff' Concerns

The looming fiscal cliff might have taken over the daily news cycle as the end of 2012 approached, and prompted some speculation that Americans might hesitate on big-ticket items, but it didn't seem to put any damper on auto sales after all--or keep wealthier households from buying luxury cars...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX35
2013 Infiniti JX35 Three-Month Road Test: The Competition

The 2013 Infiniti JX is in our driveway for the winter, handling a complex array of duties for The Car Connection's Three-Month Road Test fleet--fetching the world's best ribs chief among them. While we're evaluating it more in depth, our first stop is a little online cross-shopping. Before we put...Read More»

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