Luxury

2015 Lexus NX Compact Crossover Coming With Turbo, Hybrid Power
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»

2014 Acura MDX  -  First Drive, May 2013
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»

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