Luxury

Porsche Creates Controversy With New Facebook Photo
Porsche Creates Controversy With New Facebook Photo

Art students learn that good work is about contrast. Black and white, filigree and shadow, weight and airiness: look at your favorite paintings and photographs, and you'll find that most rely on some kind of tension. Porsche is pushing that tension in a new photo posted to its Facebook page -- and...Read More»

2011 BMW X5 xDrive
2012 BMW X5: Recall Alert

BMW has announced the recall of some of its 2012 X5 xDrive35d models, manufactured from March 31, 2011 through May 19, 2011. Some 923 of the utes may have been built with a faulty power steering belt tensioner. The welds used in forming the tensioner can crack over time, leading to a failure of the...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
2011 Saab 9-5: Top Safety Pick, Class-Leading Roof Rating

The 2011 Saab 9-5 might be relatively rare on U.S. highways, as it's been plagued by production issues related to Saab's financial difficulties and change of ownership. But it went on sale months ago—and now it's been thoroughly crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC60 Adventure
2011 Volvo XC60: A Not-So Quick Drive

Volvos are known for safety, but the Swedish automaker's also trying to build a reputation for its all-weather, all-activity vehicles--the XC range of crossovers. Earlier this month, I rode along in a pack of XC60 and XC70 wagons throughout the desert southwest, on a 900-mile quest from San...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
Recall Alert: 2012 Volvo S60

On June 3, 2011, Volvo issued a recall on upwards of 448 of its 2012 S60. Volvo issued this recall due to an issue in the vehicle’s fuel delivery system. The recall documentation states that 2012 S60s manufactured from January 2011 to January 28, 2011 are affected. The issue is that Volvo...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
2012 Volvo S60: Recall Alert

Consumers who purchased certain 2012 Volvo S60 models (manufactured from November 18, 2010 through May 5, 2011) may be getting a notice from Volvo to bring their cars in to fix a possible fuel pump software problem. Summarizing the problem, the software for the fuel pump units may not be compatible...Read More»

audi q7 coastline04
Which Defines Luxury, Audi or Lexus? #YouTellUs

Lexus tells us that it is in the pursuit of perfection. Audi approaches luxury with a progressive mindset. Two big entries into the luxury car class, but which is the winner? So today we want to ask which defines luxury. Audi makes some really nice vehicles. The new A7 is just gorgeous and the A8...Read More»

2011 Buick Enclave
The Stories New (Buick Enclave) Tires Could Tell

Ever wonder how the original equipment tires wind up on your family vehicle? It’s not that they were a bargain and the automaker thought they’d save a few coins here and there by snapping up huge lots. Of course, car companies do have their buyers negotiate the best deals possible with...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz R Class
Mercedes R-Class vs. BMW 5 GT: And the Biggest Loser Is...

Having succumbed to too much food and drink recently, I thought I could become a candidate for The Biggest Loser, the TV show that challenges a group of overweight people to drop pounds in a Survivor-like blend of tasks and contests. Just as I had that thought, a Mercedes R-Class passed me on the...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC90 FWD 4-door I6 Angular Front Exterior View
Recall Alert: 2010 - 2011 Volvo XC90

Volvo has issued a recall for up to 350 vehicles. This recall affects 2010 and 2011 Volvo XC90s with a manufacture date between January 29, 2010 and August 16, 2010. The recall documentation states that the power steering hose connecting to the steering gear valve housing could begin leaking. This...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis
All-Wheel Drive Hyundai Genesis? Not Until Next-Gen 2014

Striving to be a luxury automaker for its top-end models – and doing rather well at it, we might say – it looks like Korean automaker Hyundai won’t be offering an all-wheel drive version of the Genesis luxury sedan until the next generation model. According to a report in Car and...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
2011 Lincoln MKX Is a Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has kind words for the 2011 Lincoln MKX today, calling it a Top Safety Pick. The Top Safety Pick award goes to vehicles that earn "good" ratings in the insurance industry-funded group's own crash tests. The award only goes to vehicles that have...Read More»

2003 Audi RS6
Recall Alert: 2003 Audi RS6

Audi has issued a recall on its 450-horsepower, V-8 powered 2003 Audi RS6. The recall affects up to 5,992 vehicles. Audi issued the recall due to a faulty fuel tank. The recall documentation states that the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve combined with the bending stress from the...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Six 2011 High-Tech Luxury Sedans For Affluent Families

Sitting in a top-drawer luxury sedan certainly has its appeal, for the well-heeled family. Commuting's just better with LCD touchscreens and Dolby surround sound, isn't it? And isn't a long vacation trip easier with twin 8-inch DVD screens in the back seat? When you pay the price, a luxury family...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan
All-Wheel Drive Gaining Traction In More Than Just Luxury Vehicles

Given a choice between a front-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicle and one that has all-wheel drive (AWD) -- depending on the buyer and the vehicle -- consumers seem increasingly likely to select AWD. That’s according to a report in the Detroit Free Press highlighting the importance of AWD to several...Read More»

2011 BMW X5
BMW Leads The U.S. Luxury Market By Just 29 Sales

For several years, the U.S. luxury market has been dominated by Lexus, but as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Toyota's high-end marque recently lost ground with American shoppers. Now BMW sits in the driver's seat, ahead of German rival Mercedes-Benz by a super-slim lead of just 29 sales...Read More»

2010 Cadillac STS 4-door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA Angular Front Exterior View
Cadillac STS Dead; ATS Retooling Begins In July

One of the cars that sparked Cadillac's renaissance is headed to the history books. The Cadillac STS has ended production, according to the Lansing State Journal. The final four-door was built last week. The STS began its career at Cadillac as a trim line of the Seville. The Seville Touring Sedan...Read More»

2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV: Driven

When driving the Cadillac Escalade—even in the context of the same trip—it's quite easy to feel both reverence and revulsion. At close to 19 feet long, the Cadillac Escalade ESV is one of the longest normal passenger vehicles you can buy. It's a couple of inches longer than the longer...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe
2012 Cadillac CTS Gets More Power, More Features

Cadillac’s CTS series gives domestic car shoppers an alternative to European sedans, coupes and station wagons. It’s snagged its share of awards over the years, making Cars and Driver’s 10 Best List and Automobile’s All-Stars list. It gets even better for the 2012 model...Read More»

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