Luxury

2019 BMW X7 first look: Maximum crossover SUV
2019 BMW X7 first look: Maximum crossover SUV

With the 2019 X7, BMW stands ready to take on the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. Finally. It's taken the German automaker a while to get the hint that well-heeled American families are eager to buy three-row crossover SUVs draped in leather with powerful engines under their hoods. By those...Read More»

2018 Infiniti QX80 on a Canadian fishing adventure
2018 Infiniti QX80: A luxury limo fit for a Canadian fishing adventure

The text from Mission Commander Dan—aka my dad—regarding Operation Canadian Invasion came exactly one week before our departure. Our invasion of Canadian waters was to include fishing, cocktails, movies, and some good laughs. Minutes after first testing the waters for what became known...Read More»

2019 Acura ILX
Luxe-lite: 2019 Acura ILX costs $26,895 to start

Fact: The redesigned 2019 Acura ILX will be the least-costly luxury sedan when it goes on sale later this fall. How far it pushes the definition of "luxury" is up for debate, however. Acura on Wednesday said that the 2019 ILX will start at $26,895, including a mandatory $995 destination charge...Read More»

2019 BMW X5 (40i X line)
2019 BMW X5 first drive review: The generalist

The 2019 BMW X5 is no specialist. It can’t afford to laser-focus on doing one thing well, like BMW’s M2, which really only cares about getting your passengers to grip the oh-crap handle. Or the BMW i3, which really only cares about letting you know its coffee table reading consists...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country first look: Sultry Swede on stilts

Volvo’s newest jacked-up wagon-cum-crossover dropped cover Tuesday in Stockholm, and for those looking for SUV ride height with a lot more style, the 2019 V60 Cross Country fits the bill. MORE: Volvo to test self-driving cars on Swedish roads before 2021 launch The 2019 Volvo V60 Cross...Read More»

2018 Audi Q5
Audi dabbles in $1,395 monthly subscription program

Audi earlier this month kicked off a trial subscription program in the Dallas area. For $1,395 monthly, subscribers can pick two times a month to swap between five of the automaker's sedans, crossover SUVs, and convertibles. The cars included in the plan, which the automakers calls Audi Select, are...Read More»

2019 Lexus UX (UX250h E-Four hybrid)
2019 Lexus UX first drive review: Small-minded, but not like that

When SUVs first bubbled up from the primordial ooze, size truly mattered. From Wagoneers to Land Cruisers to Suburbans, the most popular sport-utility vehicles dwarfed the passenger cars that shared the road. Eventually, they bullied many of them off the streets entirely. Now size is less a...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Crossover SUV loaded with slew of active safety tech

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class unveiled Tuesday is designed for the way Americans actually use their crossover SUVs: in traffic, and with a full load of passengers aboard. The redesigned Mercedes GLE will be available with three rows of seats, enough room for up to seven passengers. A new...Read More»

2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance
BMW pulls the plug on diesels in US in favor of plug-in hybrids

UPDATE: BMW has clarified its statement to The Car Connection in an email. "The final decision as to whether or not the BMW X5 diesel variant will come to the U.S. market has not been made. BMW of North America continues to monitor customer preferences and is prepared to adjust the product...Read More»

2019 Audi Q8, Atacama Desert, Chili, media drive, June 2018
Style-oriented 2019 Audi Q8 to cost $68,395

On Thursday, Audi said that its 2019 Q8 crossover SUV will cost $68,395 to start when it goes on sale later this year. That price puts the Q8 between its cheaper BMW X6 and costlier Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe rivals. The 2019 Audi Q8 will be available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (Mercedes-AMG GLE43 SUV)
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS-Class crossover SUVs recalled over brake issue

Mercedes-Benz will recall about 9,000 mid- and full-size crossover SUVs built at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, assembly plant to fix an issue related to their brake systems, the automaker said Wednesday. The recall covers certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, including...Read More»

2018 Lincoln Continental
More luxury, more money: 2019 Lincoln Continental to cost $47,140

At $47,140, the 2019 Lincoln Continental will cost nearly $1,000 more than last year's version of the luxury sedan thanks to newly standard active safety tech. The 2019 Continental's price hike was first reported by Cars Direct last week. MORE: Read our 2018 Lincoln Continental review Lincoln...Read More»

2018 BMW 3-Series
BMW slices subscription prices to take on Mercedes

A BMW subscription just became more than $1,000 cheaper as the luxury automaker seeks to better compete with Mercedes-Benz. BMW on Wednesday announced price cuts to its subscription trial program as well as a new, entry-level tier. The Access by BMW program that launched in Nashville, Tennessee...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed: Starting at the bottom

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan unveiled Monday at a private event in New York represents a grab for a market Mercedes-Benz has moved away from with its C-Class sedan: a three-pointed star priced for entry-level luxury buyers. With the 2019 A-Class, Mercedes is back in that market—at...Read More»

2019 Audi Q3
2019 Audi Q3 revealed: flagship style, bite-size dimensions

The 2019 Audi Q3 unveiled Wednesday has a face that might look familiar, but only if you've been shopping the high end of the automaker's crossover SUV lineup. That's because the smallest Audi crossover now shares much of its design with the company's new Q8 flagship. That's good news for the Q3...Read More»

2018 BMW X2
2018 BMW X2 headrests come under fire from the IIHS

The 2018 BMW X2 features headrests that don't protect occupants from whiplash in a rear impact as well as those on nearly every other car on the market, the IIHS said Monday when it issued a rare "Acceptable" rating for the crossover SUV's seats. Headrests, which function as a safety item designed...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (GLE43)
Revised headlights help 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

Thanks to strong crash-test performance and improved headlights, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class garnered a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS last week. The 2018 GLE crossover SUV passed the passenger side small front overlap test with a “Good” rating, the highest score awarded by...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
BMW to raise prices on US-built SUVs in response to tariffs imposed after Trump threats

Following an announcement from BMW Group that it will be ramping up production in China to serve its largest market, the German automaker also confirmed Monday that it will raise prices on U.S.-built crossover SUVs in response to President Trump’s proposed foreign-built vehicle tariffs. MORE...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40
Volvo begins delivering cars through its subscription program

A Volvo representative confirmed Wednesday that the automaker's Care by Volvo subscription service is now able to deliver the automaker's XC40 crossover SUV in most states and that the 2019 S60 sedan unveiled at the automaker's new assembly plant in South Carolina is on track for subscription...Read More»

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