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What's New for 2021: Mercedes-Benz
What's New for 2021: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has stayed busy for model year 2021 by rolling out new and redesigned crossover SUVs and sedans, and upgrading standard and available safety technology. Mercedes-Maybach is back with its first SUV to compete with other ultralux SUVs from Bentley to Lamborghini. The AMG performance...Read More»

2021 Cadillac CT5
2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 add Super Cruise and Diamond Sky editions

The redesigned Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans have only been on sale a few months, but for 2021 they get more available technology and a Diamond Sky special edition, Cadillac announced Thursday. Forward-collision warnings, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and GM's Safety Alert...Read More»

Trofeo versions of Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante
Maserati extends sporty Trofeo treatment to entire 2021 lineup

Maserati introduced a top-of-the-line performance-oriented Levante Trofeo for the 2019 model year. Now, the rest of the 2021 lineup gets the Trofeo treatment, and that means all three vehicles boast a Ferrari-sourced twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 making 580 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of...Read More»

2021 Audi E-Tron
2021 Audi E-Tron SUV starts for $8,800 less, gets more range

The 2021 Audi E-Tron electric SUV will be available in a less expensive base model with more electric range compared to last year, the automaker announced Wednesday. New for 2021 is an entry-level Premium trim that matches the trim hierarchy of other Audi vehicles. It starts at $66,995 including...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Navigator
Review update: The 2020 Lincoln Navigator reserves its best for the highway

Since air travel ranks with drinking molten gold on my want-to-do list this year, I've piled on thousands more interstate miles than I'd planned in January. Some 1,200 of them happened this month in a 2020 Lincoln Navigator Reserve, which easily beat down the existential dread of I-85 with square...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve
Review update: 2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve poses a flight risk

The question: Could the 2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve transport five middle-age dads for a long weekend away at Lake Tomfoolery? The luxury three-row SUV could, but only if we left our coolers behind. But lake life goes with coolers like Lincoln land yachts go with 30-way power massaging front...Read More»

2020 Lexus GX 460
Review update: 2020 Lexus GX 460 SUV carries a decade of baggage

The Lexus GX 460 is a luxury paradox. The three-row SUV is rugged, capable, and loaded with luxury features, yet it’s loud, inefficient, drives like a truck, and has some odd packaging. The current GX 460 was introduced a decade ago, and has since received a few updates over time to remain...Read More»

2020 Acura NSX
The Car Connection's Best-Looking Cars of 2020

As we rate more than 200 new vehicles each year, we dole out styling scores in the TCC Rating system. Is it good-looking inside? Point scored. Inside? Another point. Yes but is it really good-looking, inside and out? Point, and point. (Read more about how we rate cars.) To earn a perfect 10, a car...Read More»

2020 Lexus ES 300h
Review update: The 2020 Lexus ES 300h shelters drivers in the right place

Long-distance journeys may have settled into your mind, in this time of sheltering in place. One day we'll be able to drive far, far away—and for that day your shopping list could start and begin with the 2020 Lexus ES 300h Ultra Luxury. If you can avoid the lure of a crossover SUV, the 2020...Read More»

2021 Genesis GV80
2021 Genesis GV80 starts at $49,925, climbs to more than $70,000

The 2021 Genesis GV80 continues to impress, first with its striking design and luxurious interior, and now with its price. The first SUV from Hyundai's luxury brand undercuts other three-row crossover SUVs with a starting price just under $50,000, the automaker announced on March 5. The...Read More»

2020 Cadillac XT6
Review update: 2020 Cadillac XT6 fades from 3-row party

The 2020 Cadillac XT6 is late to the three-row crossover SUV party. For some, such as the BMW X7, Lincoln Aviator, Kia Telluride, and Hyundai Palisade, being late to the party is an art form in lasting impressions. That is not the case with the 2020 Cadillac XT6. The XT6 is so late it feels...Read More»

2020 Audi Q7
First drive: 2020 Audi Q7 goes long on tech, short on space and fuel economy

The mid-cycle refresh of the 2020 Audi Q7 crossover SUV brings a mix of contradictory developments. One of the better infotainment systems gets better, but the new turbocharged V-6 contributes to lower fuel economy than the outgoing supercharged V-6. While it may seem like one step forward, one...Read More»

2020 Volvo S60
Review update: The 2020 Volvo S60 looks more expensive than it is

Redesigned for 2019, the 2020 Volvo S60 rolls into the new decade with a swagger built on sophisticated style, advanced safety, and easy-to-use technology. The luxury sedan needs every advantage to compete with German stalwarts such as the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, as well as...Read More»

2020 Genesis GV80, 2020 Chicago Auto Show
2021 Genesis GV80 luxury crossover SUV deserves attention

Genesis aims to put luxury automakers on notice with the launch of its first luxury SUV, the 2021 GV80 three-row crossover. The automaker introduced the GV80 last week. Hyundai’s luxury brand has been quietly making great cars that have won the respect of peers and critics, but have suffered...Read More»

2020 Genesis G80
Genesis G80: Best Sedan To Buy 2020

The commentatorati can predict the death of the sedan all it wants: With four-doors like the 2020 Genesis G80, we think it's going to be about forever before we give up on the form. The Genesis G80 slips in just below our $50,000 price limit, but at about $44,000, it sets a high-water mark. It's...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 shorts on cylinders, goes long on satisfaction

Turbo-4 engines have taken over for beefy V-6 and inline-6 engines around the car world. The more surprising ones slot into big trucks and SUVs, from this year's Chevy Blazer to the Silverado (!) to the Mercedes SUV that started it all, the 2020 GLE-Class. Powered by V-6 engines since the day it...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class snags IIHS Top Safety Pick+ trophy—with the right lights

One of the newest crossover SUVs in the Mercedes-Benz family now can be called one of the safest, provided it's outfitted with optional headlights. The IIHS reported on Wednesday that the 2020 Mercedes GLE-Class SUV has earned its Top Safety Pick+ award, so long as the vehicle in question rolled...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Kia Telluride: Compare SUVs

Three-row SUVS don’t have to wear a certain sticker price to earn the luxury tag. You can spend $80,000 or more on a 2020 Lincoln Aviator—or half that on the 2020 Kia Telluride. The question is, does each deliver the goods to justify its price? Our editors have driven both and according...Read More»

2015 Acura RDX
Acura doubles up on certified pre-owned car warranty program, adds free maintenance

Car buyers shopping certified pre-owned vehicles may want to take a second look at Acura. The Japanese luxury brand announced changes to its CPO warranty program this week with double the amount of coverage. Acura CPO vehicles, no older than six model years, will now have a standard warranty of 2...Read More»

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