Luxury

2017 Cadillac XT5 first drive
2017 Cadillac XT5 first drive

Why again is Cadillac walking away from its best-selling nameplate, the SRX? We’ll leave that one hanging; but much of what Cadillac’s doing at the moment is very big-picture—and the new XT5 nameplate fits into that picture, as part of a lineup of several “XT”...Read More»

2017 Lincoln Continental, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2017 Lincoln Continental Preview Video

A decade ago, Lincoln decided to make big changes. It broomed its collection of classic nameplates, and gave almost all its cars and trucks European-sounding codes for names. Now it's turning back time and bringing back its best-known badge. The 2017 Continental replaces the big MKS sedan. It's a...Read More»

2018 Lexus LC 500, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2018 Lexus LC 500 Preview Video

Jaguar has the F-Type, Mercedes has the AMG GT. A truly great sports car is a must-have for any luxury car brand. Lexus agrees--and it's aiming for greatness with its stunning new 2018 LC 500. Remember the LF-LC concept car from four years ago? The LC 500 is that car, made ready for the streets...Read More»

2017 Volvo S90
2017 Volvo S90 Preview Video

Volvo is prepping for big change. The XC90 crossover SUV is its first all-new vehicle in a decade--and there are more cars and crossovers to come. Next up: a brand-new S90 luxury sedan with lots of the XC90's goodness inside. The car world got its first look at the new 2017 Volvo S90 at the 2016...Read More»

2017 Genesis G90
2017 Genesis G90 Preview Video

Hyundai already has a reputation for value--even with its current Genesis and Equus luxury sedans. Now it's taking things a step further by elevating Genesis to become a luxury brand. We took our first look at the 2017 Genesis G90 at the 2016 Detroit auto show. CHECK OUT: 2017 Lincoln Continental...Read More»

2017 Infiniti Q60, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2017 Infiniti Q60 Preview Video

Just a few years ago here in Detroit, Infiniti unveiled the Q50 sedan--a stunning car with great road manners. Now, it’s time to follow it up with a coupe version. We took a a first look at the new 2017 Infiniti Q60 at this year's 2016 Detroit auto show. MUST SEE: 2018 Lexus LC 500 Preview...Read More»

2016 Buick Envision, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2016 Buick Envision Preview Video

Buick has the teensy Encore and the broad-shouldered Enclave in its lineup--but it's missing a big-selling mid-size crossover SUV in its lineup. Not anymore--say hello to my not so little friend, the new 2016 Buick Envision. The Envision fits right in the middle of the Buick SUV lineup, as a rival...Read More»

Ulrich Hackenberg
The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015

Dieselgate--the VW empire takes an incalculable risk, and a devastating hit It was unusual when, at their home-court auto show in Frankfurt in September, the world's biggest seller of diesels put such a strong focus on electric cars. All became clear the Friday after press days when it was revealed...Read More»

2017 Cadillac XT5
2017 Cadillac XT5 Video Preview

Cadillac wants to take over the luxury world, but it's missing a truly great crossover SUV in its lineup. Well now, It's time to forget the lackluster SRX because at the LA Auto Show, Cadillac has unveiled its new 2017 Cadillac XT5. The XT5 goes for drama with its crisply folded body. With Le...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
​2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Video Preview

Mercedes has a true sports car in its lineup now with the AMG GT--but for decades, its SL two-seat roadster filled the bill. This year, the Benz SL is back with some new styling hooks and uprated hardware as it lifts its grand-touring game. The first thing you'll notice with the new SL is the new...Read More»

2017 Lincoln MKZ, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
2017 Lincoln MKZ Video Preview

Lincoln is in a battle for its future. Is it going to be a premium nameplate, with just-above Ford features and prices? Or will it be a true luxury brand, with its own powertrains and technology? The 2017 Lincoln MKZ answers some of those questions. MORE: Follow all our 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Euro-spec)
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: Quick Drive

The kids use the phrase “on fleek” to describe something that’s on trend, and almost nothing fits its definition as well as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300. Any way you describe it—compact, luxury, crossover—this redesigned SUV is firing on all trendiness cylinders...Read More»

2016 Lexus GS 200t
2016 Lexus GS 200t Four-Cylinder Model Joins Hybrid, V-6

The BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, Jaguar XF, and Cadillac CTS are already among the mid-size, premium-brand sport sedans to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. And now the 2016 Lexus GS joins those leagues. ALSO SEE: Refreshed 2016 Lexus LX 570 SUV Bows At Pebble Beach In the 2016 Lexus GS 200t, a...Read More»

2016 Lexus LX 570
Refreshed 2016 Lexus LX 570 SUV Bows At Pebble Beach

Lexus has given one of its oldest models a new lease on the high-lux life. With refreshed 2016 versions, the LX 570 sport-utility vehicle gets a new eight-speed automatic and some significant appearance and feature changes. The automaker officially pulled the wraps off both the LX 570 and new turbo...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  -  Euro-spec Off-Road Package
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC: U.S. Won't Get Off-Road Package

As part of our recent first drive of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, we scrambled up steep slopes, challenged this utility vehicle’s air suspension and traction systems, and momentarily teetered on two wheels at several different points. Then we found out that the automaker has no plans to...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
The Best Car Interiors Of 2015

Quality means something a little different to each shopper, so in The Car Connection's reviews, we discuss vehicle quality in every dimension--styling, performance, safety, features, and fuel economy. Nowhere is it more important than in the space available to people and their belongings. That's...Read More»

2015 BMW i3
The Greenest Cars Of 2015

Fuel economy is a broad term in the car world. Back in the day, it just meant gas mileage, and inevitably those numbers were low. Now, it encompasses everything from frugal gas-powered machines, to turbodiesels, to gas-electric hybrids, to plug-in hybrids, to extended-range electric vehicles...Read More»

2016 Infiniti QX50
2016 Infiniti QX50 Video Preview

Look familiar? This luxury crossover’s been with us since 2007, but it’s been through a few names changes on its way to the 2015 New York Auto Show. ALSO SEE: 2016 Lexus RX Video Preview The QX50 isn’t brand-new, not exactly. In its original form, it was launched back in 2007 as...Read More»

2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport
2016 Lexus RX Video Preview

Back in 1990, Lexus launched with the world-beating LS sedan. Since then, it’s been the RX crossover SUV that’s kept the doors open and the buyers buying. This year, a brand-new RX arrives, ready to take on rivals like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Volvo XC60. This is our first look at the...Read More»

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