Luxury

Best Car To Buy: The Luxury Nominees
Best Car To Buy: The Luxury Nominees

'Affordable luxury' isn't an oxymoron. As we pore over our list of The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy Nominees for 2013, there are a number of new models that deserve recognition for their definition of luxury, in a way that's a little more accessible. Ask anyone who knows cars and purports to...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX 35 Three-Month Road Test
2013 Infiniti JX 35: TCC's Three-Month Road Test

We've just returned our first two "Six-Month Road Test" vehicles, and it's time for another--and while we're doing so, we're tweaking our formula for evaluating new vehicles over a longer period of time. The 2013 Infiniti JX is our first Three-Month Road Test. Why half the time? In our experience...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-9
Mazda Zoom-Zooms Toward Luxury, Aims For 400,000 U.S. Sales By 2016

Toyota has Lexus. General Motors has Cadillac. Volkswagen has Audi (and Porsche, and Bentley, and quite a few others). But Mazda has only Mazda. According to AutoNews, that's a problem. Mazda is feeling pressure to distinguish itself from increasingly competitive mass-market automakers, so it's...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550: Recall Alert

Mercedes-Benz is conducting a voluntary safety recall of a small number of 2012 model year CLS550 and CLS550 4MATIC luxury sedans to fix a defective hood latch. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website lists the number of vehicles potentially affected at just...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS Touring Edition
Cadillac Plans To Raise Prices & Prestige

If you were hoping to land a great deal on a Cadillac, you might want to act sooner rather than later: according to an article in AutoNews, Cadillac is planning to boost prices in the coming years. The increase isn't due to rising costs of labor, parts, raw materials, regulation, or other factors...Read More»

2013 BMW X1
2013 BMW X1 Video First Drive

When it finally lands on U.S. shores this winter, the BMW X1 will have maneuvered itself into a tight parking spot--wedged narrowly between the most feature-rich mass-market crossovers, and BMW's own more practical, more expensive X3 ute. The X1's been on sale for a few years around the world, but...Read More»

Infiniti JX Hybrid prototype, Nissan GranDrive test track, Oppama, Japan, Oct 2012
Infiniti JX Hybrid Prototype: Future Cars

The 2013 Infiniti JX seven-seat crossover, launched this fall, gives Nissan's luxury brand a direct competitor for the long-lived and very successful Lexus RX. Through three generations--with a fourth coming soon--the mid-size Lexus not only pioneered but continues to define the luxury crossover...Read More»

2012 Audi Q3
Audi Could Drive Mercedes To The #1 Luxury Spot In America

As we reported last week, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are locked in a tight race to grab the #1 spot in America's coveted luxury auto market. But according to the Detroit News, one of those companies could be helped by a third German contender. A little background For many years -- 11 to be precise --...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Cadillac ATS Video Road Test

The BMW 3-Series may be the yardstick by which all sports sedans are judged today, but there's a new tape measure in town--the 2013 Cadillac ATS. Now that we've logged more than a thousand miles in all the different flavors of ATS four-doors--six-cylinders and fours, rear-drivers and...Read More»

2014 Infiniti G37 spy shots
2014 Infiniti G37: Future Cars

While the current Infiniti G37 soldiers on for 2013, a brand-new model is on the way for 2014. The Car Connection's legion of lenses spied a prototype of the new model undergoing hot-weather testing in the desert. While this test mule is covered in swirly camouflage, we can clearly see the swoopy...Read More»

2013 Volvo XC60
2013 Volvo S60, XC60 Recalled For Airbag Defect

Volvo Cars of North America is conducting a voluntary safety recall of a small number of 2013 model year S60 sport sedans and XC60 crossovers for an airbag defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of affected vehicles as nine. The problem...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
Best & Worst Sellers, Ford Escape Recall, Police Car Of The Future: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you the best and worst of August’s new vehicle sales, tell you about (another) recall for the new Ford Escape and speculate on what the police car of the future may look like. Here’s Thursday’s car news that’s fit to print, as covered by...Read More»

2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD
2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD Video Road Test

The luxury sports sedan market is led by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus. But Volvo's a contender, especially with the S60, its mid-size sporty sedan. For its third year on the market Volvo has updated the powertrain lineup for the S60 to better take on the competition. In our latest video road test...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX35
2013 Infiniti JX35: Recall Alert

Nissan is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 Infiniti JX35 luxury crossovers over a fuel system problem that could cause inaccurate fuel gauge readings. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potentially affected vehicles at...Read More»

2013 Land Rover LR2
2013 Land Rover LR2: First Look

Though it doesn't offer the sporty, sensuous, coupe-like lines of the Range Rover Evoque, the 2013 Land Rover LR2 does offer much of the Evoque's compact crossover appeal, in what is ultimately a more useful package. Chief among the comprehensive updates for the 2013 model year is the replacement...Read More»

2013 Lexus LS 460 F Sport
2013 Lexus LS First Drive and Video Road Test

With the 2013 Lexus LS, Toyota's luxury brand has something to solve. The perennial dogfight between BMW and Mercedes-Benz at the very top of their model ranges all but blots out most other competitors. Even Audi's A8 has difficulty gaining breathing room between the S-Class and the 7-Series;...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2012-2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Recall Alert

Mercedes-Benz is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 and 2013 model year M-Class luxury SUVs over concerns that accessory floor mats could cause a stuck gas pedal. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potentially involved...Read More»

2013 Buick Verano T
2013 Buick Verano Turbo Priced From $29,990

Buick has released pricing for the turbocharged model of the 2013 Verano compact luxury sedan, ahead of pricing for the rest of the Verano lineup or the pricing for options on the new higher-performance model. The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo will be priced from $29,990, including an $885 destination...Read More»

2013 Audi A4
2013 Audi A4: First Drive and Video Road Test

The A4 is Audi's powerhouse--not just because of its 333-horsepower S4 edition, but even more so, because of what it brings to the brand. Almost 50 percent of Audi's U.S. sales are its "B-segment" cars, including the A4, the S4, previous Avants and the new Allroad wagon. Case in point: over the...Read More»

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