Luxury Cars

Mercedes, Honda Top Perceived Quality Survey; Toyota Rebounding
Mercedes, Honda Top Perceived Quality Survey; Toyota Rebounding

Toyota has faced a lot of blemishes to its reputation over the past year, but it's rebounding. Surprisingly well. So found ALG, in its Fall 2010 Perceived Quality Study (PQS) just released. Toyota, which had previously been first place in the study, dropped 20 percent from Fall 2009 to Spring 2010...Read More»

2011 Lexus CT 200h
2011 Lexus CT 200h: First Drive

Remember the Lexus HS 250h that was introduced last year? Yes? Well kindly forget about it for the moment and reboot. Actually, consider it a full-on system crash and reinstall; all is well again and Lexus is back on track with what hybrid shoppers want. That's how we felt after spending part of a...Read More»

2010 Volvo S40
Best Family Luxury Small Sedans: Volvo S40

In our continuing coverage of the best family luxury small sedans we take an in-depth look at the 2011 Volvo S40. Redesigned in 2008, the 2011 Volvo S40 five-passenger entry-level luxury small sedan receives simplifications in trim, engines, and options, while most everything else continues...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
GM Expanding in Michigan for 2013 Cadillac ATS

GM is expanding an assembly plant in Michigan, where it will build the new small 2013 Cadillac ATS. The Detroit News reports a formal announcement will come today for the expansion. GM will invest $190 million in its Grand River Assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan, and will add 600 workers to...Read More»

2010 acura tsx v6 007
Best Family Luxury Small Sedans: 2010 Acura TSX

This week we’re looking at the best family luxury small sedans. For many consumers, the purchase of a so-called entry-level luxury sedan makes a lot of sense. Whether it’s a family-car addition or used by one family member as a daily commuter, buyers in search of a little luxury in a...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Spareless Cars Are On The Rise

Nobody but a fool would leave home without a spare tire stowed safely in the trunk – right? Don’t be so quick to judge the sanity of the driver of a spareless car. We have talked about the pros and cons of the run flat tire, but now there is another system that may soon make the spare...Read More»

2011 Lexus HS 250h
Five Luxury Vehicles With Plummeting Prices

The recession is over, they tell us. It's time to start spending again. Yet somehow, we aren't. Frugal trends that set in when the bad news was bearing down on us like a speeding semi in our rear-view mirror are still with us -- and nowhere is this more visible than in the automotive market...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Buick-GMC Dealerships To Offer Loaner Cars?

Owning a luxury car has its perks. And while the soft hides, real wood veneers, and more exclusive badges certainly don't go unappreciated, some of the most valued perks—especially for repeat luxury-brand shoppers—are related to the kind of service you get when you return to the...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Lincoln Is Movin' On Up, And Ford Looks For Dealer Commitment

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE:F] is planning to consolidate its Lincoln dealerships, and asking those that stay with the brand to upgrade. Earlier this week, at a gathering of Lincoln dealers at the company's headquarters, details for the plan were announced. Although they remain secret, the automaker...Read More»

2006 Ford F-250 Super Chief concept
Contrary To Reports, Lincoln Not Planning Luxury Pickup

Reports that Lincoln might be planning a luxury pickup based on the current Ford Super Duty dredged up memories of Blackwood and Mark LT, a pair of vehicles best forgotten. But fortunately for Ford/Lincoln fans and pickup purists everywhere, our source inside Ford says no such thing is happening...Read More»

Pirelli pinup
Young Women Wealthier--And Leasing More Luxury Cars--Than Male Peers?

We've heard it quite a bit in the news recently: Women haven't been hit as hard as men by the recession, and young women in large cities are actually earning more then young men. That in itself might be surprising, but it seems like a natural extension that women now are driving more leased luxury...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Acura ZDX: The Difficulty in Getting In, And Other Fatal Flaws

If you're shopping the 2010 Acura ZDX, you already know it's a curvaceous companion to the bigger, more user-friendly MDX crossover. But exactly how much gets lost in translation from seven-seater to four-seater? This week, I've been driving the ZDX--and by coincidence, so has our senior editor...Read More»

2009 Acura TSX
Driven: 2010 Acura TSX V6

Full confession: When I first heard Acura was putting a big, 3.5-liter V-6 into its TSX sport sedan, my response involved a shoulder shrug. That's because the TSX didn't really need it; as we've said in previous drives, with the standard rev-happy 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (especially...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37
2011 Infiniti M56 - M37: A Luxury Performer Families Can Love

Don’t you just love it when automakers come out with their “all-new” models? I mean, it’s like Christmas Eve and you’re gazing upon all the brightly-wrapped presents under the tree. That’s if you care about the latest and greatest in automotive products. Some...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class: Posh Crossover or Pricey Alt-Minivan?

Consumers today, especially those with families, want it all: style, performance, versatility, space, comfort, fuel economy, safety, and as much technology they can get without spending a fortune. To carry adults, kids, assorted friends, pets, and stuff – comfortably, that is -- you either...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Driven: 2010 Acura ZDX

A week with a ZDX still wasn't enough to help me make up my mind about a few key questions: Is this a good-looking vehicle? And does the whole package work? Ask me at various points in the week, and depending on the angle I was viewing it from at the moment my responses could be very different...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Video: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Builds Brand, Waltzes Over Wagner

I'm not a huge fan of classical music, but believe it or not, this slave to punk rock music has seen and sat through a few operas -- and liked them. I even saw a Wagnerian opera that didn't make me fall asleep. You know why? It was big, loud, over the top and an aural delight. It had the automotive...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus (Korean-market vehicle)
2011 Hyundai Equus: New Player in Luxury Sedan Field

Coming soon – in November, to be specific – the 2011 Hyundai Equus rear-wheel drive luxury sedan is the Korean automaker’s latest example of never-quit pursuit of excellence and gutsy determination. After all, Hyundai is hoping to take on the likes of stalwart and longtime luxury...Read More»

MyLincoln Touch - 2011 Lincoln MKX
iTunes Tagging Comes to HD Radio in the 2011 Lincoln MKX

Back in the days of the Walkman, we longed for a single device that would hold all our music, slip easily into our cars, integrated with their audio systems--all without scratching like compact discs, or getting lost in an annoying way in the clutter of jewel cases and console storage. (Secretly...Read More»

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