Category Archives: Luxury

Smiley cars: Mazda and Mercedes-Benz grin and bear it

A certain percentage of automobile enthusiasts and journalists have heralded the upcoming release of the redesigned Mazda3, for a number of good, sensible reasons like increased room and fuel economy. But some confess a more subjective preference for the new… Continue reading

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Just in: Luxurious Kia Cadenza proves to have legs

Some of us jokingly refer to this car as the “Credenza.” Which, in case you didn’t know, Merriam-Webster describes a credenza as a “sideboard, buffet, or bookcase patterned after a Renaissance credence; especially one without legs.” We’re fairly sure this… Continue reading

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First drive: 2013 Land Rover Range Rover delivers the royal treatment

A British motoring icon, the Land Rover Range Rover has a decades-deep reputation for being an upscale, go-anywhere vehicle at home in royal company or traversing Midlands fields. Under BMW ownership, the previous-generation Range Rover set a high standard for… Continue reading

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First drive: Larger, sportier 2014 Lexus IS 250

The redesigned-for-2014 Lexus IS will have to climb some pretty steep hills to prove itself a credible sports sedan, competing against the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Maybe the highest mountain to conquer, though, is… Continue reading

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Tesla swaps Model S battery faster than a gas fill-up

Tesla has long been coy in responding to rumors that the company’s Model S will support battery swapping. No more. Last night at a California event, the company demonstrated the ability to hot-swap batteries in a Model S in about… Continue reading

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First drive: 2014 Acura MDX boasts improvements, yet feels unremarkable

The Acura MDX has long been a favorite SUV choice for many affluent suburbanites. We think its 2014 redesign will continue to please many, though impress few. This three-row car-based SUV has cultivated a loyal clientele by combining a measure… Continue reading

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Tesla promises coast-to-coast driving in its electric cars

The Tesla Model S fell short of a perfect score in our testing for one simple reason: You can’t jump in it any time you want, and drive to absolutely any point on the map at a moment’s notice. But,… Continue reading

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Video: Despite tweaks, Cadillac SRX loses ground to the competition

Since it was introduced for 2010, the SRX has seen ongoing changes to equipment, packaging, and powertrain. Problem is, the SRX still isn’t what it should have been at launch, and it continues to lose ground to better competitors. The… Continue reading

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Tesla Model S third-row seats are suitable only for kids

Beyond the fact that it’s an all-electric luxury car, one of the surprising things about the Tesla Model S, is that it can seat seven. To clarify: That’s not exactly seven adult-scale seats like a full-sized SUV. More akin to… Continue reading

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Tesla Model S third-row seats are suitable only for kids

Beyond the fact that it’s an all-electric luxury car, one of the surprising things about the Tesla Model S, is that it can seat seven. To clarify: That’s not exactly seven adult-scale seats like a full-sized SUV. More akin to… Continue reading

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