A luxurious red 2021 Mazda CX-5 parked in front of a building
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is Mazda a Luxury Car Brand?

Virtually every automaker makes upscale cars that offer exceptional comfort. However, luxury brands transcend these models by taking refinement to the next level. So, where does Mazda fit in amongst its peers? Mazda is one of those brands, such as Chrysler and Buick, that’s hard to place. The automaker has a stellar reputation within the …

luxurious interior of the consumer reports number 1 pickup truck of 2021
Trucks & SUVs

The Best Luxury Car of 2020 Is a Pickup Truck

Yes, we know. This definitely shakes things up a bit. According to Cars.com, the best luxury car of 2020 is a pickup truck. The 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn and Limited trim took home the win for this year’s best luxury car. So how does this happen? It’s simple. The honor of best luxury car …

A BMW X6 on display at an auto show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 2020 BMW X6 Dominates Other Luxury SUVs

The luxury SUV segment accounts for a good size chunk of the booming family SUV market. The 2020 BMW X6 earned a place in the top spot on the J.D. Power list of the highest quality family SUV. It had the fewest problems recorded per 100 vehicles (PP100). It’s actually a very prestigious award among …

BMW X5 parked under a modern home roof
Trucks & SUVs

You Better Hope Your SUV Isn’t on This List

If you are thinking about buying a used SUV, you’ll probably want to review the ones on this list. According to CarWow, the following SUVs make up the list of the least reliable SUVs of the last decade. For the past 10 years, these SUVs have been giving owners a lot of trouble. They range …

2021 Genesis GV80 crossover | Genesis-0
Trucks & SUVs

Is This Luxury SUV Really a Budget Rolls-Royce Cullinan?

There are families all across America buying crossover SUVs from the mainstream segment. There are also a few at the top of the food chain that can actually afford to buy something like a Rolls-Royce. For those in search of a luxury SUV and also manage that demographic, there’s the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. But they cost …

A head-on view of a black, armored 2020 Lincoln Navigator L from Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing
Trucks & SUVs

Armored Lincoln Navigator is a Panic Room on Wheels

Increasing instability around the world has changed the armored vehicle market. It is no longer about meeting the protection needs of heads of states or their diplomats. Now, anybody with a high net worth is a target for dangerous activity. So, the armored vehicle market has been broadening to meet individuals’ needs, not just government or …

Trucks & SUVs

Ridiculous Luxury SUV Depreciation Can Save You Thousands

Buying a new car is so exciting. The new car smell, making the deal––the whole bit is like an American rite of passage. But buying a new car is almost never an investment due to depreciation. Some cars depreciate more quickly than others. Certain brands––like Toyota––are known for producing vehicles that hold their value. Not …

A Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 car is on display during the 17th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition
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Is Mercedes-Benz a German Car Company?

Many people call Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler the fathers of the auto industry. Joining their passion for the automobile industry, the men formed a company. After that, the company built a reputation, and the Mercedes-Benz cars that we see today all came from that history. The iconic carmaker remains proud of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft’s 1901 Mercedes. Also, Karl Benz’s …

A bright blue Lexus ES 350 in drive mode.
Sedans & Coupes

Most Complained About Lexus Cars

Lexus, the renowned luxury branch of the Japanese car company Toyota, is reputed for reliability. Although Lexus reliability is strong, the cars aren’t entirely without fault. Some Lexus owners have filed complaints on CarComplaints.com. The models on the following list are the most complained about Lexus cars. Lexus LS 460 This Lexus sedan is on …

a red mercedes that is a perfect example of the type of car that is better to buy in a private sale
Sedans & Coupes

These are the Most Complained About Mercedes-Benz Cars

Mercedes-Benz is a luxurious automobile that hails from abroad and graces us with powerful engines and plush interiors. The brand now has a broad price range to include those with pockets a bit more on the shallow side compared to some of the deep pocket models. Pricing ranges from the low $30s to well over …

2020 Palisade is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade Is Luxurious but Still Not Flexing

The Hyundai Palisade crossover is a smooth and feature-happy family SUV. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade SUV brings a new Calligraphy trim level that is draped in luxury. But overall, this people and stuff mover feels like it’s trying to fit in rather than stand out. This three-row hauler boasts safety features and user-friendly tech that …

The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur's dark-brown quilted leather rear car seats
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Are Leather Car Seats Really Worth It?

Nowadays, you don’t have to spend Rolls-Royce money to get luxury features. True, options like champagne flutes and scent diffusers aren’t exactly run-of-the-mill. However, it’s possible to find heated and massaging seats on more everyday vehicles, even on pickup trucks. And another such feature is leather upholstery. But while leather car seats may symbolize luxury …

A white 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost, the luxury brand's entry-level car
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The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost: When ‘Entry-Level’ Costs $330,000

Considering a model of Rolls-Royce’s SUV costs more than some new cars, it’s difficult to describe one of its vehicles as ‘entry-level.’ However, the Rolls-Royce Ghost is indeed the cheapest car the British luxury automaker offers. And for 2021, it’s been redesigned from the ground up. The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost: what’s new underneath Previously, the …

An overhead view of the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer's tinted glass roof
Trucks & SUVs

Will the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Really Be a Serious Luxury SUV?

As the recent teasers have shown, Jeep’s planned luxury SUV, the Grand Wagoneer, is on the way. The factory’s been re-tooled and prototypes have been spotted testing in the mud. But there’s no shortage of expensive SUVs and crossovers on the market—and many have genuine off-road capabilities of their own. Will the Jeep Grand Wagoneer …

Doug Demuro with a matte-black Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf on the roof of a city parking garage
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The World’s Most Expensive Sedan Is a $1,000,000 Aston Martin

Compared to something like truly expensive like the Bugatti Chiron, Aston Martin’s cars may seem like relative bargains. However, while models like the V8 Vantage are more reliable and affordable than many believe, the British automaker has also released some rather pricey wheels. Including a rare sedan that costs the same as 2 Rolls-Royce Cullinans: …

An employee adjusts a Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star emblem at an assembly line for GLC sports utility vehicle
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Mercedes Takes $3 Billion Hit as Dieselgate Continues

Dieselgate is a term often used in reference to an exhaust emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen is often the target of the Dieselgate discussion. But, in reality, the uncovering of the cheating scam revealed a bigger problem beyond Volkswagen’s doors. As it turns out, Mercedes became the subject of scrutiny along with other manufacturers such as …

A view of the interior from the back seat forward with the sunroof open on a 1996 Mercedes S600 Loriniser coupe that formerly belonged to Michael Jordan.
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Be Like Mike With MJ’s 1996 Mercedes-Benz S600

When I was a teenager, Michael Jordan was a huge star on the court, in commercials, and in the theater. He has since relegated himself to a more behind-the-scenes public role these days. But, he still has a lot of star power. So, when one of his former rides, a 1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 coupe, comes …

A red 2020 Cadillac CT5-V is viewed head-on

2021 Cadillac CT5 Receives Diamond Sky Package

Cadillac recently announced its efforts to go electric in the near future. To that end, they provided a sneak peek at the Lyriq SUV earlier this week. But, Cadillac still makes luxury cars driven by internal combustion engines. So, the automaker will not let ICE cars go away without first providing a high-end opportunity for …

A blue Lexus SC300 coupe at the waterfront
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The Lexus SC300 Was a More Luxurious Mk4 Toyota Supra

Although its vehicles, even the off-road-capable LX SUV, are best-known for luxury, Lexus does have a performance side. And it’s been on display even before the LFA supercar. The early Lexus IS300 sedan combined better-than-BMW reliability with the 2JZ engine from the Mk4 Toyota Supra. But it wasn’t the only contemporary Lexus with that engine. …

A red 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 drives quickly down a forest road
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Does a Cheap Reliable Used Bentley Exist?

A cheap used luxury car, like a Bentley, can be enticing—until the repair bills roll in. But just because brands like Rolls-Royce or Bentley’s corporate cousin, Audi, use pricey parts doesn’t necessarily make them unreliable. With a bit of planning and a sharp eye, it’s possible to find a used Bentley that won’t drain its …

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 | GM-0
Trucks & SUVs

The Most Luxurious Compact Pickup Trucks of 2020

The best compact pickup trucks of 2020 can all be had with a bit of luxury. The US News and World Report ranking of the best compact pickup trucks includes three trucks up in the top four that also boast some sweet luxury in their highest trim level. These 3 small pickup trucks are capable …

The 2019 Ford F-150 Limited
Trucks & SUVs

The 3 Most Luxurious Pickup Trucks of 2020

Pickup trucks aren’t what they used to be. Though a stripped-down work truck is available for every make and model, the luxury really tops out these days. Some of these range-topping trims can option out near six figures, and modern luxury pickup trucks are are all but a high-end office space with a big pickup …

a mercedes ala crossover SUV at speed on the roadway
Crossover & Midsize

Don’t Be Fooled by a Cheap Luxury SUV

There is a certain amount of prestige that comes along with owning an driving a luxury car. SUVs are a booming segment, so it’s no surprise that luxury SUVs are also popular. Some are priced in an entry-level range like the 2020 BMW X1 and X2, or the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA. But sometimes the juice …

A white modified 2005 Lexus LX470 in a country field
Trucks & SUVs

This Lexus LX470 Can Overland in Luxury

No one ever said overlanding or off-roading couldn’t be done in luxury. For one, quite a few owners have taken vehicles like the Audi Allroad and Porsche 924 rather far from paved roads. Not to mention, that’s the whole point behind luxury SUVs like the Range Rover. But for an overland-ready luxury SUV that won’t …

The rear of a white Tesla Roadster sits in a garage hooked up to a charging cable.
Hybrids & Electrics

The Last Tesla Roadster Built is For Sale

Some may not remember this, but Tesla did not always build their own vehicles. Instead, at first, Tesla would buy the Lotus Elise chassis and converted it for electric propulsion. Then, the completed new electric roadster was rebadged as a Tesla. That is how the first Tesla Roadster came into existence. One of those original …

A red 1975 Citroen DS Pallas parked on a gravel forest road
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The Citroen DS: The Classic Luxury Car Way Ahead of Its Time

The features list tends to define what a luxury car is these days. And while classic luxury cars arguably have more style, they can’t necessarily compete when it comes to bells and whistles. There is one, though, that can. Today, self-leveling suspension and adjusting headlights are available in many high-end vehicles. The Citroen DS had …

Burgundy-red 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan driving down a curving road
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Which Used Mercedes Is the Most Reliable?

Some people, when they’re looking for reliable used luxury, go for simpler classic models. However, it’s perfectly possible to find modern luxury cars that aren’t prone to breakdowns. And that even applies to German marques like BMW and Mercedes. Although some of Mercedes-Benz’s cars haven’t scored well in reliability ranks, there are others which have. …

White 1983 Mercedes-Benz 200D W123 classic luxury sedan
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Classic Luxury Cars That Don’t Cost an Arm and a Leg to Run

While you can find inexpensive used luxury cars—even Rolls-Royces—cheap to buy doesn’t necessarily mean cheap to own. Plus, while modern cars have more features, they can actually work against you with luxury cars. ‘One more thing’ means ‘one more potentially-expensive thing to break.’ However, simplicity and ease of maintenance, along with styling, are some of …

2020 Lexus LS 500 F Sport
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The 2018 Lexus LS: “Finally Better Than a Mercedes?”

The 2018 Lexus LS was a redesign of the well-loved Lexus luxury sedan. Lexus often lets generations live a long time before the introduction of a new one. Lexus models are also know for offering a little competition to some of the German luxury automakers such as BMW, Audi, and Mercedes. It’s actually still a …

2020 Lexus LS 500 F Sport
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The Lexus LS Might Not Be as Reliable as You Would Think

Lexus is pretty much synonymous with luxury and reliability. The carmaker has an attractive vehicle lineup packed with fantastic features but of course, some models are more reliable than others. If you have been eyeing the Lexus LS sedan specifically, there are few things you should consider before splurging on one. Critics are divided on …

Miley Cyrus stepping out of her Maserati Quattroporte
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Miley Cyrus Likes Luxury Sport and SUV Versatility

Since Miley Cyrus bought herself a $75,000 Mercedes-Benz convertible for her sweet sixteen, her love for nice cars has only grown. Her celebrity status and hard work as a musician paid off and she keeps a luscious car collection at her disposal. And one thing is certain: Miley has a taste for luxury sports cars …

2019 Maserati Ghibli
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These Are the Least Reliable Luxury Cars of 2020

If you’re going to spend a large sum on a luxury car, you don’t want to get stuck with an unreliable model. Of all the cars on the Consumer Reports luxury car ratings list, these are the least reliable luxury cars of 2020. Let’s take a closer look at each of the unreliable 2020 luxury …

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These Are the Most Reliable Luxury Cars of 2020

Every year, Consumer Reports rates vehicles depending on their driving experience, customer satisfaction, and reliability. A luxury car typically costs more upfront than a car in the non-luxury segment. So it’s important to know that you are paying for something with reliability to justify the extra initial cost. These are the most reliable luxury cars …

a gray Mazda 3 parked in the city
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The Mazda 3 Rivals the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class on Luxury

You might have noticed that luxurious features are becoming more available on nonluxury cars. The realm of affordable luxury in the car industry is growing rapidly and has even prompted actual luxury brands to rethink their lineups as well by introducing more appealing  “entry-level” options. Because of this, it’s getting easier to find both value …

Trucks & SUVs

These Are the Least Reliable Luxury SUVs of 2020

The family SUV is a booming industry for carmakers. Americans absolutely love SUVs. They come in all shapes and sizes. There are budget SUVs like the Hyundai Kona and there are hefty haulers with equally hefty price tags, like the Cadillac Escalade. If you decide to spend more of your hard-earned money to upgrade to …