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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 …
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How Does an $80,000 Used Maybach Compare To a $205,000 New One?

Just like BMW has Alpina and M, Mercedes also has separate divisions for luxury and speed. The latter is handled by AMG. And for the former, there’s Maybach. Rather like Alpina, it used to be its own brand; it was even founded by former Mercedes engineers. Now, it symbolizes the most exclusive and expensive models …
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American Families Can’t Have This Lit Lexus Minivan

This Lexus minivan is ridiculous in the best way ever. It’s called the Lexus LM and it’s a luxury minivan made especially for the elite Chinese market. If you are a wealthy business person on a date or the children of a wealthy CEO and you need an ultra-posh ride to private school, the LM …
Doug Demuro with a matte-black Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf on the roof of a city parking garage

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
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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 …
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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 …
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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. …
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Sedans & Coupes

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 …
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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 …
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These Luxury Cars Are Inspired by Tea and the Art of Paper Folding

When it comes to creating cars, each carmaker goes about the process a bit differently. Each manufacturer has the same basic end goal––produce a vehicle that consumers want to buy. However, some brands go about it with more attention to detail. Each Lexus factory really goes the extra mile. For making Lexus luxury cars, automotive …
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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 …
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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

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
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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. …
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BMW Wants to Make Heated Seats a Subscription Service

Heated seats used to be features limited only to high-end luxury cars. But now, the technology has spread to more affordable models and even motorcycles. As have other features, including infotainment such as Apple CarPlay. And typically, when you check the box for an option or accessory, it’s yours for however long you own the …
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 …