Lincoln Brand Expands its Concierge Services

Pickup and delivery service goes brand-wide for 2017. The Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln brand is exploring new ways to win over customers. This week, Lincoln announced plans to turn its experimental trial pickup and delivery service program into a permanent effort, effectively expanding its current concierge services. The Lincoln Service … Read more

Low-Income Drivers Penalized by Auto Insurers

Chevrolet Malibu

Americans resoundingly reject non-driving characteristics in determining auto insurance rates. If you’re a low-income American, chances are you’re paying plenty more for auto insurance than other citizens even if you have a similar driving record and home address. Those are the findings of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) based … Read more

Sport Luxury SUV: Infiniti QX50

2016 Infiniti QX50.

Muscular, luxury SUV brings performance to the compact range. When was the last time you found a crossover utility vehicle exciting? Crickets. Yeah, I thought so. To be fair, there are some fun crossovers out there, but typically you’ll have to opt for the high-end performance edition and all-wheel drive … Read more

Jeep Patriot, Compass Gain a Temporary Reprieve

Two compact Jeeps will be replaced by one new model in 2017. The Jeep brand’s two smallest models slotted above the Renegade may reach the 2017 model year after all. The Jeep Compass and Patriot, compact SUVs introduced in 2007, will be built until Dec. 23, 2016. A Brazilian-manufactured replacement … Read more

Ford Explorer Platinum Offers Lincoln Touches

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum.

Ford’s three-row midsize crossover delivers off-road capabilities. Ford’s strength in utility vehicles is evident as nearly every model it offers is a hit. Even the quirky Ford Flex has an audience, people who prefer a more wagon-like experience and are not put off by its polarizing visage. And then there … Read more

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Makes 48 MPG

Among midsize sedans, the Accord Hybrid is the most efficient of all models. The Honda Accord Hybrid is back and is more efficient than ever. The 2017 Accord Hybrid is EPA-rated at 49 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway for a combined 48 mpg. That’s 1 … Read more

Lincoln MKX: Masseuse on the Go

2016 Lincoln MKX.

Four utility vehicles drive the Lincoln brand, including the all-new MKX. napa-roadside-assistance-kit If the standout feature for an SUV is its nifty massaging capabilities, what does that tell you about the rest of the vehicle? Maybe not as much as you think, especially if your week-long obsession was with the … Read more

US Bound: 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4²

Beastly M-B G550 set for US introduction early next year. There are only a few rugged SUVs left on the market as most models have transitioned to crossovers or were designed as such from the onset. Beginning in 2017, Mercedes-Benz will release the G550 4×4², what the manufacturer says is … Read more

Ford Fusion V6 Sport Targets German Luxury Buyers

Most powerful V-6 engine in the midsize segment. The “Lincoln Motor Company” may be Ford’s premium brand, but when it comes to taking on the elite German makes, both Ford and Lincoln have Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW in their sights. 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport Fresh on the heels of … Read more

New Arrival: Fiat 124 Spider

All-new roadster adds pizzazz to the Fiat brand. Fiat’s reintroduction to the US market has been met with a tepid reception. Five years after its return, the Italian marque is struggling, as brand sales are down 18.6 percent through May 2016. Two of Fiat’s three models are presenting a tremendous … Read more

2017 Nissan GT-R Premium: $109,990

Godzilla Premium is the first of four trim levels. The refreshed Nissan GT-R is on its way. The latest model receives a nip/tuck, gaining a larger grille, a new hood, and a refreshed interior. The standard-bearer model is the GT-R Premium, outfitted with a Titanium exhaust system and is also … Read more

Driven: 2016 Lexus ES 300h

Lexus ES 300h

Pillow-soft comfort meets hybrid efficiency. Hybrid electric vehicles are a tough sell. But especially so when gasoline prices are low. Manufacturers such as Toyota have invested billions of dollars in the technology and aren’t about to walk away. At some point fuel prices are likely to rebound, raising demand with … Read more