Here’s Your $150K Cadillac Escalade-V

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V

Are you ready for the most expensive Cadillac model ever? The 2023 Escalade-V is just that, a $149,990 tribute to luxury, technological geekdom, and performance. Packed with a supercharged V8, this high-performance model is the most powerful SUV in its class and heralds the marque’s 120th anniversary. To the surprise … Read more

Refreshed: 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

Styling with GMC’s largest pickup truck, the Sierra 1500 in Denali trim. Full-size pickup trucks continue to dominate the market with more than 2 million units sold annually. It is a lucrative segment for manufacturers and one reason why electric variants are becoming available. The GMC Sierra 1500 is one … Read more

Lexus LX 600 Elevates the Toyota Land Cruiser

Lexus LX 600

The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most renowned sport utility vehicles in the world. Launched in 1951, this SUV was Toyota’s answer to the Land Rover. Through the years, the Land Cruiser is a proven favorite on safari and when traversing the Outback. Its reliability and durability make … Read more

First Look: 2022 Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra

After what seemed like months of waiting, Toyota has taken the wraps off the 2022 Tundra. The Tundra is this brand’s full-size pickup truck and we had not seen a new one since 2007. A 2014 refresh and a few other changes during the intervening years helped sales remain steady, … Read more

True Grit: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

The GMC Sierra checks all the important boxes in the full-size truck category. The pickup truck landscape is changing as electric trucks and compact variants emerge in a popular segment. Change is good, provided it yields a product that customers want. But for shoppers of full-size trucks, only models as … Read more

In Photos: 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor!

Raptor rapture returns in the form of this latest-generation performance pickup truck. The range-topping Raptor is back, an all-new model based on the current generation Ford F-150. This week, Ford introduced its capstone model, set for an early summer debut as a 2021 model. While some of the engine details … Read more

Lexus Brings a Convertible to the Gorgeous LC 500 Line

Drop-top fun comes to Lexus’ range-topping sport coupe. We’ve been anticipating a convertible variant for the breathless LC 500 line and now it’s here. Lexus’ range-topping sport-touring coupe that debuted in 2018 along with a hybrid version, now claims a drop-top version to round out the model line. Notably, it’s … Read more

Top-Down Verve:
Ford Mustang Convertible

What is that we like about the Ford Mustang? Well, everything! The Mustang reached iconic status long ago, but we think the last two generations have solidified its place in pony car lore. The current Mustang features select classic styling cues, such as sequential turn signals, while adding contemporary attributes … Read more

The Statement-Making Lincoln Aviator

The Lincoln marque is once again undergoing a major overhaul, this time with new utility vehicle-based models. Ford’s luxury brand is also moving away from its three-letter naming convention, choosing traditional and new names featuring nautical and aviation themes. Suggesting movement, the current nomenclature now covers all four SUVs — … Read more

Luxury Unleashed: Ford F-150 Limited

Ford has a luxury truck and it is called the F-150 Limited. Combining the term “luxury” with “pickup truck” may seem out of character for this segment and it is. But, we’re seeing manufacturers dress their top-end trucks in the finest materials, resulting in a nuanced breed of pickups that … Read more

Like a Rock: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Introducing the fourth-generation Chevy Silverado. Fresh on the heels of celebrating 100 years of truck building, Chevrolet has a new Silverado pickup truck to launch its second century. The fourth-generation Silverado is new from the ground up, although its changes seem more evolutionary than revolutionary. This means Chevrolet did not … Read more

New and Improved: 2019 Acura RDX

Acura releases the third-generation RDX. Acura doesn’t have the model depth and breadth of Audi, BMW, Lexus or Mercedes-Benz, but Honda’s luxury line does quite well with the six models it does offer. Further, while some of its competitors are losing market share, Acura is still gaining. Some of the … Read more

Living Large With the 2019 GMC Yukon XL

The Yukon XL nails it, but especially so in Denali trim. Some SUVs are large, while others are downright enormous. The 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali fits the latter category. GMC’s largest model shares its name with the next largest model in this brand’s lineup (Yukon), but it has an … Read more

Generation Five: 2018 Lexus LS

Flagship LS sedan begins its fifth generation. When Lexus launched in 1990, the automaker brought to the market two sedans targeting America’s luxury makes — the full-size LS and the midsize ES. The LS served as the flagship model, bringing its own V8 power and rear-wheel drive to the segment, … Read more

Revived Lincoln Aviator Set to Take Flight

New Aviator SUV strengthens the Lincoln marque. The Lincoln Aviator is back, an all-new SUV set to take flight next year. Notwithstanding the obvious aviation references, the 2019 Aviator may very well enable the Lincoln brand to recapture at least some of its past glory, particularly as the preeminent American … Read more

Cadillac Exclusive: Twin-Turbo V8 Engine

Cadillac CT6 V-Sport 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8.

Cadillac: New V8 underpins 2019 CT6 V-Sport model. Cadillac made some news this week when it announced the forthcoming 2019 CT6 V-Sport model, a performance variant of its largest sedan. But it wasn’t simply a new trim that caught everyone’s attention, rather an all-new engine, one exclusive to GM’s luxury … Read more

The Next Centennial: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019 Silverado launches Chevrolet’s second century of trucks. Yesterday, we looked at the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado in Centennial trim, a model that both marks an important milestone and brings the curtain down on the final model year of the current generation. Later this year, an all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado debuts, … Read more

Beast of Prey: Ford F-150 Raptor

Dissecting the most dynamic Ford Raptor ever. Think “raptor” and the Velociraptor dinosaurs of the Cretaceous Period may come to mind. Just as easily, raptor also describes certain types of contemporary birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, and vultures. No matter, the “Raptor” appellation appended to the most powerful of … Read more

First Look:
2018 Lexus LC 500 and LC 500h

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Lexus’ all-new sports car tops 100K, fully loaded. I’m on location today in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawai’i for the national press reveal of the 2018 Lexus LC 500 and LC 500h sports cars. It seems like a long time coming for the official reveal of this halo … Read more