2017

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited —Go anywhere with four doors

By David Finkelstein

Manufactured here stateside (that's a BIG deal now, more than ever) the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited four door “go anywhere” vehicle is produced in Toledo, Ohio. It has an unmatched off-road aptitude, regardless of the various terrain you might be negotiating.

2017 Lexus GS F — Luxury-flavored performance



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Lexus has created something very intriguing for its diehard fans who like the styling and handling traits of the current GS sports sedan, but who yearn for more muscle such as found in BMW's M series and Mercedes-Benz AMG-tuned sedans.

Toyota Prius Prime — All about gas mileage

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Owners of a last-generation Toyota Prius hybrid who are ready to trade in their well-used model for an all-new Prius with its trendy styling, myriad of modern technology features, and its improved gas mileage can be justifiably mistaken if they think the Prius Prime is just a new luxury trim level available on the fourth-generation Prius that hit showrooms as a 2016 model.

Genesis G90 — Refined large luxury sedan

By David Finkelstein

Hyundai Motors America is broadening it's overall footprint with a new premium product mix by introducing the Genesis G90 flagship Luxury Sedan. This comfortable and refined vehicle has a starting price of $68,100. The G90 is engineered with global technologies and discriminating innovations so it can be cross-shopped with most of the vehicles in the exclusive luxury segment.

Lincoln Continental — A new take on American luxury

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Continental is a storied name in Lincoln history. It conjures up thoughts of Edsel Ford's first long-hood short deck creation in 1939, the huge and elegant Mark II coupes of the mid-50s, and the intoxicating four-door hardtops and convertibles with their suicide doors of the early '60s.

2017 BMW 5 Series



PHOENIX — For BMW enthusiasts, there’s no car more epochal than the 5 Series. It was first introduced by the German automaker in 1972 and is now in its seventh generation.  Called the G30 in BMW parlance (the original 1972 model was known as the E12), the mid-sized sports sedan has grown and is slightly longer, wider and taller than the previous F10 generation (2010-2016), yet sheds 137 pounds thanks to the extensive use of aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steel.

Volvo S90 — Impressive mid-sized luxury

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Over the years, Volvo sedans were known as practical and sensible — and loaded with the latest safety features. But many people thought Volvos were bland and didn't arouse much passion in the driving experience. Bring a new Volvo home and the neighbors would hardly notice.

Genesis G80 — Inexpensive luxury

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Hyundai has been getting positive reviews from critics and customers alike for its upscale Genesis sedan, especially since the inception of the much-improved second-generation car in 2015. Perhaps that helped the South Korean company decide to create Genesis as a new, stand alone upscale brand dropping the Hyundai nameplate. It's not a new idea coming decades after Nissan/Infiniti, Toyota/Lexus and Honda/Acura.

2017 Mercedes AMG GLS63



PHOENIX — In case you haven’t been paying attention, the definition of upper social class, prestige, luxury motoring is now the SUV, having supplanted large luxury sedans from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche as the choice vehicle for the global one percent. That certainly includes the seven-passenger Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS63 tested here.

Audi A4 Allroad — New for 2017

By David Finkelstein

For the 2017 model year Audi has introduced the A4 Allroad, a refined and worldly automobile. From the newly redesigned underside elaborate adaptive five-link suspension system to its all-new standard quattro all-wheel-drive with ultra technology, the 2017 Allroad sets a new elevated benchmark for the luxury automotive wagon segment.