by Chris Chase Most of the upscale plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles reaching the marketplace these days are SUVs, reflecting that vehicle type’s popularity. However, luxury brands made their first forays into the electrified-vehicle segment about a decade ago with more traditional full-size sedans using gas-electric drivetrains. These cars showed luxury-car buyers that saving fuel... Read More.
by Chris Chase As a mainstream vehicle type, the luxury SUV is a modern invention. Previously, large upscale utilities existed on the fringes of the marketplace, with the oldest models coming from humble roots. Land Rover’s Range Rover began in the 1970s as a rugged means of traversing the English countryside, and the original Mercedes-Benz... Read More.
The Acura NSX may not boast the same level of prestige as an Italian exotic, but it’s an extremely impressive machine. If you’re in the market for a high-tech supercar and can afford the $200,000 price tag, the NSX should be on your short list.... Read More.
We realize that much of what you’re about to read may scare you away from a diesel-powered SUV. However, like any reliability issue, many of these problems are closely linked to how the vehicle is used and maintained.... Read More.
The NX is part of a growing field of crossovers that are displacing traditional car models. It’s one of Lexus’s best-selling vehicles in Canada, second to the RX mid-size SUV—which, by the way, Toyota also builds in Cambridge.... Read More.
European automakers build some of the most desirable convertibles on the market, including a number of two-seat models, commonly known as roadsters. Buying a used luxury roadster can be intimidating, thanks to the potential for high maintenance and repair costs. Those costs can be managed, though, if you know what to watch for in a used model.... Read More.
The Lexus ES turns 30 this year. Toyota’s upscale brand introduced this mid-size luxury sedan in 1989 as part of its original lineup. It quickly became known for a quiet and comfortable drive and, thanks to its connections to the Toyota Camry, strong reliability.... Read More.
Buick Enclave is a mid-size luxury SUV that verges on full-size. The Enclave has three rows of seating and a footprint nearly as large as the Tahoe sold by its corporate cousins at Chevrolet.... Read More.
What are the factors of luxury car depreciation? Like any car, luxurious cars depreciate, but often at a higher rate than the industry average. That means after five or 10 years, a car that once cost as much as a condo in some of Ontario’s smaller cities can become surprisingly attainable.... Read More.
With that trend in mind, we’ve put together a collection of what we consider the best used luxury coupes. This includes both cars that prioritize class and refinement and ones with industry-leading performance.... Read More.