The options list on some midsize sedans is impressive — on a $32,755 2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T, HID headlights, a navigation system, leather seats heated in front and back with a ventilated driver seat, and a dual-panel roof are all part of the package. So it’s a well-equipped, 274-hp turbocharged version of a high-volume midsize sedan — is it worth your money?
Just as the Buick Regal gets updated for the 2014 model year, the compact/midsize luxury sports sedan finds itself suddenly surrounded by new entries including the 2015 Audi A3 and 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250. The Buick Regal, however, now has more standard horsepower than both of those cars, and…
What’s a competent luxury sedan to do in a class of excellent choices? That’s the question I asked in a 2014 Acura RLX review. The luxury sedan battles other premium choices in the high $40,000 to low $60,000 price range — it’s a crowded field, with everyone from Lexus and Infiniti to Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Jaguar, and Audi competing. On the Acura RLX, I determined that…
It’s a dilemma new car buyers face all the time: Do you buy an outgoing model and get a good deal, or wait for the newly redesigned car with all the latest tech and performance? I examined that question not long ago in one of the most highly anticipated cars to ever hit MotorTrend.com — a 2014 Ford Mustang GT convertible. Would I wait for the 2015 Mustang or try to score a deal on the 2014 Mustang Motor Trend tested?
While in Washington on a vacation, I was delighted to receive a 2012 Toyota Prius as my rental car for a few days. Considering the Prius has become a mainstream alternative to midsize sedans, I was eager to see how it might rate compared to more conventional options. So how did it do?
The 2014 Buick LaCrosse full-size sedan is beautiful, but that’s not always enough these days to attract buyers in the face of capable competition. When I drove a newly refreshed 2014 LaCrosse V-6 after already having reviewed a 2012 LaCrosse eAssist four-cylinder model, I wondered if it had what it took to keep up.
The 2014 Cadillac CTS may get all the attention in the luxury automaker’s lineup, but another sedan fills the same price point — but with far more interior space. I’m talking about the 2014 Cadillac XTS, a front-drive based sedan that’s now offered with a powerful 420-hp engine and all-wheel drive. So just what did the 2014 XTS do to impress me?