2015 BMW X4 Video

BMW's X4 is an all-new vehicle for 2015, but don't call it an SUV; the automaker calls it a sport activity coupe despite its four doors and tall ride height. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says our test X4 M Sport's styling is a big win, but its firm suspension makes the ride less than comfortable. Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 GMC Yukon Denali XL 1500 Review

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"The 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali is a powerful full-size SUV with seating for up to eight, but the cabin isn't distinct enough from its Chevrolet siblings to warrant its luxury-class price tag," said Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley.

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept Photo Gallery (11 Photos)

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Luxury automakers are coming out in full force at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, and Bentley's latest concept is an eye-catcher. The EXP 10 Speed 6 concept is a two-seat sports car more boldly styled than any current-production Bentley and could foreshadow the brand's future design direction. In fact, the brand says the concept is "the ultimate expression of our vision for Bentley's future."

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Outside, the EXP 10 looks a little like the Continental GT but brawnier, with a more creased body, aggressive face and overall muscular shape. Exterior highlights include the number 6 worked into the mesh grille, huge brake vents, large oval-shaped dual exhaust ports and sleek LED taillights. The exterior paint is a metallic, deeper version of Bentley's British Racing Green.

Inside, the seats wear quilted saddle-brown Poltrona Frau leather and bits of copper dot the quilted design. Trim and paneling in cherry wood and brushed aluminum line the cabin. Check out the gallery below; manufacturer photos.

By Jennifer Geiger | March 3, 2015 | Comments (1)

Lexus LF-SA Concept Photo Gallery (11 Photos)

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No, you're not looking at a Decepticon character from the next "Transformers" movie. This is the Lexus LF-SA concept debuting at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. It showcases Toyota's luxury division's take on what the brand can do in the sub-B segment — smaller than a Toyota Yaris, for example. Lexus says the four-seat, city-focused LF-SA's styling is inspired by upcoming design trends and explores uncharted territory for the brand.

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The LF-SA's edgy, aggressive shape is a theme explored in the Lexus LF-NX concept SUV that partially made its way to production in the guise of the NX 200t and NX 300h. At 135.8 inches long, 66.9 inches wide and 56.3 inches high, the LF-SA concept is 15.7 inches longer, 0.8 inches wider and 2.8 inches shorter than the Scion iQ, another sub-B-segment car in the Toyota family.

The LF-SA's interior features a head-up display and driver-centric design. The driver's seat is in a fixed position so adjustability is offered through an adjustable steering wheel and pedals that bring the vehicle to the driver. With no driver's seat adjustability, passengers enter the rear two seats through a sliding front passenger seat. Judging by the LF-SA's size, the sliding front passenger seat is a feature not likely to be used often if the LF-SA makes it to production.

Check out the gallery below; manufacturer images.

By Joe Bruzek | March 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Mini Countryman Park Lane Photo Gallery (26 Photos)

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Mini is trying to inject some exclusivity into the lineup of its compact SUV. The automaker updated its Countryman for 2015 and just debuted a special edition model at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The Countryman Park Lane, which Mini says references one of the most distinguished addresses in London, features specific interior and exterior trim.

Related: 2015 Mini Countryman: First Look

Outside, it wears an Earl Grey metallic body with Oak Red paint for the roof, mirrors and stripes. Inside, extras include Park Lane badges as well as a new color palette of Oxide Silver, Cross Stripe Grey and Carbon Black paneling and trim.

The Park Lane will go on sale this July and be available in Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper S All4 trims; no word yet on pricing. Check out the gallery below; manufacturer images.

By Jennifer Geiger | March 3, 2015 | Comments (2)

Infiniti QX30 Concept Photo Gallery (31 Photos)

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The Infiniti QX30 concept is a look into the not-so-distant future as the luxury automaker is committed to bringing a new compact SUV to production. We first caught a glimpse of the QX30 in February, but now get an exhaustive look at the sleek concept that hopefully doesn't lose too much of its curvaceous design on its way to production. Infiniti's current SUV range includes the QX50, QX60, QX70 and QX80.

Related: Infiniti Teases QX30 Concept

Designed to mimic the sleek lines of a coupe while offering the ride height of a crossover SUV, Infiniti hopes the all-wheel-drive QX30 "urban explorer" concept will attract a new generation of car buyers. Generations X and Y, according to Infiniti, are more concerned about a premium car's distinctive design and execution rather than size or power. The QX30 does have a powerful design on the outside with 21-inch wheels and satin accents as well as a surprisingly realistic interior with nice touches of leather and blue accent stitching.

Though there are no specifics on power plants at the moment, a production SUV inspired by this concept will hit the road next year. Check out the gallery below; manufacturer images.

By Joe Bruzek | March 3, 2015 | Comments (1)

Land Rover Confirms Range Rover Evoque Convertible

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Land Rover debuted an updated-for-2016 version of its popular Evoque compact SUV at this year's Geneva International Motor Show, but the news doesn't stop there. Today, the automaker put some very old rumors to rest in confirming that it would produce a convertible version of the Evoque.

Related: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: First Look

Details are slim — even the teaser photo is wearing camo — but Land Rover said the droptop SUV will go on sale in 2016 and more details will be announced later this year. Aside from Jeep's Wrangler, it will be the only convertible SUV on the market after Nissan canceled its unpopular, oddball Murano CrossCabriolet.

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (7)

2015 Audi S3 Review

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"Audi's 2015 S3 spices up the A3 subcompact sedan with a healthy dose of performance, but I wanted more thrills and fewer frills for its nearly $50,000 as-tested price," said Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek.

2015 Audi S3 Expert Review

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (9)

Should You Wait for the 2016 Acura RDX or Buy the 2015?

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The Acura RDX, the Japanese luxury brand's entry-level SUV, has just come off of its best sales year ever. But Acura isn't content with coasting on that recent success, introducing a mildly refreshed version of the RDX at the recent Chicago Auto Show to keep that sales momentum going.

Related: 2016 Acura RDX First Look 

We've had an up-close look at the new '16 RDX and wondered if the changes that Acura has made to the new luxury SUV go far enough. If you're in the market for a new RDX, or will be soon, the question then becomes: Should you wait for the new 2016 to arrive in showrooms this spring, or should you go out and buy one of the slightly more than 10,000 that are sitting on dealer lots right now?

Normally we ask this question before we've actually seen the new model, so we have an advantage here in that we can compare what we know about the 2016 model with the vehicle currently for sale. Sadly we have to wait a bit before driving it, but based on what we do know, here's what we can recommend.

By Aaron Bragman | February 26, 2015 | Comments (2)

2015 Chrysler 300S: Car Seat Check

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Chrysler's stylish flagship got an update for 2015 that makes it stand out even more; according to the automaker, the 300's grille has been pumped up by 33 percent this year. Inside, the sedan will stand out for families because it's again one of a handful of sedans that can comfortably accommodate three child-safety seats.

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The backseat may be roomy, but parents will find it tough to install car seats in the sporty 300S model; its stiff leather seats made connecting to the Latch anchors difficult, and the model's heavily bolstered seat cushions impacted car-seat fit.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

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