Many luxury SUVs don’t make it off the paved roads to head out and venture into the wilderness or go down trails that some want to traverse. Most of the time they spend their days driving on highways and city streets to be admired by many and enjoyed by owners who are basking in the luxury. The Lexus LX is an SUV that offers the pleasure of driving in a high end luxury SUV along with having the benefit of being able to head off road whenever needed. As the flagship vehicle in the SUV class for Lexus it is built to impress and offers high end features, excellent ground clearance and plenty of off road capability to go along with a 7,000 pound towing capacity.
In a world where SUVs have typically gotten smaller and less capable, the Lexus LX has stayed large and in charge with size and capability that are in place for owners to take this big beast out for a drive just about anywhere they want to go. For 2015 the Lexus LX adds the Siri Eyes-Free compatibility for the iPhone 4S and 5 smartphones. With that being the only real change to this already excellent vehicle, the LX makes a great choice for anyone who needs the size and capabilities of a big SUV.
For many years, Ford’s F-150 has been the truck to beat on the bestsellers lists, and it looks as though the newly remodeled F-150 is retaining the crown. This is fantastic news in the automotive community considering this is going to be the first model released with the new body style. Given the massive redesign, there have been a plethora of doubters regarding the future of the truck’s popularity.
The overhaul of the former model features an aluminum body, in an effort to lighten up the nearly three ton pickup. The switch-up has been both highly contested and lauded as the potential future of vehicles. Due to shaving off almost 1000 pounds, the new F-150 boasts an impressive 25MPG, an upswing from the mileage the often accompanies driving a truck. With a company whose motto has been “Built Ford Tough”, the redesign has critics questioning “Really?”
With a long and luxurious profile and a very powerful engine to go along with the Mercedes-Benz namesake and full array of luxury features, the SLS-Class is a super car that offers everything high-end sports car owners are looking for, especially in the luxury segment. Pushed to greatness to outperform the competition that comes in the form of the Aston Martin DB8, Ferrari California and Bentley Continental the SLS-Class offers a great deal of horsepower in either the coupe or convertible forms.
At the top of the line, the SLS AMG GT Final Edition will have a short run of only 350 cars making it a very special offering that only a few can enjoy. This special edition of the SLS will come in with some carbon-fiber additions such as the hood, front splitter and rear spoiler. This version also enjoys some unique AMG forged wheels and a Disigno diamond-pattern leather interior which all together makes this version of the SLS a very high-end offering that is very sought after in the high end luxury sports car market.
As a compact car that has become an icon as a sleek and stylish offering sought after by many car lovers the Elantra comes into 2015 ready to take over the compact car class completely and put others like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus to shame. The Elantra boasts one of the strongest and longest running track records for reliability and resale value making it a highly sought after offering from Hyundai. The addition of the Hyundai 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty helps the Elantra be a car many shoppers are clamoring to buy.
With a sophisticated appearance the Elantra has the style of a much more expensive car but at a great price and excellent fuel efficiency. Hyundai brings the Elantra into the 2015 model year having undergone only slight changes. Three new option packages are offers as well as a new set of colors for shoppers to choose from, otherwise this is the same great car that was offered and loved for the 2014 model year.
When the words super car are spoke the thoughts often turn to makers such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati and others, but not Nissan. However that thinking must change when looking at the Nissan GT-R. With a price tag that reaches over $100,000 the GT-R is not priced for the budget conscious, but it does offer a much better price than its international competition. With a full complement of racecar technology and massive horsepower this awesome street racer has enough juice to give a serious thrill ride to any driver and up to three passengers that will stick them in their seats with nothing but smiles on their faces.
Sporting a zero to sixty time that is under three seconds the GT-R has a top speed of 196 mph and the base engine brings in a monstrous 545 horsepower. If that isn’t enough horses, there is a track-oriented NISMO edition that brings 600 horsepower to really bring it and blow everything else away. The 2015 model added a Bose Active Noise Cancellation system to help keep the cabin much quieter as well as multi-LED headlights, circular tail lights, a stiffer anti roll bar, a race tuned suspension and the NISMO edition is also new for 2015.
When the words SUV as uttered thoughts of the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Explorer, or one of many offerings of luxury SUV’s comes to mind. Vehicles that are highly capable both on and off road and in some ways are an excuse for the owners to not have to buy a minivan. The Subaru Outback is highly capable off road vehicle that comes in a body shape and style that makes it look more like a wagon that has been lifted off the ground. For this reason it is classified and competes in the class with smaller SUV’s.
Even as a wagon, the Outback boasts the industry leading all-wheel drive that is enhanced with X-Mode stability control offered by Subaru. This allows Outback owners to know and experience a full array of off road locations in a vehicle that is small enough to get in and out of tight spots the larger more cumbersome vehicles could never dream of heading to. As a completely new offering for 2015 the Outback adds the X-Mode stability control to the all-wheel drive system as well as expanding the availability of EyeSight by using two cameras for the adaptive cruise control, collision warning and collision mitigation systems. Read more
As the least expensive new car on the entire market the Nissan Versa shows up as a very affordable and efficient car made mostly for the daily commuters. This car which debuted last year as a hatchback in the Versa Note model, comes in a sedan form this year carrying the lowest price tag of any car on the market. Competing with the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio and Honda Fit, the Versa isn’t quite as much fun to drive as these others, but it is still the least expensive allowing owners to enjoy a car that is roomy and efficient.
With room for up to five and a fuel efficiency that reaches nearly 40 mpg the Versa is a great car for those who carpool to work on a daily basis. The simple reality is most driving isn’t that exciting no matter what kind of car is owned and the Versa offers plenty of what is need to get anyone around. For 2015 the Versa adds new front and rear fascias and a bit of an interior improvement as well. Bluetooth connectivity is added to the base models and the Note adds the SR trim to give it a sportier appearance and feel.
Sharp, sleek, sophisticated and simply awesome are all ways to describe the look of the S-Class offered for 2015. This is one luxury car the really does look like it jumped right out of a James Bond movie and is showing off for the whole world to enjoy. With a smooth and long line across the hood to the windshield and a low-swept angle back this car sits low and looks sporty as well as classy.
Not only does the S-Class look really cool, and sits ready to replace the old CL-Class as the ultra-premium offering from Mercedes-Benz, but it comes equipped with some outstanding features that make the driving even more of a joy than they otherwise would be. Some of these features include the curve-tilting cornering assistance system which is integrated in to the Active Body Control suspension that allows the car to lean into a corner and keep a tight hug on that corner and maximize speed through the turn. This also helps to increase a passenger’s comfort when going through curves and turns at any speed by reducing the centrifugal force that is applied to the passenger.
Because the Sorento received major changed for 2014, the 2015 version is only slightly refined from a year ago. Enhancements were made to the chassis, engines and interior to offer a crossover SUV that feels much more luxury than its price tag might suggest. Offered in both seven-passenger and five-passenger configurations, owners can have their Sorento be ready to offer space for a growing family to enjoy or the extra cargo room some owners yearn for. Dealing with stiff competition from the Ford Edge, Dodge Journey, Toyota Highlander and Nissan Pathfinder, the Sorento offers an amazing amount of features for the money to make this great SUV quite a bargain.
The changes made for this new model year include a minor upgrade to the grill and front end, an addition of a navigation system without having to add the UVO system, an Infinity sound system and a more fuel efficient four-cylinder engine. All the additions will help take a great crossover SUV and put it over the top of the competition for the upcoming model year.
As a true Cadillac the SRX is a great crossover SUV and the little brother to the Escalade that sets the tone for all luxury SUVs to try and sound off to. Because not everyone is looking for an SUV that has the bulk of the Escalade and the sales numbers support the fact that smaller SUV’s are more popular than larger ones for the size, performance, handling and ease of use. For those reasons the SRX is entering its fifth year of existence in a class with the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
The SRX offers a much more comfortable ride and interior than its competition as well as a very powerful V6. Even though it isn’t as athletic looking as the competitors the SRX has many more luxury features than any of the others allowing the SRX to show off as why Cadillac is still the luxury leader of the world and even has the best in the luxury crossover SUV class. For 2015 the SRX adds a few new colors to choose from as well as the addition of 4G LTE with a built in Wi-Fi hotspot integrated in the OnStar system.