- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
Like Mariah Carey’s ancestry, modern crossover vehicles have unusual roots. The award-winning American singer’s family tree is more varied than the flora of a rainforest understory. Her unique blend of nationalities includes African, Venezuelan and Irish. That’s more ingredients than Belorussian variety sausage. Who’s hungry for some lean, finely textured opossum?
The Escalade can be credited for saving Cadillac, offering a big lustworthy product when the brand had little else you’d want to park in your driveway. Likewise, the Enclave got Buick through a rough patch, with new styling in a unique package combined with many of the brand’s trademark features.
Can a car still offer a luxurious driving experience without being big, heavy and expensive? We find two vehicles that fit the description, available for just under $30,000, which give you a premium driving experience, without the extra pretentiousness of a big luxury car.
Who is to say that luxury car buyers aren’t affected by high gas prices? If you want to drive in comfort, style, and have the latest high tech goodies in a car, you shouldn’t have to pay more at the pump for it. Here are our picks for the top 10 most fuel friendly luxury cars, ranked in order of their combined city/highway mpg numbers.
America is the land of the free and the home of large sedans. With miles and miles of miles and miles, drivers don’t have to contend with congested urban parking or dreadful highway traffic like their European counterparts. We’re free to relax and stretch our legs clear across the continent if we so desire.
Buick survived GM’s 2009 brush with death, Pontiac didn’t. A flock of enthusiasts and industry pundits squawked about the feather-ruffling decision, especially since the rear-wheel-drive G8 died with the Ottawa chieftain. But for the General’s accountants it was all a numbers game; Buick added up, Poncho not so much. This difficult decision appears to be paying off, though. The company has been able to focus more resources on fewer brands and as a result Buick showrooms have never been stronger. LaCrosse is one of the Tri-Shield’s greatest efforts.
So, you call yourself a car guy. Fair enough, you’ve browsed on over to AutoGuide so you must have at least a little petroleum in your veins. But are you a true automobile enthusiast? Do you know your accelerator pump from your synchronizer? Here are 10 vehicles every car guy needs to know about.
From the Regal to the Verano, several of the new models in Buick’s revitalized lineup owe their origins to GM’s European operations where they were first engineered under the automaker’s Opel division. That could happen once again with the new Vauxhall Cascada a possible look at a future Buick convertible.