Opulent American Luxury of the 90’s

Cadillac and Lincoln delivered classic luxury in droves with their late-nineties full-size sedans. Today we’re exploring the most opulent trim levels of the Lincoln Town Car and Cadillac DeVille. In their day, these vehicles represented the lap of luxury for shoppers seeking a traditional American luxury sedan. 1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier In the 1990’s the Cartier Edition of the Lincoln Town Car was the crème de la crème for Lincoln’s flagship sedan. Positioned above the base Executive Series and mid-level…

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a mainstream compact SUV with a starting price of $23,595. In size within the brand’s lineup, the Eclipse Cross slots right between the sub-compact Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the larger compact Outlander. Pros: A low starting price will appeal to shoppers who might not have the budget to move from sedan and into a crossover with other brands. Styling is trendy and cohesive and there’s a good amount of standard content. Cons: As a price leader,…

2019 Audi A6

The Audi A6 is the luxury brand’s mid-size sedan, competing with the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, among others. For 2019 the A6 was completely redesigned and features advanced infotainment and safety tech borrowed from the all-new full-size Audi A8. With a starting price of $58,900, the A6 is available in sedan form and comes with standard all-wheel-drive and a turbocharged six-cylinder engine. A four-cylinder is expected to be offered soon and that model will come with…

Third Auto to Attend Seattle International Auto Show

Third Auto’s founder and editor, Brian Rogers, will be attending media day at the Seattle International Auto Show on November 9, 2018. Are there cars you’d like us to cover on ThirdAuto.com, or do you know someone who’s shopping for a new vehicle? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter and we’ll be sure to provide extra coverage for those vehicles. For ticket and information on the Seattle International Auto Show visit http://seattleautoshow.com.  

2019 Nissan Altima

For 2019 Nissan fully redesigned its Altima midsize sedan, adding a slew of updates to the popular model. Slotted between the compact Nissan Sentra and below the full-size Nissan Maxima, the Altima competes head-to-head with other mainstream midsize sedans. Two key updates for 2019 are the availability of all-wheel-drive, a rarity in the segment, and an optional variable compression powerplant, that Nissan asserts delivers the performance of  six-cylinder and the efficiency of a four-cylinder. As before, the Altima is a…

[Design Preview] 2020 Cadillac XT7

The upcoming Cadillac XT7 will join the compact XT4 and mid-size two-row XT5 in the brand’s crossover lineup. Expected to be based on the same front-wheel-drive platform as the Chevrolet Traverse, it will offer seating accommodations for seven or eight passengers and significantly improved efficiency compared to the Escalade. The already attractive Chevrolet Traverse provides a good template for Cadillac to express its signature design language. Up front, expect to see headlamps similar to those found on the recently introduced…

2019 Acura ILX

For 2019 Acura has updated and restyled its smallest sedan, the compact ILX. With styling that now matches the brand’s latest design philosophy, it looks sportier and more premium than the 2018 model. As with other Acura models, a sporty A-Spec package is available that mostly offers cosmetic enhancements, like side sills and larger wheels. For 2019 Acura made previously optional advanced safety tech standard and also upgraded the seats and infotainment system. Within the brand’s lineup the ILX slots below…

2019 Lexus ES

The Lexus ES is the brand’s entry-level midsize luxury sedan, which underwent a complete redesign for the 2019 model year. Changes are mostly evolutionary inside and out, but stylistically the ES has become more nuanced and sophisticated. Detailed character lines and a bolder grille leave more an impression that the rather anonymous exterior styling of the previous generation. Inside premium materials are showcased, including unique seat embossing and a selection of interesting wood trims. Overall, it evokes the welcoming and…

2019 Cadillac XT4

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 is a compact luxury SUV with a starting price of $34,795. Competing in a crowded segment, the XT4 goes up against the likes of the BMW X1, Lexus NX, Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40. What sets the Cadillac XT4 apart from the competition is bold styling borrowed from the famous Escalade. Available in Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport trims. The mid-level trim should suit most as it comes with leather, park assist and a power liftgate….

BMW 3 Series: Looking Forward, Glancing Back

The next-generation BMW 3 Series is set to make its debut any day now. While its unveiling awaits, looking back at the venerable luxury sport sedan’s heritage provides context for what can be expected for model year 2019. Over six generations the 3 Series has gone through evolution and revolutions in terms of style and has grown significantly in size. Will the next 3-Series take on a retro flair and embody the minimalism of the E21 or go a more…

Top 5 Cars for Young Executives

Whether in search of an economical commuter car, a large car or truck to transport goods for a startup, or something prestigious that conveys success to potential business partners, there are many excellent vehicles on the market that can fit the lifestyle and budget of executives. Below are five recommended vehicles for young professionals. 1.) Toyota Camry The new for 2018 Toyota Camry is the brand’s bread and butter midsize sedan. It features the latest safety equipment and has a…

Exploring the 2019 Audi A8

For 2019 Audi redesigned its flagship sedan, the full-size A8, and loaded it with innovative technology. Initially available with a V-6 and standard Quattro all-wheel-drive, prices start from an MSRP of $83,800. In terms of design the exterior is mostly evolutionary, which is to say understated and handsome in the Audi tradition. No new ground is broken in terms of body sculpting, however the lighting elements put on theatrics, which helps to lemd the design some personality. Unexciting paint colors seem…