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….

Design Analysis: 2019 Volvo S60

For 2019 Volvo completely restyled its S60 sedan. Adopting the design philosophy that debuted on the Volvo XC90, Thor’s Hammer headlamps, sharply creased contours and a minimalist tail light design are all present an accounted for. Compared to the last generation design the 2019 S60 looks better-proportioned, especially up front where the grille is better matched to the headlamps and the front overhang is significantly reduced. Pricing starts from an MSRP of $35,800. Inside the interior design is now aligned with…

Street Sighting: Early 2000’s Volvo S60

In our last Street Sighting we reported on the quirky Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe of the early 2000’s. Now, as Volvo prepares to release the all-new third generation S60 sedan, Third Auto revisits the original S60 model that was sold through 2001-2005 model years. Volvo boldly entered the turn of the century with a sleek new design language that debuted with the large S80 sedan in 1999. The curvy lines and shapely contours replaced the brand’s iconic boxy design and made…

2018 Volvo S90

The 2018 Volvo S90 is a mid-size luxury sedan that slots above the compact S60 in Volvo’s lineup. The S90 deliveries a tech-rich cabin with the brand’s famously comfortable seats. All-wheel-drive is available, as is a hybrid version. Pricing starts from an MSRP of $48,100. Pros: Artfully Designed Cabin, Roomy Interior, Available Hybrid & All-Wheel-Drive Cons: Ride Comfort, Overly Complex Tech Interface Looks Best In: Mussel Blue exterior/Amber interior   Competition: Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Lexus LS, Audi A6, Cadillac CT6…

2018 Volvo XC60

The 2018 Volvo XC60 is a compact luxury SUV that is positioned between the subcompact Volvo XC40 and mid-size Volvo XC90 in the brand’s SUV lineup. The XC60 has a suite of advanced safety features and has a luxurious interior outfitted with minimalist Nordic design. The XC60 has a stiffer ride than some of its buttery smooth competitors, especially when equipped with larger wheels. So, be sure to take the XC60 for a test drive across road surfaces to ensure…

2018 Volvo XC90

The 2018 Volvo XC90 is Volvo’s full-size luxury SUV, now in its second generation it underwent a recent redesign. Packed with safety and technology features, it has a nicely appointed cabin and classic Volvo exterior styling, meaning its appears stoic and understated. Prices start at an MSRP of $46,900 and slots above the midsize XC60 and compact Volvo XC40 in the brand’s SUV lineup.

2019 Volvo XC40

A brand new model for 2018, the Volvo XC40 is the brand’s first compact SUV, slotted below the midsize XC60 and full-size XC90. Much like the Lexus NX, the Volvo XC40 is designed to appeal to millennial shoppers as they gain more purchasing power. Styling is hip and modern, inside and out. Especially noteworthy is the optional Lava floor carpet option, more on that below. Prices start at an MSRP of $32,200.

Luxury Brand Sales in October 2017

Wow, Lexus and BMW were neck and neck in October sales! Even closer were Audi and Buick, just a few hundred units difference. Mercedes-Benz numbers includes 2,446 van sales, when we remove those the monthly tall comes out to 29,623, still well ahead of second place BMW. So, what is Mercedes-Benz doing so right to be this far ahead? A combination of a robust SUV lineup and its push downmarket with the CLA and GLA have postured the brand to…

2000 & Late: 2003-2006 Volvo XC90

Volvo designs with their stoic minimalism have traditionally aged well. A mid-90’s 850 sedan with its high trunk or 850 wagon with taillamps dominating the D-pillars, just like the latest Escalade, still look remarkably fresh over 20 years after their debut. Another enduring design released in the early 2000’s in Volvo’s first SUV, the XC90. Released for model year 2003, the XC90 was a home run in terms of both sales volume and styling. Just enough height was added to…