Read more about the Top 10 Best Car Interiors You Can Buy in 2016 at AutoGuide.com. Luxury automakers took a majority of the spots on the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors list.
In previous WardsAuto
Best Interiors lists, no more than three luxury brands have been recognized in a single year, but in 2016, a total of six luxury automakers made it onto the list. A total of 47 vehicles were evaluated in this yearís competition with 19 of them coming from premium brands. To be eligible, an interior must be all-new or significantly redesigned before eight WardsAuto
editors put them to the test in February and March to determine the winners.
According to WardsAuto
, each vehicle is scored based on aesthetics and design harmony, as well as materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit and finish. The publication also tested the user-friendliness to see how effectively vehicle information is communicated.
Read more about The 14 Most Revolutionary Cars That Changed the World at AutoGuide.com. One hundred and thirty years is a long time.
Thatís the age, more or less, of the automotive industry and naturally, its history is steep. Thousands of makes and models have come and gone over the decades, but only a few have really revolutionized the way auto manufacturers do business.
These are the vehicles that made everyone sit up and take notice. The ones that reshaped the North American automotive landscape.
Narrowing the field down to just one vehicle per decade was not easy. We focused on cars, trucks and SUVs that changed the industry specifically in North America, although that doesnít mean it had to specifically be a North American vehicle. So, here are the 14 vehicles that changed the world and a few honorable mentions as well.
Read more about the Top 5 Debuts from the 2016 New York Auto Show at AutoGuide.com. The press days of the 2016 New York Auto Show are all wrapped up, and although it was a somewhat quiet show with no real blockbuster debuts, there were a handful of significant reveals here.
The New York event has a tough time because it is the first show after the Geneva Motor Show
, where Bugattis and Lamborghinis come out to play. Geneva is a hard act to follow. But still, here are the Top 5 debuts from this yearís New York Auto Show.
Read more about the Top 7 Most Anticipated 2016 New York Auto Show Debuts at AutoGuide.com. The 2016 New York Auto Show is right around the corner.
The Javits Center will open its doors to the automotive media starting March 23, and we can expect a few surprises from popular automakers. There have already been rumors about possible debuts, while some automakers have sent out teasers of what we can expect to bow in New York.
And why is this a Top 7 instead of a Top 10? Well thatís because there arenít enough exciting debuts heading to the 2016 New York Auto ShowÖ that we know of.
Read What is a Lemon at AutoGuide.com to learn more about avoiding faulty and unreliable cars.
If you think a car is extraordinarily unreliable, then maybe you have a lemon.
Specifically, a car can be labeled as a lemon if it is proven to be defective, with reoccurring problems that happen in a short period of time.
Lemons can be the result of an anomaly during the manufacturing process, like a worn out tool that couldnít apply the right torque, or a missed item during quality inspection. One small imperfection can compromise a whole car, itís like the butterfly effect, but for vehicles.
Although lemons are rare, they do happen, and the problem was big enough that the government got involved by passing legislation to help protect consumers.
ďMost states deem a vehicle a lemon when it has been out of service more than three or four times,Ē explained Steve Lehto, a Lemon Law Attorney based in Michigan. He also points out that a car can be deemed a lemon if its been in service for 25 to 35 days. Lehto is the author of The New Lemon Law Bible, and has plenty of experience helping consumers with lemons.
ďAs you approach either one of those criteria, it would be a good idea to consult a lawyer to see what your stateís guidelines are. Too many people wait too long, and time is not on your side,Ē he said.
In front of the driver are two options for different gauge clusters: a low-end one that seems plucked out of the brandís ATS sedan ('boo!'), and a high-end digital dash that looks like itís borrowed from the new CT6 flagship sedan ('whoa!'). A color head-up display is also available.
'Whoa.' That one-word statement uttered while testing the new Cadillac XT5 just couldnít be uttered while driving the old and now retired SRX.
While the SRX was the American luxury brandís best-selling vehicle, it wasnít inspiring or interesting. It was just decently sized and well priced. The XT5, the all-new replacement for the SRX, is also well sized and priced, but thatís all it shares with the old car, and thatís a good thing.
With its clean, modern look and high-end materials and trim, youíll likely say 'whoa' when you step inside the new XT5. The dash is beautifully bare, lacking unnecessary creases and angles. Higher end Platinum models have tasteful art deco trim elements that demonstrate Cadillacís design expertise. Depending on the trim level, youíll find carbon fiber accents
, two different types of aluminum and three types of genuine wood
. And genuine is the key word here, with each panel in the car covered in cut and sewn materials, rather than molded surfaces.
Unlike some of the competition, the XT5ís infotainment screen is embedded in the dash, providing a flush look that contrasts the trend of displays that are often described as 'an iPad
Read more about the 2017 Cadillac XT5 Review at AutoGuide.com.