Luxury vehicles flub headlight test, yet Toyota Prius V shines

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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class MULTIBEAM LED headlights

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class MULTIBEAM LED headlights

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Automakers would like to convince you that headlights keep getting better, and that more expensive luxury vehicles and their headlight upgrades are worth the premium, delivering better vision and visibility.

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GMC Yukon Vs. Lincoln Navigator: Compare Cars

Both among just a few full-size, body-on-frame SUVs on the market, the GMC Yukon and Lincoln Navigator are uniquely American—and American-sized.

They’re quite luxurious, too. Although Lincoln’s traditional luxury rival is Cadillac, with the ascension of the Cadillac Escalade as a pop-culture icon and status symbol, the GMC Yukon Denali is more of a direct rival to the Lincoln Navigator.

These models stand as quite compelling alternatives for those who need to do more than just carry around the family. They command a presence; they work for taking clients out to dinner; and they can even flex their muscles with trailer-towing when necessary.

The Navigator was starting to

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New Study Names Portland, Oregon, As Most EV-Friendly City In US

Koch Brothers Want To Kill The Electric Car Again (And They’ll Spend $10 Million A Year To Do It)

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Charles and David Koch, The Koch Brothers (work via DonkeyHotey on Flickr)

Charles and David Koch, The Koch Brothers (work via DonkeyHotey on Flickr)

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It seems fairly clear to most observers that petroleum’s days are numbered,

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Dealers’ Susan Powter moment, worker alleges diesel data deletion

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Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)

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It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for a review of the week’s headlines related to Volkswagen’s ongoing Dieselgate crisis. Over the past few

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2016 Infiniti QX80

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The Infiniti QX SUV is full-size traditional body-on-frame SUV that competes at the high end of the market. Formerly known as the QX56, it offers seating for seven or eight and big V-8 power. While those kinds of mechanicals might no longer be in vogue, the QX80 is the best Infiniti SUV to date—a top rival to the Escalade and superior to at least a few of its competitors.

Look to the QX’s closest ancestor, the Nissan Patrol, and it’s easy to see that this modern luxury barge still looks the part of a proper SUV. With its high ground clearance, thin profile and light side glass, the kinship is there. Most of the proportions hit the right notes: the ride height gives the QX the perfect SUV stance, and the D-pillars angle in such a way as to link it to the rest

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