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Infiniti debuted its preview of the potential design for its next-generation QX80 SUV at the New York International Auto Show. It’s called the QX80 Monograph. Infiniti says it gave the concept vehicle the “Monograph” name because the word stands for a focused and detailed study. “The QX80 Monograph represents a detailed study into our expertise …

Rating 58/100 Background Infiniti has renamed pretty much its entire lineup this year, so you’re fully excused if you don’t immediately know what the 2014 Infiniti QX80 is. Replacing last year’s QX, which was previously called the QX56, Infiniti’s full-size luxury SUV has gone through more names than Candlestick Park. But once you get past …

SUVs hold widespread appeal due to their versatility. Not only can you find models that deliver sportier handling with ample interior room, you can find power behemoths which can tackle your most demanding jobs with ease. Whether it’s towing boats, trailers with work equipment or camping items, manufacturers provided their SUVs with powerful drive systems, …

After 12 years on the production line, rumors swirled in 2015 that the Nissan Armada would be put to rest. But instead of killing the Armada, Nissan decided to revive it. The second generation is much better than the first and unlike the original, the new Armada is based on the Nissan Patrol. “The Nissan …

There’s no doubt the luxury class for large SUVs is full of many exceptional choices. However, there is one that stands out from the pack, as this is why the Mercedes-Benz GLS earned our honor for the best large luxury SUV. The Mercedes-Benz GLS is a new concept from the manufacturer. The GL name became …

Rating 75/100 Background It’s the little things that make top-tier luxury vehicles special. It’s the solid click as the door closes, or the subtle heft to a button or a knob that lets you know corners weren’t cut. Mercedes has been getting the little things right for a long time, and this holds true for …

Rating 57/100 Background If you’re looking for a car that can comfortably transport seven co-workers to happy hour on Friday, haul an antique dresser home from a Saturday estate sale and haul a ski boat to the lake Sunday morning, you have a number of appealing SUVs from which to choose. If you want a …

Rating 67/100 Background In this category of traditional luxury SUVs, the Cadillac Escalade has experienced an on-again, off-again position as class leader that has historically been tied to its newness. Undergoing a full redesign, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade looks to recapture the top spot. We suspect it will, but whether the Escalade’s particular brand of …

Rating 57/100 Background Automotive critics tend to champion traditional wagons over crossover SUVs, but the three-row 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has us playing devil’s advocate. Sure, Mercedes continues to offer the E-Class wagon with a rear-facing third-row seat, but only kids can fit back there — and their feet will be pointing the wrong way. As …

Rating 73/100 Background Over the last decade, Cadillac designers and engineers have done a remarkable job of transforming the brand’s image from over-the-hill to up-and-coming. Now, however, the very nameplate that helped propel this transformation, the Cadillac Escalade, feels like an anachronism. To its credit, the 2014 Cadillac Escalade maintains the attributes that made it …