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DETROIT–On the eve of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a significant update of its venerable G-Class SUV. Looking much the same as it did when the model was originally introduced in 1979, the 2019 G-Class has been brought up to speed with expected luxury-car connectivity and contemporary interior appointments.
Consensus is overrated. No one walks into a nice restaurant planning to poll the establishment’s other patrons in order to determine what to eat. Likewise, no one can tell you what you think is beautiful.
First available to the American market for the 2006 model year, the Mercedes-Benz CLS introduced consumers to the “4-door coupe” concept. Essentially a heavily restyled E-Class, the CLS enjoyed more rakish styling than that midsize offering, as well as higher levels of equipment and technology. The redesigned-for-2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS–which debuted at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show–carries on the tradition while boasting a new look, a new engine, and new comfort-oriented technology.
Last year Ford sold around 20,000 vehicles to law-enforcement agencies. While the number may seem huge, it’s dwarfed by many of Ford’s retail models. The Ford Escape small crossover, for example, accounts for nearly 30,000 sales every month.
Confession: I have a very hard time separating what I think is good looking from what I thought was cool—at least when it comes to cars from the late Seventies and early Eighties.
Miles driven: 321
Fuel used: 13.5 gallons
Blame the minivan. Prior to the 1984 arrival of the first minivans–the ground-breaking Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager–the vehicle options for a family of six were fairly limited.
For years, Cadillac had a death grip on the funeral-vehicle market. While statistics are elusive, it’s safe to say that through the most of the Nineties, Caddy was the dominant player in the last-ride game.
We’ve been using the word fastest to describe the best-performing rides tested by Consumer Guide in the past. The word we really should be using is quickest. Technically, a fast car has an impressive top speed, and without a test track, and situated in the Chicago suburbs, top speed was never a metric CG attempted to measure.