Test Drive: 2016 Audi Q7

Rolling through Aspen in Audi’s most high-tech crossover

by Michael Frank Audi‘s latest Q7, its seven-passenger crossover, is a much-improved driver’s car. This is chiefly due to weight—while the outgoing seven-passenger Q7 could weigh up to 5,412 pounds, the new one is down to 4,938 pounds. A future-promised turbocharged four-cylinder (vs the 3.0-liter, 333hp V-6 with that we tested in Aspen recently) should reduce weight even more. The improved driver experience, though, is …

Unveiling the New Cadillac XT5

More efficient, lighter materials, more space and a new engine make up this tech-integrated auto

Cadillac unveiled the all-new XT5 today, the first of four new crossovers that will bear the XT badge in the coming years. The XT5 replaces the current crossover, the SRX, with lighter and more efficient materials, more space, a new V6 engine, transmission and shifter, chassis and new technology, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Most importantly, the XT5 sharpens the brand’s design focus on …

Test Drive: 2016 Infiniti QX50

The latest crossover delivers updated design at a lower price

Infiniti invited us to visit San Diego, CA to get behind the wheel of the 2016 QX50 crossover and to check out their recently opened design studio. At the studio—which is one of four global design centers dedicated to Infiniti, and not their parent company Nissan—we got a sneak peek at some of the cars that will be announced in the next few months, featuring …