Drivers shopping the luxury crossover market have a new proposition to consider, and it comes with hybrid power. The updated 2018 Lexus NX 300h hybrid crossover will go on sale with a recommended price that's actually lower than the outgoing 2017 model. Despite the price drop, this year's hybrid NX 300h actually boasts more standard equipment. DON'T MISS: Lexus has sold 1 million luxury hybrid vehicles in 11 years A 2017 Lexus NX 300h started at $40,715, including the $995 destination fee, but a 2018 Lexus 300h will be priced from $39,330. That equals a price decrease of $1,385, according to...
Tesla Model S climbs back to top of Consumer Reports safety ratings
The Tesla Model S has retaken its spot as the luxury sedan that gets the highest ratings from Consumer Reports after the electric car gained back automatic emergency braking that works at all legal road speeds. Some may remember Tesla restored the automatic braking during an update to vehicles...Sean Szymkowski
Tesla Hardware 2: so what functions work in Autopilot and what don't?
The expanded collection of sensors known as Hardware 2 continues to bring new and revamped features to the Tesla Model S and Model X electric cars. But how do the latest features offered by Autopilot stack up against those offered until last fall by the superseded Hardware 1 setup? One owner has...Sean Szymkowski
Consumer Reports restores some points to Tesla electric cars for automatic braking
Tesla had long been a darling of Consumer Reports magazine since the time the Model S electric car was first revealed, and it consistently scored well in the magazine's tests. However, when Tesla pulled its automatic emergency braking feature when it switched to all-new vehicle sensors and...Sean Szymkowski
Tesla Autopilot gets automatic braking just as Consumer Reports downgrades safety rating (updated)
Six months ago, Tesla abruptly announced that it had upgraded its electric cars with a new package of sensors for the Autopilot driver-assist system, known as "Hardware 2." The equipment was being fitted to all new Tesla Model S and Model X electric cars then in production—but there was a...John Voelcker
Riding in prototype autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car: what it's like (video)
It's been a vision of the future for decades now: self-driving cars that let you get in, specify your destination, and then curl up for a bit more sleep, waking when you arrive. That kind of anywhere-any-time autonomy remains some years in the future, most engineers suggest. Automakers are already...John Voelcker