Michael B. Sauter and Grant Suneson 24/7 Wall Street Published 12:34 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 As auto sales hit their first slow period in years and margins are down, automakers must rely more on their reputations for quality and reliability to keep sales at current levels. According to the latest results of a highly regarded poll on auto industry customer satisfaction released Tuesday, some brands are better able to deliver a positive customer experience. These findings come from the 2018 American Customer Satisfaction Index, which surveys car owners on their overall service and product experience with specific auto brands. Scores range from 1 to 100. According to the latest edition, the experience of owning an automobile has improved. The industry-wide score for 2018 is 82, up from 81 in 2017. The best-rated brands this year are a make that held the spot last year and one that moved up several spots. At the other end of the list, one brand holds the unfortunate distinction of … [Read more...] about What are the best and worst car brands in the U.S. in 2018?
Mercedes s class 2018
Full Car Details More Reviews The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan is the brand’s flagship, and one of those rare cars that coddles front- and rear-seat passengers as much as the driver. It’s the big Benz, the roomiest and most cosseting offering in the luxury brand’s sedan lineup. For 2018, it receives a mildly refreshed exterior, revised powertrain lineup, and updated infotainment, safety and semi-autonomous driving technology. The lineup includes twin-turbocharged V6- and V8-powered luxury 4-doors, super-opulent stretched-wheelbase Maybach sedans, and AMG-enhanced high-performance 4-doors with twin-turbo V8 or V12 power. Prices start at $90,895 for the new-for-2018 V6-powered S450, ranging to $230,495 for the V12-powered AMG S65 sedan. New engines Last year’s S550 Plug-in hybrid is no longer available. There’s no diesel either, and after the Volkswagen diesel scandal, probably never will be going forward in the U.S. A new, … [Read more...] about Short Report: The refreshed 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class continues to define the modern luxury flagship automobile
close Video The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a smooth-sailing SUV The 2018 Lincoln Navigator was named North American Truck of The Year and FoxNews.com Automotive Editor Gary Gastelu says it deserved it. Lincoln won the North American Truck of the Year award for 2018, which on its own sounds kind of crazy. A luxurious Lincoln the truck of the year? What about Ford? Chevy? Ram? It’s like the automotive equivalent of a snowboarder taking gold in the women’s Olympic downhill skiing event. Oh right, that happened this year, too. Congrats, Ms. Ledecka. Then again, Lincoln did pretty much create the super-size luxury SUV segment with the original Navigator SUV way back in 1997, so perhaps the accolades that the new one is getting are simply overdue. They are well-deserved. More than ever before, the 2018 Navigator takes the idea of the American land yacht and scales it up into a cruise ship. You can even get it decked out in a very nautical light blue leather and … [Read more...] about The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a smooth-sailing SUV
Mercedes-Benz extends the refresh applied to the 2018 S-Class sedan to the S-Class coupe and convertible lineup. The full-size luxury coupe and convertible receive changes to the interior, exterior, and drivetrain options for the new model year. Three iterations of the 2-door S-Class lineup are available for 2018: S550, S63 AMG, and S65 AMG. S550 models utilize a twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 engine with an output of 449 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque, while the S63 has a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 under the hood that generates 577 horsepower. Last but not least is the formidable S65 AMG, which uses a 6.0-liter V12 engine pumping out 621 horsepower and 738 lb.-ft. of torque. Additional features have been added to the 2018 S-Class coupe and convertible models, such as an improved active distance-assist feature within the vehicle’s adaptive cruise control system, an option for upgraded intelligent suspension, and new infotainment technology. Changes to the 2018 … [Read more...] about 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Convertible/AMG Overview
For as long as there have been modern luxury sedans, there has only been one benchmark: the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Other automakers have tried their hand at taking down the king, but when it comes to the sales crown – not to mention offering some of the most advanced technology and comfort features in the world – the S-Class stands alone. FOLLOW DAILY NEWS AUTOS ON FACEBOOK. 'LIKE' US HERE. For 2018, Mercedes gives its popular model a full-on refresh, with new styling, new tech features, engine changes, and more, the details of which are outlined below. Changes to the 2018 S-Class: New exterior design cues including redesigned front fascia, new headlights and taillights, and new wheel options Revised interior styling featuring a new steering wheel design Updated Comand infotainment system with one-piece dual-screen display Re-vamped safety technology including updates to distance assist Wireless phone charging available S450 model gets new twin-turbocharged inline … [Read more...] about 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Overview