Competes with: Audi Q7, Lexus LX 570, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Looks like: Nothing else in the BMW lineup, and mostly true to the concept car with its giant grille and wheels Drivetrain: 335-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder with 330 pounds-feet of torque (xDrive40i); 456-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 with 479 pounds-feet of torque (xDrive 50i); eight-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: March 2019 BMW's SUV lineup has grown over the past few years to six vehicles, but even with all of those 'utes around, the X6 is only a two-row vehicle with seating for five. There was one final hole for BMW to plug: a three-row SUV. Enter the new 2019 BMW X7. Related: BMW X7 SUV Tones It Down on Path to Production The X7 comes with (fittingly) standard seating for up to seven occupants across three rows of seats. The X7 (also fittingly) becomes the seventh member of BMW's SUV family, and it will be built in Spartanburg, S.C., alongside … [Read more...] about OK, 2019 BMW X7, You Have Our Attention
Porsche Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo; Manufacturer images Porsche is adding some spice to its current Panamera models with GTS trims of each vehicle, the established liftback Panamera "saloon" — European English for "sedan" — and the more traditional, but new to the model, Sport Turismo wagon ("estate" if you're feelin' fancy).Related: How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Porsche Panamera? Both models are powered by a version of Porsche's twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, which makes 453 horsepower and 457 pounds-feet of torque. Combined with the automaker's famed PDK eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, that's good enough to propel both cars from zero-to-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, according to Porsche. The Panamera GTS boasts a top speed of 181 mph, while the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo manages a mere 179 mph. Porsche Panamera GTS; Manufacturer images For sportier handling, the standard adjustable air suspension is lowered 10 millimeters (or 0.39 inch), and all four … [Read more...] about Panamera GTS, Panamera GTS Sport Turismo Punch Up Porsche Lineup
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 18,000 model-year 2018-19 Jeep Wrangler SUVs The Problem: The front track bar brackets may be improperly welded, which can cause the bracket to separate from the frame, reducing steering capability and increasing the risk of a crash. The Fix: Dealers will inspect and repair the track bar bracket welds, as necessary, for free. What Owners Should Do: Jeep manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners Nov. 17. Owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more. Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Jeep Wrangler More Recalls Cars.com's Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In … [Read more...] about 2018-2019 Jeep Wrangler: Recall Alert
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 15,800 model-year 2018-19 Cadillac CT6 sedans and Escalade ESV SUVs, Chevrolet Suburban SUVs and Volt hybrids, and GMC Yukon XL SUVs The Problem: Certain second-row or third-row rear seat belt retractor assemblies may not automatically lock when the seat belt is fully pulled out of the retractor, possibly preventing a child seat from being properly secured, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. The Fix: Dealers will inspect the rear seat belt retractors and replace them, if necessary, for free. What Owners Should Do: Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC manufacturer GM did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call Cadillac at 800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more. Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com … [Read more...] about 2018-2019 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC Cars and SUVs: Recall Alert
2018 Lexus LS 500; Cars.com photos by Christian Lantry Lexus redesigned its flagship LS sedan for 2018, and the new LS 500 is extra in just about every way, from its dominating front grille to its opulent cabin. The excellence continues when it comes to car seats; the LS has oodles of backseat legroom and easy-access Latch anchors. How many car seats fit in the second row? Two Related: More Car Seat Checks Solid Latch, grade A: The two sets of lower anchors sit below a large Velcro flap for easy access and connection. Infant seat, grade A: There was ample room for this seat, and connection was easy. Rear-facing convertible, grade A: Again, this seat fit well, and the Latch anchor setup made installation a breeze. Forward-facing convertible, grade A: The fixed head restraint didn't interfere with how the car seat fit on the seat. The three tethers on the rear shelf are clearly marked. We routed our double-strap tether strap around the head restraint; if yours is … [Read more...] about How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Lexus LS 500?