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2011 Hyundai Equus: Is Luxury Defined by Brand?

During my week with the 2011 Hyundai Equus, I was curious what others thought of it. The Equus comes in two trim levels that are loaded with standard features, but no options. Our base Signature model came with nearly every bell and whistle imaginable. I was pulling into a Georgetown garage when a construction worker yelled, “I’ve seen that thing in the garage, how much does it cost?” When I told him it was $58,000 and showed him ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, New Cars, Mercedes Benz S Class, Hyundai Equus

Road Trip: 2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Super luxury cars aren’t known for Prius-like fuel efficiency, so when a 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid showed up at our office, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to see what could be expected from a big hybrid on the open road. Usually, automakers charge a premium for hybrid versions of their gas models, but with a $91,000 base price, the S400 Hybrid is the least expensive S-Class that Mercedes sells. Our test car gets an EPA-estimated 19 ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, New Cars, Audi A8, Mercedes Benz S Class, Porsche Panamera, Mercedes Benz S Class Hybrid

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