All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the sixth generation minivan from Chrysler, which re-engineered it from the ground up on an all-new platform. Pacifica replaces the popular, prior generation Chrysler Town & Country.
Volvo's 2017 S90 luxury sedan arrives with an understated luxury you might expect from a Swedish sensibility and a powertrain that's one of the most impressive in the 2017 model year.
A slimmer, more capable GMC Acadia arrives for 2017 with a significant improvement in fuel economy that may make it a more desirable choice for fleet selector lists.
The F-Pace leans toward performance with its supercharged 3.0L V-6 — a 380-hp powerplant that's tuned to deliver torque at highway speeds. This vehicle will appeal to executive drivers who like to drive.
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4Motion conveys understated functionality, until you step on the gas.
During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.
The 2017 Passat comes with more features offered on lower trims. Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking are now standard across all trims, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert is now standard on both R-Line and SE trims.
Nissan's Titan half-ton gets the same beefy 5.6L Endurance V-8 found in the larger gasoline-powered Titan XD, and the smaller package makes the truck a lot easier to maneuver.
Ford's sturdy Escape compact SUV arrives for the 2017 model year with a heavy refresh oriented toward safety upgrades and lower-displacement engines.
The Subaru Outback returns for the 2017 model year with a feature that could help fleets reduce the risk of low speed collisions that occur while the driver is backing up the vehicle.
The 2016 Cadillac CT6 is a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (AWD), 5-passenger large luxury performance sedan. It is one of eight all-new vehicles that Cadillac will launch by the end of the decade as part of its $12-billion product investment.
Chevrolet's 2016 Tahoe large SUV adds adaptive headlights, forward collision alerting, lane keep assist, and a safety alert seat.
Many companies have implemented fleet sustainability programs to achieve self-imposed reductions in CO2 and GHG emissions. However, the one segment that is sometimes the least compliant with corporate sustainability goals is the executive fleet. It is important for management to lead by example when initiating a fleet sustainability program to generate corporate-wide acceptance. The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid provides management with the ability to do so.
Infiniti's Q70 offers enough refinement to merit consideration as daily driver for a senior executive that has been helped by a 2015 refresh that improved the vehicle's infotainment system and brought Japanese Ash wood trim into the interior.
Technology bubbles to the surface of Audi's redesign of its entry luxury A4 for 2017 for a vehicle whose use in sales fleets has been mostly concentrated in the pharmaceutical industry.
As the brand's top-selling nameplate, the RX doesn't need seismic changes, and the enhancements are more substantial than you may expect.
For 2016, GMC’s Sierra 1500 Denali is now available with the Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission that generates 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. This full-size truck offers a versatile mobile workstation with wireless phone charging, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
Overall, the 2016 Lexus GS 200t exudes “race enthusiast” rather than conservative executive vehicle, and achieves this on a budget — making it a counterpoint choice for fleets compared to others in its class.
Volkswagen simplified its Touareg lineup for 2016 after giving its luxury SUV a mid-cycle update in 2015 by offering just the 3.6L VR6 and eliminating the Touareg Hybrid.
The ES350 entry luxury sedan may not be as sporty as some of its competitors but it provides a tasteful, pleasing mixture of plush interior creature comforts and a softer ride that smooths out roadway bumps.
The MKX enters the 2016 model year with several new features, including new styling that features a more understated split-wing grille, available 2.7L V-6 EcoBoost engine, and active suspension that includes adaptive dampers.
The 2016 Infiniti QX80 AWD with 5.6L engine is a full-size body-on-frame SUV that competes at the high end of this vehicle segment. It is perfect for executives who want to stand out, and who crave luxury coupled with power.
The Mazda CX-9 is a mid-size crossover SUV with three rows of seating for 7 passengers. The CX-9 is powered by a new four-cylinder 2.5L direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Jaguar's modest 2016 refresh of its XJ sedan brings vastly improved connectivity and technology to the flagship.
The Yukon XL Denali is powered by a standard 6.2L V-8, coupled to an eight-speed transmission, generating 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. It is equipped with a comprehensive safety package and is loaded with 4G LTE technology.
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