|The 2015 Hyundai Azera Limited.|
|The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta GLI.|
For the uninitiated, I am drawing a comparison between Volkswagen's GTI (a Golf hatchback) and its GLI (a Jetta sedan). And the truth is, that single letter changes a lot of things.
|The 2016 Acura ILX Tech Plus A-Spec.|
For 2016, Acura addresses the problems, ditching the 2-liter, 150-horsepower four and five-speed automatic for a 2.4-liter, 201-horsepower four mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. That alone brings a massive improvement in performance and even a slight uptick in fuel economy over the smaller engine (now 25 city/36 highway). That's even better mileage than the '15's rarer than rare ILX Premium with the 2.4 and a six-speed manual.
|The 2015 Lexus LX570.|
Whatever your opinion of the Toyota Prius, that car has given upscale corporate cousin Lexus a mighty weapon to use. The brand now offers seven of its models in "h" (for "hybrid) form, all based on the Prius' hybrid powerplant technology. And the newest of these is the newest Lexus, the NX small crossover.