2013

2013 Jaguar XJ Preview
2013 Jaguar XJ Preview

Some luxury shoppers haven’t yet taken note of how radically the Jaguar XJ changed for the 2011 model year, when Jaguar seemingly awoke from a design slumber, peeling away from its stodgy, baroque past. But Jaguar isn’t waiting for them to catch up. For 2013, it’s keeping the...Read More»

2013 Jaguar XKR Coupe
2013 Jaguar XK Preview

For 2013, Jaguar has lowered the price on its XK line of grand-touring luxury coupes and convertibles, and added a new Portfolio Pack edition to the lineup. With the introduction of a new Touring Coupe and Touring Convertible trim, entry prices for the 2013 XK now drop by more than $5,000 from...Read More»

2013 Land Rover Range Rover
2013 Land Rover Range Rover: First Look

In the upper strata of the luxury SUV market, it's hard to argue that mundane--but important--considerations like gas mileage play much of an important role. For 2013, that's slightly less true of the Land Rover Range Rover. In fact, it's about 700 pounds less true. Though some models of the 2013...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2012-2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Recall Alert

Mercedes-Benz is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 and 2013 model year M-Class luxury SUVs over concerns that accessory floor mats could cause a stuck gas pedal. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potentially involved...Read More»

2013 Buick Verano T
2013 Buick Verano Turbo Priced From $29,990

Buick has released pricing for the turbocharged model of the 2013 Verano compact luxury sedan, ahead of pricing for the rest of the Verano lineup or the pricing for options on the new higher-performance model. The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo will be priced from $29,990, including an $885 destination...Read More»

2013 Subaru Outback
2013 Subaru Outback Video Road Test

Earlier this year, Subaru said its 2013 Outback would be getting some upgrades--a tweak here, a tuck there, a new engine and some dandy new safety features. You'd have thought someone was spreading rumors that the official transportation of drum circles and Lilith Fairs everywhere was turning into...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Scores 47 MPG Across The Board

Topping Ford’s own estimates, the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid has achieved official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ratings of 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway, and 47 mpg combined fuel economy. Ford had anticipated a 47-mpg city rating, but also earned a 47-mpg on the highway cycle, 3 mpg higher...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord sedan
Did Honda Get The 2013 Accord's Design Right? #YouTellUs

The mid-size sedan segment is heating up, with all-new entries from most of the major automakers either on sale now or arriving soon. Honda has finally revealed the new 2013 Accord in production trim, and it begs the question: Did Honda get the 2013 Accord's design right? Honda is calling the new...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Says Mid-Size Sedan Shoppers Now Expect Value And Technology

When Ford launched its configurator site for the 2013 Fusion midsize sedan, it did so to both promote the car and to gauge interest in packages that prospective buyers wanted. To its surprise, nearly 25 percent of those visiting the Fusion configurator site built cars with the technology-rich...Read More»

2013 Audi A4
2013 Audi A4: First Drive and Video Road Test

The A4 is Audi's powerhouse--not just because of its 333-horsepower S4 edition, but even more so, because of what it brings to the brand. Almost 50 percent of Audi's U.S. sales are its "B-segment" cars, including the A4, the S4, previous Avants and the new Allroad wagon. Case in point: over the...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
July 2012 Car Sales: The Best-Selling (And Worst-Selling) Vehicles

July, it seems, was an odd month for car sales. While some manufacturers (like Chrysler) posted serious gains over last July, other automakers (like GM and, surprisingly, Ford) posted a downturn in sales compared to last year. There are no real surprises in this month’s Winners column, as...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Would You Pay $39,000 For A 2013 Ford Fusion? #YouTellUs

In January, Ford revealed its 2013 Fusion mid-size sedan at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Now, it's been priced, and some of the lofty numbers are raising eyebrows. A fully loaded, non-hybrid 2013 Fusion has a sticker price of nearly $39,000. That price is a little breathtaking, but it does bring...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX
Feds Open Probe Into 2013 Infiniti JX35 For Faulty Emergency Brake Application

Following two consumer complaints about their 2013 Infiniti JX35 crossovers abruptly stopping on a certain bridge – coincidentally, the same bridge – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into a potential defect involving the...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Sonata
2012-2013 Hyundai Sonata Recalled For Airbag Issue

Hyundai is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012-2013 Sonata passenger cars due to a problem with side curtain airbags. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicles potentially affected in the U.S. at 22,512. An additional...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class: First Drive and Video Road Test

Back in the mid-1990s, when Mercedes decided to build a factory in America, and an M-Class to take on Ford's Explorer and Jeep's Grand Cherokee, the idea of also taking on the big GM and Ford SUVs one day seemed even more far-fetched. Today, the reality is a little more square. The M-Class isn't so...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKZ
2013 Lincoln MKZ Priced From $36,800

Just a day after Lincoln released a configurator and estimated pricing on the 2013 Lincoln MKZ mid-size luxury sedan, prices are now official: the starting base price is $36,800 (including $875 destination charges). The big news is two-fold. First, the pricing is $175 less than that of the...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Energi Priced From $29,995*

At a base price of $29,995, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is the most affordably-priced plug-in hybrid in America, according to Ford. In pricing the C-Max Energi below $30,000, Ford is squaring off against the 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid, undercutting it in price – and beating it in...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape & 2013 Ford Fusion Up For Grabs In New Sweepstakes

It's no secret that we're big fans of Ford's recently redesigned Escape crossover. Derived in part from the equally lovable Ford Focus, the new Escape offers great performance and premium looks in a compact package that's a good fit for city-dwellers, singles, and small families alike. We're also...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape In Recall For Potential Fire Risk

Ford has announced the voluntary recall of 2013 Ford Escape models equipped with the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and built through July 11, 2012. At issue is an engine compartment fuel line that can split and leak gasoline, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire and accident. Some 11,500 vehicles...Read More»

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