2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class: First Drive
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class: First Drive

It's an unusual day--or maybe a coming of age--when our editors look forward so eagerly to a new diesel-powered vehicle. Don't judge. In this case, it's not just any diesel, and it doesn't just go into any vehicle. It's a Mercedes turbodiesel, and it slips neatly into a sport-ute that not only...Read More»

Ford racks up 4,000,000 Mustang fans on Facebook
The Ford Mustang Facebook Page Scores Four Million Fans

Ford is no stranger to social media, and now it has reached a new record: The Mustang is the most popular vehicle nameplate on Facebook. The car's official Facebook fan page now has over four million fans. Growing at a rate of approximately 14,000 new fans a day, the Mustang fan page is also one of...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz G-Class To Live Through 2015--And Beyond?

"I'm not dead yet!" It's the favored sound bite of legions of Monty Python fans, and it also could be the battle cry for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, now returning to the U.S. lineup again for the 2013 model year after a second close call with death. The G-Class is "the founding father of the...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport
2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport Recalled For Steering Problem

Lexus is issuing a voluntary recall of its 2013 GS 350 F Sport sedan. The recall only affects 350s with rear-wheel drive; the all-wheel version of the 350 F Sport is not included. According to Lexus, the recall stems from a flaw in the vehicle's variable gear ratio steering, or VGRS. In some...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Priced From $25,995

Calling it America’s most affordable, fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle, and taking a square aim at Toyota’s Prius V wagon, Ford is beginning to promote the 2013 C-Max Hybrid compact minivan hatchback. The $25,995 starting price for the base level C-Max Hybrid certainly fits the bill and...Read More»

2013 Smart ForTwo (European model)
Oprah Says: You Get A Car! You Get A Car! You Get...A Smart Fortwo!

Once upon a time, Oprah Winfrey was an American hero. She could do no wrong. Born to an unwed teenage mother in Kosciusko, Mississippi, Oprah beat the odds and worked her way up the entertainment food chain. She scored parts in movies. She shared her gift for gab on a hugely popular talk show. And...Read More»

Ford's 2013 Fusion configurator website.
2013 Ford Fusion Configurator Goes Live

Manufacturers, it seems, are starting to favor configurator microsites over the old-fashioned grind-out-a-press-release method of informing the public of new product details. The reason why is somewhat obvious: by tracking the configurations built by zip code, manufacturers get an idea for regional...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Sonata
2013 Hyundai Sonata Loses Manual Gearbox, Gains Features

Full details are out for the 2013 Hyundai Sonata, and while it's offering improved equipment for the new model year, the manual gearbox has been been thrown out of the mix completely. The Sonata is only the latest in a trend that we've been seeing now for many years. Mid-size sedans used to offer...Read More»

John and Helen Taylor achieve 1,626 miles on a tank of Diesel in a VW Passat TDI
A VW Passat TDI Drove Over 1,600 Miles On One Tank Of Fuel

It's been nearly two weeks since we've taken delivery of our six-month road test 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI, and we are already impressed with its outstanding fuel economy. Seems we aren't the only ones, as a new world record has been set for the farthest distance traveled on a single tank of fuel...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Cadillac ATS Priced From $33,990

One of the most hotly anticipated cars from the new General Motors is the 2013 Cadillac ATS, and it has just been priced from $33,990 including destination charges. The based model ATS has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 200 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission...Read More»

2013 Kia Rio 5-door
2013 Kia Rio: Green Light For Fuel-Saving Stop-Start Option

The 2012 Kia Rio and 2012 Kia Soul models had been poised to be eco-tech trailblazers, as the first affordable mass-market models in the U.S. to offer stop-start, which smartly shuts down the engine when it would otherwise be needlessly idling and automatically (and quickly) restarts it. But plans...Read More»

2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Nissan Altima Sedan: $21,500, Available For Pre-Order Now

The new 2013 Nissan Altima made its debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show, but it won't arrive at dealerships until July. If you'd rather get your Altima ready for delivery now, however, you can, with Nissan's Altima pre-order site. Starting at $21,500, the 2013 Altima comes in four basic trim lines...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Offers Fans A Chance To Give Back

If you lean green and you're looking for a new car, listen up: shoppers who purchase a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid or Focus Electric can boost contributions to four nonprofits that keep America beautiful. In fact, you don't even have to buy a car to take part in the...Read More»

Ford Focus ST, launched at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
2013 Ford Focus ST Priced From $24,495, Order Books Open

If you've been waiting for Ford's latest high-performance take on the Focus, the ST, the wait is (nearly) over: the order books are open, and prices start from $24,495. And if you're one of the early adopters, you'll even get a free GoPro HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera. The 2013 Ford Focus ST...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape Sets Crossover Pace At 33 MPG Hwy

There’s good news for consumers in the market for a fuel-efficient small crossover. The all-new for 2013 Ford Escape, when equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and automatic transmission, has been certified by the EPA at 33 mpg in highway driving. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost is a direct...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart test drive, Austin, Texas, April 2012
2013 Dodge Dart: First Drive

The single most important thing about the 2013 Dodge Dart is that it proves Chrysler is still in the game. The new Dart compact sedan may not leapfrog every other compact on the market to set lofty new heights of excellence. But it's stylish, fun to drive, offers some pioneering features for the...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape: First Drive

When you think "Ford," you probably think of several brands--F-150, Explorer, Mustang, Taurus. Shame on you if that list is missing the Ford Escape. Last year, Ford sold more than 250,000 copies of its compact crossover, capping an eleven-year run on sale with the ute's best year ever, and with...Read More»

2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX Two-Minute Review: Video

For 2013 Acura has completely redesigned the RDX crossover to better compete with German luxury rivals. With a smoother, less bulbous design, a new engine, and better interior, the RDX is a more refined entry into this popular segment. While the 2013 RDX uses the same platform as the 2012 model, it...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: First Drive

Forget for a few minutes about your urge to make the absolute smartest fiscal choice. Yes, the economics of diesel ownership often take many, many years to work out as positive. Yes, diesels, as in the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, do generally cost thousands more initially; and yes, diesel fuel...Read More»

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