2013

2013 Lexus LS First Drive and Video Road Test
2013 Lexus LS First Drive and Video Road Test

With the 2013 Lexus LS, Toyota's luxury brand has something to solve. The perennial dogfight between BMW and Mercedes-Benz at the very top of their model ranges all but blots out most other competitors. Even Audi's A8 has difficulty gaining breathing room between the S-Class and the 7-Series;...Read More»

2013 Jaguar XF
2013 Jaguar XF Preview

Jaguar’s XF sedans started a clean break, design-wise, from the brand’s more ornate, traditional ‘saloon’ past, and while they've been wildly successful over the past several years, it would be fair to say that its all-V-8 lineup has been a limiting factor—especially...Read More»

2013 Jaguar XJ
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 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 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 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 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»

HondaLink interface with Aha integration  -  for 2013 Honda Accord
2013 Honda Accord, Crosstour Get Aha Smartphone-Based Infotainment

Honda has announced a new generation of infotainment systems that will make its debut first in the all-new 2013 Honda Accord and in the refreshed 2013 Honda Crosstour, both expected later this year. And reflecting a simplified approach that we've seen increasingly in systems like Toyota's Entune or...Read More»

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek  -  First Drive, Oahu, July 2012
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek: First Drive

It didn’t take us a journey halfway across the Pacific Ocean to understand that Subaru—and the new 2013 XV Crosstrek, or just ‘Crosstrek,’ as Subaru of America would rather call it (the XV already stands for ‘crossover vehicle’)—is for active, outdoorsy...Read More»

2013 Volvo S80
2011-2013 Volvo S80 Recalled For Transmission Software Glitch

Volvo is recalling S80 sedans from the 2011-2013 model years. At issue is a problem with the transmission, which could cause the vehicle to stall in traffic. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem is linked to a software flaw that can prevent...Read More»

Stylists work on the 2013 Dodge Dart
2013 Dodge Dart To Make TV Debut During MLB All Star Game: Video

If the television commercial for the 2013 Dodge Dart is to be believed, building an all-new car in arguably the market’s most competitive class isn’t really that difficult. All it takes is genius, inspiration, hard work for obscenely long hours and enough coffee to fill Lake Michigan...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
2013 Audi Allroad: First Drive and Video Road Test

If you're looking for an A4 Avant station wagon as you troll the local Audi dealer this coming model year, you'll be out of luck. Rather than stock the good-looking wagon, Audi's crossed over, reaching back into its bag of nameplates to come up with the Allroad. You might remember the last car to...Read More»

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