2013

2013 Nissan Altima Coupe: It's Back, But For How Long?
2013 Nissan Altima Coupe: It's Back, But For How Long?

The 2013 Nissan Altima sedan is new and improved, on many fronts. But what about the two-door Altima Coupe? Nissan says the other Altima isn't getting the same redo--it will carry over for the 2013 model year, and only as a single model. The two-door will be offered only as a 2.5 S four-cylinder...Read More»

2013 Subaru Outback, photo by Thomas Bey
Subaru EyeSight: 2013 Outback Outshines In Outer Banks

Having 20/13 eyesight is beyond the sharpness most of us can claim. EyeSight driver assist in 2013 Subaru Outback and Legacy models is easier attained. It’s available in an option package in 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited trim now, with planned integration into other models down the road...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon Gets More Green, Adds Hybrid Model

In recent years, Toyota's said it will build a hybrid version of every one of its vehicles by 2020. Count one more down: the Avalon sedan is going hybrid for the 2013 model year. The big four-door, a relative of the best-selling Camry sedan, goes on sale in November of this year. When it does, it...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT And Coupe: First Drive

Hyundai's Elantra has been a huge success, missing just a model or two to complete the usual compact-car trifecta. A hot seller and an award winner--the North American Car of the Year for 2012--the latest Elantra seems to have caught the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla completely off guard...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Priced From $23,910

General Motors launched the new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu sedan in its most fuel-efficient form earlier this year, the Eco model. Now it has announced pricing for the other powertrain and model trims with a base price of $23,910 including a destination fee of $760. Joining the Eco trim level is the LS...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo -- First Drive, San Diego, CA, June 19, 2012
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Goes To The Matte

The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is spooling up for a summer sales launch, but before dealers and eager drivers get their hands on it, automotive journalists by the planeload are passing through the Lodge at Torrey Pines this week, rattling quietly fabulous La Jolla with the sound of forced...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Chevrolet Cruze Gets MyLink Infotainment, Active-Safety Options

When the Chevrolet Cruze first went on sale for the 2011 model year, it at last gave GM a serious, top-tier contender in the compact-sedan category—and especially one that excelled in comfort, interior space, safety, and features. Now with the 2013 model year approaching, GM appears to be...Read More»

2013 GMC Terrain Denali first drive
2013 GMC Terrain Denali: First Drive And Video Road Test

It sells more vehicles than Buick and Cadillac combined. Its Denali sub-brand sold more vehicles in May than all of Jaguar and Land Rover did in the U.S. Still, some call the GMC brand the company's red-headed stepchild--and not only because of its plain red logo. GMC may get less attention when it...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Priced From $19,170

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT made its world debut in February at the Chicago Auto Show. Now, pricing on the new hatchback's been released, and the South Korean automaker is asking $19,170 for the standard GT, before options but including destination. The GT is the third model to spin from the latest...Read More»

2012 Buick Regal GS
2013 Buick Regal: 36-MPG eAssist System Comes Standard

The Buick Regal lineup gets considerably more fuel-efficient for 2013—with an EPA rating of 36 mpg highway that beats most other sedans its size. GM has dropped the base 2.4-liter Ecotec direct-injected four-cylinder engine on the 2013 Buick Regal and is instead making its eAssist mild-hybrid...Read More»

2013 GMC Terrain Denali
2013 GMC Terrain Denali Priced From $35,350

The plush new 2013 GMC Terrain Denali goes on sale in the fall wearing a base price of $35,350, including destination. GMC will offer two powertrains in its most luxe compact-crossover SUV for the new model year. Last year's 264-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 has been axed from the model range entirely...Read More»

2013 Buick Verano T
2013 Buick Verano T: It Stands For Turbo, But It's Silent

Turbocharged fours are the new V-6s, at least among compact and mid-size sedans. For the 2013 model year, the Buick Verano jumps on the forced-induction bandwagon, but it does it in a discreet way--making the "T" in turbo silent. Silent, in that it's badged subtly, without reference to the added...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 XL Fire Rescue
2013 Ford F-150 XL: Ready For Emergency! And Adam-12

MyFord Touch and other fancy trimmings are set to please the most well-heeled (and booted) owners of the latest 2013 F-150. Now, Ford says a new XL edition will cater to another crowd--firemen, policemen, or any other profession in need of a work truck with lots of custom-order room to play. The XL...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Priced From $24,065

Back at the Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen announced that a turbo diesel Beetle would be launched later this year. And while we've already driven the diesel powered Bug, we didn't know how much it would cost until today. Volkswagen has announced the Beetle TDI will start from $24,065, including a...Read More»

2013 Ford Explorer Sport
2013 Ford Explorer Sport Priced From $40,720

It hasn't been confirmed by the usual routes, but the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport has been priced from $40,720 before destination charges and options, according to Ford's new-vehicle configurator site, updated this week. The Explorer Sport takes the basic crossover package and puts a twin-turbocharged...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Accent
2013 Hyundai Accent Gets $2000 Price Increase, More Standard Features

The 2013 Hyundai Accent is showing up early at dealers for the new model year, wearing a new base price that's significantly higher than in its launch year. The 2013 Accent's base price is $14,545 before destination charges, while the 2012 Accent was $2000 less, at $12,545. Destination charges for...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Priced From $22,725

The Veloster is getting a horsepower boost for 2013 with a new Turbo model joining the lineup. Hyundai has just released pricing, and the hot little hatchback is going to start from $22,725 including destination. The base price of a Veloster Turbo is $4,500 more than the base naturally aspirated...Read More»

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Preview

In one light, the new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is little more than a lightly tweaked Impreza compact hatchback. But looked at another way, the new XV Crosstrek is the feisty little Japanese carmaker doing what it does best: taking advantage of its all-wheel drive and U.S. drivers' desire for...Read More»

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

May’s overall vehicle sales are perhaps best summed up by author Charles Dickens, who once penned, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” For Chrysler, the former is true, while for Mitsubishi that latter applies. Breaking sales down by individual models, some cars...Read More»