2013

Looking Back At Our 30 Days With The 2013 Ram 1500: Video
Looking Back At Our 30 Days With The 2013 Ram 1500: Video

Through tornado warnings and thunderstorms, off-road parks and long road trips, our month with the 2013 Ram 1500 has seen it put to just about every use you'd see with a typical pickup truck. So how do we feel about it at the end of our 30 Days? The video above puts it all on the table, but, the...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Energi  -  Driven, June 2013
2013 Ford C-Max Energi: Driven

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid. But if you keep your trip lengths relatively short, and get in the habit of plugging in at home and perhaps at work, it does a really good job pretending it's an all-electric car. Selecting the Energi's 'EV Now' mode, we managed to do a 20-mile...Read More»

Model Natasha Poly and the Fiat 500 By Gucci
2013 Fiat 500 and 500c Gucci Edition Return To America

When Fiat returned to the U.S. market two years ago, many critics and car fans dismissed its one and only offering -- the pint-sized 500 -- as a "chick car" with limited appeal. They were only half-right. Yes, the Fiat 500 has proven appealing to women, but to categorize that appeal as "limited"...Read More»

Audi Connect, and its always-on wireless hotspot  -  2013 Audi Allroad
30 Days Of Allroad: Audi Connect Brings The Hotspot Along

If you get a new Audi Allroad, you might find that you're asked to drive a little more often—especially once your friends or family find out that you carry around your own always hotspot. We've already noticed—in drives of various Audi models, and in the 2013 Audi Allroad that we have...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
30 Days Of Audi Allroad: The Gas Mileage Run

Our 2013 Audi Allroad arrived with EPA ratings of 20 mpg city, 27 highway, and the way we’ve been driving it, we didn’t seriously think we’d come close to meeting them. Yet in 462 miles so far—mostly rapid, short suburban and urban errands—we’ve averaged an...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad: Photo Gallery

We are now just over a week into our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, and we felt it was high time that a proper photo shoot was done with the little wagon that could. Naturally we headed into the hills of the Pacific Northwest with gravel, scenic roads, breath taking views, and lots of greenery...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad Off Road: 30 Days Of Allroad
Taking The Audi Allroad Off-Road: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

Active-lifestyle people who hike, camp, rock-climb, mountaineer, or just explore really need to have a vehicle that is capable of getting them to where they need to go. This often includes a location that is off the beaten path. For many consumers, that leads to a local Subaru dealership. But what...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
Audi Allroad Design Details: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

For those who want butch styling, all-weather all-wheel drive, and a wagon, the 2013 Audi Allroad just might be the right vehicle. But what makes an Allroad different from the other Audi Avant wagons, and are those changes functional or just for show? The exterior is where all the visual changes...Read More»

30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

We're rounding the corner on our time with the 2013 Ram 1500. And while we prep our final posts--a towing exercise or two, some comparisons with a well-known competitor or two--we're taking a look back at what we wrote about the Ram earlier this year. Over the past 30 days, our take on the Ram 1500...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
30 Days Of Audi Allroad: The Past, Present, And Future Of Quattro AWD

To a certain kind of automotive enthusiast, Audi Quattro is one thing first and foremost: a rally-bred, high-performance four-wheel-drive performance car from the 1980s—and a performance icon to this day. But to the rest of us—and especially here in the U.S.—quattro [note the...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
Audi Allroad History: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

As we spend the month of June with a 2013 Audi Allroad, we feel it's important to take a look back at the history of this nameplate, and how it's evolved from one generation to the next. Back in the early 2000s Audi didn't have a crossover or SUV in its lineup, and at the time it didn't have plans...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500 Off Road: 30 Days Of Ram
30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500: Gas Mileage, Little Rock

Pickups and gas mileage aren't exactly known for their good relationship. That's all the more reason every mile per gallon counts with trucks--a 1 mpg gain for a 15 mpg truck is equivalent in gas savings to about 3 mpg in a 50 mpg hybrid. We've been keeping a sharp eye on the mileage of our 2013...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

While you may think we just spend our days driving supercars and taking high-performance luxury sedans around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, we also daydream of well-packaged wagons. To prove it, we are spending the next 30 days going in-depth with a 2013 Audi Allroad. Yes, we've written a full review...Read More»

Uconnect
Uconnect, What It Does (Better): 30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500

If you're familiar with any recent Chrysler products, you've probably seen or experienced Uconnect already. If not, you're in for a treat. Visually pleasing, simple and straightforward to use, but still capable and powerful, the Uconnect infotainment system in our 30-day test vehicle is among the...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500 Off Road: 30 Days Of Ram
30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500: Off-Roading At Superlift ORV Park

One of the truest tests of any 4x4 pickup truck is its ability to safely navigate rough terrain. What better place to test a truck's abilities than at one of America's top off-road parks, Superlift ORV Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After making its way from Atlanta to Little Rock, the hardest...Read More»

Our 'workhorse' configured 2013 Ram 1500.
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: Build & Configure, Workhorse Edition

With an amazing array of cab, bed, drive, and engine options, picking a new pickup can be tough--which features do you really need, and which can you do without, or which do you want to avoid altogether? Fortunately, we've spent enough time with the Ram this month to have a good idea of what works...Read More»

30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: Gas Mileage, So Far

As we roll through our 30-day road test of the 2013 Ram 1500, we're ready to file our first report on the big reason we chose a V-6 instead of one of the Ram's better-known V-8s. Gas mileage isn't usually the first step in the decision tree when it comes to buying a pickup truck. If gas mileage is...Read More»

30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500 truck tent
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: Camping In Your Truck

We've pitched a few tents in our time, and we're no strangers to camping. Still, when a 2013 Ram 1500 pulled into the driveway with plans to stick around for a month, we realized we'd never tested a truck-bed tent. We crossed that off the vehicular to-do list this past weekend, when we split our 30...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord V6 Touring  -  Driven
Honda Accord Or Nissan Altima: Which One Does V-6 Better?

A decade ago, both the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima were offered in base four-cylinder versions. But with the V-6s of that time offering a big leap in performance and smoothness, with fuel economy only slightly lower for the V-6 (yes, gas prices were lower then), the question then was: Why not...Read More»

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