John Stein grew up in an extended family that valued the art of going fast. Spending plenty of weekends at U.S. 30 Drag Strip and Sante Fe Speedway, he fondly remembers the screaming machines and the flying mud that made those long-gone racing havens such …Read More
The 2013 ES350 sedan preserves the quality and commitment to luxury appointments that have made it a staple of the Lexus lineup. The exterior of the ES350 presents a sophisticated, contemporary flow from grille to rear trunk that is neither offensive nor distinctive.
Scion is considered the value-price-branded little brother of Toyota, and is all about style, attitude and aftermarket add-ons. At 2,799 pounds with the automatic transmission (2,758 pounds with the manual), it is more than 700 pounds less than a modern-day Pony car and its center of gravity is lower than a Porsche Boxster, only 18 inches off the pavement.
The Chrysler 300 is designed with a memorable look in mind, It gets a bit more simple in its overall style, as designers moved away from the high-profile Bentley look, to the slimmer, trimmer front end and more modern wheel/rim combinations.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 is faster and more responsive than its predecessor, due in part to shedding 242 pounds, as well as adding a plethora of new technologies. The cabin is filed with luxury including leather upholstery and heated seats.
The 2013 GMC Terrain comes in SLE and SLT trim levels, as well as the new Denali. Standard or available exterior features include body-color mirrors and door handles, chrome package, projector-beam headlights, 17-, 18- or 19-inch wheels, programmable power liftgate and a host of safety features.
The Lexus LS 600h L takes a full-size LS luxury sedan lineup and allows the eco-conscious customer to feel good about a hybrid power drivetrain and greener signature. It is available only in the long-wheelbase, all-wheel-drive form, and makes performance, luxury and fuel economy its focus.
The Dodge Dart is available in five trim levels: SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and R/T. The Limited is an accommodating and comfortable compact with a multitude of color combinations, contrasting stitching, color enhanced instrument panel, sculpted surfaces, additional lighting, and electronic displays.
The Grand Caravan comes in four trims: SXT, SE, Crew and R/T. All offer the roomy spaces and convenient storage units that make the minivan so accommodating for families, and moving people and things with ease.
The Malibu Eco exterior design features an overall contemporary look, accented by sleek lines. It boasts a wide stance, projector headlamps and pronounced rear spoiler.
Fitting seven people in comfort with lots of utility space is the hallmark of the 2013 Flex. The interior boasts an accommodating cabin and family-friendly features.
The new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek mixes ride-height, attitude and price to present one of the year’s best options. The XV Crosstrek enhances exterior style with a roof spoiler and unique gray 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels with a machined edge that make the visual pop.
For small spaces, short commuter jaunts and errands, the 2013 Chevy Spark is an appealing combination of standard equipment, distinctive looks, noteworthy driving characteristics and value. It should do well as long as fuel stays north of $3 per gallon.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe offers a distinctive sporty style and outstanding fuel economy. The car combines great looks with the reality of 40 miles per gallon. Additonally, the base price of $19,745 provides a ton of standard technology and safety equipment.
The 2013 Kia Optima offers exterior design upgrades and an inviting, comfortable cabin. The front-wheel-drive Optima delivered outstanding response to quick demands for acceleration, while the firm steering and independent suspension delivered a real sportiness to the ride.
The all-new Mazda CX-5 is a distinctly stylish compact crossover SUV that provides big technology upgrades inside and a 35 mpg rating on the highway. Even better, this Mazda CX-5 offers a cozy space for five and plenty of functional storage space.
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco mild hybrid rises to the challenge of offering high mileage; the family-size sedan is touted as the most fuel-efficient Malibu ever with a combined city/highway rating of 29 miles per gallon.
With the 2013 ILX, Acura is following the trend of offering high-end equipment in entry-level vehicles.
Mercedes’ seven-passenger SUV provides comfort and sophistication along with off-road capability.
The 2013 Cadillac XTS features luxurious appointments and showcases the new personal connectivity format called CUE, short for Cadillac User Experience.
The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe gets a refresh with emphasis on a more aggressive exterior design as well as an impressive tech upgrade and two new power plants.
With much fanfare, the Ford Mustang changed its looks in 2010 and delivered an appreciated performance upgrade in 2011. Ford has said 2015 will bring a complete overhaul, so take a bite of the new 2013 Mustang GT and savor a style that will be …
The 2012 Buick Verano is an entry-level luxury sedan that takes some styling cues from big brother LaCrosse and sibling Regal — which is a great start. Verano’s sloping hood and graceful roofline design makes it look like a much larger sedan as it flows …
The 2012 Land Rover Evoque, the newest Range Rover model, delivers one of the segment’s most unique exteriors while providing the off-road prowess ensured with the purchase of any Land Rover model. Available in a coupe or a five-door version, the Evoque is offered in …