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plastic. While it may not be visible immediately, road debris and weather conditions can Headlights serve to improve visibility during put small dings and scratches into the lenses nighttime driving conditions and inclement over time. These small damages can add up to weather. They help drivers see and be seen by covers that look dingy and dull. Cloudiness also other motorists. When headlights are dull and occurs as the result of exposure to ultraviolet cloudy, they can prove to be a safety hazard on light. Although newer cars have lenses that are the road. Fortunately, there are ways to restore supposed to resist scratching and damage, headlights to their full effectiveness. some dulling may occur. Driving during the day is easier than driving There are many headlight cleaning kits on at night, when vision is easily compromised. the market that are quite effective at restoring A human’s visual field is much smaller in the the lenses to their original glory. Most of these dark, and it can be harder to spot road hazards, kits use a series of buffers and polishers to genanimals or people when driving at night. An im- tly buff out scratches and rid the headlights of properly lit driving area can make it much more oxidation. Because headlight lens replacement difficult to see. It also impairs others’ ability to may cost upwards of $200 per lens, the kits are see your vehicle coming and going. The National much more cost effective. Institute for Traffic and Highway Safety says A car owner can also perform similar mainthe number one reason for severe nighttime tenance with just a few items from the hardware accidents and reduced driving safety is dim or store and automotive shop. Employ incremental cloudy and improperly lit headlights. Also, the grits of sandpaper to clean the headlights withAAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that out causing further damage. In addition, cutting nearly 4 out of 5 drivers drive with improperly lit compounds and surface cleaners can be applied headlights. with electric buffers to clean the sandpaper grit There are a few different reasons for poor and any other debris caught in the headlights. headlight illumination. In many instances, the Plastic polishers can further increase the shine headlight lamp has burned out and the light is of the headlights and make them look new. no longer working. Old bulbs may dim and fail The key to keeping headlights looking their to provide the same level of illumination as they best is to be on top of any damage taking place. once did. Oxidized and cloudy headlight coverHandling minor cloudiness is much easier than ings are also a known contributor to diminished a complete headlight overhaul. Routinely inspect headlight function. the headlights and check for damage. Today’s headlight lenses are made from Metro Services
Three dangerous driving distractions that may surprise you Brand Point Content By now, almost everyone knows the dangers of texting or talking on a cellphone while driving. But phones aren’t the only distractions drivers should be aware of. Experts say that anything that draws your attention away from the road can be a potential cause of an accident. That includes actions and situations as innocuous as snacking behind the wheel or postponing a bathroom break. Most adults who drive regularly admit to engaging in distracting behaviors while behind the wheel, according to a Harris Interactive/ HealthDay poll. Eighty-six percent eat or drink while driving, 59 percent use a hand-held cellphone, 41 percent fiddle with their GPS device, 37 percent text and 14 percent apply makeup, according to the poll. “Distracted driving can be deadly driving,” says Julie Lee, vice president and national director of AARP Driver Safety. “Researchers are finding that any type of distraction is risky, not just the ones we typically think of as dangerous, like texting or talking on the phone.” In fact, a study led by Dr. Peter Snyder, vice president of research for Lifespan, a Rhode Island-based health system, found that a strong urge to urinate can impair your functioning as effectively as drinking alcohol or being sleep deprived. And the effects of hunger, thirst and tiredness on attention spans and reflex times have been well known for years. Here are three other potentially distracting behaviors and situations that you might not view as risky:
Eating and/or drinking
We all do it, especially when we’re in a hurry to make an appointment, have skipped a meal or just can’t make it through the rest of the drive without a cup of Joe. But eating or drinking while driving involves taking at least one hand - and part of your attention - off the wheel. Consider the 2011 case of a woman in Crotonon-Hudson, N.Y. Police said she hit a guardrail and flipped her vehicle when she spilled hot coffee during her morning drive. Fortunately, she sustained only minor injuries.
Many pet owners think of their dogs as their children. But while they’re diligent about buckling up the kids and grandkids, they don’t always secure their dogs while in the car. Allowing your pet to ride unrestrained - in your lap, beside you or in the backseat - is dangerous for you and him. A survey by AAA and Kurgo Pet Products found that 65 percent of respondents had participated in at least one dog-related distracting behavior while driving, such as petting (52 percent) or allowing the dog to sit in their lap (17 percent). Restraining your pet can help minimize driver distractions, restrict the pet’s movement in case of a crash, and protect pets from potentially being harmed by inflating airbags.
Slowing down or pulling over to get a better look at an accident not only displays a lack of tact, it could also cause another accident. If your eyes are on the crash you’re approaching - or
Brand Point Content Allowing your pet to ride unrestrained is dangerous for you and him.
passing - they’re not on the road ahead of you. As recently as August 2012, police in Greenbelt, Md., cited rubbernecking as the probable cause of a double accident that shut down a major
highway during morning rush hour. A Maryland State Police spokesperson told the Greenbelt Patch that police see rubbernecking accidents “all the time.”
Simple steps to a clean interior power to thoroughly clean upholstery and mats. If you do not have one, visit a do-it-yourself car wash. Remove the floor mats Much like curb appeal improving the chances of a sale on and set them on a flat surface. Thoroughly vacuum the mats your home, having a car that is presented well inside and out to clear them of dust, dirt, food crumbs and any other debris. may boost the amount of money and potential of a resale on your Vacuum the floor of the car as well as any seat upholstery that vehicle. Even vehicle owners who don’t anticipate selling their may be a catch-all for crumbs. Using a soft-bristled vacuum vehicles in the near future should maintain the vehicles to ensure attachment, you also can remove dust from the vents, speakers they are safe and sound. and the center console of your vehicle. After home and work, a car is where many people spend most of their time. As a result, a vehicle can easily become soiled, Spot cleaning scratched or overrun with clutter. Maintaining the interior of your Spills and stains do occur in vehicles, just as they do elsevehicle need not take much time or effort, but it should be done where. Cleaning these stains may require a little elbow grease often enough to keep on top of the mess. Here’s how to start. and a cleansing agent. Most automotive supply stores will sell upholstery cleaner designed for car interiors. You also can use Remove Clutter a mixture of laundry detergent and water applied with a slightly The first step in cleaning the interior is to remove the excess damp rag or sponge. Go over each area that is soiled so you can items that may have accumulated in the car. Busy families tend devote adequate time to each stain. The same process can be to leave toys, books or clothing in their vehicles. There also may used on the vehicle’s carpeting. Use a brush to really clean heavbe discarded food wrappers or beverage containers. People who ily soiled areas. commute also may accumulate a number of items in their cars, Leather upholstery can be more delicate than cloth upholincluding business materials. These items should be sorted stery. When cleaning a leather interior, use only products that through and put where they belong before tackling the rest of the are designed specifically for leather so as to avoid damaging the cleaning work. interior. Metro Services
Much of the dirt and debris that accumulates in vehicles can easily be removed with a vacuum. A shop vac will have enough
Console and dashboard detailing
A barely moist cloth can be used to clean the plastic components of the dashboard and consoles of the vehicle. The goal is to
wipe away any dust and any minor stains or sticky areas without saturating important electrical components. It is always better to spray polish or cleaning agents on your cloth than directly on the dashboard. In hard-to-reach-areas, consider using a soft-bristled paintbrush or cotton swabs to clean in crevices. Wipe down everything with a dry cloth or towel afterward.
Having clean windows is essential to driving safely. Cleaning the windshield and windows is relatively simple to do with a glass cleaner spray and a lint-free cloth. Use caution when cleaning the rear windshield if it has a defogger/defroster grid on the window. These wires can be damaged easily. Clean with the direction of the defroster grid line.
Freshen the car
Place an air freshener or spray a product on the air intake vent to eradicate musty smells in the car. It also is important to replace the cabin air filter periodically; otherwise you could be breathing in dust and dander that is trapped in the filter. These are the basic steps to cleaning a car’s interior. Other detail work can be done depending on your preferences and the make of the car. Routine maintenance helps others see you have pride in your vehicle and can ensure a better return on your investment down the line if you choose to sell.
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The 2013 Nissan Altima’s all-new exterior design starts with its wide, aggressive stance and dramatic front end styling. The new Altima’s interior defies midsize sedan convention, rivaling upscale luxury sedans in ambience and sophistication. Like the exterior, there is a premium look and feel -- from the driver’s side cockpit to the front passenger and rear seating areas -- with extensive use of upscale, soft-touch materials and craftsman-like attention to detail. A choice of two proven Altima powerplants -- the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and 3.5-liter V-6 -- are offered for the new model year. The 2.5-liter engine is redesigned to be lighter
and more efficient. Horsepower is increased to estimated 182 hp (from 175 hp), while torque remains the same at 180 lb-ft. The advanced, award-winning 3.5-liter V6 remains rated at 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Helping increase fuel economy with both engines is the next-generation Xtronic CVT. A full 70 percent of the parts have been redesigned and internal friction reduced by up to 40 percent. It also features new control logic and expanded gear ratio coverage, which helps reduce noise and fuel consumption while improving drivability and responsiveness. The 2013 Altima is the first Nissan vehicle to offer NissanConnectSM, which offers Bluetooth
Hands-free Phone System and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth, along with available integrated Hands-Free Messaging Assistant, Pandora integration, USB connection for iPod interface and other compatible devices and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Nissan unleashes the all-new 2013 Pathfinder, a complete makeover featuring a sleek, aerodynamically styled SUV exterior, a premium interior, class-exclusive user-friendly technology and a new unibody platform and advanced drivetrain. The all-new design sheds 500 pounds of mass compared to the outgoing model yet maintains the Pathfinder’s SUV-ruggedness while delivering up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway. With its blend of capability, including class-leading standard towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, and modern amenities, such as a class-exclusive Around View Monitor, the 2013 Pathfinder is the next-generation SUV. Getting into the second and third row has
never been easier. This innovative system lets the owner tilt and slide the 2nd-row seat even with a child seat still installed. The second row slides over 5 inches, which means more leg room. Moving upscale in appearance, the new exterior styling presents a smart fusion of signature Nissan styling cues and dynamic strength. The look is adventure-ready with wheel-oriented muscular fenders and a strong, stable stance. A panoramic dual-panel moonroof, with sliding opening front panel and fixed rear glass panel which extends over the 2nd and 3rd rows, combines with the large windows to create an open, airy interior environment. All 2013 Pathfinders come equipped with an
advanced 3.5-liter V-6 engine matched with a next-generation Xtronic CVT. The engine is rated at 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. It is also the only vehicle in class with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD modes for the available intuitive ALL-MODE 4x4-i system. The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is offered four models: S, SV, SL and Platinum.
Nissan’s all-new 2013 Sentra focuses on class-above design standards inside and out, as well as efficiency in engineering. The new Sentra is 150 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, yet has slightly larger overall dimensions and more interior room. The lighter and more aerodynamic new Sentra allows Nissan to use a more fuel-efficient 1.8-liter engine, which along with the next generation Xtronic CVT with sub-planetary gear helps deliver a 13 percent improvement in EPA combined fuel economy. With the FE+ models, Sentra achieves up to 40 mpg on the highway. Sentra’s all-new design is elegant, modern and refined, reflecting a “professional” character
targeted at upwardly bound buyers who aspire to drive something more premium than some of the other designs in the segment. It adopts Nissan’s bold new signature trapezoid-shaped grille and large wraparound headlights with LED accents -- the only sedan in the compact segment to offer them as standard equipment. In the rear, LED taillights are also standard, which complements the sophisticated styling. The 2013 Sentra’s sophisticated new look continues inside with a high-quality interior design with materials not usually found in compact vehicles, including soft-touch instrument panel and driver’s door armrest, available leatherappointed seating and available Maple wood-tone
trim. Along with offering mid-size roominess in a compact-size exterior, the intuitive interior layout emphasizes driver control and class-leading seat comfort for all occupants.
The 2013 Nissan Rogue offers excellent value, while satisfying both the functional needs of the buyers and their emotional needs, which has made Rogue one of the best-selling vehicles in the Nissan lineup. The 2013 Rogue offers innovation, including being the first non-luxury vehicle in the U.S. to offer the unique Around View Monitor feature, utilizing four small superwide-angle cameras mounted on the front, side and rear of the vehicle to provide a virtual 360-degrees view of objects around the vehicle. Enhancements for the 2013 model year include a new Premium Edition (replaces the previous Premium Package), which adds front
fog lights and Bose audio system with 7 speakers and subwoofer, along with automatic air conditioning, fog lights, power moonroof, auto on/off headlights and Nissan Navigation System. Also, a Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System and two additional speakers (6 total) are added to Special Edition Package (S models). The 2013 Rogue is offered in three trims, S, SV and SV with SL Package. All Rogue models are available in all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive configurations. Rogue’s dramatic exterior styling includes dynamically arched forms and powerful rear shoulder lines, enhancing both its sporty feel while providing an upscale, grown-up style in a
category full of toy-like compact SUVs. Rogue’s interior is designed to satisfy both the functional needs of the buyers and their emotional needs -- including the versatility provided by a large 57.9 cubic feet of cargo space (with 2nd row seat folded down). Nissan Rogue’s 2.5-liter 4-cylinder is rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft torque, mated to Nissan Xtronic CVT, combining smooth, linear and responsive acceleration feel with highefficiency operation.
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The 2013 Lincoln MKX rolls into showrooms with enhancements that make it even more appealing. The MKX remains one of the segment’s most powerful crossovers. The Lincoln five-passenger crossover has best-in-class fuel economy and impressive standard horsepower. It also has standard voice-activated SYNC with MyLincoln Touch, heated and cooled front seats, reverse sensing system and remote keyless entry and start. The 3.7-liter V-6 produces 305 horsepower while delivering segment-leading fuel economy of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway (the best among non-diesel offerings). The V-6 routes power through a six-speed automatic transmission that
can be shifted using standard paddles behind the wheel. Expanded SYNC functionality includes standard operator Assist and local Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities for laptops and tablets. Curve Control is part of the MKX’s AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control. Curve Control helps drivers maintain control when taking a curve too quickly, an error contributing to some 50,000 crashes in the U.S. annually. Available Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) uses wide-angle, short-range radar sensors to continuously monitor each side of the vehicle to detect when another vehicle enters the defined blind spot zone (within 45 feet). A light
appears on the corresponding side view mirror to indicate another vehicle is in the defined blind spot. The available panoramic Vista Roof provides a movable forward sunroof and a fixed rear moonroof. Dual power sunshades can be used to block out unwanted glare. Dramatic 22-inch polished aluminum are available for the 2013 MKX. These wheels expand the wheel offerings beyond the standard 18-inch rims and optional 19- and 20-inch choices.
The all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ premium midsize sedan comes standard with more equipment and several segment-firsts. The Retractable Panoramic Roof is a new signature feature for Lincoln. The 15.2-squarefoot glass panel offers one of the largest openings available on any current sedan. The design maintains the structural strength of a steel-roof vehicle. A sweeping roofline defines the new luxury sedan’s profile. The steeply raked windshield and lengthened backlight make for a sleeker and more flowing appearance that is 10 percent more aerodynamic than the model it replaces. The crafted headlamp assemblies include
bright, energy-efficient LED lighting. The front headlights turn in sync with the steering wheel, providing enhanced visibility. At the rear, LED technology enabled a thin, distinctive full-width taillamp graphic. Innovation and technology abound inside the new MKZ. Replacing the traditional mechanical transmission shift lever is a contemporary fivebutton interface. The individual buttons of Push Button Shift engage Park, Neutral, Reverse, and forward gears in two modes, Drive and Sport. The MKZ’s key standard features include: Lincoln Drive Control, which orchestrates the performance of the Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) adjustable suspension, electric
power-assisted steering (EPAS), engine, transmission, Active Noise Control, traction control and stability control systems. The 2013 Lincoln MKZ offers three distinct powertrains, including the MKZ Hybrid. The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost delivers the performance of a traditional V6. Emphasizing performance and efficiency, the optional 3.7-liter V6 produces significantly more power than the previous MKZ V6 while improving fuel economy approximately 5 percent.
The all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover SUV that offers the best highway fuel economy of any SUV sold in North America, at 35 miles per gallon. Under an expansive hood lies the SKYACTIVG 2.0-liter gasoline engine that delivers more torque, improves fuel economy and lowers emissions. The new CX-5 delivers 155 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque. With a choice of transmissions in either the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual or SKYACTIVDrive six-speed automatic, a 2,000-pound towing capacity and an optional all-new all-wheel-drive system, the 2013 CX-5 truly offers a little of everything for everyone.
A new five-point “signature wing” front grille commands the front fascia. Its black elongated trapezoidal pattern adds masculine depth while eagle-eyed, wraparound headlamps extend out. The CX-5’s sculptured body features taut, compact lines. Shapely front and rear fenders hug the sporty SUV’s 17- and 19-inch rubber-and-rim pairings, projecting a wide, low-slung stance. Long and luxury-laced, CX-5 sits on a segment-leading 106.3-inch wheelbase, seats five and offers a cabin that is undeniably flexible. Not the first to offer 40/20/40-split rear seats, CX-5 simply does it better by offering the segment’s only fold-flat three-piece independent seats. A single-action topside button releases the left- and
right-side seats to fold down while a looped handled frees the middle seat. An all-new 5.8-inch in-dash touch screen becomes the center of attention with intuitive phone, audio and navigation functions. Streamlined steering wheel controls also enable a more straightforward operation of the infotainment system.
The impressive 5-passenger Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact crossover enters the 2013 model year with numerous new improvements, including enhanced exterior styling and interior design features. The 2013 Outlander Sport receives a number of exterior changes that give it a more sophisticated and refined image, such as a redesigned front fascia, new rear bumper design, and new chrome door trim accent. All 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models gain a variety of improvements within the crossover’s spacious and comfortable cabin: new seating fabrics, chrome accent front door molding, All-Wheel Control center console push
button switch, and cabin noise reduction from higher grade insulation material. The design of the rear multi-link suspension has been improved for better ride comfort and handling, while the fuel-saving Electric Power Steering (EPS) has been augmented to provide an increase in steering feel for the driver. The Continuously-Variable Transmission calibration has been improved to enhance acceleration performance and provide a smoother shifting feel. Powered by a well-engineered 148 horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, this powerplant is fortified with numerous advanced technologies to provide ample power with exemplary fuel efficiency. The Outlander Sport in ES trim level has
this highly-efficient engine paired with a refined and user-friendly 5-speed manual transmission in standard guise while offering the CVT as an option. The top-flight SE model is equipped exclusively with the high-tech CVT transmission, which offers a 6-speed manual sports mode controlled by paddle shifters behind the steering wheel for the driver. Each trim level of the 2013 Outlander Sport now comes with 18-inch alloy wheels.
Base model estimated mpg: 19/26 Estimated starting price: $39,545
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The new 2013 Chevrolet Traverse crossoverutility vehicle offers families a new gathering space with greater style, refinement and safety. The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse has a new athletic exterior design, complemented by a more expressive front end that introduces a new face for Chevrolet crossover utilities. At the rear, redesigned lamps and the license plate pocket are positioned in the new liftgate for a sportier look. Upgraded materials include soft-touch surfaces on the instrument panel and front door uppers, contrasting stitching, chrome and silver accents, and available blue ambient lighting that flows through the cabin. A new center stack showcases a 6.5-inch
color touch radio with the available Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system. The center stack also has large and illuminated climate controls that are easier to use and have a more upscale feel. Traverse’s second-row seat comes with a pair of captain’s chairs or a three-passenger bench. Each incorporates Traverse’s child-friendly, second-row SmartSlide feature that enables unobstructed access to the third-row bench seat with one hand -- and is easy for children to operate. Efficiency in the Traverse comes from a technically advanced 3.6L V-6 with direct injection technology and continuously variable valve timing. It is mated with a six-speed automatic
transmission with improved shift feel that results in more confident acceleration when the driver needs additional power. The engine is rated at 288 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque with dual exhaust. Its direct injection fuel delivery helps produce power similar to many V-8 engines and uses regular unleaded gasoline.
The all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu provides customers with expressive design, advanced technologies, ride performance and fuel-efficient powertrains. A wider stance, broad shoulders and an integrated rear spoiler bring a new athleticism to the 2013 Malibu and give it a more aggressive appearance. The new Malibu has a 4.5-inch shorter wheelbase and 62-inch front and rear tracks that are more than 2 inches wider than the model it replaces. Exterior design cues include Chevrolet’s dual-port grille, projector HID headlamps, larger Chevrolet bow-tie badges front and rear, and new Camaro-inspired LED dual-element taillamps. The
look is complemented by a range of large 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels. The new Malibu interior features an all-new dual cockpit design that creates an inviting, roomy and comfortable environment. The increased width of the new Malibu means a more spacious cabin. The Malibu interior features metallic, chrome or wood accents located around the shifter, surrounding the center stack, around the instrument cluster and on doors and the steering wheel. Ice blue lighting on the center stack dials, exposed ice blue French contrast stitching, soft-touch and textured surfaces, and strategic applications of noise-deadening materials add to Malibu’s
interior refinement. An all-new Ecotec 2.5L four-cylinder engine with direct injection leads Malibu’s engine lineup. New features include enhanced authority continuously variable valve timing, variable-displacement oil pump and electronic thermostat that save fuel, while delivering V6-like performance. The engine produces an estimated 190 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2.5L is mated to a HydraMatic 6T40 six-speed automatic with features designed to enhance powertrain efficiency.
A sporty four-passenger, five-door hatch minicar, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark is designed to excite first-time buyers and city dwellers with its bold styling and colors, affordability, the safety of 10 standard airbags, fuel efficiency and maneuverability. While the Spark looks like a three-door hatch, designers disguised the rear doors by integrating the handles into the C-pillar area, giving Spark its sporty appearance without sacrificing four-door comfort and utility. Air conditioning and power windows are standard across the Spark lineup. Color-coordinated interiors feature a lower instrument panel -- with a motorcycle-inspired gauge cluster -- and
lower center console for maximum visibility and storage. The Spark is powered by a 1.2-liter fourcylinder engine that delivers an 85 horsepower. It is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic transmission is available. Spark’s body-frame integral structure is tight and stiff for improved driving dynamics. The electronic power steering, MacPherson strut-type front suspension and anti-lock braking systems are designed to deliver taut, tight handling characteristics that better connect the driver with the road and provide outstanding overall stability. The 2013 Spark mini car is the only car in its segment to offer a 7-inch color touch screen
radio capable of displaying smartphone-based navigation, media and contacts for hands-free calling. Attention-grabbing exterior finishes include Salsa, Jalapeno, Denim, Lemonade and Techno Pink, as well traditional hues such as Grey Area, Black Granite, Silver Ice and Summit White.
A hotter Chevrolet Sonic sounds off for 2013 -- the Sonic RS. The new RS amplifies the Sonic’s youthful style and driving experience with unique exterior and interior features matched with a turbo engine. The 2013 Sonic RS is offered exclusively in the five-door body style. Chevrolet’s exclusive MyLink infotainment system is standard. It enables navigation directions downloaded through a smart phone to be shown on the radio’s large display, and offers the personalized connectivity of Pandora and Stitcher Internet radio. The more-aggressive looking Sonic RS is available in Victory Red, Summit White, Cyber Gray Metallic and Black Granite Metallic.
One of the most-dramatic cues is the Sonic RS’s front fascia, which has a deep air dam design that enhances the car’s road-hugging stance. Vertical intakes at the edges of the fascia reinforce the wide, low proportion and house the fog lamps. The 2013 Chevy Sonic RS is powered by an Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine that is rated at 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s matched with a six-speed manual transmission or sixspeed automatic. Complementing the segment-exclusive turbocharged powertrain is MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar, and a semi-independent, torsion beam axle-
mount compound link-type rear suspension -featuring a robust, tubular V-shape beam -- with gas-charged shocks. The RS is the only Sonic model offered with four-wheel disc brakes, which are partnered with a four-channel anti-lock braking system. The four-sensor system incorporates electronic brake force distribution, which balances braking performance based on such factors as road conditions and the weight of passengers and/or cargo.
Base model estimated mpg: 19/29 Estimated starting price: $31,335
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2013 Chevy Traverse
An aggressive and dramatic exterior appearance isn’t reserved for sports cars alone. The Chevrolet Traverse has been the crossover utility vehicle for any lifestyle, a benchmark in cargo space and passenger comfort, and a leader in safety standards within its class.
Take Center Stage... with sophistication and refined ingenuity.
2013 Chevy Malibu
Expect nothing less than standing out. The smooth ride goes hand-in-hand to deliver confident handling. Exceptional attention to detail throughout the vehicle’s design helps offer up to an EPA-estimated 34 MPG on the highway. The precision continues on the inside with attractive styling, advanced technology, and entertainment options.
Dressed Up or Down... it stands out.
2013 Chevy Spark
Spark is five doors’ and four seats’ worth of “bring your friends along.” Enjoy sliding into spots where most would fear to parallel park. The Spark comes with a standard 5-speed manual or an available 4-speed automatic. We know it’s important to have a 5-year/100,000 mile warranty†, so we threw one of those in, too.
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Subaru adds the new 2013 XV Crosstrek to its line-up of award-winning crossover-utility vehicles. The versatile, fun-to-drive XV Crosstrek debuts as the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive crossover utility in America, delivering 33 mpg highway. The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek delivers a high-capability crossover package with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, high ground clearance, 17-inch alloy wheels and ample room for five passengers and cargo. All 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek models are powered by a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter BOXER engine, teamed to Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive via a five-speed manual transmission or available
second-generation Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission. The XV Crosstrek incorporates numerous body and chassis enhancements for its expanded-capability mission. Black side- and wheel-arch cladding, rocker spoiler and roof rails provide a rugged contrast to the body color. The rugged styling is backed up by function, as the four-wheel independent suspension features a raised configuration in the Subaru XV Crosstrek. The XV Crosstrek’s 8.7 inches of ground clearance is higher than for most other crossovers and even some dedicated SUVs. Subaru offers the 2013 XV Crosstrek in Premium and Limited models, the latter adding
additional luxury amenities and infotainment technology. Both the Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium and Limited offer an optional power moonroof and a navigation system. The navigation system uses a 6.1-inch touch screen LCD display and integrates a rear-vision camera, voice control, iTunes® tagging, SMS text messaging capability, XM Satellite Radio and XM NavTraffic.
Subaru’s 2013 Outback features a new, more efficient powertrain and debuts the new EyeSight driver-assist system, along with revised styling. The 2013 Outback features a restyled front end, with new headlights, grille, front bumper and fog lights, for a more powerful appearance. Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive distinguishes the Outback from crossover competitors, which generally offer all-wheel drive as an extra-cost option. The Outback continues with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, which is higher than many crossovers and some dedicated SUVs. The 2013 Outback 2.5i models debut a new 2.5-liter FB series Boxer engine for increased performance and fuel efficiency. The new engine
produces 173 hp and 174 lb.-ft. of torque, compared to 170 hp and 170 lb.-ft. with the previous engine. More significant is that the new engine produces greater low-end torque across a broad speed range, making the 2013 Outback 2.5i models feel more responsive in everyday driving. Outback 2.5i and 2.5i Premium models offer a choice between a standard 6-speed manual transmission and the second-generation Lineartronic CVT. Outback 3.6R models continue with a 256-horsepower 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine and 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. The 2013 Outback debuts Subaru’s new EyeSight driver-assist system, which integrates
Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning. EyeSight uses a stereo camera design developed by Subaru to provide a detection angle wider than that of radar-based systems. Numerous enhancements to the body structure, suspension and steering give the Outback an even smoother and quieter ride for 2013, while also helping increase handling agility. New, more comfortable seat fabric and a new light matte wood grain trim provide a sophisticated appearance.
The 2013 Subaru Impreza provides a leading combination of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, roomy interior, engaging driving performance and high fuel economy in the compact segment. The 2013 Impreza conveys a bold, confident design that emphasizes its standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive performance. In profile, the Impreza draws focus to its wheels with powerful wheel arches. The new-generation Impreza is the roomiest ever. Vehicle length and width remain the same as on the previous version for both sedan and five-door models, yet, thanks to a longer wheelbase (104.1 inches compared to 103.2 inches),
redesigned door panels, the new-generation Impreza offers increased hip and shoulder room. The Impreza’s new 2.0-liter Boxer engine produces 148 hp at 6,200 rpm and 145 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,200 rpm. In the 2013 Impreza 2.0i, the responsive engine can be matched to a 5-speed manual transmission or the lighter, more compact second-generation version of the Lineartronic CVT. Rich looking appointments and details abound inside the new-generation Impreza, including soft-touch materials for the dashboard, door trim and center console armrest. All 2013 Impreza models feature as standard a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power windows, door
locks and side mirrors, a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, outside temperature gauge, a multifunction display with fuel economy information, remote keyless entry system, security system with engine immobilizer, variable intermittent windshield wipers and a low windshield washer fluid warning light. Carpeted floor mats, an extracost option in many cars, are standard in all 2013 Impreza models.
The Forester is Subaru’s best-selling vehicle. The award-winning Forester crossover blends positive SUV attributes, including a high seating point, interior versatility and rugged off-pavement capability, with passenger car comfort, handling and fuel efficiency. Trim exterior packaging makes the Forester easy to maneuver. The Forester’s robust body structure uses high-tensile-strength steel at key structural points. New for 2013, Subaru offers the Forester compact sport-utility vehicle with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. An upgraded audio system for Forester 2.5X features Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming connectivity, iPod control caapbility and a
USB port. A new optional Value Package for the Forester 2.5X Premium model includes displaytype audio system, fog lights and All-Weather Package (heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer). All Forester 2.5X models are powered by a 2.5-liter Boxer engine that produces 170 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque. Forester 2.5X and 2.5X Premium models offer a choice between a standard five-speed manual transmission and an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic. The Forester 2.5XT models are powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged/intercooled Boxer engine delivering 224 horsepower and 226 lb.-ft. of torque. The turbo engine is teamed to an
electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission that offers manual shifting when desired.
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Honda announces the all-new 2013 Accord Sedan will once again redefine sophistication, efficiency and driving joy in the midsize class. Completely redesigned for 2013, the all-new Honda Accord provides a host of powertrain, engineering, electronic and safety firsts combined with Honda’s trademark visibility and smart design. All-new Earth Dreams powertrains include the first U.S. application of Honda’s next-generation 2.4-liter direct-injected 4-cylinder engine. The 2013 Accord Sedan will also offer a more powerful and efficient V-6, and in early 2013, an all-new two-motor 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan will debut. Four transmissions are available,
including the first-ever application of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on 2.4-liter 4-cylinder models, a six-speed automatic on V-6 models, and unique 6-speed manual transmissions on 2.4-liter 4-cylinder models. Other new Accord technologies include the first application of the all-new cloud-based HondaLink system, which lets drivers put away their smartphones and still stay connected to people, music and social media. Also debuting on the 2013 Accord is the exclusive available Honda LaneWatch blind-spot display, which uses a camera system mounted on the passenger mirror for an enhanced view of the passenger-side roadway. The all-new 2013 Honda Accord also receives a
rearview camera and an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror as standard equipment. A completely new interior provides a level of luxury and craftsmanship never before seen in the Accord. Compared to the prior edition, the 2013 Accord Sedan offers spacious accommodations for five passengers, and a roomy trunk with a flatter load floor for greater utility.
Buick Verano brings luxury, technology, sophistication, craftsmanship and responsive performance to the growing market for premium compact sedans. Verano seats up to five and is available in four models for 2013 -- the generously equipped base Verano (1SD) and uplevel Convenience (1SG), Leather (1SL) and Verano Turbo (Premium 1ST group). Buick Verano’s standard Ecotec 2.4L directinjected four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic powertrain combination deliver refined, responsive performance. The engine is rated at 180 horsepower and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 8.6 seconds.
The 2013 Buick Verano provides a premium level of standard equipment for the segment -- such as an available heated steering wheel. Buick’s easy-to-use IntelliLink radio is now also available in combination with GPS-enabled navigation for 2013. Verano sports the Buick design cues. An arching roofline connects a steeply raked windshield and fast-sloping rear pillars to give the car a sporty and elegant profile. Strokes of chrome accent Verano, along with signature features such as a black chrome waterfall grille and portholes. The 2013 Verano rides on 18-inch forged alloy, machine face, silver-finish wheels. Verano’s interior is marked by exceptional seat comfort
and support, as well as premium, soft-touch materials. Metallic and wood trims and warm ambient lighting make the cabin an inviting environment. Buick’s exclusive QuietTuning is designed to block or absorb sound and dampen or eliminate vibrations. It is included in every facet of the Verano’s architecture to make it the quietest compact sedan on the road and quieter than many midsize and full-size cars.
The 2013 Volvo XC70 is for those seeking the Volvo wagon virtues of comfort, safety and utility plus the sporty style, increased ground clearance and charisma of a contemporary crossover. The XC70 3.2 models are equipped with standard front-wheel drive while Volvo’s signature All-Wheel Drive with Instant Traction is available as an option on any 3.2 trim level, providing the best possible grip in all situations. All XC70s gain standard rain sensor windshield wipers and headlight washers for 2013. The XC70’s Volvo Sensus system has been enhanced for 2013. Standard on all models, Sensus lets drivers manage information from the audio unit, navigation system and other functions,
displaying them onto a 7-inch high-definition color monitor. The 2013 XC70 3.2 is available in base, Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum trims while the T6 AWD comes in base, Premier Plus and Platinum trims. Two new features debut on the Technology Package. Active High Beam automatically switches the headlights to low beam when opposite traffic is detected. Road Sign Information (RSI) displays traffic speed signs for the driver on the instrument cluster based on the Forward Looking Camera. Standard safety systems include City Safety, aimed at preventing or mitigating collisions with a vehicle ahead occurring at speeds of
19 mph or less. The XC70 T6 AWD 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine develops 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. A refined 3.2-liter naturally aspirated 6-cylinder engine delivers 240 horsepower. A six-speed “Geartronic” transmission that lets the driver select fully automatic operation or shift manually when desired is standard on all XC70s. A new gearshift knob includes illuminated drive modes for added convenience.
Hyundai’s third-generation 2013 Santa Fe crossover family introduces the two-row, fivepassenger Santa Fe Sport and the Long Wheelbase three-row, seven-passenger Santa Fe. The “Fluidic Sculpture” exterior of the 2013 Santa Fe invokes the impression of irrepressible motion through a new design concept called Storm Edge, which captures the strong and dynamic images created by nature during the formation of a storm. To create the illusion of constant motion, Hyundai designers use a three-bar hexagonal front grille, LED accents, low stance, rising beltline, black trimmed optional roof rails and wraparound taillights. Both Santa Fe models feature the same
flowing interior look, designed for passenger functionality and comfort. From the heated rear seats and available eight-way power driver seat, to a standard 40:20:40 folding rear seat back, both boast flexibility and a pleasant cabin for all. Available on 2.4-liter models and standard on Turbo and LWB models, is a push-button starter with proximity key and a Supervision Cluster with TFT LCD screen. A heated steering wheel and sliding second row seats are optional first-class touches on Santa Fe Sport and Santa Fe Sport 2.0T. The heated steering wheel is also optional on the LWB Santa Fe. Santa Fe Sport buyers have the choice of a 2.4-liter Gasoline Direct Engine engine or a
turbocharged 2.0-liter GDI engine. Both engines have the ability to tow up to 3,500 pounds. With 190 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, Santa Fe Sport 2.4 still manages outstanding fuel economy of 23 city and 33 highway. The higher output 2.0-liter turbocharged engine found under the hood of Santa Fe Sport 2.0T increases horsepower to 264 while also delivering excellent fuel economy. The top-of-line LWB Santa Fe is powered by the highly acclaimed 3.3-liter V6 engine, which is also found in the Hyundai Azera.
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The new Volkswagen Passat has created a new standard in the midsize sedan class with the space and comfort of many full-size models, offering remarkable, best-in-class, stretch-out rear-seat legroom and trunk space to match. The 2013 Passat’s balanced proportions give it elegant and timeless styling, reflecting the new Volkswagen design DNA. The key identifying feature is the styling of its front end. The Passat’s grille is sculpted in a three-dimensional shape and makes a distinctive and elegant impression because of its strict geometry. Beneath the front bumper is a large, lower intake with a striking honeycomb surface and available foglights housed at each end.
The Passat was designed and specifically tailored for American tastes and American lifestyles. There’s room for five adults to really stretch out in comfort. And with four large, wide-opening doors, getting in and out is a cinch. The Passat is offered in three trim levels, S, SE and SEL, with a total of 15 equipment levels. For 2013, Passat SE and SEL models receive a new center console that incorporates rear air vents, a new cupholder design, and a revised front stowage area that has a hinged cover. All SEL trim models now have a rearview backup camera. The 2013 Passat offers three drivetrain options: a responsive 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter
gasoline engine; a remarkably fuel-efficient 140hp, 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel with 236 lb.-ft. of torque; and a powerful 280-hp, 3.6-liter VR6. The Passat is designed to feature the kind of dynamic, involved handling and precise steering drivers have come to expect of a Volkswagen. The new Passat may be a big car, but it drives small.
The best-selling model in Volkswagen’s lineup receives a number of technology and interior comfort updates for the 2013 model year. The 2013 Jetta features an unprecedented five engine options: the gasoline 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder; the 170-hp, 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder; the 200-hp, 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder; and 140-hp, 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel with 236 lb.-ft. of torque. Starting with the popular 2.5-liter engine models, standard updates to the SE trim include chrome-trimmed interior switches, new decorative metallic trim on the dash and door panels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and handbrake lever. Exterior enhancements
include a chrome radiator grille and chrome window trim. The SEL trim adds a six-way power driver seat with manual lumbar support, sport-comfort driver and front passenger seats, and a softtouch dash. A two-tone black-and-beige interior complements the changes for 2013. A new trim, SEL with Navigation, adds the acclaimed Fender Premium Audio System and the RNS-315 touchscreen navigation system to the very wellequipped SEL. All 2013 TDI Clean Diesel models receive interior and exterior enhancements. All models now include power-recline driver and front passenger seats in addition to a leather-wrapped
steering wheel, shift knob, and handbrake lever. A new iridium trim enhances the dash and door panels. The exterior now features a chrome radiator grille along with chrome window trim. Later in the model year, all TDI models will receive a soft-touch dash. At the front, the coupe-like incline of the windscreen and the consistent use of horizontal lines define the Jetta’s design. The horizontal blades in the grille, together with the blades in the lower intake, are designed to make the Jetta appear wider and more dynamic.
The internationally beloved Beetle momentum continues into the 2013 model year with the launch of the frugal TDI Clean Diesel model. The 2013 Beetle offers three engines and transmissions: the 2.5-liter, 170-horsepower, five-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic; the 2.0-liter, TDI 200hp, turbocharged four-cylinder diesel; and the 2.0-liter, TSI 140-hp with 236 lb.-ft. of torque, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the acclaimed DSG six-speed dual-clutch automatic or a six-speed manual. The designers wanted to develop the latest Beetle around the profile of the earliest cars. It’s a car that respects the past but looks toward the
future. Placing the original Beetle and the latest car next to one another, it’s clear that the lines of the rear sections are nearly identical, but the overall look is bolder and more dynamic. Three round gauges are arranged in front of the driver (tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge), providing all key information at a glance. A multifunction display is integrated in the speedometer, which is housed in the central position in the binnacle. The steering wheel is specially designed with optional painted accents in the spokes depending on the equipment line. For 2013, the Beetle Fender Edition makes its debut in the U.S. market. A marriage of icons from the worlds of music and the automobile,
the Beetle Fender Edition stands out with unique interior and exterior styling. Its distinctively painted dashboard features the quintessential sunburst color of Fender guitars, and the vehicle’s interior is accented with color-contrasting seams that complement the dash’s colors. Outside, all Beetle Fender Edition vehicles are painted in Deep Black Metallic.
The 2013 Tiguan brings new standards of design aesthetics, driving dynamics, safety features, and precision German engineering to one of the fastest-growing segments of the market. For 2013, the Tiguan receives an electronic parking brake, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, and a leather shift knob. The SE trim receives a partial power passenger seat, while the SEL gets a full power passenger seat with memory and a rearview camera. The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan combines the style and sophistication of a sporty, urban compact SUV that caters to an active lifestyle. At 174.3 inches nose-to-tail, 71.2 inches wide and 66.3 inches tall, it’s the perfect size for city dwell-
ing and country living. Engineered to accommodate 4Motion allwheel drive, the Tiguan’s design reflects its ability to conquer all weather conditions. The squaredoff wheel arches feature plastic surrounds to protect the paintwork, while the short overhang at the front allows a 28-degree approach angle. The robust roof rails can accommodate an array of accessories such as bike holders, or kayak and surfboard carriers. The available towing hitch accepts an attachment to carry up to four bikes, or can be used to pull 2,200 pounds of jet skis, dirt bikes or ATVs. The 2013 Tiguan comes with the awardwinning 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder
engine producing an impressive 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque from just 1,700 rpm. It is mated to a precise-shifting six-speed manual transmission, which is standard on the Tiguan S model. The rest of the Tiguan line-up comes standard with a six-speed automatic with Tiptronic manual shifting, Sport mode, and Dynamic Shift Program. To provide added traction for the 2013 Tiguan, Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is offered on all models with the sixspeed automatic transmission.
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For 2013, Kia expands its popular Optima line with the all-new Limited trim, which brings luxury and refinement to a whole new level for the already stylish and amenityladen midsize sedan. The 2013 Optima Limited includes a number of unique features which further Optima’s appeal and project a sleek, highend appearance, including unique 18-inch chrome wheels, red brake calipers, LED daytime running lights, available chrome side mirrors and chrome accents on the side sills and rear spoiler, along with black cloth headliner and pillar trim. Inside, driver and passengers are enveloped in additional comfort and convenience, including Nappa leather seats and trim, wood interior accents, an electronic parking brake
For 2013, Kia Sorento’s utility and functionality are boosted by adjusting content to suit consumer needs more than ever before. Among the enhancements, the 2013 model year brings newly standard leather seating for the mid-level EX trim and a newly standard third-row seat for the LX V6 trim. In addition, the base Sorento LX trim now offers the optional UVO powered by Microsoft voice-activated infotainment system based on the Windows Embedded Automotive platform. Available is a new, more robust LX Convenience Plus Package, including an eight-way power driver’s seat, leatherwrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a First Aid Kit. Prominently displaying the signature grille and wraparound headlamps exhibited
and a first aid kit. The 2013 Optima projects a refined, performance-oriented aesthetic with a sleek silhouette, aggressive stance and sculpted elements that evoke passion and communicate Kia Motors’ dedication to creating stylish and dynamic vehicles. Every 2013 Optima, available in LX, EX, SX and the allnew Limited trim, comes well equipped with a generous roster of standard features. The 2013 Optima is available with two fuel-efficient and powerful Theta II powerplants featuring gasoline direct injection (GDI), including a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder or a 2.0-liter GDI turbo engine. A 2.4-liter hybrid powertrain is also available. The 2.4-liter GDI engine produces 200 horsepower while upgrading to the 274-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine (SX models) delivers V6type power with a four-cylinder’s efficiency. Each engine choice is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission featuring Sportmatic clutchless shifting. Base model estimated mpg: 24/35 Estimated starting price: $21,200
on all newer Kia models, Sorento offers an aggressive stance and sleek profile. The Sorento crossover utility vehicle provides a feeling of spaciousness with both five- and seven-passenger seating configurations, making the Sorento more versatile than most of its compact CUV competitors. The Sorento offers three engines: an advanced 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder engine providing class-leading 191 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque; a 3.5-liter V6 providing class-leading 276 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque; and the affordable 2.4-liter fourcylinder engine producing 175 horsepower and 169 lb.-ft. of torque. All engines are coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic shifting control. To further meet consumer needs, there is a choice of either front- or all-wheel-drive configurations.
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