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Santa Fe

Overall: Would you like your Santa Fe in regular or super sized? For 2013, you get you choice of both. Drivetrain: Two fourcylinder engines and

one V6 available, depending on model selection; six-speed automatics are standard on all versions, along with AWD availability. Well, two sizes of the

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe are on the menu. Haven’t we seen this concept used somewhere else? Indeed we have. Mitsubishi recently took this direction for

the 2011 model year with its RVR, which is a shortened version of the Outlander. On a grander scale, General Motors does the same with its Tahoe/Subur-

ban big rigs and a number of minivans once offered similar long/ short choices. For 2013 the shorter-wheelbase five-passenger Santa Fe Sport, arrives first, followed by the longer (by 22 centimetres) sevenpassenger Santa Fe in early calendar 2013. The bigger Santa Fe is heftier than the Sport by more than 150 kilograms, which explains why it’s only available with a 290-horsepower 3.3-litre V6 that replaces the previously optional 274-horsepower 3.5-litre V6. Conversely, the Sport comes with a base 190-horsepower 2.4-litre four-cylinder, or optional 264-horsepower 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder. In all cases the only transmission is a sixspeed automatic with manual shift controls. Hyundai will let you add

its latest all-wheel-drive setup with any Santa Fe you select. The system includes Torque Vectoring Corner Control (TVCC) that monitors driving conditions and can instantaneously direct the correct amount of power or braking force to any single wheel. TVCC assists in slippery conditions and provides added precision when negotiating turns. The Santa Fe features plenty of standard content plus unexpected treats, including Driver Selectable Steering Mode with Normal, Comfort (reduces steering effort by 10 per cent) and Sport (increases effort by the same amount) settings. Turbo models add performance suspension components (stiffer shocks and stabilizer bars), 19-inch wheels (17s are standard), fancier gauge cluster, push-

button start and heated front seats. Base price (incl. destination): $28,250 Type: Four-door tall wagon Base Engine (hp): 2.4-litre DOHC I4 (190) Optional engines (hp): 2.0-litre DOHC I4, turbocharged (264); 3.3-litre DOHC V6 (290) Layout: Front engine, front- /all-wheel-drive Transmissions: Sixspeed automatic l/100 km (city/highway): 9.5/6.0 (2.4) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,640

Using this guide

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The information in this guide is accurate to the best of our ability and knowledge at the time it was written. We say this because manufacturers are completely entitled to make changes after this writing and often do. Therefore, you can expect some things to have changed from the time of writing to the time you’ve read the info here. Vehicle name: Each vehicle synopsis is headed with the name, but not its suffixes. If relevant, they are mentioned in the body of the synopsis. “•” A brief synopsis outlining the vehicle’s market position as well as major changes for the new model year. Base price: Prices reflect the entry-level model in a given lineup. That is to say the price provided is the starting point. In most cases, prices have been provided by the manufacturer and then rounded up or down to the nearest $100 to reflect small changes that inevitably occur from time to time. It’s also because the prices provided here are intended as a gauge of affordability and are not today’s sale price, so do not quote these prices to your dealer. Prices do not include the tax you’ll pay, although most include the delivery charges (and are indicated as such where possible) which run from about $750-$2,000. Where pricing is not yet available, we’ve taken our best guess and added “(est.)” to the number. Type: For most people, the picture and the number of doors will be the best indicator of the vehicle type, but many vehicles are sold in different body styles, which are outlined here. Base engine (hp): The base engine and its horsepower rating in brackets. Optional engines (hp): All the optional engines and their horsepower ratings in brackets. Layout: Indicates the location of the engine and the wheels it drives. All-wheel-drive is generically used to denote vehicles that have the ability to vary the power split between front and rear axles. Transmissions: All transmission options across the range. The term “automatic” will be used to generically describe all automatics, whether electronically shifted, overdrive, or otherwise. l/100 km (city/hwy): Usually government or manufacturer estimates for city and highway consumption, given in l/100 km, with the engine and transmission from which the consumption was taken found in brackets (usually the base model). Safety: Tangible safety features that have a direct impact on survivability or prevention of a crash. We have elected to leave out tire-pressure monitoring as it is now mandated by law: Weight: Curb weights of the base models are indicated indicated in kilograms.


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Pre-Owned

Inventory 2010 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

2008 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean Edition

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2010 Ford Fusion SE

2007 Ford Mustang

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$12,995

2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2007 Honda Accord

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$13,695

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2003 Ford Thunderbird James Bond Edition

2008 Ford F150 Super Crew 4x4 XLT

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Elantra

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Overall: Hot-selling Elantra sedan now joined by two-door Coupe and hatchback GT body styles. Drivetrain: how does 4.9 l/100 km on the highway sound? • Hyundai has been readying itself to better take on competitors such as Honda by expanding the successful Elantra line to include a two-door coupe and four-door hatchback. The newcomers share the swoopsand-swirls theme that’s visible along the Elantra sedan’s flanks while mimicking the more aggressive front-end style of the Veloster Turbo. Blackedout grilles and unique wheel designs are another area of differentiation, but from the back, the Coupe is awfully similar to the sedan and identical in both interior and exterior dimensions. The GT is slightly shorter, but its expanded cargo area allows for 23 cubicfeet (650 litres) of room with the rear seats up (compared with 15 — 425 litres — for the sedan/Coupe) and more than 50 (1,400 litres) with them folded flat. The Elantra’s 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine puts out 148 horsepower (145 horsepower for states that require partial-zero-emissions tuning), and is at 6.8 l/100 km in the city and a seriously impressive 4.9 l/100 km on the highway with the standard six-speed

manual transmission (6.9/4.9 with optional six-speed automatic). All three Elantras use the same ultra-modern dashboard and cabin design and it’s a genuine work of art. Base Elantra L sedan models include the usual poweroperated assortment of features plus a six-speaker audio system, but no air conditioning. The GT hatchback joins in at the GL trim level (which gets air conditioning) while the Coupe joins in one more notch up at the GLS level, which means the Coupe has the highest starting price of the three. Base price (incl. destination): $17,450 (sedan); $21,450 (Coupe); $20,650 (GT) Type: Mid-size four-door sedan/ hatch, two-door coupe Base Engine (hp): 1.8-litre DOHC I4 (148) Layout: Front-engine, front-wheeldrive Transmission: Six-speed manual; sixspeed automatic (opt.) l/100 km (city/highway): 6.8/4.9 (MT) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,210

Dart ✓ Best in class gas mileage (V6 and V8): 20% better with either engine ✓ Power increases: 305 hp V6 and 395 hp Hemi V8 [details] ✓ Less noise with best-in-class aerodynamics (cD = 0.363) ✓ Air suspension for better mileage, ride control, loading, and clearance ✓ Stronger, stiffer frame with more high-strength steel ✓ New electronics with voice control, texting, software updates, and configurable 7” instrument screen ✓ New interiors with upgraded materials and feature

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Overall: Talk about a marriage; Chrysler pulls out a name from the past and merges it with it a modified Alfa Romeo platform. Drivetrain: Base and optional fourcylinder engines, ranging from 160184 horsepower; six-speed manual and available automatic transmissions, except top-level R/T that uses a twinclutch automated manual. • The creation of the new Dodge Dart has everything to do with both Chrysler/Dodge and Alfa Romeo being a part of the Italy-based Fiat automotive group. Although the Dart and Alfa’s Giulietta share the same basic platform, the Dart has its own distinctive sheetmetal, interior and powerplant selection. The Dart’s importance can be overstated enough, since Chrysler hasn’t had a compact sedan in play for about seven years. The Dart name will probably resonate with older customers, although many younger car buyers will likely miss the connection completely. Turning a Giulietta into a Dart involved increasing the platform length by 30 centimetres inches and the width by five centimetres. The result, claims Dodge, is a car with segment-leading scale, beating such small-car luminaries as the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Cruze. The cabin design is a standout, with futuristic-looking gauges, non-traditional control-panel displays and a unique storage area beneath the front passenger seat-cushion. The base engine is a 160-horsepower

2.0-litre four-cylinder that’s standard with SE, SXT, Rallye and Limited trim levels. All can be upgraded to a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that’s rated at the same 160 horses, but leads in the torque department with 184 pound-feet to 145. Exclusive to the sportier R/T is a 184-horsepower 2.4-litre four-cylinder. All three choices represent pretty powerful stuff for this class, which will be important as even the lightest Dart out-hefts most of its peers by a good 150 kilograms. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with all engines, while a sixspeed automatic is optional with all but the R/T’s 2.4-litre unit. That engine can be had with an available six-speed automated manual gearbox. Base price (incl. destination): $17,500 Type: Four-door sedan Base Engine (hp): 2.0-litre DOHC I4 (160) Optional engines (hp): 2.4-litre DOHC I4, turbocharged (160); 2.4-litre DOHC I4 (184, R/T) Layout: Front-engine, front-wheeldrive Transmissions: Six-speed manual; six-speed automatic (opt.); six-speed automated manual (std. on R/T) l/100 km (city/highway): 8.1/5.4 (2.0, MT) Safety: Front airbags; front/rear sideimpact airbags; side-curtain airbags; front knee airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,460


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¥0.99% finance offer is based on a 60 month term. Limited time finance offer based on select new 2012 Pilot/Ridgeline/Crosstour models and a 60 month finance term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C. Finance example based on a new 2012 Fit DX model GE8G2CEX and a 24 month finance term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C.: $16,075 at 0.99% per annum equals $548.61 per month for 24 months.

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Ram 1500

Overall: A major series of upgrades for the Ram pickup includes a lighter, stronger frame, more aerodynamic body and a more efficient base engine. Drivetrain: Creaky old 215-horsepower 3.7-litre V6 is replaced with a 305-horsepower Chrysler 3.6-litre V6;

eight-speed automatic transmission and other countermeasures help Ram reduce fuel consumption to respectable levels; “Hemi” V8 will get the eight-speed automatic also. • The Ram 1500 often runs third in the three-horse truck race against Ford and

Chevrolet/GMC, but it sells in respectable quantities. Its one big weak spot, fuel consumption, has been rectified for 2013 with Chrysler’s ever-popular 3.6-litre V6 that bumps the ancient 3.7-litre V6 out of the lineup. Horsepower climbs 42 percent to

305 from 215 and fuel performance similarly improves to 11.4 l/100 km city and 7.8 highway, compared to 15.0/10.0. Along with a more efficient V6, the Ram gets a new eight-speed automatic transmission that will also be attached to the 395-horsepower 5.7-li-

tre “Hemi” V8. It can shut down four of its eight cylinders when not needed, such as at under light-load conditions or when headed downhill. A dash-mounted rotary shifter replaces the traditional column and console shifter. Returning in limited use is the 4.7-litre V8 rated at 310 horsepower. It’s linked to a six-speed automatic. For 2013, Rams get further fuel-reduction assistance including stop-start technology that turns off the engine at rest, then instantly fires it up again once the brake pedal is released. Electric power steering cuts parasitic power losses. Subtle aerodynamic body improvements and active grille shutters help, too. Optional is an air suspension with load leveling and five height settings, one of which lowers the body at highway speeds by 1.5 centimetres to cut the wind a bit better. Finally a new thermal management system is designed to quickly get the Ram’s crankcase

oil and other fluids up to operational temperatures, which assists in conserving gas. Rams now ride on a lighter (by 14 kilograms) and stronger frame and the use aluminum suspension components save another 12 kilograms. As for body styles, regular- cab models are available with 6’4” (193-centimetre) or eight-foot-long (244-centimetre) pickup beds, while Quad Cabs are attached to the shorter box only. The Ram Crew gets you a 5’7” (170-centimetres) bed, or a new-for-2013 6’4” (193-centimetre) bed option. There are also available locking storage compartments built into the rear fenders that can each hold up to 120 standard-size beverage cans that can now be specified with centrally controlled power locks. When it comes to fourwheel-drive, buyers can choose between a part-time system and an on-demand setup that automatically engages

when road conditions warrant. Base price (incl. destination): $28,500 Type: Two- /four-door pickup Base Engine (hp): 3.6-litre DOHC V6 (305) Optional engines (hp): 4.7-litre SOHC V8 (310); 5.7-litre OHV V8 (395) Layout: Front-engine, rear- /four-wheel-drive Transmissions: Eightspeed automatic (3.6, 5.7); six-speed automatic (4.7) l/100 km (city/highway): 11.4/7.8 (3.6, 4x2) Safety: Front airbags; impact airbags; sidecurtain airbags; antilock brakes; traction control; stability control. Weight (kg): 2,080

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Overall: Where else can you find a mid-size, four-passenger convertible for around 30 grand? OK, other than the Ford Mustang? The 200 drop-top should be a bit less wiggly and jiggly with new suspension mods that are geared for better ride control. Drivetrain: A 2.4-litre four-cylinder might make enough power for rental-fleet duty, otherwise head straight for the V6 that earns a nearly identical city and highway fuel-consumption rating. • If you have ever spent time holidaying in one of the sunbelt regions, chances are you either rented, or have been tempted to rent, Chrysler’s 200 convertible. In fact, herds of these beasts are corralled in parking yards from Maui to Miami. The smoothed-out front and rear styling and LED lamps are shared with the sedan, but the

two-door body style is unique to the convertible. As before, customers have the option of either a standard soft top or an optional folding metal roof that can be had on the two top trim levels. The metal top would be the preferred choice for Northern climes since it’s best equipped to handle inclement weather. Inside, the convertible shares the same look as the sedan, including a redesigned instrument panel and supportive seats. There are also plenty of what Chrysler calls “soft-touch” features, are surfaces that don’t feel hard and cheap. While the base powerplant is a 173-horsepower 2.4-litre four-cylinder, buyers can select a 283-horsepower 3.6-litre V6. The base four-cylinder still comes with a four-speed automatic transmission, while a six-speed automatic is optional, but

standard with the V6. For 2013, Chrysler has dialed in some muchneeded front and rear suspension upgrades, including thicker antisway bars and improved shocks, all designed to improve ride and overall drivability and to better support the convertible’s 500-pound weight penalty. Base price (incl. destination): $31,600 Type: Two-door convertible Base Engine (hp): 2.4-litre DOHC I4 (173) Optional engine (hp): 3.6-litre DOHC V6 (283) Layout: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive Transmission: Sixspeed automatic l/100 km (city/highway): 11.5/6.8 (2.4, 6AT) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes, traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,730


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NORTHSTAR PRE-OWNED PRICE CUTS UNDER $20,000

2012 Chevrolet Sonic 4-cyl auto, air, tilt, cruise, pw, pdl, Onstar. StkA0765A

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$17,947

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2007 Ford Focus ST Manual, air, tilt, cruise, pw, CD, keyless entry. StkTV5853A

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2008 Pontiac G5

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic 4-cyl auto, air, tilt, cruise, pw, pdl, Onstar. StkA0765A

Was $19,995

$16,777

2011 Chervrolet Cruze LT Turbo, auto, air, tilt, cruise, pw, pdl, CD, remote keyless entry, Onstar. StkCK0657B

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$17,847

2011 GMC 1500 Reg Cab LB Auto, air, 4.3 L V6, canopy. StkCK2221A

Was $19,995

$17,947

2008 Ford Taurus Limited

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Was $23,995

$19,995

2006 Chevrolet 1500 HD Crew, 4x4, Auto, air, tilt, cruise, pw, pdl, CD, keyless entry. StkCK9535A

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$19,995

2008 Chevrolet Equinox AWD Auto, air, tilt, cruise, pw, pdl, CD, keyless entry, leather. Stk1L9794A

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$17,995

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2009 Malibu LT

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$13,995

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$14,947

2008 Volkswagen City Golf Manual, air, tilt, cruise, pw, pdl, CD. Stk1P1194A

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$12,549

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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 4-cyl, auto, air, tilt, cruise. Stk1P2559A

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2008 Chrsyler PT Cruiser

2008 Pontiac G5

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Was $11,995

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$9,495

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$9,347

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Town & Country

Overall: Why mess with success? The 2013 edition of the Chrysler’s minivan will be virtually indistinguishable from its 2012 counterpart. Drivetrain: A 283-horsepower V6 operates through a sixspeed automatic transmission. • Competitors might be more attractive, more fuel-frugal and offer more advanced technology, but its still Chrysler’s minivans they all shoot for. After nearly 30 years as the world’s most successful people movers, the Chrysler Town & Country and its Dodge Grand Caravan stable mate remain at the top of their game, despite numerous attempts to knock them off their perches. In fact, the Kia Sedona is the latest rival to wave the white white flag, although there’s some talk of it returning in a year or so for another try. As a luxury-oriented minivan whereas the Grand

Caravan is built for more mainstream buyers, the T&C arrives with significantly more base content, although with three available trim levels, you can certainly add to the list. A power liftgate, tri-zone air conditioning, leather seats (power-adjustable in front) and a rearview camera are just a few of the inclusions, while blind-spot monitoring, heated front and second-row seats (bench or captain’s chairs), power-folding third-row bench and second- and third-row video screens are just a sampling of the items that can transform the T&C into a top-class limo. For transforming the minivan for maximum cargo duty, the standard Stow ‘n Go second- and third-row seats can be quickly and easily folded below the load floor. However, leave them fully or partially in place and you have plenty of out-ofsight stowage for your

valuables below the floor. Along with traveling in grand style, T&C shoppers will appreciate the scoot in the minivan’s step with the 283-horsepower 3.6-litre V6 and accompanying six-speed automatic transmission. For 2013, a trailer-sway-control system has been added to the standard-features list and a Blu-Ray movie player to the list of options. Base price (incl. destination): $41,650 Type: Four-door minivan Engine (hp): 3.6-litre DOHC V6 (283) Transmission: Sixspeed automatic l/100 km (city/highway): 12.2/7.9 Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; driver’s-side knee airbag; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 2,115

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Accord Overall: More of everything Accord buyers have always wanted, but in smaller package. Drivetrain: All new “Earth Dreams” 2.4-litre four-cylinder makes 185-189 horsepower and features an optional continuously variable transmission. Optional V6 remains optional on coupes and sedans. Both plug-in and conventional hybrids arriving in early-mid 2013. • Buyers expecting the ninth-generation Accord to be bigger and bolder will need to adjust their perspective concerning one of North America’s most successful sedan and coupe lines. The U.S.-built (30 years and counting) Accord maintains a conservative presence, while undergoing a metamorphosis in style, features and running gear. The sedan has shrunk nine centimetres in overall length and loses about two centimetres between the front and rear wheels, while gaining and 1.5 centimetres in width. Concurrently, trunk space increases by five per cent, thanks to a more compact rear suspension. Drivers will be particularly enamored with the clear and crisp white-on-black centre gauges and the 20-centimetre multi-information display screen. All

passengers are treated to more comfort, with front-seaters enjoying more supportive buckets. There’s also an extra 2.5 centimetres of legroom for those in back. The base 2.4-litre four-cylinder (labeled “Earth Dreams”) makes 185 horsepower (189 for the Sport model), up from 177. The optional 278-horsepower 3.5-litre V6 gains a mere seven ponies. A sixspeed gearbox on fourcylinder Accord sedans and up-level V6 coupes remains available. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) replaces the five-speed automatic option on all four-cylinder models, but a six-speed automatic remains the only choice for V6 sedans and base V6 coupes. In

early 2013, Honda will introduce the Accord plug-in hybrid with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder mated with a 124-kilowatt electric motor for a total of 196 net horsepower. The plug-in can travel up to 24 kilometres on electric-only propulsion, operates on grid juice at up to 60 mph (96 km-h) and has a maximum 800-kilometre range. The clincher is it takes just three hours using120-volt house current to replenish the lithium-ion battery (about 10 minutes for a 50 per cent charge), or about with a 240-volt charger. The plug-in will be followed by a conventional hybrid, giving the Accord a one-two punch in this category. Base price (incl. destination): $27,200 (se-

dan); $27,900 (coupe) Type: Four-door sedan; two-door coupe Base Engine (hp): 2.4-litre DOHC I4 (185) Optional engines (hp): 2.4-litre DOHC I4 (190); 3.5-litre SOHC V6 (278); 2.0-litre DOHC I4 with 124-kilowatt electric motor (196, net) Layout: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive Transmissions: Sixspeed manual; six-speed automatic (opt.); sixspeed manual (opt. on V6 coupe) l/100 km (city/highway): 7.8/5.5 (2.4, CVT) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,470 (sedan)

Down Rear Seat that operates by flipping a pair of levers located just inside the tailgate. The rest of the cabin is standard Honda fare, which translates into an uncluttered (albeit plasticky) dashboard, comfy, supportive seats and generously sized storage compartments, including a large floor-console bin that can hold a purse or other bulky items. Under the hood is a 2.4-litre fourcylinder engine that makes 185 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque. Fuel-economy is a Honda trademark, but the company claims

that by activating the “ECON” button that alters the transmission and air conditioning functions, drivers can save a bit more. As for function, the lift gate is wide and tall while the cargo area extends more than five feet from the rear with the back seat folded. In base LX trim, the CR-V arrives with a significant amount of standard equipment, while the EX includes a power moonroof, fog lights, navigation and a few other niceties. Popping for the EX-L adds leather seat covers, 10way heated driver’s seat,

up-level audio system and access to the optional navigation system. Base price (incl. destination): $27,600 Type: Four-door compact sport-utility vehicle Engine (hp): 2.4-litre DOHC I4 (185) Layout: Front-engine, front- /all-wheel-drive Transmission: Sixspeed automatic l/100 km (city/highway): 9.0/6.4 (FWD) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; stability control; traction control Weight (kg): 1,500

CR-V Overall: The CR-V with its new-for-2012 styling and convenience features continues its winning ways for 2013 as one of the most popular entry utes around. Drivetrain: A 185-horsepower fourcylinder connects to a five-speed automatic transmission; all-wheeldrive is available in all trims. • CR-V devotees might have difficulty spotting the current model that arrived for the 2012 model year since it closely mirrors the outgoing model in all key exterior dimensions. The overall shape was only moderately tinkered-with, including updated nose and tail sections plus a dramatically shaped rear roof pillar. Honda claims that the CR-V’s shape, along with modifications to the undercarriage to increase airflow, has reduced fuel-robbing aerodynamic drag by eight per cent when compared to the previous CR-V. Maximizing the load floor is a snap with the standard Fold-


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Altima

Overall: The fifthgeneration Altima is as easy on the eyes as it is on fuel; coupe (fourcylinder only) returns unchanged, but its days might be numbered. Drivetrain: Moderately updated four-cylinder and V6 engines for the sedan. Four-cylinder gets a new continuously variable transmission and improved fuel performance. • The mid-size Altima sedan for 2013 presents a more graceful shape that’s sure to find favour with current and potential owners. Most of the basic length/width/ height dimensions vary only slightly, including a bit wider front and

in a corner to counteract the car’s natural tendency to continue in a straight line. Also assisting the driver is Nissan’s Easy Fill Tire Alert that was initially installed in the Quest minivan. Finally, the Altima’s headlights automatically turn on after the wipers have completed four cycles, which helps other

rear track (the distance between the left and right wheels). The well-appointed interior features NASA-inspired “zero-gravity” frontseats for greater comfort. Cabin noise has been reduced with more sound-absorbing materials around the instrument panel, floor and roof areas and upgrading the engine mounts. The base 2.5-litre four-cylinder now delivers 182 horsepower, up from the previous 175 mark, due to a new valvetrain plus peak torque adjustments. In addition, an all-new continuously variable transmission (CVT) offers fewer moving parts, significantly reduced friction and electronic

control improvements so that it more closely mimics a traditional multi-speed automatic. Nissan now claims fuel performance of 7.4 l/100 km city and 5.0 highway, compared with 8.8/6.2 for the previous Altima. Those numbers also beat current fourcylinder versions of the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord. The Altima’s optional 270-horsepower 3.5-litre V6 remains unchanged, but it also benefits from the same CVT upgrade and is now rated at 9.3 l/100 km city/6.4 highway. Altima now boasts Active Understeer Control that applies light braking pressure to the inside wheel

Pathfinder

drivers see you during downpour conditions. The base 2.5 includes all the standard bells and whistles plus a six-way power driver’s seat and keyless start. S and SV models progressively add dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity with hands-free messag-

ing. Base price (incl. destination): $25,000 Type: Four-door sedan; two-door coupe Base Engine (hp): 2.5-litre DOHC I4 (182) Optional engine (hp): 3.5-litre DOHC V6 (270) Layout: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive Transmissions: Six-

speed manual; continuously variable (opt.) l/100 km (city/highway): 7.4/5.0 (2.5, CVT) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; stability control; traction control Weight (kg): 1,410

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$ Overall: Nissan beats a lighter, roomier and sleeker “Path” to your (garage) door; now shifts into the tall wagon class from its previous sport utility perch; fuel economy rises dramatically. Drivetrain: Both frontand four-wheel-drive versions use a single 260-horsepower V6; gets the job done with the assistance of a continuously variable transmission. • The Tennessee-built Pathfinder had remained virtually untouched since the 2005 model year. A robust body-on-frame chassis made it ideal for boulder-bashing, creek-fording activities. The 2013 edition has undergone a serious weight-loss regimen; shedding about 110 kilograms (145 kilograms on 4x4 units). Its diet included converting to a unitized (frameless) platform shared with Nissan’s Infiniti JX luxury wagon and eliminat-

ing the 305-horsepowerV8 option. The base 266-horsepower 4.0-litre V6 has also been dropped. In their place resides Nissan’s oneengine-fits-all 3.5-litre V6 that generates 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. The 3.5 is teamed with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that replaces the previous five-speed automatic. Front-wheel-drive versions are rated at 10.5 l/100 km city and 7.7 highway, while fourwheel-drive Pathfinders achieve 10.8/7.9. Nissan’s All-Mode 4x4-i option allows you to select either two- or fourwheel-drive, or engage the Auto setting and let the All-Mode make the call, based on which tire(s) has traction. The new sheetmetal manages a passing resemblance to the outgoing rig as far as the grille is concerned. But from there, the boxy body of

old has given way to gentle, sweeping curves and rounded edges. Nissan created a third row reclining seat and a second row with 13 centimetres of fore and aft travel, while a portion of the split-second bench slides forward for easier third-row access, even if there’s a child seat attached. Base price (incl. destination): $30,200 Type: Four-door tall wagon Engine (hp): 3.5-litre DOHC V6 (260) Layout: Front-engine, two- /four-wheel-drive Transmission: Continuously variable l/100 km (city/highway): 10.5/7.7 (FWD) Safety: Front airbags, side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; stability control; traction control Weight (lb.): 1,900 (es)

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Escape Overall: Ford devises a daring Escape plan that nails it for style and fuel-pump avoidance. Drivetrain: Plenty of engine choices, all of the four-cylinder variety; the previous V6 and base five-speed manual gearbox are no more. • Ford’s latest Escape represents a cleansheet design-andcontent approach to satisfy the needs of multi-continent buyers. The sleeker look is radically different from the outgoing version’s boxiness, however its slightly larger dimensions have resulted in greater rear-seat room plus slightly more passenger and cargo volume with the rear seat in place or folded flat. The interior is certainly inviting, with an attractively segmented gauge/ control panel with asymmetric air vents. The floor shifter’s position at the base of the dashboard partially blocks the heating/ventilation controls, but makes the area designated for cupholders and armrest/ storage more accessible. The up-level Titanium model features well-bolstered front seats that are a major advancement over earlier Escapes.

F-150

The base front-wheeldrive S model runs with a 168-horsepower 2.5-litre four-cylinder, while the front- and all-wheeldrive SE designation uses a 178-horsepower 1.6-litre turbocharged “EcoBoost” four-cylinder. A 237-horsepower turbo four-cylinder (also from Ford’s “EcoBoost” engine lineup) is standard on the SEL and Titanium trims. A hybrid version won’t be available this time since Ford’s C-Max hybrid wagon uses that drive system. Sadly for a few “Escapees”, the six-speed manual gearbox has shifted away from the Escape lineup, leaving only a six-speed automatic (with a detent for manual gear selection) as the sole trans-

mission. A new “Intelligent” all-wheel-drive system can be ordered with the turbocharged models. The Escape is the first Ford to offer both Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control to help distribute the correct amount of power to each wheel when cornering so that the vehicle maintains its intended path. A dashboard display screen lets the driver know where the power is being distributed. The new-tech gear extends to the option sheet, which is understandably lengthy, considering the Escape’s four distinct trims. But the most unique option is the power liftgate that automatically opens and closes when you shake your foot hokey pokey-

style beneath the bumper (great when your hands are full of kids and/or groceries). Base price (incl. destination): $23,050 Type: Four-door compact tall wagon Base Engine (hp): 2.5-litre DOHC I4 (168) Optional engines (hp): 1.6-litre DOHC I4, turbocharged (173); 2.0-litre DOHC I4, turbocharged (237) Layout: Front-engine, front- /four-wheel-drive Transmission: Sixspeed automatic l/100 km (city/highway): 9.5/6.3 (2.5, FWD) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; stability control; traction control Weight (kg): 1,590

Fusion Overall: The Fusion challenges for bestin-class fuel economy and best-looking sedan in one shot. Drivetrain: A 170-horsepower fourcylinder plus two optional turbocharged four-cylinders worth 179 and 237 horsepower. Arriving in early 2013 year are two gasoline-electric versions of Ford’s hybrid powertrains. • The next-generation Ford’s Fusion represents a merging of high-fashion style with game- altering fuel economy, with significant technological treats coming along for the ride. The sedan’s primary eye-catcher is the dramatic roofline, suggesting kinship with the Audi A7, Volkswagen CC and CLS-class Mercedes-Benz. Another design highlight is the open-mouth grille that greatly differs from the previous triple-bar fixture. The Fusion’s fashion statement extends to the cabin, with its fancier trim, comfier seats and a freshly pressed control panel. The tailors at Ford also let out the Fusion’s pants and lengthened the cuffs

a bit. The distance between the front and rear wheels increases by five inches and the width and height by about an inch. Trunk room is the only reduction spot (likely due to a shorter deck), but only by about six per cent. The Fusion joins the Hyundai Sonata and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu in abandoning a V6 option, but eventually there will be no fewer than five distinctive engine picks, including two Prius-like gasolineelectric hybrid systems. It all begins with a 170-horsepower 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, while1.6- and 2.0-litre turbocharged fourcylinder “EcoBoost” engines, worth 179 and 237-horsepower, re-

spectively, are optional with the latter a requirement for all-wheel-drive Fusions. The 1.6 is billed as the thriftiest of the three, but in terms of fuel savings, the Hybrid and all-new Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid are really where it’s at. They arrive in the first quarter of 2013. Both employ a 141-horsepower 2.0-litre four-cylinder combined with an electric motor to produce 188 net horsepower. The system increases maximum electric-only velocity to 100 km-h from the previous 75, and resets the fuel-economy bar to 4.0 l/100 km in the city and 4.1 on the highway from 4.6/5.4. Base price (incl. destination): $24,100

Type: Four-door midsize sedan Base Engine (hp): 2.5-litre DOHC I6 (170) Optional engines (hp): 1.6-litre DOHC I4, turbocharged (179); 2.0-litre DOHC I4, turbocharged (237); 2.0-litre I4 with AC electric motor (188, net) Layout: Front-engine, front- /all-wheel-drive Transmissions: Sixspeed manual; six-speed automatic (opt.); continuously variable (Hybrid) l/100 km (city/highway): 9.2/5.8 (2.4, MT) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; front knee airbags; antilock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,490

Overall: As near enough a full redesign gets in the full-size pickup market, the F-150 gets new styling, more technology and the return of the ultra-luxurious range-topping Limited. Drivetrain: The F-150 borrows the 3.7-litre V6 and 5.0-litre V8 from the Mustang, along with a turbocharged 3.5-litre “EcoBoost” V6 from the Flex; the 6.2-litre V8 from the off-road SVT Raptor can be had in upscale models. • Ford’s plan for its best-selling F-150 follows a simple pattern: update the features one year, revise the engines the next. For 2013, Ford is betting that a sharper-looking F-150 and reintroducing the full-lux Limited trim will bring even more

customers through the door. All models get new trim-specific front grilles, bumpers and wheel designs, but the Limited sure is a headturner. Available only as a SuperCrew four-door cab, the body-colour moldings, brightwork and 22-inch wheels are set off by segment-first high-intensity-discharge headlights. Limiteds are exclusively powered by the popular 3.5-litre “EcoBoost” twin-turbo V6 with 365 horsepower. Those wanting traditional V8 power are spoiled, too, with 5.0-litre or 6.2-litre options readily available in most other trims. A 411-horsepower 6.2-litre V8 is standard on the F-150 SVT Raptor 4x4, which is inspired by Ford’s participation in

off-road desert racing. Base price (incl. destination): $21,600; $57,600 (Raptor) Type: Two- /four-door pickup Base Engine (hp): 3.7-litre DOHC V6 (302) Optional engines (hp): 3.5-litre DOHC V6, turbocharged (365); 5.0-litre DOHC V8 (360), 6.2-litre SOHC V8 (411) Layout: Front-engine, rear- /four-wheel-drive Transmissions: Sixspeed automatic l/100 km (city/highway): 12.7/8.9 (3.7, 4x2) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags with rollover protection; anti-lock brakes; stability control Weight (kg): 2,125

Silverado HD

Overall: Silverado’s more-than-capable HD version can now use three different fuels: gasoline; diesel and now compressed natural gas. Drivetrain: Base 6.0-litre gas V8 can now be driven with CNG albeit with some loss in power; torquey 6.6-litre turbo-diesel V8 is smooth, quiet and ideal for knocking your house off its foundation. • Have you ever watched one of those strongman competitions on TV and wondered just how something so modest in size could achieve such incredible feats? That’s the Silverado HD. Although no one would accuse the brutish pickup of being small, compared to a full-blown tractor truck, it is modest. Otherwise, the current HD is a mir-

ror image of the new-for 2011 version that introduced added stiffness to the big pickup’s 11 separate boxed frame assemblies. As well, the rear leaf springs were beefed up with a 2,800-kg gross rear-axle rating on the 2500 HDs, up from the previous 2,720-kilogram mark (ratings for the one-ton 3500 HD single and dual rearwheel models were similarly increased). The base 6.0-litre gasoline V8 puts out 360 horsepower and 380 poundfeet of torque. For 2013, certain 2500 models can be equipped to run on compressed natural gas, although there it only produces 301 horses and 333 pound-feet of torque. For serious grunt work there’s the optional (and very popular) 6.6-litre turbo-diesel V8 rated at 397 horse-

power and an earthshaking 765 pound-feet of torque. Both base and optional engines employ six-speed automatic Transmissions: a GMdeveloped Hydramatic comes with the 6.0; and the turbo-diesel employs an Allison-built unit. Base price (incl. destination): $37,200 (2012) Type: Heavy-duty three-quarter /one-ton pickup Base Engine (hp): 6.0-litre OHV V8 (360) Optional engine (hp): 6.6-litre OHV V8, turbo-diesel (397) Layout: Front-engine, rear- /four-wheel-drive Transmissions: Sixspeed automatic l/100 km (city/highway): n/a Safety: Front airbags; anti-lock brakes Weight (kg): 2,400


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Equinox

Overall: Chevrolet can’t build enough of its hit Equinox tall wagon; now with more power, better handling and safety. Drivetrain: A 2.4-litre inline four-cylinder engine is joined by an optional 3.6-litre V6 available in the mid-range and top-line models; optional all-wheel-drive is available across the range. • The Equinox is Chevrolet’s biggest bright spot through all its restructuring and replanning, and it’s no mystery why. Clever touches abound, like the integrated rocker panels in the doors that reduce entry stepover height. (They also help keep pant legs from brushing up against the vehicle’s lower body area.) The interior is likely the Equinox’s best asset. It’s simply gorgeous and includes dual glove boxes, easyto-read twin gauges set in large pods and plenty of handy storage bins. There’s also a versatile split folding rear seat that can be adjusted fore and aft over a 20-centimetre range to optimize legroom or cargo capacity. A 182-horsepower 2.4-litre four-cylinder reigns as a base engine, with its 9.2/6.1 (city/highway) l/100 km fuel economy that embarrasses most of the competition. New for 2013 is an optional 3.6-litre V6 with 301 horsepower that out-

classes the old 3.0-litre unit by 45 horses. And it also earns the same 12.4/8.1 l/100 km-h rating as the old V6, which means no penalties for that extra power. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard with either engine as is all-wheel-drive. A wide assortment of standard equipment (air conditioning, cruise control, keyless remote entry and power windows/ locks/mirrors, etc.) comes in base versions, as does a new 18-centimetre touchscreen to work the standard audio system; moving up into the top-line models adds climate control, heated leather seats, 18-inch wheels, extra trim, and premium audio. With its friendly interior and thrifty power options, including a new optional safety package with collision alert, lane-departure warning and rear-park assist for 2013, the Equinox projects a more fashionable presence and one that appears eager to pack up the gang and tackle the tasks at hand. Base price (incl. destination): $28,450 Type: Four-door, front/all-wheel-drive midsize sport-utility vehicle Base Engine (hp): 2.4-litre DOHC I4 (182) Optional engine (hp): 3.6-litre DOHC V6 (301) Layout: Front-engine, front- /all-wheel-drive Transmission: Sixspeed automatic

Some items to keep you safe this winter The first piece of winter gear you should carry is a small blanket that could come in handy should you be stuck in a snowstorm and wanting to save fuel. The foil survival blankets you can purchase at a hardware store are perfect for this, as they are very lightweight and fold up small. A candle and some matches or a lighter would also be useful in such a case.

Then there is the unavoidable shovel: you could always buy a small light shovel at any major store selling car maintenance products. At the same time, why not choose a set of those tough plastic traction bars that could help you get unstuck in deep snow. And if your car is older, it might be wise to keep a set of jumper cables in the trunk.

Spark Overall: Chevrolet’s Korea-built tiny hatchback ignites the brand’s small-car lineup that includes the Sonic sedan and hatchback and Cruze sedan. Drivetrain: A tiny 1.2-litre four-cylinder generates 85 horsepower and is likely the smallest engine ever to wear the Bowtie badge; fivespeed manual transmission, or available fourspeed automatic. • Fuel is pricey, the streets are clogged to the limit and parking costs are ridiculous. The littlest Chevy’s boxy design helps it deliver an impressive level of usable volume. With the rear seat in place, you’ll find only minimal stowage area in back, but accommodating life’s bulky items is just a split-folding-rear-bench

l/100 km (city/highway): 9.2/6.1 (2.4, FWD) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,710

away. The rear door handles have been cleverly integrated as part of the window frame, giving the car a two-door appearance. Up-level Sparks come with added visual enhancements, including rocker panel moldings, roof rails and chrome trim. Inside, the single-pod speedometer, adjacent tachometer/ fuel gauge plus a trio of temperature and ventila-

Transmissions: Fivespeed manual; fourspeed automatic (opt.) l/100 km (city/highway): 7.1/5.2 (MT) Safety: Front airbags; front/rear side-impact airbags; front knee airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,050

tion control knobs are done up in a contemporary style. A five-speed manual transmission, or optional four-speed automatic directs power to the front wheels. Base price (incl. destination): $15,000 Type: Four-door hatchback Engine (hp): 1.2-litre DOHC I4 (85) Layout: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive

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Overall: From basic work truck to luxurious Denali, the Sierra pickup fills more jobs than ever. Drivetrain: Wide variety of engines, from basic V6 to V8 gasolineelectric hybrid. • Waiting not-so-patiently for the next generation Sierra in 2014, GMC buyers can take solace knowing that the current truck is still plenty good. Besides the basic work trucks and mid-level models, there’s the Cadillac-rivaling luxury Denali. Or perhaps the Sierra Hybrid, which is available in two- or fourwheel-drive 1500-series (half-ton) crew-cab short-box models. It operates at up to 50 km-h using only its two 60-kilowatt electric motors contained inside an

Overall: Far more subtly luxurious than the brash Cadillac Escalade. Drivetrain: The Denali’s Escalade-based 6.2-litre V8 matches the Cadillac’s prodigious power output. • There’s something to be said for sleepers. You know, vehicles that perform and accommodate far more than you would expect from outward appearances. Consider the Denali line the ultimate sleeper . . . well, at least compared to the tabloid-baiting Cadillac Escalade. Based on General Motors’ fullsized truck platform that’s shared by the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, the Yukon Denali siblings receive their own sheetmetal and interior components. The 403-horsepower 6.2-litre V8 that both Denali models run with matches the Escalade’s rating, further reducing the degree of separation between these extra-largesize trucks. A six-speed automatic transmission directs power to the rear or all four wheels depending on the model selected. Among the Denali’s many special touches are power fold

electronically variable four-speed transmission. At higher speeds, a 322-horsepower 6.0-litre gasoline engine works in conjunction with the electric motors. The Hybrid pickup is rated at 9.7/9.1 (city/ highway) l/100 km for the 4x2 model, or 9.8/9.1 for 4x4 units. The Sierra uses the same range of engines as the Silverado, from the aging 195-horsepower 4.3-litre V6 and a 295-horsepower 4.8-litre V8, to one of four versions of a 5.3-litre V8 (all rated at 315 horsepower) and a 367-horsepower 6.2-litre flex-fuel V8. As with the Silverado, the Sierra can be had in one of five distinct and separate classes of suspension, from “smooth ride” to max-duty towing. Base

price (incl. destination): $28,250 Type: Rear- /fourwheel-drive full-size pickup Base Engine (hp): 4.3-litre OHV V6 (195) Optional engines (hp): 4.8-litre OHV V8 (295); 5.3-litre OHV V8 (315); 6.0-litre OHV V8 (367, 322 in the Hybrid); 6.2-litre OHV V8 (403) Layout: Front-engine, rear- /four- /all-wheeldrive (opt. on Denali) Transmission: Fourspeed automatic; sixspeed automatic (opt.) l/100 km(city/highway): 14.1/10.0 (4.3, RWD) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags (opt.); anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 2,070

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Overall: An Impreza by another name alters its style to resemble a junior edition of the Subaru Outback, and it works. Drivetrain: Nothing overly special here, just the Impreza’s impressive and economical 2.0-litre horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower at the ready; choose from a fivespeed manual transmission, or a continuously variable (CVT) option. • Is this Subaru for real? Or is the new XV Crosstrek arriving this fall just faking it? In reality, the Crosstrek’s maximum tasks include rough road and weather conditions and some limited off-trail adventuring. Subaru has provided the Crosstrek with its own distinctive nosepiece, bumpers, roof rails, side cladding

Overall: Subaru’s family sedan shows off a new face and a new base powerplant and has its EyeSight ready to be examined. Drivetrain: An all-new base four-cylinder arrives, although it’s not much different in power and fuel consumption than the previous H4; The six-cylinder returns, but mid-range 265-horse turbo four-cylinder is out. • The list of affordable all-wheel-drive sedans pretty much begins and ends with the Legacy. Combined with its across-the-line quality reputation, pencil-sharp pricing is the reason why Subaru’s sales chart continues an upward path year after year. For 2013, the Legacy receives a larger grille and reshaped headlights as part of a major front-end overall. Also revamped is the car’s engine lineup. The base 170-horsepower single-overheadcam four-cylinder has been replaced by a new powerplant with separate intake and exhaust camshafts in the cylinder head. Surprisingly, there isn’t much different between the new and the old; the replacement engine makes 173 horsepower and 174 poundfeet of torque, compared

and rear spoiler. The meaner macho look is completed with darker window tinting and a set of 17-inch all-season tires mounted to customlook rims. That should be plenty for straddling rock-strewn terrain and fording shallow streams. The Crosstrek is fired up with a 148-horsepower 2.0-litre fourcylinder engine that comes straight out of the Impreza. Also Imprezabased is a five-speed manual transmission that has Incline Start Assist to prevent the Crosstrek from rolling backward when moving your right foot from the brake to the gas pedal while stopped on a hill. The standard all-wheeldrive systems are, not surprisingly, Imprezabased. Manual-gearbox models split the torque 50:50 in normal driving

situations, but will apportion up to 80 percent to either front or rear wheels when slippage is detected. With automatics, the Active Torque Split system maintains a 60:40 division, but automatically directs up to 100 percent of the torque to either set of wheels when necessary. Base price (incl. destination): $25,900 Type: Four-door sedan/ wagon Engine (hp): 2.0-litre DOHC H4 (148) Layout: Front-engine, all-wheel-drive Transmissions: Fivespeed manual, continuously variable (opt.) l/100 km (city/highway): 8.2/6.0 (CVT) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,400

and tumble second-row bucket seats, power liftgate, heated and cooled leather seating surfaces, power adjustable pedals, heated windshieldwasher system, automatic wipers, backup sensor, Bose-brand 10-speaker surroundsound audio system including (XM satellite radio) and climate control. You also get Autoride, which uses shock absorbers filled with what amounts to liquid metal, the dampening values of which are constantly varied with changing amounts of electric current flowing through them. On the slightly more practical side of the ledger, these big GMC rigs

tow up to 3,600 kilograms and transport up to eight passengers, although there’s substantially more room in the 50-centimetre-longer XL for their gear. Yukon includes every safety trick that GMC has up its sleeve, from headcurtain airbags that cover all rows and stability control with rollover mitigation software that attempts to keep the Denali shiny-side-up at all times. The short list of options includes a backup camera, heated steering wheel, satellite navigation, power sunroof, power running boards that pop out when the doors open (and pop back in when they’re closed) and a DVD en-

tertainment unit for the second/third-row passengers. Base price (incl. des$75,000 tination): (2012) Type: Four-door, fullsized sport utility vehicle Base Engine (hp): 6.2-litre OHV V8 (403) Optional engine: None Layout: Front-engine, rear- /all-wheel-drive Transmission: Sixspeed automatic l/100 km(city/highway): 16.8/11.7 (2WD) Safety: Front airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; stability control Weight (kg): 2,650

to 170 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque for the outgoing engine. For consistency sake, the new 2.5’s double overhead-cam valvetrain now matches what’s used in the rest of Subaru’s lineup. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with four-cylinder Legacys, with a continuously variable unit (CVT) is on the option sheet. The updated CVT features six pre-selected ratios that can be controlled using paddles attached to the steering wheel. If more power is what you need, the 3.6R continues with a 256-horsepower 3.6-litre sixcylinder that originates with Subaru’s flagship Tribeca wagon ute. It’s matched to a five-speed automatic transmis-

sion. Among a wealth of standard and optional equipment that adorn the Legacy is Subaru’s latest gizmo known as EyeSight. This option combines adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking and blindspot monitoring into one package. EyeSight will intervene to slow down or completely stop the Legacy should it appear to be closing too rapidly on any object in front, including another car or a pedestrian, even in stop-and-go traffic. It will also warn the driver if the car veers out of its lane without the turn signals being activated. Other Legacy updates include new seat fabrics and optional trim as well as stiffened platform to aid ride comfort and reduce body roll.

Base price (incl. destination): $25,000 Type: Four-door, allwheel-drive mid-size sedan Base engine (hp): 2.5-litre SOHC H4 (173) Optional engine (hp): 3.6-litre DOHC H6 (256) Layout: Front engine, all-wheel-drive Transmissions: Sixspeed manual; continuously variable; fivespeed automatic (std. 3.6R) l/100 km (city/highway): 8.4/6.0 (CVT) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,500


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my. The 170-horsepower 2.5-litre five-cylinder gas engine also returns as an option, but for serious fuel thriftiness opt for the 140-horsepower 2.0-litre turbo-diesel (called the TDI) rated at 6.7 l/100 km in the city and 4.6 l/100 km on the highway. The performance-minded Jetta GLI returns with its 200-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder and tracktuned suspension, big wheels and sticky tires. The gasoline engines are mated to five-speed manual transmissions, or optional six-speed automatics, while the turbo-diesel offers a sixspeed manual or optional six-speed automated manual DSG (short for Direct Shift Gearbox) transmission that eliminates the pesky torque

converter, which means improved fuel economy and much quicker shifts that aid acceleration. The big news on the 2013 engine front is the launch of the Jetta Hybrid that uses a turbocharged 150-horsepower 1.4-litre four-cylinder gas engine in combination with a 27-horsepower electric motor for 170 net horses. The Hybrid’s torque flows through a seven-speed DSG. and it can reportedly run for up to 1.9 kilometres on electricity alone at speeds up to 70 km-h, reach 60-mph (96 km-h) from rest in less than nine seconds. There’s no report on expected fuel performance as of this writing. VW is on record as stating the company expects that hybrids will constitute three per cent of its to-

Overall: A cute-ute that competes in a tough league, where image, price and practicality are critical. Drivetrain: A 200-horsepower 2.0-litre turbocharged fourcylinder with your choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. • Since its 2012 facial procedure, the Tiguan now appears even more like its larger Touareg sibling. Its horizontal grille splits bi-xenon (high and low beam) headlights and U-shaped LED (light emitting diode) on topend models, while the rear taillights received some more subtle tweaks. Physically, the Tiguan (the splicing of the words tiger and iguana) competes in the same class as the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape and Kia

Sportage, to name just a few. Equally sharp looking is the interior that carries over for 2013 with the high-end-style dash, cleanly tailored seats and premium carpeting. Rear passengers will appreciate the six inches of fore/aft travel as well as the reclining 60/40 split seat back. For more cargo space, the rear seat back, as well as the front passenger bucket, can fold flat. The space is made even more generous due to the extra-low load floor. Tiguan is powered by a 200-horse 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder connected to a six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic. Tiguan runs the spectrum with three trim levels — with the usual Trendline, Comfortline and Highline pals hanging around — and plenty of base equipment of the

air/cruise/power variety. The top-end Highline wants for nothing and comes with leather seats, climate control, 18-inch wheels and a lot more for your on-theroad-price of $40,000. Base price (incl. destination): $29,500 Type: Four-door tall wagon Engine (hp): 2.0-litre DOHC I4, turbocharged (200) Layout: Front engine, front- /all-wheel-drive Transmissions: Sixspeed manual; six-speed automatic (opt.) l/100 km (city/highway): 10.2/7.8 (AT) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; rear side-impact airbags (opt.); anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,630

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Overall: As far as fourdoor sedans with German badges on them, it doesn’t get any less expensive than Jetta; challenging Toyota and Honda on their own turf. Drivetrain: The 115-horsepower fourcylinder engine helps keep Jetta ownership affordable; a 2.5-litre fivecylinder, 2.0-litre turbodiesel and 200-horse turbo-four-cylinder gas engine return; all-new hybrid features some unique powerplant technology. • Two years ago, pundits got all up in Volkswagen’s grille about the perceived “dumbing down” of the sixthgeneration Jetta. The price-leader Jetta functions with a 115-horsepower 2.0-litre fourcylinder engine that gets reasonable fuel econo-

tal production by 2018, which means that the Passat, CC and upcoming 2014 Golf hatchback are likely candidates for this form of propulsion. Meanwhile, the smaller Jetta SportWagen that’s based on the older Golf platform basically carries over for 2013. Base price (incl. destination): $16,400; $29,000 (GLI) Type: Four-door sedan; four-door wagon Base Engine (hp): 2.0-litre DOHC I4 (115) Optional engines (hp): 2.5-litre DOHC I5 (170, sedan); 2.0-litre SOHC I4 turbo-diesel (140); 2.0-litre DOHC I4, turbocharged (200, GLI); 1.4-litre DOHC I4, turbocharged plus 27-horsepower electric motor (170, net) Layout: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive Transmissions: Fivespeed manual; six-speed manual (GLI and TDI); six-speed automatic (opt. on 2.5); six-speed automated manual (DSG, opt. on GLI and TDI); seven-speed automated manual (DSG, hybrid) l/100 km (city/highway): 9.1/6.0 (2.0, MT); 6.7/4.6 (TDI) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,270


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