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One way to truly get to know a vehicle is to take it on a family vacation, which is what we did this week with the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali. Classified as a luxury small SUV, the Terrain Denali is generous in comfort and style. And whether you’re going over the hills and through the woods to grandma’s house or driving around town, the GMC Terrain Denali aims to please.

Under the hood

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Joining Subaru’s lineup of crossover-utility vehicles is the new 2013 XV Crosstrek. Versatile and fun-to-drive, the XV Crosstrek debuts with a bold five-door design and impressive fuel economy ratings: 33 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city (28 mpg combined).

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From its chiseled front grille to its standard rear spoiler, the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro is an iconic sports car. Not one to blend into the crowd, the Camaro is easily recognizable with its long, athletic hood. Looking to personalize your Camaro even more? A variety of stripe packages are also available (ours came with broad black stripes running from hood to trunk).

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Several times during my week with the 2013 Toyota Venza, I admired its appearance. Its front grille, in particular, drew my attention with its aerodynamic shape that has been tastefully modified with a new upper and lower grille and fog lamps.

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Featuring the new bolder, signature Lexus spindle grille and upgraded interior, the 2013 RX 450h rolled into our driveway last week. A trendy choice for consumers wanting a luxury crossover that will spoil them as well as be conscientious when it comes to fuel economy, the 2013 RX hybrid is designed to impress.

Exterior Design

The 2013 RX hybrid is a looker. Its sleek profile is accentuated by broad “shoulders” for an athletic yet elegant presence.

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