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2013 Ford Taurus

The 2013 Ford Taurus — the Blue Oval’s technology and performance flagship sedan — is now a class leader for large sedans in in both city and highway fuel economy.

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It brought a smile to my face, the 2013 Ford Flex sitting in my driveway with its Ruby Red Metallic Tint paint glistening in the sun, full of holiday cheer. With three rows and seating for up to seven, the Ford Flex is a standout with its unique crossover design that’s both modern and functional.

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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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