Automotive Review

The introduction of the all-new 2013 ES 350 marks the sixth generation of Lexus’ popular luxury sedan since its introduction more than 20 years ago. Featuring the signature Lexus spindle grille and a progressive new design, the ES 350 brings new levels of refinement and quality to the entry luxury segment.

Exterior design

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The Highlander is a three-row crossover that offers a choice between four-cylind

The first-generation Toyota Highlander pioneered the midsize crossover utility vehicle segment, ushering in comfort and fuel efficiency with SUV-like roominess and versatility. The current, second-generation Highlander amplifies those attributes.

For 2013, Toyota Highlander is available in four grades: Highlander (MSRP $29,020), new Highlander Plus (MSRP $30,475), SE (MSRP $34,560) and Limited (MSRP $37,950).

Performance and efficiency

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The versatile Dodge Journey crossover moves into 2013 with new features and even more value with a starting U.S. Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,995 (excluding destination).

The 2013 Dodge Journey is available in AVP, SE, SXT, Crew and R/T models. AVP, SE and SXT models come standard with new 17-inch wheels, while 19-inch alloy wheels adorn the Crew and R/T.

Power and efficiency

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The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country offers classic design and a long list of standa

Thirty years ago the Chrysler Group invented the modern minivan in 1983 with the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager. Six years later, the first luxury minivan, the Chrysler Town & Country, debuted in 1989. Seventy-eight minivan-first innovations and 13-million minivan sales later, the company still leads the way.

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The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

The very first thing I noticed about the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu when it rolled into my driveway was its expressive new look. It carries DNA from its sister vehicles, the Camaro and Corvette, bringing a sporty sensibility to the family sedan segment. A wider stance, broad shoulders and an integrated rear spoiler bring a new athleticism to Malibu. Additionally, the new Malibu has 62-inch front and rear tracks that are more than two inches wider than the model it replaces.

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The Chevrolet Equinox rolls into 2013 with a new, more powerful 3.6L V-6 engine and other features that will help maintain its momentum as one of the most popular small crossovers.

Sales for the first eight months of 2012 were up 16.6 percent, building on sales of more than 193,000 in 2011.

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With a broad range of body styles and powertrains, the 2013 Silverado 1500 is an impressive pickup.
With a starting MSRP of $23,590, the Silverado 1500 lineup includes WT, LS, LT, XFE and LTZ models, as well as the unique Silverado 1500 Hybrid – the industry’s only hybrid full-size truck. Additionally, Silverado 1500 models are available in three cab styles – regular, extended and crew cab – as well as three cargo box lengths: 5 feet, 8 inches (short); 6 feet, 6 inches (standard); and 8 feet (long).
Silverado design

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Since its introduction in late 2011, the Chevrolet Sonic has been making a name for itself as a small car with big attitude. For 2013, an all-new Sonic RS five-door hatchback model joins the Sonic family.

Sonic family at a glance

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Subaru of America Inc. has introduced the all-new Subaru BRZ sports car to its award-winning line of passenger cars, crossovers and SUVs.

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GMC Acadia – the brand’s first crossover – helped define a segment that has surged in popularity since its 2007 launch. Additionally, the Denali model, added in mid-2010, broadened Acadia’s appeal to luxury customers with its combination of functionality and style.

For 2013, Acadia and Acadia Denali introduce new exterior styling and greater interior versatility. The Acadia lineup includes SLE (SLE1 and SLE2 trims), SLT (SLT1 and SLT2 trims) and Denali models, with seven- or eight-passenger configurations.

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