The 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size SUV that has the ability to carry up to nine people, a huge cargo space and offers an excellent towing capabilities. The Chevy Suburban is one of the biggest SUVs on the market and competes with Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada.
The 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is available in regular-duty 1500 (also called “half-ton”) and heavy-duty 2500 (named “3/4 ton”) models. The half-ton model comes in base LS, LT and LTZ trim levels. The 3/4-ton model comes in LS and LT trims. Behind the first-row seats, the 2013 Chevrolet Suburban offers 137.4 cubic feet of cargo room, along with 8,100 pounds of towing capability for half-ton models. The Suburban 3/4-ton can tow up to 9,600 pounds. New for 2013 is a trio of exterior colors including Blue Ray Metallic, Concord Metallic and Champagne Silver Metallic.
The 2013 Chevrolet Suburban LS comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, roof rails, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, three-zone manual climate control, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt-only steering wheel, full power accesories, Bluetooth connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and an iPod/USB interface. The LT adds heated mirrors, foglights, roof rack crossbars, remote ignition, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, a locking rear differential and a nine-speaker Bose audio system with a six-CD changer.
The top-of-the-line 2013 Suburban LT comes with 20-inch polished alloy wheels, automatic wipers, a rearview camera, a rear air suspension, a power liftgate, a power auto-dimming mirrors, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, ventilated front seats, a blind-spot warning system, a navigation system, a touchscreen and a premium ten-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system. The major options for the 2013 Chevrolet Suburban include a sunroof, 22-inch wheels, a heavy-duty towing package (that includes an integrated trailer brake controller and hill start assist) and a DVD entertainment system for the rear seats.
The 2013 Suburban 1500 (half-ton) model comes with a Vortec 5.3-liter V8 engine with Active Fuel Management and E85 FlexFuel capability that produces 320 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque. The Suburban 2500 (3/4-ton) models come with a 6.0-liter V8 SFI engine with Variable Valve Timing that produces 352 hp and 382 lb-ft of torque. All models come with a six-speed automatic transmission as standard. Rear-wheel drive is standard while the four-wheel-drive system is available.
Safety features of 2013 Suburban include antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, side curtain airbags for all rows of seats and many more.
In the 2013 Chevrolet Suburban review, the experts of thecarconnection.com website say about this large SUV:
If you need passenger space, yet you also need some of the capability of a traditional truck, the 2013 Chevrolet Suburban should be near the top of your shortlist. The Suburban is not only one of the widest, longest SUVs available; it’s also, if you check the right option boxes, close to a luxury vehicle in features and cabin appointments–one with three spacious rows of seating.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent is a compact car that offers an attractive looks and a strong value for the money. The 2013 Hyundai Accent also offers an impressive interior space for its size, high fuel economy and plenty of standard features. The 2013 Accent competes on the market with Kia Rio, Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent is offered in four-door sedan or 5-door hatchback variants. The 2013 Accent sedan is offered in a single GLS trim while the hatchback comes in GS and SE trims. The 2013 Hyundai Accent GLS sedan comes standard equipped with 14-inch steel wheels, full power accesories, air-conditioning, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, a trip computer, a tilt steering wheel and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and iPod/USB interface. An available Premium package adds to GLS sedan foglights, keyless entry, 16-inch alloy wheels, upgraded interior trim, cruise control, Bluetooth and steering-wheel mounted audio controls.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent GS hatchback comes with all the standard GLS features and adds a rear windshield wiper, body-color mirrors, a driver seat armrest and keyless entry. The SE adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear spoiler and the equipment of Premium package as standard.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent is powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with Dual-Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) that produces 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. The engine’s most notable features is its use of GDI technology (Gasoline Direct Injection) that allows a better fuel economy, reduced emissions and increased power. The standard transmission of 2013 Accent is a six-speed manual. The six-speed automatic transmission with a fuel-efficient Eco mode is optional.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent has best-in-class front and rear shoulder room, and the hatchback has more cargo volume than many of its compact five-door competitors. The Accent has a lot of convenient storage spaces, including a storage tray at the base of the center console and bottle holders in the front doors. The 2013 Accent GLS is available with gray or beige two-tone interior while the GS and SE trims are available with a gray or a monotone black interior.
All the 2013 Hyundai Accent come standard with antilock disc brakes, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), active front head restraints, advanced dual front airbags with Occupant Classification System (OCS), front and rear side curtain airbags, driver and front passenger side-impact airbags and LATCH attachment system.
The 2013 Honda Ridgeline is a midsize pickup truck built on an unibody platform similar to the one on the Honda Pilot, and it features an unique design that includes the exclusive In-Bed Trunk and a locking compartment under the rear cargo bed floor.
The five-passenger four-door crew cab Honda Ridgeline is offered in four trim levels: RT, Sport, RTS and RTL. The 2013 Honda Ridgeline entry-level RT comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, a power-sliding rear window, a 60/40-split folding rear seat with under-seat storage, full power accesories, a rearview camera, a trip computer, cruise control and six-speaker sound system with a CD player.
The Sport adds 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, rear privacy glass, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an auxiliary audio jack. The RTS adds to the RT’s features a rear privacy glass, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat and an upgraded seven-speaker audio system with six-CD changer. The top-of-the-line RTL gets 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, foglights, ambient console lighting, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a 115-volt AC power outlet.
The 2013 Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter 24-valve SOHC VTEC V6 engine that produces 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque, putting the Honda Ridgeline performance on a par with some V-8 trucks. The five-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard.
Standard safety features of 2013 Honda Ridgeline include Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), dual-stage multiple-treshold front airbags (SRS), front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), Lowe Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH), side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), stability control, traction control and active head restraints.
The 2013 Toyota Highlander is a midsize SUV that is easy to drive and offers a spacious interior and progressive safety technologies. For 2013, a new Highlander Plus model grade replaces the former Tech Package and adds numerous features including a rearview camera. The 2013 Toyota Highlander can seat up to seven in three rows, and competes on the market with Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Chevrolet Traverse.
The 2013 Toyota Highlander is offered in four trim levels: base, Plus, SE and Limited. The Highlander Hybrid is considered a distinct model. The 2013 Toyota Highlander base comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, rear privacy glass, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 50/50-split-folding third-row seat, a 40/20/40-split folding second-row seat, Bluetooth connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with USB/iPod interface and a CD player.
The new 2013 Highlander Plus adds roof rails, foglights, a lift-up rear window, extendable visors with vanity mirrors, a rearview camera, driver seat power lumbar support and a cargo area privacy cover. The SE adds leather upholstery, a power liftgate, a sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and heated front seats.
The Highlander Limited adds 19-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, keyless ignition, keyless entry, additional chrome exterior trim, perforated leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system and a nine-speaker JBL sound system.
The 2013 Toyota Highlander base and Plus models come standard with a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) that produces 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. The front-wheel drive is standard for this engine. This engine is paired with a 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).
Standard on the SE and Limited and optional for the base and Plus is a 3.5-liter V6 DOHC engine with VVT-i that produces 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is optional.
Standard safety features of 2013 Toyota Highlander include side-impact airbags for the front seats, antilock brakes, driver’s knee airbag, side curtain airbags, electronic stability system, active front head restraints, hill-start assist and hill-descent control.
The Fusion is one of the best selling cars of Ford lineup. The 2013 Ford Fusion is a midsize sedan that now is fully redesigned. The highlights of 2013 Ford Fusion include the addition of the MyFord Touch interface, improved fuel economy and more dramatic styling. A Fusion Hybrid model is also available now. The 2013 Ford Fusion competes with Nissan Altima, Kia Optima and Honda Accord.
The new 2013 Ford Fusion is available in three trim levels: S, SE and Titanium ( the SE Hybrid is considered distinct model). The 2013 Fusion S comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, full power accesories, automatic headlights, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, keyless entry, air-conditioning, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, a trip computer and a four-speaker sound system.
The 2013 Fusion SE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, exterior keypad entry, a rear fold-down armrest, an eight-way power driver seat and an enhanced audio interface. For Fusion SE are also available additional optional equipments. The Appearance package adds 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Luxury package adds seat memory settings, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats and leather upholstery. The Technology package adds dual-zone automatic climate control, the MyFord Touch interface, an SD card reader, two USB ports and a rearview camera.
The Fusion Titanium comes with 18-inch wheels, keyless ignition, keyless entry, sport-tuned suspension, auto-dimming side mirrors, sport front seats, rear parking sensors, a premium 12-speaker Sony sound system and the contents of the SE’s Luxury and Technology packages as standard.
The 2013 For Fusion S and SE comes standard with a 2.5-liter Duratec 16V four-cylinder engine that produces 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. There are two additional engine options for the Ford Fusion SE. The first is a turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The second engine available is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost that generates 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed automatic is standard and a six-speed manual tranmission is optional for the 1.6-liter engine. The 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium comes standard with the 2.0-liter engine and automatic transmission. Only for the Titanium, the all-wheel drive is optional.
The 2013 Ford Fusion comes standard with front and side airbags, dual knee airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability system, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning.