The 2013 Audi A4 is a five-seats premium sedan that offers a high-quality cabin, sporty handling and hardly equaled mix of fuel economy, performance and luxury. The A4 is the best-selling car of Audi lineup and competes with BMW 3-Series, Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac ATS and Infiniti G37.
The 2013 Audi A4 sedan is offered in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The 2013 A4 Premium comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, leather upholstery, power sunroof, automatic climate control, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, eight-way power front seats, power windows and locks, a dash-mounted MMI electronics interface and a 10-speaker audio system with a CD player and XM radio. A Convenience package includes Bluetooth connectivity and a trip computer while the Lighting package adds xenon headlights and LED running lights and taillights.
The Audi A4 Premium Plus includes all standard features of Premium with Convenience and Lighting packages, and also adds 18-inch wheels with wider all-season tires, auto-dimming and heated mirrors, heated front seats with memory, split-folding rear seats and tri-zone automatic climate control. The MMI Navigation package adds to Audi A4 Premium Plus front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a navigation system and Audi’s console-mounted MMI infotainment interface.
The Audi A4 Prestige includes the equipment of A4 Premium Plus with MMI Navigation package and adds adaptive xenon headlights, keyless ignition, keyless entry and a premium 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Two exclusive packages are available to the A4 Prestige: S line package and Driver Assist package. The S line package includes 19-inch wheels with summer tires, headlight washers, sport-tuned suspension and brushed aluminum interior trim while the Driver Assist package includes adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering and Audi Drive Select ( which provides adjustable settings for the steering and transmission). Audi Drive Select can be extended with other technologies, namely the sport differential, adaptive damper control and dynamic steering. ESP with electronic limited slip differential is standard in all front-wheel drive versions of Audi A4.
The 2013 Audi A4 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI DOHC engine that produces 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The front-wheel-drive models come standard with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) while the all-wheel-drive Quattro models come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and an eight-speed automatic transmission as an option.
Standard safety features of 2013 Audi A4 include antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, front seat side-impact airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags and a blind-spot warning system.
The 2013 Buick Encore is an all-new model. The Buick Encore is a compact luxury crossover SUV that offers a body with an attractive design, premium interior materials and more standard features than most affordable compact SUVs. The new Buick Encore is offered in four trim levels: Standard, Convenience, Leather and Premium.
The 2013 Buick Encore has room for five and up to 48.4 cubic feet of storage space with the rear sead folded. The Encore also offers higher driving position and all-wheel-drive capability as well as a contemporary styling of a crossover. Standard features of Buick Encore include 18-inch alloy wheels, Buick QuietTuning acoustics package with active noise cancellation, Bluetooth connectivity, IntelliLink Buick audio system activated by voice with 7-inch touchscreen monitor, power windows, power heated mirrors, cloth upholstery, power driver seat, a cargo cover and a rearview camera.
The Convenience adds dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming mirrors, fog lamps and remote start. The Leather trim adds heated front seats, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel and power passenger seat. The Premium adds parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, blind spot alert and Bose audio system.
The 2013 Buick Encore is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder ECOTEC engine that produces 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled to a Hydra-Matic 6T40 6-speed automatic transmission that allows Encore to achieve robust acceleration as well as fuel eficiency and lower engine noise. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel-drive system is optional.
Standard safety features of Buick Encore include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, brake assist, electronic stability system, traction control system and ten airbags, including ones for the knees and thorax.
The experts of automobilemag.com website say about 2013 Buick Encore:
The 2013 Buick Encore offers reasonable fuel economy, impressive driving dynamics, and an upscale interior at a sweet-spot price that makes it accessible to those who normally shop brands that are more conventional. You can buy more car for less money, but not with this level of luxury.
The 2013 Nissan Armada is a capable large SUV with seating for eight and a towing capacity of up to 9,000 pounds. The rugged Nissan Armada has a lots of cargo space, a well proportioned cabin, a powerful engine and good driving capabilities even in difficult conditions. This truck-based SUV competes with Toyota Sequoia, Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition.
The 2013 Nissan Armada is offered in three trim levels: base SV, midrange SL and top-of-the-line Platinum. The 2013 Nissan Armada entry-level SV model comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, rear parking sensors, side-step rails, eight-way power driver seat, four-way power front passenger seat, a tilt steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, Bluetooth connectivity and an eight-speaker audio system. The Driver package adds to SV a power liftgate, foglights, a rearview camera and 11-speaker Bose sound system.
The Nissan Armada SL adds 20-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, keyless ignition, keyless entry, an auto-leveling rear air suspension, leather upholstery and heated front seats. The Nissan Armada Platinum comes with 20-inch chrome wheels, a sunroof, front parking sensor, heated second-row seats, heated steering wheel, a navigation system, driver seat memory function and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with dual 7-inch headrest-mounted screens.
The 2013 Nissan Armada is offered in seven exterior colors (Brilliant Silver, Espresso Black, Tuscan Sun, Lakeshore Slate, Galaxy Black, Smoke and Blizzard) and two interior colors (Almond and Charcoal).
The 2013 Nissan Armada comes with a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 317 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque. The only available transmission is a 5-speed automatic. The 2013 Armada can be ordered with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive system. EPA fuel economy estimates are 13 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.
Standard safety features of 2013 Nissan Armada include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (with dual-stage supplemental front air bags equipped with seat belt sensors and an occupant-classification sensor), front side-impact airbags built into the seat, roof-mounted curtain airbag, LATCH system, antilock disc brakes, traction control and stability control.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is a truck-based SUV that offers up to three rows of seats, a rugged body-on-frame construction and a true off-road competence. The Toyota 4Runner competes with Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Pathfinder.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is offered in three trim levels: a well-equipped SR5, top-of-the-line Limited and the off-road oriented Trail. The SR5 and Limited are available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The Trail model is offered with all-wheel drive only. All 4Runner models are seating for five standard, with an available 50/50-split third-row seat that raises capacity to seven.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner SRT comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, foglights, skid plates, hill descent control, hill-start assist, keyless entry, rear privacy glass, cruise control, a power-lowering liftgate window, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a trip computer, a Bluetooth connectivity and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player and iPod/USB interface. The Limited adds leather upholstery, power front seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, keyless entry, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a touchscreen audio interface and Toyota’s Entune integration system.
The Trail model adds to SRT off-road tires, mud guards, extensive off-roading mechanical elements, black exterior trim, a sunroof, a rearview camera, water-resistant cloth upholstery, a sliding rear cargo floor and two 120-volt household power outlets.
A double-wishbone independent front suspension, combined with a variable-flow rack and pinion steering, help the 4Runner to provide a precise control on demanding roads. Coil springs over gas shocks are used at all four wheels for a comfortable ride and controlled handling. The four-link rear suspension minimizes axle hop and assures a smooth ride for rear-seat passengers. The A-TRAC traction control system is standard equipment on all 4×4 models. The system can distribute driving force to any one wheel in contact with the ground, making terrain irregularities and slippery patches transparent to the driver. An electronic-locking rear differential is standard on the Trail model. Also standard on the Trail is CRAWL Control System, that helps maintain an appropiate speed to keep the vehicle under control and minimizes the load on drivetrain and suspension components.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner comes standard with a 4.0-liter V6 DOHC 24-valve engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (CVT-i) that produces 270 hp and 278 pound-feet of torque. The only available transmission is a 5-speed automatic Electronically Controlled with Intelligence (ECT-i) and sequential shift.
Standard safety features of 2013 Toyota 4Runner include stability control, traction control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front knee airbags and active front head restraints.
The 2013 Versa is Nissan’s entry-level car with comfortable and spacious interior (considering its exterior size), many available convenience features and a large trunk. For the 2013 model year, the Nissan Versa sedan gets more standard features, a new CVT transmission option and improved mileage. The five-seat 2013 Nissan Versa sedan is one of the most affordable sedan in the U.S. and competes with Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent and Toyota Yaris.
The 2013 Nissan Versa sedan is offered in S, S Plus, SV and SL trim levels. The entry-level 2013 Versa S comes with 15-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery, air conditioning, a trip computer, a height-adjustable driver seat and two-speaker sound system with a CD player. The Versa S Plus adds a rear spoiler, cruise control, the CVT and 4-speaker sound system.
The 2013 Versa SV adds an upgraded upholstery and gauges, keyless entry, full power accesories and cloth door trim. The Convenience package adds to SV a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, passenger visor vanity mirror, a front map light, wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity and a sound system with iPod interface and MP3 playback capabilities.
The Nissan Versa sedan SL comes with 15-inch alloy wheels and adds keyless ignition, keyless entry, foglights and the content of the Convenience package. The Technology package adds to SL a rearview camera, a navigation system and a compact touchscreen interface.
The 2013 Nissan Versa sedan is powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System that produces 109 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque. The Versa S comes a 5-speed manual transmission as standard and with a 4-speed automatic transmission as an option. The 2013 Versa S Plus, SV and SL come only with a Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). All Versa models are front-wheel drive. The 2013 Nissan Versa with CVT has an excellent EPA estimated fuel economy at 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.
Standard safety features of 2013 Nissan Versa sedan include antilock brakes, traction control, full-length side curtain airbags and front-seat side airbags.