The 2013 Buick Regal is a front-drive four-door five-seat entry-luxury midsize sedan that offers an aggressive styling, a high level of standard equipment and an impressive attention to detail. For 2013, the eAssist system is the standard powertrain for non-turbo models. This system uses a smaller battery and a generator/motor in place of an alternator to give the car’s mileage a boost.
Attention to detail complements the Regal’s bold styling, with Buick design cues such as the waterfall grille, select use of chrome trim and excellent fit and finish of the exterior panels. Buick’s signature portholes are located on the hood instead of the front fenders, and all Regal models sport a black chrome grille.
The 2013 Buick Regal comes in base, Turbo and high-performance GS trim levels. The Regal base and Turbo come with different Premium option groups.
The 2013 Buick Regal base comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, heated mirrors, foglights, automatic headlights, cruise control, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat, split-folding rear seats, a power height-adjustable passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a customizable touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity and a 7-speaker sound system with a CD player, an iPod/USB interface and IntelliLink smartphone integration. The Buick Regal Turbo adds 18-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel and unique powertrain components.
The Premium 1 Group adds to Regal base and Turbo rear parking sensors, keyless ignition, keyless entry and remote ignition. The Premium 2 Group adds xenon headlights, rear-seat side airbags and a 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. The Premium 3 is a Turbo-only trim and adds 19-inch alloy wheels, adjustable driving settings and adaptive suspension.
The high-performance Buick Regal GS includes a more powerful turbocharged engine, front parking sensors, sport-tuned suspension, front sport seats and the Interactive Drive Control system.
The 2013 Buick Regal comes with a choice of three different powertrains. The 2013 Regal base comes with a new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with eAssist (a mild hybrid technology) that produces 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission is a 6-speed automatic with manual shift controls. EPA fuel economy estimates are 25 mpg city/ 36 mpg highway.
The Regal Turbo models come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 22 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed automatic transmission is standard while a 6-speed manual transmission is offered as an option. The EPA estimates are 18 mpg city/ 29 mpg highway with the automatic and 20/ 32 mpg with the manual.
The 2013 Regal GS comes with the same engine as Turbo, but this engine has been upgraded to produce 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission is standard.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan is a four-door compact car with seating for up to five that offers a distinctive styling, large trunk, comfortable cabin and long warranty coverage. With a long list of standard features and fuel-efficient driving experience, the new 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan offers an excellent value for money and continues to be one of the best compact cars on the market.
The 2013 Elantra exemplifies Hyundai’s emotional “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles, that considers the interplay of wind with rigid surfaces to create the illusion of the constant motion. Elantra is an evolution of the design qualities found in Sonata. The drag coefficient for thr new Elantra is an exceptionally low 0.28. The new 2013 Elantra was designed at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, California.
The 2013 Elantra coupe and Elantra GT hatchback (this body style is all-new for Elantra) are considered separate model. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan is offered in GLS and Limited trims. The Elantra sedan GLS comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, manually operated air conditioning, six-way manual driver’s seat, full power accesories, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer, keyless entry, anti-theft system, cruise control and a 6-speaker audio system with a CD player and an iPod/USB interface. The Preferred package is optional and adds 16-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, heated front seats, steering wheel audio controls and Bluetooth.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited adds all of the Preferred package equipment plus 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power sunroof, upgraded interior trim, heated front and rear seats and a power driver seat. The Technology package adds to Elantra Limited keyless ignition, keyless entry, push button start, dual automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, a rearview camera, a 360-watt premium audio system and a navigation system with 7-inch screen.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), that produces 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque (145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque for Elantra PZEV). The GLS comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. The Limited comes standard only with the 6-speed automatic. All 2013 Elantras have front-wheel drive.
Standard safety features of 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan include traction control, stability control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and brake assist.
The 2013 Honda Accord is offered in sedan and coupe body styles and it is fully redesigned. The ninth generation of Honda’s popular family car offers responsive handling, quick acceleration, roomy and high-quality interior, and superb fuel economy. With a new suspension, transmission, engine and safety equipment, the new 2013 Honda Accord is one of the best family-car on the market. The 2013 Accord competes with Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry and Chevrolet Malibu.
The 2013 Honda Accord is offered in four-door sedan and two-door coupe versions. There are six trim levels for sedan (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L with Navi, Touring) and four for the coupe (LX-S, EX, EX-L, EX-L with Navi).
The 2013 Honda Accord base LX comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, full power accesories, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch video display, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, Bluetooth connectivity and a 4-speaker sound system with a CD player and iPod/USB interface. The LX-S model of Accord coupe is similar to the LX sedan.
The new Sport trim adds 18-inch wheels, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a rear spoiler. The EX comes with 17-inch wheels, keyless ignition, keyless entry, a sunroof, heated mirrors, Honda’s new LaneWatch blind-spot display and a six-speaker audio system.
The 2013 Honda Accord EX-L model adds driver-seat memory functions, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, forward-collision and lane-departure warning system and a premium 7-speaker audio system. The EX-L with Navi adds a navigation system with voice recognition. The Touring sedan adds LED headlights and adaptive cruise control.
The LX, Sport and EX models come with a 4-cylinder engine. The EX-L and EX-L with Navi come with a choice of a 4-cylinder or V6 engine. The Touring comes only with a V6 engine. The 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine produces 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque (on the Sport, the same engine produces 189 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual. Optional is the Honda’s newly developed CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).
The 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Standard safety features of 2013 Honda Accord include ABS, stability control, traction control, front seat side airbags, side curtains airbags and active front head restraints.
The 2013 Dodge Charger is a full-size four-door sedan that is inspired by the original Dodge Charger coupe of the 1960s. This rear-wheel-drive muscle-car offers an attractively-designed cabin, comfortable and spacious front seats, and an aggressive exterior styling.
The 2013 Dodge Charger is available in five trim levels: SE, SXT, R/T, SRT8 and SRT8 Super Bee. The Charger SE comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, keyless entry, automatic headlights, dual-zone manual climate control, cruise control, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a six-way power driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, a 4.3-inch touchscreen interface and a 6-speaker audio system with an iPod/USB interface. The Connectivity Group adds to SE a Bluetooth connectivity, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The SXT adds heated mirrors, foglamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote ignition, an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, an 8.4-inch touchscreen interface and 19-inch wheels for Charger SXT with all-wheel drive.The SXT Plus package adds 18-inch wheels, heated rear seats, leather upholstery and LED ambient illumination. The optional Rallye Appearance Group adds 20-inch chrome-clad wheels with performance tires, a sport-tuned suspension and a 10-speaker audio system. Also available on the 2013 Dodge Charger SXT are a Navigation Group (with a navigation system and a back-up camera), blind-spot warning system, rain sensing wipers, xenon headlights, driver memory settings and power-adjustable steering wheel and pedals.
The R/T adds to the SXT’s standard equipment 18-inch wheels, performance tires, sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes, xenon headlights and front sports seats. The R/T Plus package is identical with SXT Plus package. The R/T Road&Track package adds a black grille, paddle shifters, 20-inch alloy wheels, ventilated front seats and a power-adjustable steering columns and pedals with memory. A Super Track pack adds a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and a three-mode adjustable stability control system.
The Dodge Charger SRT8 is an ultra-high performance model, that features 20-inch wheels, a three-mode adaptive high-performance suspension, three-mode adjustable stability control, a rear spoiler, upgraded brakes, heated steering wheel, a navigation system, a rearview camera and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. The SRT8 Super Bee is a more affordable version of the SRT8.
The 2013 Dodge Charger SE and SXT come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Rallye Appearance Group lift the horsepower of this engine to 300 and torque to 264 lb-ft. A five speed automatic transmission is standard on the SE. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard for the SXT and optional for the SE. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available on the SXT.
The 2013 Dodge Charger R/T comes with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. All R/T come with a five-speed automatic transmission.
The Dodge Charger SRT8 comes with a 6.4-liter V8 engine that produces 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a five-speed automatic transmission are standard.