The 2013 Nissan Frontier is a midsize pickup that offers versatility, practicality, admirable handling and powerful engine. The Frontier is one of the best selling cars in the midsize pickup segment and has easy-to-use cabin controls, comfortable front seats, and it is rated at up to 6,500 pounds towing capacity. The new 2013 Nissan Frontier competes with Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline.
The 2013 Nissan Frontier is offered in two body styles: King Cab (extended-cab) and Crew Cab. Regular cab body style is not available. The King Cab models come with fold-down rear jump seats and a 6-foot cargo bed, while Crew Cab models come with a 60/40-split-folding rear bench and a choice of a standard 5-foot or optional 6-foot bed. The 2013 Frontier also comes in five trim levels: S, SV, off-road-oriented Desert Runner (this new trim level debuts for 2013), Pro-4X and SL.
The 2013 Nissan Frontier entry-level S comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, rear privacy glass, cloth upholstery and a flat-folding front passenger seat. The air-conditioning and a four-speaker audio system with CD player are available as options on the Preferred package. The Frontier SV adds 16-inch wheels, keyless entry, silding rear window, cruise control, upgraded cloth upholstery, a tilt-only steering wheel, full power accesories, Bluetooth connectivity and an additional 12-volt power outlet. Options include foglights, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensor, a Class IV trailer hitch and a rearview camera.
The Desert Runner comes with special exterior and interior styling details, off-road tires and shock absorbers. The Pro-4X adds to Desert Runner a locking rear differential, automatic headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a trip computer. The Luxury package adds a sunroof, roof rack, a rear-seat center armrest and a navigation system. The top SL trim (only offered on Crew Cab models) is almost identically with the Pro-4X with Luxury package.
The new 2013 Nissan Frontier comes with a choice of two engines. Standard on the King Cab S and SV models is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard, while a 5-speed automatic transmission is optional. The rear-wheel drive is also standard.
Optional on the SV extended-cab and standard for all other models is a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard while the 5-speed automatic is optional (except the Desert Runner that comes with the automatic only). Also available is a choice of rear- or four-wheel drive.
The 2013 Ford Fiesta is a subcompact, five-passenger, front-wheel drive car that offers styling, comfort and luxury features, a great fuel economy ratings, a smooth manual transmission, comfortable front seats and an interior with high-quality materials.
The 2013 Ford Fiesta is available in hatchback and four-door sedan body style, each of them offered in S, SE and Titanium trim levels. The 2013 Ford Fiesta base S comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, power locks and mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a driver’s-seat armrest, 60/40 split fold down rear seatback and a 4-speaker audio system with an auxiliary jack. The Convenience package is available and adds a CD player and keyless entry.
The 2013 Fiesta SE adds to the S with the Convenience package, a rear wiper (for hatchback), power windows, heated mirrors, cruise control, upgraded cloth upholstery, a trip computer and a 6-speaker sound system with iPod/USB interface, voice controls and Bluetooth phone connectivity. The Moon & Mood package is available and adds ambient lighting, a sunroof, a leather shift knobs and satellite radio. The Appearance package adds to the SE, 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler (for sedan), LED running lights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Also available as option are the heated front seats.
The 2013 Ford Fiesta Titanium adds to the Fiesta SE with the Appearance package, the 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, keyless entry, chrome exterior trim, heated front seats, leather upholstery and auto-dimming rearview mirror. A sunroof is available as a stand-alone option.
The 2013 Ford Fiesta is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder 16-valve Duratec engine that produces 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired standard with a 5-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic PowerShift transmission is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 29 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.
Safety features of 2013 Ford Fiesta include antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, driver knee airbag and an integrated blind-spot mirror.
The edmunds.com website says about Ford Fiesta:
The 2013 Ford Fiesta gives economy car shoppers reason to celebrate with its fun-to-drive personality, nicely trimmed cabin, tight build quality and unexpected features.
The 2013 Mazda CX-9 is a large seven-passenger crossover SUV that is available with front- or all-wheel drive. The new 2013 Mazda CX-9 offers an attractive design, a decent cargo space and a well-built cabin. The CX-9 also provides admirable road trip transportation with a comfortable ride on long journeys. The 2013 CX-9 is the largest vehicle of Mazda and offers ample space for families as well as sporty styling and a long list of standard safety features and options.
The 2013 Mazda CX-9 is available in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels. The Sport model comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, full power accesories, cruise control, a roof spoiler, three-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, trip computer, cloth upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 5.8-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity and a 6-speaker audio system with a CD player and USB input. Heated mirrors, heated front seats and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat are available as options.
The 2013 CX-9 Touring adds automatic headlights, a blind-spot monitoring system, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and leather upholstery. The Grand Touring model adds 20-inch wheels, LED running lights, bi-xenon headlights, foglights, a power liftgate, keyless ignition, keyless entry, automatic wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and upgraded interior trim. Exclusive to the Grand Touring is an optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Also available as options on the Grand Touring are a a navigation system and a 115-volt household-current outlet.
The 2013 Mazda CX-9 is powered by a 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine with VVT that produces 273 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic electronically controlled with Adaptive Shift Logic and Sport-shift mode is the only transmission available. EPA-estimated fuel economy for Mazda CX-9 is 17 mpg city/ 24 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 16/22 mpg for AWD models.