The 2013 Toyota Sienna is a well-rounded minivan that offers flexible interior configurations (the interior can be configured for people or cargo), attractive technology features, the choice of 7- or 8-passenger capacity and a smooth and powerful V6 engine. Toyota Sienna is the only minivan on the market with available all-wheel drive. Major competitors of Sienna include Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan and Nissan Quest.
The Toyota Sienna conveys a distinctive presence in the family van segment. Its sculpted shape yields a coefficient of drag (Cd) of .306, which is low for the class and a major factor in providing a quiet interior and admirable fuel economy. Distinctive window shapes and sliding door tracks hidden within the side window frames complement the sleek profile. The Sienna interior features upscale quality and elegance, yet every element is logical and functional. The distinctive swept shape of the dashboard makes the spacious cabin feel even roomier. The seat designs add flexibility and roominess, while central climate and audio controls are integrated into a single graphic element.
The 2013 Toyota Sienna excels in cargo flexibility and in second-row passengers comfort. The second-row seats can be moved forward or back, depending on the way the interior needs to be configured for cargo or people. With the second row removed and with the third row folded flat, Sienna offers a massive 150 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
The 2013 Toyota Sienna minivan is offered in five models: base L, LE, SE, XLE and Limited. The L and Limited are seven-passenger only, while the SE is eight-passenger only. The LE and XLE come in seven- or eight-passenger configuratios. All models come standard with front-wheel drive. An optional all-wheel drive is available for the LE, XLE and Limited.
The 2013 Toyota Sienna L comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, full power accesories, tri-zone manual air conditioning with air filter and rear-seat control panel, cruise control, cloth upholstery, sliding rear doors with power-down windows, a telescoping steering wheel and a 4-speaker audio system with a CD player.
The LE adds a roof rack, power rear liftgate, power-sliding side doors, heated mirrors, privacy glass, automatic three-zone climate control, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, floor- and overhead-mounted control consoles, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 3.5-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity, compass and outside temperature displays, steering wheel audio controls and a 6-speaker sound system with iPod/USB interface.
The SE adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a unique front fascia, sports suspension, revised power steering, leatherette upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Sienna XLE adds automatic hadlights, leather upholstery, heated front seats, wood trim, towing package, power liftgate, a sunroof, an unique metallic-gray grille insert and auto up/down power windows.
The Sienna Limited comes in addition with 18-inch alloy wheels, a satin chrome grille, dual sunroof, overhead console, chrome door handles, push-button start, integrated antenna, sonar parking system, keyless ignition, keyless entry, two-tone leather seating, driver memory settings, a leather-and-wood steering wheel and a 10-speaker JBL sound system.
All 2013 Toyota Sienna models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 266 hp and 245 lb-ft of torque, with EPA-estimated mileage ratings of 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway for FWD models and 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway on AWD models. This engine is matched with an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift.
Experts from Aol Autos say about 2013 Toyota Sienna:
The Toyota Sienna sets the standard for minivans. Sienna benefits from sharp, handsome styling that borrows design cues from SUVs and sedans. The Sienna SE is the most carlike in its handling, but all Sienna models are appealing in their own way, and versatility may in fact be the Sienna’s greatest virtue. Whether hauling the soccer team or materials from the home-improvement store or driving cross-country, there’s a Sienna for every purpose.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is a four-passenger car that it is called “four-door coupe” by Mercedes. The CLS550 was created on E-class mid-size sedan architecture and was completely redesigned for 2012 model year. For 2013, the CLS550 receives minor feature changes, namely a new Bang&Olufsen premium audio option and an update to its mbrace telematics system. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 is one of the most attractive luxury sedans on the market and competes with BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera S.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is available in CLS550 and CLS550 4Matic trim levels. Both models are identical, but CLS550 4Matic comes with all-wheel drive. The 2013 CLS550 comes standard with 18-inch wheels, dual-zone digital automatic climate control, adaptive air suspension, LED running lights, bi-xenon headlights, auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, a sunroof, 10-way power front seats with memory functions, leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 7-inch video display, a navigation system with Comand interface and voice controls, a Bluetooth connectivity, Mercedes’ mbrace2 telematics system and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with a 6-CD changer.
The Premium 1 package adds automatic high beams, adaptive LED headlights, a rearview camera, keyless ignition, keyless entry, heated and ventilated front seats, a power trunk closer, a power rear sunshade and iPod/USB interface. The Lane Tracking package adds a lane-departure warning system and a blind-spot warning system. The Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control while the Parktronic package includes front and rear parking sensors and an automatic parking system.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is powered by an efficient 4.6-liter V8 engine that combines rapid-multispark ignition with Direct Injection and twin turbos to deliver more power and torque from less fuel. This engine produces 402 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. The CLS55 comes with rear-wheel drive, while the 2013 CLS550 4Matic comes with all-wheel drive. All models come with the industry’s first 7-speed automatic transmission.
Standard safety features of 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 include traction control, stability control, antilock disc brakes, front knee airbags, front side airbags, full-length curtain airbags and mbrace-2 in-car communication system.
The 2013 Audi A5 is a four-seat luxury sports car that offers well-rounded performance as well as sharp styling and attractive interior. The Audi A5 is one of the most attractive coupes on the road and competes with BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
The 2013 Audi A5 is available as a coupe or cabriolet (convertible) body styles and comes in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The 2013 A5 Premium comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, 8-way power front seats, automatic lights, automatic wipers, tri-zone automatic climate control, split-folding rear seats, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, moonroof, aluminum cabin trim and doorsills, a trip computer, a dash-mounted MMI electronics interface controller and a 10-speaker 180-watt sound system with CD player. The Cabriolet adds a wind deflector and the fabric folding top with heated glass rear window. The Convenience package adds to A5 Premium an enhanced music interface with iPod connectivity and also the Bluetooth connectivity. The Lighting package adds xenon headlights and LED running lights and taillights. Heated front seats, Milano leather, wood trim and metalic paint are also available as options.
The Premium Plus trim adds auto-dimming and heated mirrors, driver-seat memory functions, heated front seats plus the Convenience package and the Lighting package. Premium Plus options include HDD-navigation with DVD player and HD radio, front and rear parking sensors and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.
The 2013 Audi A5 Prestige adds Audi MMI control including navigation with voice control, color-information screen, adaptive headlights, keyless ignition, keyless entry, the Bang & Olufsen audio system, rear park sensor, rearview camera and blind-spot monitoring system. The optional Sport package is available for the Premium Plus and the Prestige, and adds a sport-tuned suspension, front sport seats and shift paddles for automatic transmission. Also available for the Prestige is the S line option, that comes with 19-inch wheels, brushed aluminum interior trim, faux suede and leather upholstery, and a three-spoke sport steering wheel.
The 2013 Audi A5 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI engine that produces 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Coupe models come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive. Audi A5 convertible comes standard with a CVT (continuously variable transmission) and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive and an 8-speed automated transmission are available as options on the A5 convertible.
The 2013 Honda CR-Z is a sport three-door two-seat subcompact hybrid hatchback that is unique to the market. The CR-Z is one of the best-performing hybrid car on the market, and it is the spiritual successor of the old CR-X. This car was introduced as a totally new model for 2011, and for 2013 the Honda CR-Z gets a mild styling refresh, a bit more power and more standard features.
The 2013 Honda CR-Z comes in two trim levels: base and EX. The base model comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, mesh fabric upholstery, full power accesories, keyless entry, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, full power accesories, keyless entry, hill-start assist, cruise control, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cargo cover, a height-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth connectivity and a 6-speaker audio system with a CD player, an iPod/USB interface and steering-wheel audio controls.
The CR-Z EX adds LED daytime running lights, automatic xenon HID headlamps and foglights, a two-tone black and red upholstery, heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, metallic interior trim and a 7-speaker sound system. A navigation system with a touchscreen interface and voice control is available as an option.
The 2013 Honda CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter engine paired with an electric motor. The 1.5-liter 16-valve i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine combined with the electric motor (that produces 23 hp and 78 lb-ft of torque) gives to CR-Z a total output of 130 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque with the standard 6-speed manual transmission. Also available is an optional CVT (continuously variable transmission) with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, but in this case the torque drops to 127 lb-ft.
The 2013 Honda CR-Z comes with Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system, that combines the functions of an alternator and starter motor in one, with the electric motor that starts the engine, accelerates the car, recharges the battery and provides regenerative braking. EPA fuel economy estimates for 2013 Honda CR-Z are 36 mpg city/ 39 mpg highway with the CVT and 31 mpg city/ 38 mpg highway with the manual transmission.
Standard safety features of 2013 CR-Z include side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, active head restraints, antilock brakes, stability control and traction control.