The Volkswagen Eos is a unique all-season convertible with an integrated power panoramic sunroof that sets it apart from all other retractable hardtop convertibles on the market.
The 2013 Eos is powered by a 200-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed DSG automatic transmission. There are four available trims: Komfort, Sport, Lux, and Executive. Standard features include heated front seats, electronic dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped multifunctional steering wheel, SIRIUS satellite radio, and Bluetooth Handsfree wireless connectivity. Safety features include active seat-integrated rollover bars, daytime running lights, electronic stability program, hill hold control, a tire pressure monitoring system, and front and side airbags. Steering linked Bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights are standard on all but the Komfort trim.
For 2013, a new Sport trim has been added to the line-up.
Order forms for midsize pickup trucks go on for pages. We offer as evidence the possibilities with Nissan's Frontier. This pickup can be had in two body styles, King Cab or the 4-door Crew Cab. Two of the latter models—SV and SL—are offered with a long bed that adds 13 in. of carrying space. While we're at the back, care to check off items such as a spray-on bedliner or adjustable tie-down cleats? Then there are drivelines, starting with the 2.5-liter 152-bhp 4-cylinder with its 171 lb.-ft. of torque and decent fuel economy. Or step up to the 4.0-liter V-6 and get 261 bhp, 281 lb.-ft. and—properly equipped—a towing capacity of 6500 lb. While we're at it, do you want 2- or 4-wheel drive? All told, the Frontier is a versatile pickup.
R&T Overview:Looking for a hybrid yet you’re not ready to settle down with a family-style 4-door? The Honda CR-Z preserves your spirit of independence. All new last year, this sporty 2-seater’s design is influenced by the cult-favorite ’80s era CRX. A 1.5- liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine teams with a 10-kW electric motor for a combined output of 122 hp while returning up to 39 mpg on the highway with a continuously variable transmission. Or, stick with the 6-speed manual gearbox and have more fun albeit with slightly lower mpg. A 3-mode drive system with Sport/Normal/Econ settings is standard along with 3-D style gauges and 160-watt audio system. The EX adds HID headlights, foglights, alloy pedals, 360-watt audio, Bluetooth plus optional navigation.
The Ford Flex is a full-size family vehicle that features three-rows of seating, bold styling and is highly functional. The Flex competes directly in the popular crossover segment.
The front-wheel or all-wheel drive Flex is powered by a 285-hp 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine. Available on the all-wheel drive Limited only is the 355-hp 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift. Available features include a Multi-Panel Vista Roof, interior refrigerator, and capless fueling. Standard safety features include four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock brakes, electronic stability and roll control, six airbags, and a tire pressure monitor.
After a 2013 refresh, the Flex rolls into 2014 unchanged.
The Volkswagen Touareg sport utility vehicle is the largest vehicle in VW's line-up and offers all the luxury and off-road ability that one could need.
The Touareg is available in four trim levels, Sport, Lux, R-Line and Executive, each are powered be either a 280-hp 3.6-liter V6 or a 240-hp 3.0-liter turbo-diesel (TDI) V6, both engines are mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. All trims feature 4MOTION permanent four-wheel drive, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, roof rails, Bluetooth, heated front seats, alloy wheels, and touch-screen navigation system. Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, six airbags, tire pressure monitoring, rain sensing wipers and front fog lights.
For 2014, an R-Line trim has been introduced, and later in the model year a 10th anniversary trim will be available.