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.
The BMW 640i Gran Coupe is the third model in the BMW 6 Series line-up, and is the first four-door Coupe in the history of the brand. The company describes the vehicle as having distinct exterior styling, creating a unique aura, and a luxurious interior.
Available in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations, the Gran Coupe is powered by a 315-hp 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection, and mated to an eight-speed Sport automatic transmission with manual mode and shift paddles. Notable standard equipment includes a sport-tuned suspension, Dynamic Driving Control, 18-inch aluminum wheels, adaptive bi-xenon headlights and Comfort Access keyless entry/start. Inside the well-appointed cabin, which offers 4+1 seating capacity, is high-quality leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control and genuine wood trim. A voice-activated hard drive-based navigation system, including 12 gigabytes of dedicated media storage, HD radio and Bluetooth wireless connectivity are also standard. Safety features include anti-lock brakes, electronic stability and traction control, front and rear parking sensors with rearview camera, active anti-whiplash front head restraints and up to eight airbags. A Driver Assistance Package is available, providing more advanced systems such as lane-departure warning, blind spot detection, head-up display and an automated parking assistant. The 640i Gran Coupe can also be outfitted with active cruise control and night vision, full LED lights and Integral Active Steering.
Built in Texas and designed for the American market, the Tundra is full-size in every respect. Brawny styling surrounds a rugged platform engineered to tow more than 10,000 lb. Regular Cab, Double Cab and Crew Max offer roomy interiors filled with creature comforts. Powertrain choices include a sophisticated 4.0-liter V-6, two V-8s displacing 4.6 and 5.7 liters, plus 4x2 and 4x4. Trim levels cover a full spectrum of possibilities from work to play. All now feature a black upper instrument panel and carpet, styled steel wheels, daytime running lights and heated mirrors. A backup camera is standard on the Limited while navigation remains optional. TRD Sport, Off-Road and Rock Warrior packages offer substantial opportunities for customization.
The Patriot is a compact sport utility vehicle featuring classic Jeep styling in an affordable package. While it will spend most of its life on city streets, the Patriot includes components that provide it with off-road capability unparalleled by other vehicles in its class.
The Patriot shares its small-SUV platform with the Jeep Compass, but provides off-road capability that its sibling does not. The Patriot is offered in either front-wheel drive or with a four-wheel drive system that features a "lock" mode to enhance traction during inclement weather. Three trim levels are available: Sport, Latitude and Limited. The front-wheel drive Sport and Latitude trims are powered by a 158-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while all other models use a 172-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (optional on the FWD Sport and Latitude). Available transmissions include a five-speed manual, a new six-speed PowerTech automatic, and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with manual shift mode. Building on the Sport trim, the Latitude adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated front seats, fold-flat passenger seat, air conditioning and a leather steering wheel with integrated audio controls, as well as power mirrors, windows and door locks. The Limited is further equipped with a power driver's seat, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, satellite radio and a 6-disc CD/DVD player. An available Freedom Drive II Off-Road package enhances the Patriot's capabilities with a four-wheel drive off-road mode, hill descent control, all-terrain tires, skid plates, tow hooks and a brake lock differential. Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes with brake assist, electronic stability control with roll mitigation, traction control, side-curtain air bags for both rows of seating and a tire pressure monitor. New for 2014, front seat-mounted side airbags are now standard on all models.
The Jeep Patriot carries over with minimal changes for 2014. A new six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission is offered, and front seat-mounted side airbags are now standard on all models, enhancing safety.
The Dodge Avenger has come a long way in a short time. Once regarded, to put it politely, as a tolerable airport rental, the Avenger has been treated within the last year to several significant upgrades: A noticeably improved interior, effectively retuned suspension, and more power in the form of a 3.6-liter 283 bhp V-6. For 2012, Dodge returns a traditional R/T performance model to the lineup. The R/T equipment includes the 283 bhp V-6, performance-tuned suspension, monochromatic exterior, bright exhaust tips, unique seat covers, decklid spoiler, 18-in. aluminum wheels and R/T fender stripes. Economy-minded buyers will prefer the SE, which comes with a 2.4-liter 16-valve dual VVT I-4 rated at 173 bhp, and a base sticker price of $18,995.