Toyota's curvaceous crossover now comes in a choice of three trim levels. The LE replaces the former base model while gaining standard heated mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer. Moving up to the midrange XLE adds leather trim, Smart Key with push-button start, a backup camera and power tailgate. Carryover 2.7-liter 4-cylinder and 3.5-liter V-6 engines team with front- or all-wheel drive. The flagship Limited V-6 has standard navigation, panoramic sunroof, JBL Synthesis sound with satellite radio, USB/iPod port and Bluetooth streaming audio. Option packages enable these features to be added to the XLE. Designed at Toyota's Calty Southern California studios, the Venza continues to deliver a smooth, carlike ride with SUV-style cargo capacity.
The FJ Cruiser has fun written all over it. Retro styling evokes Toyota's legendary FJ40 from the halcyon days of the 1960s. This thoroughly modern edition is built atop a shortened 4Runner frame employing a 4.0-liter V-6 and 5-speed automatic transmission with 4x2 or part-time 4x4. Selecting the 6-speed manual gearbox nets full-time awd with a locking center differential. The FJ's clamshell side doors aid rear seat access. A Trail Teams Special Edition, now offered in Radiant Red, features Bilstein shocks, Active Traction Control, 10-speaker JBL sound, floating ball multi-information display and unique cabin trim. Convenience, Upgrade, Off-Road and TRD packages along with individual options enable buyers to build the FJ of their dreams.
The Infiniti M37 successfully blends style and performance with luxury in this next-generation sedan.
Powered by a 3.7-liter, 330 horsepower V6 engine, the rear-wheel drive M37 is matched with a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual sport shifting. A variable valvetrain is included for improved power and economy; and Infiniti Drive Mode Selector and Hill Start Assist are there to help deal with varying road conditions. Heated leather front seats with 10-way power adjustment and power lumbar are standard. Safety features include six airbags, front seat active head restraints, individual tire pressure monitor, and rearview monitor. The M37 features Vehicle Dynamic Control stability control, traction control, advanced ABS brakes, Infiniti Intelligent Key, BlueTooth, and bi-functional (HID) xenon headlights. Available features include a hard drive navigation system, 4-wheel steering, 20-inch alloy wheels, and Bose Studio Surround Sound.
The Infiniti G37 is available as sedan, a coupe, or hardtop convertible. Responsive and agile, the G37 has a sporty flare while offering a comfortable ride and a luxurious interior.
The rear-wheel drive G37 is named for its 3.7-liter V6 engine, available with between 325 and 330 horsepower depending on the model. This smooth, powerful engine comes with a seven-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. The G37 comes in Premium, Sport, or Premier trims depending on model. Styling of the G series is aggressive yet subtle with abounding curves and the heritage is apparent in both design and performance. Standard safety features include six airbags, traction control and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Optional is an intelligent cruise control system that matches the speed of the car ahead and an upgraded audio system with Bose sound.
The Audi allroad is a four-door wagon based on Audi's successful A4 sedan. Unique styling and a raised suspension offer a more rugged character.
The allroad is powered by a 220-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. An eight-speed automatic with Tiptronic manual shift mode sends power to the wheels via Audi's legendary quattro all-wheel drive system. Exterior features include 18-inch aluminum wheels, contrasting color wheel arches and lower body, fog lights and a panorama sunroof. The interior is outfitted with front power bucket seats, a 60-40 folding rear seat, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, satellite radio, an Audi music interface with iPod integration, and more. Available options include Xenon Plus headlights, 19-inch aluminum wheels, a power tailgate, three-zone climate control, Audi Advanced Key passive entry/start, voice-activated navigation and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. Standard safety equipment consists of stability and traction control systems, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, front side-impact airbags, overhead curtain airbags for front and rear passengers, and a tire pressure monitor. Audi Side Assist blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, parking assist with rearview camera and rear outboard side airbags are also offered.
All-new last year, the Audi allroad carries over with minimal changes for 2014. Engine output is increased to 220 horsepower, while Bluetooth wireless connectivity and a Homelink universal garage door transmitter are now standard.