The 77-year-old Suburban has developed multiple personalities in its lifetime. One is a massive, luxurious station wagon, historically favored by Texans. Optional equipment includes power-operated running boards and a body that's refined with no gaps between bumper panels and sheet metal. The next personality is a butch off-roader, with a locking rear differential, big tow hooks in the front and a front skid plate. The base Suburban comes standard with a 320-bhp 5.3-liter V-8 and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine has an iron-block in rear-drive models, while the 4-wheel-drive models get an aluminum version of the V-8. The heavier-duty 2500 model gets a larger 352-bhp 6.0-liter V-8, plus a more robust frame and suspension.
There are a lot of reasons why midsize sports sedans are so popular. The right size. The right price. The right choices. Whether you want a high-end commuter or a tire-smoking hooligan, rear- or all-wheel drive, Lexus has you covered with its IS lineup. Standard is a leather-trimmed interior with 10-way power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, SmartAccess keyless entry with pushbutton start and a power moonroof. Want power as well as panache? The IS F (photo) delivers with the time-honored hot rodder’s recipe of a big engine in a small car: A 5.0-liter V-8 thumping to the tune of 416 bhp. Or maybe you prefer the casual cruise, in which case, the IS 350C convertible fills the bill with a retractable hardtop and a choice of 2.5- or 3.5-liter V-6.
The 2013 Chevrolet Suburban retains the same maximum-size virtues that have made it a bestseller for so many years. It remains the first choice for anyone who needs to haul six or more people plus their cargo.
The Suburban 2500 is available in LS and LT trims in both two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. It can seat up to eight passengers in its three rows of seats. The 2500 comes standard with a 352-hp 6.0-liter flexible-fuel V8 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. All-disc anti-lock brakes, traction control, side curtain airbags and GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability system with rollover mitigation are standard.
The BMW 7-series is the pinnacle of BMW sedans. A big luxury sedan that is loaded with state-of-the-art technology to keep you safe on today's roads.
Available in rear-wheel drive, or xDrive all-wheel drive, the 750i and long-wheelbase 750Li are powered by a direct-injection, 445-hp 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. The 750 has many standard luxury features such as four-zone automatic climate control, power sunroof, high-gloss wood trim, heated 16-way multi-contour seats, voice-activated navigation system on a 10.2-inch color monitor, power trunk lid, HD radio and BMW Assist emergency and information communications. Standard run-flat tires wrap 18-inch alloy wheels, while standard Park Distance Control, adaptive brake lights and steerable adaptive bi-xenon headlights provide active safety. High-tech options include a head-up display, surround-view cameras, high-beam assistant, lane departure warning, blind spot detection, dual LCD screens for rear seat entertainment and ventilated front seats
Once in a while, there comes an automotive form so advanced, it remains timeless. In the crossover world, that vehicle is undoubtedly the Infiniti FX—a vehicle so outlandishly styled, updates to its exterior aesthetic have essentially been rendered unnecessary. All the same, this year the FX sports a new front grille and fascia design, along with standard heated front seats on all models and a new Limited Edition FX35 AWD model with exclusive features. Available in rear- or all-wheel drive with 3.5-liter V-6 or thumping 5.0-liter V-8, the FX offers all the technology its futuristic styling would suggest, including Intelligent Brake Assist, Distance Control Assist, Continuous Damping Control, Adaptive Front lighting, Rear Active Steer and 21-in. wheels.