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.
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.
The Toyota Camry Hybrid sedan brings the quality and reliability of the Camry together with increased fuel efficiency.
The Camry Hybrid is a front-wheel drive four-door sedan that seats five passengers. Available in two trim levels, LE and XLE, the heart of the Camry Hybrid is the Hybrid Synergy Drive, a combination electric motor/gasoline engine that produces a combined 200-hp, and efficient, electronic continuously variable transmission. The standard warranty for hybrid-related components is 8 years/100,000 miles. Stability and traction control, ten-airbags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and tire pressure monitor are some of the standard safety equipment. Tech features include Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, garage door opener, rear camera, navigation with touch screen, HD and satellite radio, and the new Entune mobile app and services system.
For 2013, the Camry Hybrid LE is outfitted with a standard 6.1-inch touch screen audio system with Bluetooth wireless streaming.
The Infiniti EX37 is a stylish luxury crossover vehicle that not only stands out in a crowd, but offers industry-leading technology typically only found in ultra-luxury vehicles.
The EX37 is offered in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, each with a choice of two trim levels, Base and Journey. It is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. The EX37 Base is comprehensively equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio and a USB port; Journey models add a power moonroof, heated front seats, genuine wood interior trim elements and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist, vehicle dynamic control with integrated traction control, LED tail lights, six airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system. Noteworthy optional safety technologies offered on the EX37 are an Around View monitor, a lane departure warning/prevention system, intelligent brake assist with forward collision warning and a blind spot monitor.
The 2013 Infiniti EX37 replaces the 2012 Infiniti EX35, with a larger V6 engine, hence the new nomenclature.
The Buick Verano is a compact luxury sedan, featuring upscale styling, progressive technologies, with comfortable seating for five and a high level of standard equipment.
The front-wheel drive Verano is available in four trim levels: Base, Convenience Group, Leather Group and Premium Group. It is powered by either a 182-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection or a new 250-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the premium trim. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and an optional six-speed manual available for the 2.0-liter turbo. Every Verano is outfitted with 18-inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, satellite radio, USB port and Buickâ??s IntelliLink system, which allows smartphone integration and audio streaming through the vehicleâ??s infotainment centre, controlled via a seven-inch LCD touch screen. The Convenience Group adds heated exterior mirrors, an auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, 6-way power driverâ??s seat and rear parking assist. The Leather Group is further equipped with heated front seats, leather upholstery, passive entry/start, upgraded audio and a heated steering wheel while the new Premium Group adds dual exhaust and a flushmount rear spoiler. Standard safety features include 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, electronic stability and traction control systems, OnStar and a tire pressure monitor, as well as ten airbags.
For 2013 the Buick Verano adds a new trim with the Premium Group that includes a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Also there is a new tech feature available: side blind zone alert with rear cross traffic alert.