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Ford Announces Pricing for 2013 Fusion

The completely redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion will start at $22,495, including destination charges, when it goes on sale this fall. Full details are now listed on Ford’s website, including prices for the gas-only and hybrid model, as well as packages and options. The base S trim comes with a 170-horsepower four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission, as well as Ford’s SYNC infotainment system. The mid-level, $24,495 SE trim adds standard satellite radio, power driver seat and ... continue reading»

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2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Pricing Released

General Motors has announced that the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS hatchback, which has a more powerful engine than the base Sonic, will start at $20,995, including destination, when it goes on sale this fall.   The 2013 Sonic RS has a 138-horsepower 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo engine. That horsepower rating is identical to the base Sonic’s rating, but the Sonic RS produces 23 more pound-feet of torque. General Motors says in a press release that the Sonic RS comes ... continue reading»

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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Priced at $21,995

Subaru announced pricing for its newest affordable compact SUV, the 2013 XV Crosstrek, on its website. With a base price of $21,995 (excluding destination charges), the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek starts at $1,000 more than the new 2013 Mazda CX-5 and $475 less than the redesigned 2013 Ford Escape. The base XV Crosstrek Premium comes standard with all-wheel drive, a 148-horsepower four-cylinder boxer engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Exterior accents include features like fog lights, roof rails ... continue reading»

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2013 Fiat 500 Turbo to Hit Dealerships This Fall

FIAT unveiled its new 500 Turbo last week at an event in California, saying that the turbocharged subcompact offers a middle ground in the Fiat 500 lineup. The 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo has a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, which gives it more horsepower and torque than the base 500’s 101 horsepower and 98 pound-feet of torque, but less than the high-performance Abarth model’s 160 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. “With 135 horsepower and 150 lb ... continue reading»

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5 Things Smart Used Car Shoppers Look For

It’s estimated that more than 14 million new cars will be sold in the U.S. this year. If you think that’s a lot, then you haven’t taken a look at the used car market. “It varies month to month, but generally used car sales are at a three to one ratio over new car sales,” says Jesse Toprak, vice president of market intelligence for TrueCar.com, who adds that used car sales in 2012 should total ... continue reading»

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