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Don't Buy... Yet. GM to Introduce 9 New or Updated Buick and GMC Models in the Next Year

If you’ve got a hankering for a new Buick or GMC, you may want to hold off, as General Motors announced that it will roll out “nine new or significantly updated models” in the next year. The 2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia will be the first models out of the gate. Both affordable midsize SUVs will offer updated exterior and interior styling when they go on sale this fall. The 2013 Buick Encore is next up, and GM ... continue reading»

Tags: New Cars, Model Updates, Redesigns, Buick LaCrosse, GMC Acadia, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Yukon, Buick Enclave, GMC Sierra HD, Buick Regal, Model News, Buick Encore

Latest 2013 Models Shine in Safety Tests

Over 40 new and redesigned cars, trucks and SUVs are being introduced for the 2013 model year. That's more than 15 percent of the 2013 new car market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have begun testing these vehicles, and many perform well in crash tests. Kicking Tires reports that NHTSA released scores for a small batch of new and redesigned models, and they earn good scores. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT ... continue reading»

Tags: News, IIHS, NHTSA, Ford Escape, Hyundai Elantra, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Mazda CX 5, Safety scores

Mazda CX-9 Will Stop Smiling in 2013

Mazda unveiled a refreshed 2013 CX-9 yesterday ahead of its official debut at the Australian Auto Show next month. One of the most obvious updates is the addition of the company’s now-signature five-point grill, which is also found on the upcoming 2013 Mazda 6 and the CX-5. The cabin will also be updated, and Mazda says in a press release (registration required) that it will equip the 2013 CX-9 with an upgraded infotainment system and voice command system. Safety ... continue reading»

Tags: Mazda CX 9, Mazda, Model News

Midsize Madness: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets Up to 47 MPG

The 2013 model year is shaping up to be a big one in the midsize car class, with four of the top-selling cars in the class – the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion – coming to the market with significant redesigns. The best-selling car in the class, the Toyota Camry, was redesigned last year. The Ford Fusion Hybrid just threw down the gauntlet, however, achieving an EPA-estimated 47 miles per gallon. The Fusion Hybrid, which Ford calls "America ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Analysis, Gas Prices, Affordable Midsize Cars, Model News, Fuel Economy, 2013 Ford Fusion

2013 GMC Acadia Gets a Pricey Facelift

For 2013, the GMC Acadia gets a more standard features and a hefty price increase. The base Acadia now starts at $34,040, a price that’s $1,215 more than last year’s model, according to a press release. The top-of-the-line Acadia Denali now starts at $45,945, which is $1,135 more than the 2012 model. Both models will be available in dealerships this fall, reports Car and Driver. The 2013 GMC Acadia now comes standard with a ... continue reading»

Tags: GMC Acadia, Affordable Midsize SUVs, Affordable Crossover SUVs, Model News, Pricing

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