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Redesigned 2013 Pathfinder Priced Less than Traverse, Pilot, Explorer

The fully redesigned 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will have a MSRP of $28,270 when it goes on sale in late October. This starting price undercuts several of the model’s competitors, including the $29,135 Ford Explorer, $29,420 Honda Pilot and $29,660 Chevrolet Traverse. For 2013, the Pathfinder follows the trend of midsize SUVs moving from a truck-based platform to a car-based platform with the aim of delivering a more comfortable ride and better fuel economy.  In a ... continue reading»

Tags: Nissan, Affordable Midsize SUVs, Model News, 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

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

Redesigned 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander to Debut in Geneva

Mitsubishi announced yesterday that it will reveal its next-generation 2013 Outlander at the Geneva Auto Show next month. Although the model making its Geneva debut is the European version of the SUV, most analysts expect it to be close to what we’ll see in the U.S. next year. First, Mitsubishi has updated the Outlander’s looks. “The overall look is friendlier and less aggressive than the Mitsubishi's current Outlander,” writes Automotive News. “Think goldfish instead of a ... continue reading»

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Test Drive: 2012 Honda Pilot Touring

Last week, I tested a 2012 Honda Pilot Touring in and around Washington, D.C. I didn’t get a chance to utilize all of its 87 cubic feet of cargo space since the biggest thing I hauled was a new iMac, but I still managed to get a good picture of the Pilot as a family vehicle. The first thing I noticed was that anyone who plans to use all three rows of seats while making a big grocery ... continue reading»

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