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BMW Announces 2013 3-Series Hybrid Pricing

BMW has announced that the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will start at $49,300, excluding destination fees. It goes on sale this fall. It has the same twin turbo inline six-cylinder engine and electric motor as the ActiveHybrid 5, which make a combined 335 horsepower, as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission. Exterior differences from the gas-only 3-Series include hybrid badging on the C-pillars and trunk lid, and matte chrome exhaust tailpipes. Otherwise, the hybrid version is nearly the same ... continue reading»

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Priced at $24,065

Volkswagen announced pricing this week for the diesel-powered 2013 Beetle TDI, which will go on sale in August. Starting at $24,065 (including a $770 destination charge), the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI will carry the automaker’s 2.0-liter, turbocharged diesel engine, which generates 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Volkswagen uses the same engine in diesel-powered versions of the 2012 Golf, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen and Passat, all of which can achieve combined fuel economy estimates of 34 mpg ... continue reading»

Tags: Prices, Volkswagen Beetle, Model News, Diesel engines

2013 Hyundai Sonata Gets More Standard Features, Higher Base Price

Hyundai has made some changes to the 2013 Sonata, which is on sale now with some new standard equipment and a higher base price. “All 2013 Sonatas now come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission; the manual-transmission GLS is no longer available,” writes Cars.com. “Without the manual transmission, all Sonatas now get 24/35 mpg city/highway.” The Sonata’s engines carry over unchanged, but since the affordable midsize car now has a standard automatic transmission, the base 2013 ... continue reading»

Tags: Prices, Model Updates, Hyundai Sonata, Model News

Pricing Announced for 2013 Acura ILX

Acura has announced that the 2013 Acura ILX will start at $25,900, not including an $895 destination fee. Based on the Honda Civic, this upscale small car is a new-for-2013 model that will slot as Acura’s least expensive vehicle, costing about $4,100 less than the current entry-level TSX sedan. The ILX will be available with a choice of three powerplants: the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 150 horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 201 horsepower or ... continue reading»

Tags: Prices, Acura, Upscale Small Cars, Model News

2013 Ford Escape Pricing Announced

The redesigned 2013 Ford Escape will start at $22,470, which is about $1,000 more than the outgoing model, according to Ford’s website. Though its base price is higher, the new Escape will offer more standard features than the 2012 model. The base Escape S has front-wheel drive and a four-cylinder engine, and includes features like a six-speaker stereo system, an auxiliary audio input jack and integrated blind spot mirrors. Though the outgoing Escape was available with a ... continue reading»

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