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2013 Toyota RAV4 Gets Practical Updates

Toyota’s redesigned 2013 RAV4 SUV goes on sale early next year, following the release of redesigned or all-new affordable compact SUVs from Honda, Ford and Mazda. The new RAV4 relocates the spare tire mounted on its cargo door, retires the optional V6 engine, loses its available third row, gains a new six-speed automatic transmission and receives a few more standard features. Toyota moved the spare tire, which was attached to the 2012 model’s rear cargo door. "The RAV4 ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, Redesigns, Toyota RAV4, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, LA Auto Show

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Gets a New Engine

“There’s no replacement for displacement,” is a common mantra of muscle car fanatics, and despite earlier reports that the redesigned Chevrolet Corvette might have a smaller engine, the automotive press is reporting that the 2014 Corvette’s new LT1 engine will stay the same size. Jalopnik writes that the all-new 6.2-liter V8 will have “at least 450 horsepower and 450 pound feet of torque,” which is 20 more horsepower than the current 2012 Corvette. Despite the power boost ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Chevrolet Corvette, Model News, Detroit Auto Show

Chevrolet Axes the Impala's Front Bench Seat

We’ve known for a few months that a redesigned Chevrolet Impala is heading our way. Now, Chevrolet has announced that when the 2014 Impala hits dealer lots next year, it will no longer be available with a front-bench seat. “The outgoing Impala is the last passenger car in production in North America to offer three-across front seating, an option that that ends with the introduction of Chevy’s redesigned flagship sedan,” says General Motors in a press release. General ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Chevrolet Impala, Model News

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

Redesigned 2013 Honda Accord Offers Updated Engines and More Features

Specifics on the redesigned 2013 Honda Accord have trickled out slowly, but Wednesday, Honda released detailed features and powertrain information for its midsize car. The Accord sedan goes on sale Sept. 19, while the coupe hits dealerships Oct. 15. In a statement, Honda says the redesigned Accord offers four-cylinder and V6 engines, as well as two hybrid powertrains that will debut next year. The base Accord comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine making 185 horsepower, which is more than ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Model News, 2013 Honda Accord, Midsize Cars

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