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Detroit Auto Show Small-Car Recap

In many ways, the Corvette Stingray and Cadillac ELR claimed the limelight at the Detroit Auto Show with their fancy powertrains and extreme performance. Though many small cars don’t push the envelope like the Stingray and ELR, some important compact cars had their debuts at the North American International Auto Show. 2014 Nissan Versa Note When Nissan redesigned the Versa for the 2012 model year, only the sedan received updates. Now the automaker is tackling the hatchback model. In ... continue reading»

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Buick Reveals 2013 Verano Turbo Pricing

Buick announced Wednesday that the 2013 Buick Verano Turbo will start at $29,990, including destination, when it hits dealerships this fall. The Verano Turbo features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 250-horsepower, according to a Buick press release. Power is routed through either a six-speed automatic transmission or a no-charge six-speed manual. Buick says the Verano Turbo “will offer more power and better fuel efficiency than the competition.” When equipped with a six-speed manual, the Verano Turbo ... continue reading»

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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»

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