The 2013 Lexus ES 350 is one of the few rides on the road that really defines the entry level luxury sedan market. It is a classic that is able to exude motoring tradition while exemplifying much of what modern day technology has to offer. The new design for this year increases the stakes for the Lexus team to draw in younger buyers to a ride that has been in my opinion an underrated contender in the affordable luxury sedan game.
The 2013 Ford Mustang GT 500 is pure Motor City muscle. Mustang fans have been waiting a long time for this years potent pony car ! The 5.0 is heating up the streets while the GT 500 raises the bar to the Level of Exotic Super Car. There are few legends as rich a the Ford Mustang on the road today. Everywhere you go the GT 500 will prompt a conversation, a picture or a jaw dropping red carpet stare.
The 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth is as fun as it is cute. But don't let its size fool you this ride packs a huge punch when it comes to performance and handling.
Fiat offers a few different levels of its 500 from a standard 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine to its full blown turbo charged Abarth edition that produces 160 horsepower and just as much torque. It is also equipped with sport-tuned suspension, larger brakes, a more muscular body kit and a serious sport exhaust that is just aggressive enough to remind you that this little ride has plenty of performance potential.
Imported from Detroit Yes this ride represents my hometown of the Motorcity. There is so much pride in the 2013 Chrysler line up that oozes from every aspect of this 300. I respect the other countries and markets that are designing and producing quality vehicles but there is just the Motorcity mystic surrounding the 300 that represents the essence and beauty of rolling on four wheels. The 2013 Chrysler 300's styling is as elegant as it is classic. Its unique looks, strong character and subtle flare are reminiscent of Detroiters dressed up on a Sunday afternoon sporting razor sharp suits and matching exotic skin loafers to match. The stride of the 300 is long and graceful and makes its presence known wherever you decided to go.
Cadillac set out to produce one of the worlds most technically sophisticated vehicles on the road. They succeeded with the 2013 XTS.
The XTS is a beautifully designed elegant full size luxury sedan sporting very recognizable Cadillac cues from the unmistakable front grill to its modern styling. This Cadillac does more than just replace well established nameplates like the DTS or STS. This ride offers up some real world advantages that could draw a younger crowd compared to the traditional older Cadillac crew.
Subaru is definitely one of the kings at designing cool vehicles that provide performance and functionality. This years Subaru XV Crosstrek is no exception.
Designers took an existing platform lifted the ride height about 3 inches, tuned the suspension and added some sporty visual queues. The result is the 2013 XV Crosstrek a vibrant ride that adds more talent to the popular crossover market. By the way if you were wondering XV stands for crossover a name reminder Subaru incorporated to be sure not to be misunderstood in the battle for crossover superiority.
The 2013 Jeep Cherokee SRT8 is a super sport utility vehicle that is not for the faint of heart. Chrysler packed this ride with plenty of punch that will leave you grinning from one traffic light to another. There is one thing to read the specs of a ride like this then it is to actually experience its jaw dropping performance behind the wheel. Does it all make sense probably not to most but this Jeep Cherokee was not designed for the masses. This thoroughbred is broader and muscular with big brakes, big wheels and tires along with plenty of aggressive nuances like the chromed dual exhaust and performance growl that make this a lean mean SUV monster machine.
Ford continues to strengthen the Explorer line up. This year's Explorer looks, performs and is as functional as some other sport utility vehicles in higher price ranges. This year Ford has come hard to the market with the Explorer that starts in the high $20,000 dollar range and tops out around 40 grand. It all depends on your needs and wants. But no matter which one is in your price range this ride has plenty to offer.