The 2013 Hyundai Tucson has played a major roll in the building and reconstruction of Hyundai’s new and improved reputation. This vehicle puts more emphasis on the “Sport” part of SUV than “utility” with proportional weight and driving agility. The Tucson’s 4 cylinder engine produces 176hp and receives an EPA estimated 29 mpg highway.
Inside the vehicle, a panoramic sunroof extending from the front seats to the backlights creates a comfortable and spacious interior. All seats are made from premium leather with the front two being heated and dynamically adjustable. The Tucson designers also thoughtfully configured the rear seats to fold down in a way to provide extra storage space when needed.
When it comes to the driver’s seat, the easily accessible controls are well lit and set on an angle to better the overall driving experience. The intelligent multifunction trip computer also keeps you informed on the mpg’s you’re receiving, average speed, and miles to empty. Plus, you can’t forget about the hands free Bluetooth technology, rearview backup camera, and NavTraffic with real time road conditions.
The safety features are top of the line as well. HillStart Assist Control, Downhill Brake Control, and electronic stability control make this vehicle safe in those tricky situations. In fact, the Tucson won the 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
To learn more about the 2013 Tucson, find your nearest Hyundai dealer at www.Mileone.com.
The new 2014 BMW i3 has been the topic of discussion for many car fanatics as of late. With its size and engine type, it is the start of a new era in the BMW automobile group. This 125 kilowatt car (equivalent to 170hp) is fueled by electric technology and is good for 80-100 miles of emission-free driving. That’s an exceptional amount of fuel saved from the 22-k Wh ion battery that helps move this car.
The i3 offers ample interior space considering its size comparable to the BMW 3 series but just on an overall smaller body. At just 151 inches long, the BMW i3 should have no trouble finding parking spaces in downtown urban areas while holding four people comfortably. Performance is also a major highlight of this car. BMW says the i3 can sprint from 0 to 60 in less than 8 seconds and reach speeds around 93mph. They also claim the i3 can charge 80% of its battery in just an hour, or six hours for a full charge on a standard outlet.
Inside the cabin there are 3 screens dedicated to climate, audio, instrument cluster, and other adjustment controls. As far as the remaining interior goes, the i3 is made from the same quality materials as the rest of its BMW family. The 2014 BMW i3 is projected to launch in the winter of 2014 so keep your eyes and ears open for this revolutionary BMW. You can also check with the good folks over at http://www.bmwofsilverspring.com on any news and updates as they become available.
The Summer of 2013 is here, and although it’s fading quickly there is absolutely no better time than now to pack up your family, your boat, your luggage and ipods and hit the open roads for one last get-away grand finale! But perhaps your current vehicle may not cut it and you’re in the market for a serious upgrade? No problem! We’ve compiled a list of what we feel are some of the Top vehicles for taking your epic summer road trip to the next level. We’ve researched all of the brands and considered all of the factors from estimated MPG, to MSRP, as well as a list of available amenities in each vehicle in our list. Although there are many vehicles we could have chosen, here are the ones that made our Top 10 list of summer road trip vehicles for 2013!
2013 Mazda CX-5 – Unlike many competing companies in its class, Mazda has finally found the perfect recipe for an all around great compact SUV. The Mazda CX-5 proves to be an excellent choice for a summer road trip vehicle with exceptional gas mileage (up to 26 city/35 highway) thanks to Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology. The combined spacious cabin, sharp driving dynamics, and overall lightweight complexity make this automobile more than practical on those family journeys. The CX-5’s blend of good looks, storage capacity, advanced technology, and comfort controls will support the needs of any passenger. When it comes to safety features, the CX-5 has them all. Air bags surrounding every rider, antilock brake system, traction and stability control, plus blind spot detection technology all add up to make this one of the safest cars around. For only about $21,195, you can receive great benefits in the new Mazda CX-5.
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee – The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee has no limits. With its exceptional hill descent control, the Jeep thrives in all terrains—sand, mud, rock, snow, anything imaginable. Not only can this power through any terrain, it does so while providing comfort for all passengers on board. On the road, the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s suspension offers an amenable ride that guarantees comfort through many hours of road tripping. The Jeep offers a spacious backseat for passengers, but also the ability to fold the seats flat yielding about 69 cubic feet of space for cargo. The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee starts at $27,695 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 17 city and 23 highway.
2013 Ford Escape – The Ford Escape earned several honorable awards making it a top choice for 2013 Summer Road Trip Vehicles. The Escape is the 2013 Best Compact SUV for the money due to its impressive combination of ownership costs and positive reviews in its class. Not only that, but the 2013 Ford Escape has been certified by the EPA as the most fuel efficient small SUV on the market. As if these two accolades aren’t enough to catch the eye, the Escape’s cabin has a quality look and feel with generous seating for all. There is plenty of room inside the Escape, even in the rear seat, that presents plenty of head and legroom. The 2013 Ford Escape starts at $23,295 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 22 city and 31 highway.
2013 Lexus RX 450H – The reevaluated and redesigned Lexus RX 450H lies at the top of the list of fuel efficient luxury SUVs. Its V6 gas and electric engine account for a total of 295hp, while receiving 30mpg on the highway and 28 in the city. With this exceptional mileage you also receive spacious leg room and interior luxury for maximum comfort. This new model allows both the driver and passengers to feel safe with advanced air bags surrounding every rider. Anti-lock brake systems and the cruise control that includes a pre-collision warning device add to this cars great safety features. Dual zone climate control, reclining rear seats, a 9 speaker audio system, a dual rear entertainment system and navigation screen guarantee that everyone is satisfied. When purchasing this car you get great fuel savings, luxury comfort, and excellent performance all for $46,310.
2013 Honda CR-V – 2013 Honda CR-V is one of the top choice compact SUV’s in it’s class. It is the ultimate small family travel car with ample cargo and passenger space inside. Under the hood lies an advanced 4 cylinder engine that can receive up to 31 mpg on the highway. Its precise handling and intuitive controls allow the driver to stay focused while adjusting the various comfort settings too. Premium safety features are standard in the CR-V with stability control, anti-lock brakes, and a rear view back up camera. It also received a full 5 stars in the government crash testing for both frontal and side impact protection. Take advantage of all these practical and family friendly amenities for only $22,000 MSRP.
2014 Dodge Journey – Boasting an impressive base price of just $18,995 MSRP, the 2014 Dodge Journey is not just the only midsize SUV on our list, but the least expensive SUV with a standard automatic transmission. And while that automatic is just a four-speed, it still teams with the Journey’s standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine to offer up to 26 mpg in highway driving–no easy feat for a midsize SUV. Best of all, the Journey includes a long list of standard equipment ranging from dual-zone climate control and curtain side airbags, to keyless access with push to start technology. The journey is certainly not a car to leave off the test drive list, so come in today and see what the fuss is about.
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 – The new GLK250 BlueTEC is the first diesel compact luxury SUV on the market, offering a best-in-class 24/33-mpg city/highway fuel-economy estimate. With this great fuel economy number comes maximum comfort and convenience. Full leather seating, dual zone climate control, 10 way power driver seat adjustments, and a panorama roof are just a few specs that define this car’s luxury. Its versatile cargo space can hold up to 23.3 cubic ft of cargo with all of the seats up and has a retractable luggage cover. The audio and entertainment systems are top notch as well. With auxiliary, USB, and satellite radio options, you’re sure to find the right music to play through these high definition speakers. Hands free Bluetooth and easy to use navigation also make this a great car for those long rides away from home. With an MSRP of $38,950, you will surely get every dollar out of this well crafted and efficient machine.
2013 BMW X1 – Coming in with an MSRP around $46,000, this fun to drive and all new small luxury crossover SUV offers respectable utility and performance. Being the BMW X3’s little brother, they share similar characteristics in all areas. The X1 is new to the U.S. market this year, but this 300hp turbocharged crossover has thrived in Europe for the past three years receiving 24/32 mpg. The interior is just like the rest of BMW’s cars, pure quality. Its advanced iDrive technology and state of the art leather front bucket seats are surrounded by generous leg room. The rear seats are comfortable as well and can also be folded completely flat for additional cargo space. This revolutionary BMW crossover comes in 6 unique colors and three different trims. Be sure to put the 2013 BMW X1 on your test drive list.
2013 Nissan Pathfinder – The all new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder has made a remarkable leap this past year in all areas. With an improved fuel economy of 20/26 mpg, the Pathfinder can still haul weight and perform past duties. It still holds 7 passengers comfortably in leather seats with the third row able to recline to the back window. When it comes to cargo space, fill the car up with 7 passengers and there’s still 16 cubic feet of cargo space. Drop the second and third row down flat and you’ve got 80 cubic feet of cargo space. The revolutionary Around View Monitor system technology gives the driver a birds eye view of the car on the screen when parking. Also, when the kids are happy so are you, that’s where the tri-zone entertainment system comes into play. The driver and passenger riding shotgun can enjoy their music, while others in the back can watch movies through headphones on two screens. The opportunities with the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder are endless. Coming in with an MSRP of $28,700, you’re sure to get every penny out of this purchase. Test drive one today to see what everyone has been talking about.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen – This new generation Jetta still carries some good qualities from past years, but improved interior design and performance simply make this one better. Adjustable arm rests, rear seat air vents, and impressively larger cargo capacity in the 2013 model have been built on top of the momentum from 2012. Spacious passenger seats and advance audio technology make this car easy to be in for those long rides. Like the rest of the cars on this list, the Jetta SportWagen has all the same safety features. Anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, along with all the necessary airbags help passengers to remain safe. The Jetta SportWagen’s MSRP ranges from $20,595- $29,495 depending on the 3 models you have to choose from.
With all of these great vehicles on our list it’s tough to pick one standout among the rest. Instead, we’ve decided to leave the trophy in your hands. After taking a look at all of the available amenities and options that these vehicles have to offer, head over to http://mileone.com and find the nearest dealers to start marking off the vehicles on your list. Then after you’ve made your decision on the best road trip vehicle to make your summer of 2013 trip a success… Don’t forget to drop us a line and let us know how it’s going!
It’s difficult to find anything wrong with past Subaru Outback models, but the new 2013 Subaru Outback is like icing on the cake. With a newly restyled front end, more efficient four-cylinder engine, and revised suspension tuning, the new Outback is better than ever. While still a crossover wagon, this standard all wheel drive rugged adventure vehicle can negotiate dirt roads and snow covered streets with confidence.
Its new and more fuel efficient four cylinder engine receives up to 30 highway mpg’s, offering a civilized ride and the right to get off the streets when inspiration strikes. Within the Subaru Outback’s evolutionary exterior shape lies an attractive and spacious interior. Gracious legroom in all seats and abundant cargo space make this car truly practical for driving with passengers including large families.
As far as technology goes, the Outback is state of the art. Its optional EyeSight system allows you to adjust the adaptive cruise control, alerts the driver if the car wanders out of its lane, and can apply braking in dangerous situations all through two windshield mounted cameras. Side curtain air bags and supportive headrests complement this advanced safety feature that can also detect pedestrians.
The 2013 Outback supports the needs of any driver with outdoor intentions and little gas money. Come test drive the newly designed Outback today and feel its diverse practicality. Visit http://mileone.com for your nearest Subaru dealer.
The newly designed 2013 Audi A6 Sedan defines success in the midsized sedan class. Providing both the sport and luxury feel, the A6 supports the desires of any driver. The new all wheel drive option and exceptionally cool top-view camera which peaks around corners are just a few things that make this Audi superior from previous models. Features like head up display, night vision with pedestrian detection, and mobile internet all keep the A6 on the cutting edge of technology.
The A6 starting at a modest $42,200 MSRP comes in 5 different trims to match a drivers taste for luxury and performance. The slightly differing models all include a stack of standard premium features like automatic headlights, wipers, heated mirrors, triple zone climate control, Bluetooth technology and more. The various models also range in horse power from 211hp to 420hp depending on your power preferences. Every A6 provides maximum safety features like anti-lock brakes, full length side-curtain air bags, front and rear parking sensors and a blind spot warning system.
Moving to the interior, these cabins are made from some of the finest materials obtainable. The in-car WiFi uses 3G connections with Google Earth and Google search engine. It sounds excessive but comes in handy for any unexpected work while traveling with no Starbucks in sight. Leg room and trunk space in the A6 also beat out most rivals with ample space.
Test driving the A6 will leave an impression on you, but the next great impression is best left on the road. Interested in learning more? Head over to http://www.audisilverspring.com and experience the A6 for yourself!
If you haven’t been tuned in with the new super cars coming out in the next year, the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder is going to steal your undivided attention. This hybrid 887 horsepower engine can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 211 mph comfortably. Running off a combination of gas and electricity, its 4.6L V8 engine is smooth as molasses. The Spyder’s lightweight but protective body is made of advanced carbon fiber providing great stability and speed. Although the Spyder is a new member in the Porsche lineup, it has similar Porsche trademark characteristics and was built to be the successor to the Carrera GT. The sloped nose and sleek roofline that tapers down to the rear make the Spyder look similar to the rest of its Porsche family. The unique two piece Targa top grazing the roof allows the driver to cruise in the open air.
The 918 Spyder’s engine is strapped in behind the seats fitted by light weight titanium connecting rods. The car performs in 5 different driving modes. The default “E-Power” mode allows you to drive for 15 miles purely on electric power before the gas is required, leading to “Hybrid” mode. This mode is a fairly even distribution of gas and electricity combined, similar to the hybrids on the road today. With more speed and horse power, the “Sport Hybrid” mode turns on using more gas than electricity for maximum performance. The final two modes are “Race Hybrid” and “Hot-Lap” which use even more gas but is supported by electricity for major speed bursts leading to a total of 940 lb-ft of torque. This street legal beast is completely changing the game when it comes to fuel and energy output. Keep your eyes and ears open for this trend setting machine to be released later this year at a price point estimated around $850,000.
Although the new 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder isn’t expected to be released until later this year, you can however see what Porsche has on display today at http://www.porscheofsilverspring.com
The newly designed 2013 Honda Civic Sedan has made an incredible comeback this past year in the automotive world. Test driving this car is definitely something to put on the “to do” list. Whether you’re carrying groceries, cargo, or friends, you’ll take full advantage of the convenient space the Civic has to offer. Its efficient 5 speed automatic transmission engine receives up to 32mpg and offers Eco Assist technology to get maximum fuel efficiency. The Civic’s new interior defines quality in the automotive industry. The satellite linked navigation system with intelligent multi-information display and SMS text message function are state of the art. The three angle rear view camera technology makes parking lot navigation easier and safer than before. You can also personalize your settings and adjust your usage through the steering wheel mounted controls.
The 2013 Civic is also one of the safest cars on the street with dual-stage, multi-threshold front airbag systems. The three point seatbelt automatic tension system and tire pressure monitoring technology make the Civic unique from others in it’s class. This efficient and affordable car may surely fit the needs of any driver looking for a well rounded sedan. Take a test drive and you’ll wonder where the Civic has been all these years.
For more information and to get your hands behind the wheel for a test drive visit mileone.com for a list of your nearest Honda dealers.
In northern France lies the city of Le Mans famous for hosting the world’s oldest active endurance car race. Teams are challenged with balancing the speed of their car and its ability to run the 24 hour long course. The car with the most laps or distance after 24 hours wins the race. Teams are made up of one car and several drivers who take turns racing the car that cannot break down or undergo any mechanical damage. Since the first race 90 years ago in 1923, there have been numerous winners among teams, drivers, and manufacturers. Porsche has the most overall manufacturer wins since 1923 with 16, but the last decade has been dominated by their sister manufacturer Audi. The Joest Racing team sponsored by Audi recently celebrated their 12th victory at Le Mans, an incredible accomplishment since their debut in 1999. Of the 15 races Audi has participated in, they’ve taken the prize for 12 of them, an astonishing 80%.
With 245,000 spectators on hand in Le Mans this year, Joest Racing was able to pull off the victory with the Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro. Designated as car number ‘2’ at the beginning of the race, the Audi R18 made only 34 pit stops taking up 47 minutes and 14 seconds. With a tank lasting 2 laps less than its rival car made by Toyota, the Audi R18 hybrid race car still managed to win with its outstanding lap time and engine performance. They have also managed to lower their full consumption over the past few years while increasing their overall speed. Joest Racing and Audi won this race in diverse weather with the help of the new digital inside mirror and advance LED headlights. Audi and Joest Racing have claimed their position as the Le Mans 24 hour race powerhouse through continuous innovation and expertise. This trend is likely to continue unless someone else can outsmart and outperform Audi, which is proving to be quite the feat!
While you may not be able to test drive the R18 e-Tron Quattro at your nearest Audi dealer… you can however see what they have to offer in a slightly more street legal model. There are plenty of endurance and performance driven Audi’s to check out at http://www.audisilverspring.com
For the past 14 years, MileOne Automotive has been the Regional Sponsor for American Cancer Society – Relay For Life. We have donated a vehicle every year to help raise money for Cancer Research. This year we donated a 2014 Mazda6 for the annual raffle on June 14, 2013 at the Relay For Life – Joppatown High School in Joppatowne, MD. The MileOne team was there as MileOne COO Scott Fader spoke at the event prior to the start of the walk.
The new 2013 Acura MDX lies right near the top of all mid-sized luxury SUV’s known to man. With 3 zone climate control technology and evenly distributed leg room, every passenger is sure to find comfort in this 7 seat machine. Its powerful V6 300 horse power engine also comes equipped with a 5000lbs towing capacity to accomplish all of your outdoor activities. The safety features of this all wheel drive vehicle help compliment its status as a luxury SUV. Keep yourself and whoever you may be traveling with safe with advanced air bag technology throughout the whole car. It comes with dual front side-mounted air bags as well as front, rear and third row air bags. The MDX is intelligent preventing you from doing irritable tasks like checking the tire pressure. They come standard with tire pressure monitoring, dusk sensing headlamps, and auto delay off headlamps.
The 2013 Acura MDX is also equipped with many interior entertainment features. Forget about your old CD collection, every MDX is installed with XM Satellite capabilities and an auxiliary MP3 audio input that can blast from 8 high quality speakers. The easy to use cruise control and storage consoles throughout the entire vehicle make the MDX great for those long road trips too. They also come with high quality leather seats that are collapsible in the rear and third row for moving large items. 18 inch alloy wheels, traction control, and stability control make the MDX dominant on all surfaces. Choose from 6 different exterior colors and 3 different interior colors to find the MDX that matches your driving personality.
For more information or to see this bad boy in person head over to http://mileone.com for a list of your nearest Acura dealers.