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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!
From 0 to 60mph in 5.6 seconds, the all-new 2014 Lexus IS 350 Sedan is a force to be reckoned with. With a refined V6 engine, this Lexus generates roughly 306 horsepower with 277 pound-feet of torque. In addition, a newly installed intake sound generator gives the engine a truly satisfying tune as acceleration occurs. Simply upgrading to the F Sport package will provide additional performance without sacrificing comfort.
As a brand built on luxury, Lexus has introduced new spacious and well-appointed features to the IS 350’s interior. An additional 1.6 inches of leg room in the back seat provides improved accessibility when entering and exiting the vehicle. What’s more, Lexus has further enhanced its standards and covered the steering wheel, arm rests, and each side of the center console with padding of the highest quality. Doing so will protect the vehicle from those unwanted rub marks and scratches. It’s no wonder Lexus competes among the top players in quality for compact luxury sedans.
With three options to choose from, the Premium package comes equipped with LED headlights, as well as heated and ventilated front seats. Step up to the Luxury package and you’ll be outfitted with features such as auto-dimming side mirrors, unique rain sensing windshield wipers, and driver seat memory. But, if you really want to get the most out of this vehicle try the F Sport package. Sport tuned suspension, improved brake pads, sport seating, and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel all come standard with this stylish and aggressive package. One test drive in this newly revamped vehicle will have you begging for more.
Contact the good folks over at http://www.motorworldlexus.com for more details.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac this years winter will be hitting the east coast pretty hard. With that said, if you are considering a new vehicle why not consider one that handles great in snow, ice, blizzards and everything in between. Just because the ground is beginning to dry up does not mean the next storm isn’t brewing and planning to put a damper on your travel plans. You will find yourself much more prepared for any inclement weather if you consider one of the options below. Here is our list of the Top 10 SUV’s from 2013 to tough out the Winter Weather.
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the undeniable top choice of a vehicle to tough out the most treacherous of winter weather. Built strong with a Uni-Frame and ultra-high-strength steel this Jeep is designed to provide a stable and quietly luxurious ride. The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with 45 safety and security features. Unique to this vehicle are the three 4WD systems that you can choose from. Also included is Hill Descent Control which is great for not just snow but, sand, mud, and rock. The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee starts at $27,695 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 17 city and 23 highway.
2013 Subaru Outback
While the 2013 Subaru Outback may not seem the obvious choice for travel in poor weather it has shown to be superior to its competitors and even surpasses many of the larger chunky SUVs. Offering 8.7 inches of ground clearance and a standard all-wheel drive system the Subaru Outback can make it’s way through dirt roads and snowed-in streets with confidence. New to the Outback is the EyeSight system, which essentially uses two windshield-mounted cameras to operate the adaptive cruise control. This system can also alert the driver if the vehicle wanders out of its lane and apply breaking to avoid or minimize a collision. The 2.5i Premium model offers an available All-Weather package that comes with heated front seats, heated mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer. The 2013 Subaru Outback starts at $23,495 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 24 city and 30 highway.
2013 BMW X5
For 2013 the BMW X5 is fully prepared for all weather conditions. Every 2013 BMW X5 comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, automatic brake drying, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and adaptive brake lights. The adaptive brake lights flash the taillights during extreme braking as a warning to trailing motorists. An available Cold Weather package adds a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, and headlight washers. The X5’s all-wheel drive, traction control, and inherent stability make this a great vehicle for those looking for a vehicle with enhanced safety features. The 2013 BMW X5 starts at $47,500 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 16 city and 23 highway.
2013 Volvo XC60
The 2013 Volvo XC60 is one of the few vehicles to earn a perfect five stars in the government’s recently revamped crash tests. Every 2013 XC60 comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and whiplash-preventing front seats. Also standard is City Safety, which can mitigate or avoid a low-speed frontal impact by applying the vehicle’s brakes without driver intervention. Optional packages include the Climate package, which adds heated windshield washer nozzles, heated front and rear seats and an interior air quality sensor. The Technology package adds adaptive cruise control, a collision warning and active brake system, a distance alert system, a driver attention warning system, a lane-departure warning system and a Road Sign Information display. The XC60 has 9.1 inches of ground clearance and a Haldex all-wheel drive system, the XC60 has all the bells and whistles to navigate through deep snow, or even through a mud. The 2013 Volvo XC60 starts at $34,350 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 19 city and 25 highway.
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe
The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe comes fully ready for all weather with a rugged 4-wheel drive system and has a comfortable cabin that can seat up to nine passengers. Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. Also standard is OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. In government crash safety tests, the Tahoe earned an overall rating of four stars (out of five), with five stars for overall frontal-impact crash protection and five stars for overall side-impact crash protection. The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe starts at $39,830 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 15 city and 21 highway.
2013 Ford Explorer
For power, the 2013 Ford Explorer comes standard with a 290-horsepower V6. It’s what most buyers go with, but Ford also offers a turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine as an option. Oddly, you have to pay more to get the four-cylinder Also, the Explorer’s available Terrain Management, a selectable four-mode all-wheel-drive system, takes some of the guesswork out of properly operating a four-wheel-drive system. Hill descent control and hill start assist are also included standard with stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a front passenger knee airbag and MyKey, which allows parents to specify limits for vehicle speed and stereo volume. In government crash tests, the 2013 Explorer received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, with five stars for overall frontal protection and five stars for overall side protection. The 2013 Ford Explorer starts at $29,135 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 18 city and 25 highway.
2013 Lexus RX 350
The 2013 Lexus RX350 comes with useful features like Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) which uses brake pressure to help prevent the vehicle from moving backward when starting out on an incline. Smart Stop Technology will automatically reduce engine power when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are simultaneously applied under certain driving conditions. The SNOW mode slows the accelerator-pedal response to help reduce the possibility of wheel spin. Also available is an optional Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control which is essentially an adaptive cruise control which can pre-set a following distance from a vehicle traveling directly ahead. The 2013 Lexus RX350 starts at $39,310 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 18 city and 25 highway.
2013 Honda CR-V
The 2013 Honda CR-V’s standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. All CR-V models also come with a back-up camera. The 2013 CR-V earned a perfect five stars for overall protection in government crash tests, scoring five stars for both frontal- and side-impact protection. The CR-V is also available with an SMS text messaging function that allows you to listen to incoming text messages via the audio system and reply with one of six preset responses. The CR-V is a reliable vehicle that can handle snow and mud just as efficiently as a Sunday drive around the block. The 2013 Honda CR-V starts at $22,795 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 23 city and 31 highway.
2013 Volkswagen Touareg
Every 2013 Volkswagen Touareg comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, hill-hold assist, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Touareg earned a top score of “Good” in frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. All Touareg models use an 8-speed automatic transmission and VW’s 4Motion full-time AWD. The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg starts at $43,325 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 17 city and 23 highway.
2013 Acura MDX
The 2013 Acura MDX is equipped with its unique Super Handling – All Wheel Drive system which is designed to enhance high-performance dry-road handling while providing the same all-weather advantages of conventional all-wheel drive. Standard safety equipment for the 2013 Acura MDX includes antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and stability control with a stabilizing feature for trailer towing. In government crash testing, the MDX received four out of five possible stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal impact safety and five stars for side crash protection. The 2013 Acura MDX starts at $43,280 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 16 city and 21 highway.
Is your vehicle winter ready?
If you are in the market for a winter ready SUV and your current vehicle isn’t going to cut it, try http://MileOne.com for a list of the 10 manufacturers listed above and the nearest dealership location to you. Where sidewalk salt and shovels abound, your time to hop on those post Holiday savings may not. With 2013 here, now is the best time to check out the latest offerings and get yourself ready for the winter weather ahead.
What’s with all the complaints? If it’s laid-back smoothness you’re looking for, the LS600hL is where it’s at.
The Lexus LS has gotten a bunch of flack from us journalists, mostly because it’s so distant and removed that its driver’s relationship with the road is no closer than its passengers’. As much as I love drivers’ cars (and, oh do I ever), Lexus never pretended that the LS was to appeal to enthusiasts. The LS is supposed to appeal to their antitheses – people who don’t want to be bothered with the task of driving at all. I mean, why else would this thing park itself?
It’s still the definitive Lexus, but it might be time to stretch the definition.
The Lexus LS might not be the brand’s best-selling model (that would be the RX crossover), but it is certainly Lexus’s signature vehicle. When Toyota launched Lexus in late 1989, it was the LS400, far more than the rectangular, Camry-esqe ES250, that captured the public’s imagination. Since then, the top Lexus sedan has had a remarkably evolutionary . . . well, evolution.
Looking for great driving dynamics and a drop-top experience? The new 2010 Lexus IS 250C and IS 350C convertibles may be right down your alley.
If you enjoy the dynamics of the Lexus IS but yearned wind rushing through your hair, you may be in luck. We had our first at the 2010 Lexus IS 250C and IS 350C convertible, the third variant of the current IS line, this morning at the Paris motor show.
A Leatherman on wheels. This dressed-up Land Cruiser can replace a fleet of vehicles.
Single-task screwdrivers and one-purpose pliers do their specific jobs better than any multitask tool, but the convenience of having a whole toolbox in your pocket is worth some small sacrifices. That’s why every handyman loves a Leatherman. Like the Toyota Land Cruiser on which it’s based, the Lexus LX570 is the Leatherman of the automotive world.
Check out this surprise from Lexus. Chop the top off of one concept, paint it red, and you’ve got a new one.
Not just for SC430s anymore. Lexus is adding RX and ES models to the Pebble Beach lineup, with more on the way.
For those who want to own a more exclusive Lexus (and golf clubs, a cutlery set, or a luggage set), the luxury automaker introduced its RX350 and ES350 Pebble Beach Collection of vehicles at the Chicago auto show.