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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 all new 2013 Subaru Legacy is called the king of midsize cars for a reason. People love this car because of its standard all-wheel capability. The 2013 Legacy offers the ultimate reliability and safety for those wet and sloppy weather days.
The 2013 Legacy offers three different types of transmission: manual, automatic and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Not to be underestimated, this 2.5 liter Legacy is powered by an impressive 173 horsepower 4-cylinder engine with 174 lb-ft of torque.
However, the interior is what captures buyer’s eyes. The 2013 Legacy offers spacious interior and extraordinary comfortable seats. The seats bring that high quality and attractive look to it. Surprisingly, the trunk is very spacious as well. Not only does the Subaru Legacy offer an attractive interior, it also comes with the full package. The 2013 Legacy is equipped with a standard Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary audio jacks and an electronic parking brake.
The 2013 Subaru Legacy is the most affordable, mid-size sedan on the market. While all models are relaxed, open, and attractive looking, the top models offer even more! The limited models add leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, an all-weather package, and not to mention an enjoyable nine-speaker audio system with satellite radio, 440-watt amplifier and a 4.3 inch display screen. Now that is impressive!
The 2013 Subaru Legacy is just waiting for a test drive! Interested? Visit www.mileone.com for the nearest Subaru location.
Herb Gordon Subaru is the proud sponsor of the Wine In The Woods Event ‘Designated Driver’s Tent’ at Symphony Woods in Columbia, MD on May 18th & May 19th, 2013.
Be sure to stop by our tent & table at the event for giveaways like ‘Show Us Your Subaru Key’ and great prizes. We are also giving away FREE complimentary passes to the first 50 people who either:
1. Test Drive For Tickets: Come in and Test Drive any New Subaru between April 15, 2-13 – May 17, 2013 at Herb Gordon dealership and you’ll recieve on complimentary pass for the Wine in the Woods event. While Supplies Last.
2. Review Us & Win Tickets: Make a review on any Herb Gordon Subaru review site between April 15, 2013 – May 16, 2013 to win one complimentary pass to the Wine in the Woods event. Make sure to ADD the code word to your review: WINE. Make a review here: www.iloveherbgordon.com/
Good Luck winning FREE $60 valued tickets and hope to see everyone at the Wine in the Woods!
Starve a Vampire and Donate Blood!
Join Herb Gordon Subaru family and friends at our 3rd Annual 2013 Herb Gordon Auto Group Blood Drive on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 11AM – 4PM. Located at our HG Subaru dealership: 3161 Automobile Blvd, Silver Spring, MD.
The American Red Cross will be on-site with their their professional crew to take scheduled donors as well as walk-ins upstairs in our dealership.
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.
Herb Gordon Subaru has gone green! We take pride in our initiatives to create a more sustainable dealership. Creating a dealership which addresses our uses of natural resources will not only benefit the future of our community, but also our customers, associates, and our company.
It is our mission to continue to progress in our sustainability efforts and continually improve our relations with the environment. We have expanded our efforts and created initiatives to lower both our energy use and recycling efforts. We have shifted to the use of alternative energy, specifically the use of renewable energy. We have switched many appliances in our organization to become more energy efficient, including T-8 lamps, photo cell lighting controls, occupancy sensors, compact florescent light bulbs, energy star equipment, programmable thermostats, ceiling fans, and fast track garage doors.
We have improved our community involvement, engaging in programs such as Adopt-A-Highway and Red Cross Blood Drives. We have also advanced in water efficiency, recycling, waste management proper disposal, and creating a better indoor environment.
Please join us in our efforts, and check out Herb Gordon Subaru for a more in-depth look.
2010 Chevy Cobalt Coupe (37 MPG HWY) starting at 14,990
Priced at just $14,990, the Chevy Cobalt is our pick for “greenest.” If you need inexpensive and efficient this is the car for you. Enjoy a long trip of up to 480 miles on highway with just one single tank of gas! Worried you can’t make it 480 miles without stretching your legs? No worries, there is XM radio, CD, MP3, USB and Bluetooth. Oh, and don’t worry about the long trips, the Cobalt is backed by the best coverage in America, starting with the Chevy 100,000 mile/5-year Powertrain Warranty. If you still need convincing, come in and ask us.
2010 Mazda3 4-Door (33 MPG HWY) starting at $16,045
In this economy, gas mileage is just one thing on everyone’s mind when they purchase a car. Smart purchases mean resale down the road which is why we are proud that the Mazda3 has won the ALG 2010 Residual Value Award. When you buy this car you are guaranteed it will retain a higher percentage of its original price than any of its competitors after a three-year-period. Also, did we forget to mention that the price for this car is only $16,045 to begin with? It’s the stress free car buyer’s dream come true.
2010 Dodge Caliber (31 MPG HWY) starting at $17,090
The Caliber’s got your back at the pump. When it comes to sporty vehicles, it’s reassuring to know hugging turns isn’t burning a hole in your wallet at the pump. Usually great gas mileage means a smaller car and less storage, not in this car. Fold-flat seating and second-row reclining seats make transporting easy. Let’s not exaggerate though, it’s still a “small car;” Dodge just made its storage bigger than others its size. Start packing and get moving.
2010 Jeep Patriot (29 MPG HWY) starting at $18,425
The Patriot boosts more than just its name as Best-in-class EPA estimated 4WD highway MPG; it also wins Five Stars for its side crash tests. Safety and performance make this outdoor scavenger a must for summer travel. Take the family camping in the mountains without worrying about running out of gas on some spooky winding road. If you really want to be green, get the Optic Green Metallic color. If that bright green is too much get the Natural Green Pearl.
2010 Honda Insight (43 MPG HWY) starting at $19,800
The aerodynamic shape helps this car get the highest MPG on this list. The modern and sleek design isn’t the only thing making this new model fly off the lot. Remember, even a hybrid has its roots and this is still a Honda. True to form you will spend as much time in the passing lane as you do not filling up your tank. Make economy a contest, watch your eco meter adjust as you switch into ECON mode then power out of the mode to race away. It’s fun having so much control over your vehicle. Come have some fun!
2010 Chrysler Sebring (30 MPG HWY) starting at $20,860
The slogan says “Make a Long Distance Relationship” and that is exactly what this car develops with its owner. This car is a giver. With the UCONNECT system, Chrysler allows drivers to stay connected to your friends, family or business while in the car. The feature allows passengers to surf the web, check email, play games online, etc through its 3G broadband internet in addition to navigation, phone, and of course satellite radio or your iPod through its “eyes on the road.” Technology, safety, dependability and price make this car a green pick.
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI (42 MPG HWY) starting at $22,354
When you purchase a Volkswagen you want to own the road. You are creative, different, adventurous, and above all, love your car. You should feel the same way at the pump, why should your car run on standard gasoline, diesel is better for your car and more efficient. Sure you may spend a few bucks more doing so, but when you are getting 42 MPG, filling up doesn’t come very often. Find your new lovable sporty TDI model now, available also for the Jetta, SportWagon, or Touareg.
2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited (31 MPG HWY) starting at $24,995
The Legacy 2.5i Limited defines style and intelligence. Its attractive leather-trimmed upholstery, standard-equipped advanced frontal airbag system and dual-zone automatic digital climate control make it smart, safe and a fun choice for any driver. Plus, it’s a 2010 IIHS Top Safety Pick. Priced a bit more that others on the list, its right in line with “what you pay for is what you get.” See why Subaru owners are so loyal to this brand. We can tell you but you would have to see and feel it to really believe.
2010 Buick Lacrosse CXS (27 MPG HWY) starting at $33,015
Although the Buick is priced above the other fuel efficient vehicles on this list, it is priced higher for a reason. Its V6 engine, perforated leather appointed 8-way seating, 18” chrome plated wheels and a Harmon/Kardon 11-speaker with USB port should be enough to spell out luxury. It’s made the green list because true to its word, it gets 27 MPG. For a luxurious ride that doesn’t payout at the pump, its love at first site. Step inside and see for yourself.
The Outback has unmatched versatility, enviable gas mileage, All-Wheel drive, and a legendary safety record, so it’s no surprise that it is receiving so many awards this year.
Motor Trend named the 2010 Subaru Outback the Sport/Utility of the year. On top of this being an amazing honor, this is the second year in a row that Subaru took home the award. As the first manufacturer ever to achieve this award two years in a row, it’s obvious this brand is working hard to create reliable consumer products.
Motor Trend Editor-in-chief Angus Mackenzie said, “It boasts car-like refinement, drivability and gas mileage on the road, yet is as capable in the rough stuff as all but the most off-road focused sport utilities. Thoughtfully engineered, cleverly detailed and competitively priced, the Subaru Outback is a terrific all-rounder with broad appeal.”
Other awards from Polk, Cars.com and Kelly Blue Book are listed below…
– Polk called the Outback “The best selling All-Wheel Drive car in America for the past 5 years.”
– Cars.com categorized the Outback as the “Best New Wagon of 2010.”
– Kelly Blue Book referred to this wagon as a “2010 Top 10 Family Car.”
Subaru and the ASPCA have partnered up to create a “Dog Tested. Dog Approved” campaign. 7 out of 10 Subaru customers have some kind of pet, so this partnership was created to help bring these pets and people together.
In the first year alone, a $1.2 million donation was collected through their “Share the Love” event. Over the holiday season, many events were held which resulted in over 350 adoptions and $28,000 for local agencies. Subaru is celebrating their partnership with the ASPCA though a campaign featuring, Olive and Zelda, two adopted dogs, driving a Subaru Forester.
The new Forester may not appeal to enthusiasts, but it has one enduring trait that Subarus have had for several decades: it is practical.
Here’s a vehicle that really lost its appeal with a redesign. The last-generation Forester was pretty funky, but it was unique and stood out in the crossover/tall wagon world. This Forester couldn’t be more generic and the test car’s silver paint makes that even worse. The non-turbo engine and automatic transmission (a manual transmission is available, but not with the turbo engine) is also the least appealing combination. The Forester does offer all-wheel drive and lots of utility, but an EPA rating of 22 mpg combined seems like a death sentence for a vehicle this underpowered.