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The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro is a rear-wheel-drive performance car that is offered in coupe and convertible body styles. Inspired by the Chevrolet’s retro muscle cars, the 2013 Camaro is offered in six trim levels, including the ultra-performance ZL1. The new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 competes on the market with Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang.
The new 2013 generation of Chevrolet Camaro captures the look of the original ’67, but it is bigger in any dimension: longer, wider and taller. The cabin of the Camaro is now oriented more around style than function. The standard cloth bucket seats are good. An excellent leather upholstery is available. For the ZL1, the interior is only available in black, with ZL1 logos on the head restraints.
The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 comes standard with 20-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated mirrors, auto-dimming rearview and driver’s outside mirrors, heated front seats, massive Brembo brakes, four-mode stability/traction control, active Magnetic Ride Control suspension dampers, a retuned power steering, unique front and rear fascia, a functional carbon-fiber air extractor for the hood, microfiber suedelike upholstery, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and a 9-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system.
The ultra-high-performance 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 uses a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard while a 6-speed automatic is optional. The 2013 Camaro ZL1 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4 seconds and has a top speed of 184 mph.
The 2013 Lexus R350 is a crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) manufactured by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. The 2013 Lexus R350 has seats for five and it is built on the ES sedan platform of Lexus. This SUV is a good combination of luxury and comfort and comes with generous standard features, comfortable seating and premium materials and cabin design. The 2013 R350 competes with Infiniti JX35, Cadillac SRX and Acura MDX.
For 2013, the RX has the brand’s new “spindle” grille design, new headlights and LED daytime running lights and new paint options including Silver Lining Metalic, Fire Agate Pearl, Cerulean Blue Metallic and Matador Red Mica. Interior changes for 2013 include a redesigned console, a new steering wheel, new accents above the glove compartment lid and new standard features for the F Sport version.
The 2013 Lexus R350 comes with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and it is available in two trim levels: base and F Sport. The Lexus R350 base comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, foglamps, automatic headlights, a power liftgate, fabric upholstery, heated mirrors, rear privacy glass, keyless ignition, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, eight-way power front seats, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a sliding and reclining rear seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity and a 9-speaker audio system with iPod/USB interface and a 6-CD changer.
The Premium package adds leather upholstery, three-position memory for the driver’s seat, steering wheel and mirrors, a rearview camera, power-folding mirrors, roof rails, power glass sunroof and rear armrest storage.
The 2013 Kia Sorento is a midsize crossover SUV with seating for up to seven in three rows. The 2013 Kia Sorento is a good combination among quality, performance and value, with well-made and well-equipped interior, great fuel economy, plentiful standard features, sporty handling and long warranty. This SUV competes on the market with Toyota RAV4, Dodge Journey, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Equinox and Mitsubishi Outlander.
The 2013 Kia Sorento comes in three trim levels: LX, EX and SX. The Sorento LX comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, Yes Essentials fabric upholstery, body-color heated outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, full power accessories, cruise control, keyless entry, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40 split-folding second-row seat, trip computer, illuminated visor mirror, rear map pockets, second-row armrest with cupholder, Bluetooth connectivity and a sound system with CD player and iPod/USB interface. The LX Convenience package adds heated front seats, an auto-dimming mirror, foglamps and rear parking sensors. The LX Convenience Plus package adds an eight-way power driver seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
The Sorento EX adds 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition, keyless entry, automatic headlights and leather upholstery. The EX Premium package (available for Sorento EX with V6 engine only) adds the auto-dimming mirror, rear air-conditioning, a panoramic sunroof, a rearview camera and 10-speaker Infinity audio system. The EX Premium Plus package adds all of the above items plus a touchscreen navigation system and driver memory function.