Monthly Archives: September 2012

2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Cadillac ATS in motion

2013 Cadillac ATS

The all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS is based on the brand-new Alpha platform and it is Cadillac’s first true compact sedan in 32 years. The new 2013 Cadillac ATS is expected to be a true competitor for BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Infiniti G sedan. With clean and familiar exterior styling, a nice interior, an advanced infotainment system and three powerful engine available, the new 2013 ATS has all the ingredients to sell well to fans of this class of compact sedans.

The all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS is a luxury-oriented sport five-passenger sedan that is iffered in four trim levels: base Standard (MSRP from $33,095), Luxury (starting at $37,590), Performance (from $41,895) and Premium (MSRP at $44,895).

The 2013 Cadillac ATS base comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, six-way power front seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a Bose sound system with an iPod/USB interface and an auxiliary audio jack. The Luxury trim adds keyless ignition, keyless entry, remote engine start, front and rear park assist, a rearview camera, eight-way power front seats, driver memory function, HD radio and CUE (Cadillac User Experience) infotainment interface.

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2013 Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra 2013 front

New Nissan Sentra

Nissan recently unveiled the new 2013 Nissan Sentra, which received a new engine, a complete exterior overhaud and new interior design. Compared with the previous generation, the new 2013 Nissan Sentra offers a 0.6-inch longer wheelbase (106.3 inches) and a 2.3-inch longer overall length (182.1 inches). The front overhang is shorter and the rear overhang extended. It is slightly lower in height (-0.6 inches ) and narrower in width ( -1.2 inches) and the coefficient of drag has been significantly reduced to 0.29 from the previous 0.34.

The 2013 Nissan Sentra adopts Nissan’s new front grille with a chrome surround and horizontal bars ( already known from the new Altima models). The new 2013 Sentra has received a more refined, modern and elegant exterior look. The new Sentra comes with standard LED headlights and taillights. It is the only sedan in the compact segment to offer them as standard equipment.

The 2013 Nissan Sentra comes with a high-quality interior design, with materials not usually found in compact vehicles, including driver’s door, armrest, soft-touch instrument panel and available Maple wood-tone trim. Rear seat legroom of 37.4 inches is among the largest in class. The rear seat is a standard 60/40 split folding design, offering acces to the 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space (2.0 cubic feet larger than he 2012 Sentra trunk).

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2013 Kia Optima

Exterior of 2013 Kia Optima

2013 Kia Optima exterior design

The 2013 Kia Optima is a midsize five-passenger sedan and it is one of the most competitive family sedan. The 2013 Optima competes with cars like Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. A SX Limited luxury trim level is new for 2013.

The 2013 Kia Optima is available in four trim levels: LX (at $21,200 MSRP), EX (starting at $23,500), SX (from $ 26,800 MSRP) and SX Limited  (at $ 35,275).

The 2013 Kia Optima LX comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, foglamps, air-conditioning, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and an iPod/USB audio interface. The EX adds an eight-way power driver seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 17-inch wheels, keyless ignition, leather upholstery and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter.

The SX adds 18-inch wheels, a turbocharged engine, a sport-tuned suspension, auto-leveling xenon headlights and steering-wheel-mounted transmission paddle shifters.

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