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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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2013 Toyota Venza

New Venza model from Toyota

Toyota Venza 2013

The 2013 Toyota Venza is a large five-seat hatchback, named by Toyota a “crossover sedan”, that received for 2013 model year an enhanced exterior styling, new standard convenience features and updated option packages that include the Entune multimedia system. Three new exterior colors are also available for 2013 Toyota Venza: Cypress Pearl, Attitude Black and Cosmic Gray Mica. The 2013 Toyota Venza is available in three interior colors: Ivory, Light Gray and Black. A touchscreen interface is now standard on all 2013 Venza models.

The 2013 Toyota Venza successfully couples the flexibility of a SUV with the comfort and styling of a passenger car. The 2013 Toyota Venza is available in LE, XLE and Limited trim levels, and each of them can be equipped with all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive.

The 2013 Toyota Venza LE comes standard with 19-inch wheels, foglamps, privacy glass, automatic headlights, a windshield wiper de-icer, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an eight-way power driver seat, a cargo cover, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player, an iPod/USB interface and a touchscreen interface.

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2013 Chevrolet Spark

All-new 2013 Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet Spark 2013

The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is an all-new five-door city car and it is the smallest car in GM’s portfolio. The 2013 Chevrolet Spark competes with Scion IQ, Fiat 500 and Smart Fortwo but it is the only hatchback in the A-segment with reasonably comfortable space for four adults. The new 2013 Chevrolet Spark will be on sale in the U.S. market in August or September, this year.

The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is available in three trim levels: LS (MSRP from $ 12,245), 1LT (starting at $13,745) and 2LT (at $15,05 MSRP). The base LS model comes standard with air conditioning, remote keyless entry, cruise control, power windows, rear wiper, 15-inch alloy wheels, driver information center and auxiliary audio input jack. The 2013 Chevrolet Spark 1LT adds the connectivity of Chevrolet MyLink, 7-inch touch-sreen, six-speaker audio system with Bluetooth, USB port and steering wheel audio controls, and power mirrors.

The top-of-the-line 2LT trim level adds heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, foglamps, chrome accent at the interior and unique fascias on the outside.

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2013 Kia Forte

the all-new Kia Forte 2013

Kia Forte 2013

The 2013 Kia Forte will be an all-new compact car model, available as a four-door sedan, four-door hatchback or two-door coupe (which Kia calls Koup). The new 2013 Kia Forte will have a new exterior design, new wheels, LED lights, power-folding side mirrors and a new engine. With attractive styling, feature content and pricing, surely this car will have good sales as the previous model.

For 2013 Kia Forte is expected that in addition to the new engine, to be used the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from Hyundai Elantra Touring or the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine from Cee’d. The 2013 Kia Forte will be available in LX, EX and SX trim levels, while the 2013 Forte hatchback and Koup will be available in EX and SX trims only. Certainly, 2013 Fortes comes standard with stability control, traction control, Bluetooth, CD stereo with USB audio jacks and air-conditioning.

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