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2013 GMC TerrainThe GMC Terrain could be termed the “Professional Grade” version of the Chevrolet Equinox SUV. The second generation of this mid-size Theta-platform crossover is not a new vehicle, but the addition of a Denali version for 2013 — complete with a new grille, some extra chrome, an upgraded interior, and a new powertrain — are new. read more »

 
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2013 Audi AllroadThe new-for-2013 Audi Allroad could very well have been called the Audi All Occasion, because it not only handles all types of roads, but all occasions from chores to evenings out. Think of the Audi Allroad as an athletic station wagon that’s nearly as capable as an SUV, but without the bulk or overly aggressive styling. The Allroad’s capabilities are hidden read more »

 
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2013 Infiniti JXThe 2013 Infiniti JX is a totally new mid-luxury crossover sport-utility vehicle from Nissan’s luxury division. Larger than the five-seat Infiniti FX, but smaller and significantly cheaper than the eight-seat, top-of-the-line QX56, it boasts three-row seating, a base price just over $40,000, and a wide variety of luxury features. The Infiniti JX delivers that perfect balance between self-indulgence and practicality. read more »

 
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2013 Ford TaurusThe 2013 Ford Taurus isn’t your father’s old Taurus. The midsize 1986 Taurus established a reputation as a decent, affordable, mostly reliable sedan/wagon that was also popular in fleet and rental pools. With the exception of the “sleeper” Taurus SHO models, the cars were pretty boring. Styling, to be polite, was bland.

The well-known nameplate was temporarily shelved in 2006 during the short stint of the Ford 500. read more »

 
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2013 Toyota Prius cThe Toyota Prius c is not a Yaris with gas-electric hybrid powerplant, and it’s not just a shortened-up Prius. It is a Prius with a gasoline-electric hybrid powerplant that was mechanically cross-pollinated — for lack of a better term — with the compact four-door hatchback Yaris.

The Prius c boasts the low emissions and fuel economy of eco-oriented hybrids like the larger Prius — but it’s smaller — 19 inches shorter and 500 pounds lighter — and substantially cheaper — at least $5,000. read more »

 
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2013 Infiniti G37The 2013 Infiniti G37 coupe is a sports car for people who desire performance and fun without attracting unnecessary attention. The G37 coupe (especially with the all-wheel-drive on our tester) has the wherewithal to stay with most competitors, but it’s more likely to fly under the radar than flashier cars. That stealthy nature suits many low-key Pacific Northwest natives — success and substance without being ostentatious. read more »

 
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2012 Hyundai VelosterThe new for 2012 Hyundai Veloster stands out in a crowd for several reasons: unique styling (it’s a 3-door sport hatchback), excellent fuel economy, affordable pricing, versatility, and fun to drive personality. In a world full of copycat cars the Hyundai Veloster dares to be different and succeeds. There are unique cars with minimal functionality, but the Veloster works both as a styling statement and sensible transportation. read more »

 
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2013 Buick RegalBuick revived the mid-size Regal nameplate sedan for the 2011 model year, basing it on the same platform as General Motors’ (GM) German sibling, the Opel Insignia, which won major awards when it debuted in Europe.

Shorter than the popular LaCrosse, the Regal is basically a four-passenger car that could accommodate a rear-center child seat if necessary. The leather interior reminded us of the Acura TSX, in that it’s a nice mix of sport and luxury. read more »

 
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2012 Jeep Grand CherokeeThe 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is a vehicle that could have very well been designed specifically for Pacific Northwest drivers. It’s a multi-purpose SUV that does an outstanding job of melding ruggedness, versatility and luxury in one reasonably sized package. The Grand Cherokee suits the outdoor activities that are so popular with local residents and it also serves as a safe, comfortable commuter cocoon. read more »

 
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