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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.
The 2nd generation Acura RDX delivers unmatched value and performance and achieves top-notch fuel efficiency in its 2013 model. Its 3.5- liter V-6 engine packs a punch with 273 horsepower and 250 lbs-ft of torque. The model is also equipped with a Variable Cylinder Management System (VCM II) which helps drivers increase their mpg’s by shutting off cylinders to drive with six, four, or three during cruising. The 2013 Acura RDX has an estimated fuel economy of 20 / 28 city/highway on front wheel drive models and 19 / 27 city/highway on AWD models.
Standard in the all-wheel drive model’s intelligent design is an intelligent control system that adapts to dry and wet road conditions to deliver a safer and more fuel efficient drive. When it senses wet conditions, point torque then becomes even between front and rear wheels. Its one of a kind suspension system provides drivers with exceptional handling and durability on roads where pot holes aren’t so few and far between.
The Acura RDX is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the luxury crossover segment with intelligence, performance, and everything in between. To learn more about the 2013 Acura RDX visit http://www.hallacura.com/2013-RDX.htm
Luxury performance is synonymous with the Acura TSX. A 2.4 liter In-Line 4 Engine achieves 201-hp and delivers 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway with an automatic transmission. For those craving a little more umph, the 3.5-liter V-6 SE model gives drivers 280 hp and 254 lbs.-ft of torque and only sacrifices a few mpg’s with an EPA estimated 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway fuel economy.
Standard and add-on features are what really separate the TSX from traditional luxury and sports models in its class. A GPS-linked temperature control is a premium feature that while utilizing the satellite’s solar sensor adjusts for the sun’s location and temperature depending on the vehicle’s location. It also adjusts the temperature if one side of the car if it is receiving more direct sunlight with dual-zone and dual-mode climate control for driver and passenger. Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) low beam headlights come standard on all models. A rearview camera displays any obstacles behind the vehicle when it is in reverse. One of the most convenient features of the vehicle is the smart key remote which programs the way your seat is positioned and puts it back in position when that key is used to open the door.
For the ultimate in luxury performance and an impressive number of features the TSX is a hit. Want to learn more about the 2012 Acura TSX? Check out this link for a more in-depth look: http://www.hallacuranewportnews.com/2012-TSX.htm
The all new 2013 Acura ILX is sleek, classy, and you can’t forget tech savvy. The brand new model comes standard equipped with a short message service (SMS) text message function. This enables you to respond to text messages in a manner that helps reduce any potential driver distraction. The system notifies you of an incoming text message, and you have the option to choose from six prepared responses from the center display. This saves you from a lot of glares by other drivers, and of course from any tickets and potential accidents.
The Acura ILX also includes Total Luxury Care, which is a complimentary service provided with every new and Certified Pre-Owned Acura. Owners Benefit from 24-hour nationwide emergency and travel services, Roadside Assistance, Acura Concierge Service, etc. Like I said, the Acura is designed for both the luxurious and tech savvy individuals, all at a great price!
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The new 2013 Acura RLX is more than just a car. It is a place where you can unwind after a long day. Relax in comfort in the spacious and high quality leather seats. After reconstructing this vehicle, more leg room became available without compromising the trunk space. This car is so intuitive that it comes with a built-in cellular communication, Pandora internet radio, email capability, and stolen vehicle tracking all in what Acura calls AcuraLink®. No more fussing around with your phone!
Not only is the 2013 Acura RLX comfortable and intuitive, but it is also smart! Acura engineers developed a system in which it will notify you if your car is drifting out of a highway lane. How awesome is that? Another cool feature that the 2013 Acura RLX has is the Acura Signature Jewel Eye™ LED headlights. These LED headlights will be a life saver when driving at night. It’s crisp lighting will brighten up any night, no mater how dark.
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It’s finally here, the all new 2012 Acura TL. Some new features include GPS-linked Temperature Control, which maintains your climate preferences no matter the sun’s angle or intensity. Dual Climate Zones are in place to keep you comfortable. A rearview camera and a Blind-Spot Information system help keep you safe when in reverse. A new and improved 60-gigabyte hard-drive-based infotainment/navigation system will take you wherever your heart desires.
Take comfort in knowing that your Acura will be in good hands with Acura’s Total Luxury Care Package which offers 24 hour roadside assistance and concierge service along with other incentives.
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Just when you thought Acura couldn’t get any better, they reinvited the Acura RDX. The 2013 RDX comes equipped with a 273 horsepower V6 Engine. The speed and power of this luxury vehicle gives a smooth comfortable ride. The size of this vehicle makes it roomy and there is an effective noise absorber to reduce road noise and make a quiet, enjoyable ride. The all-wheel drive maximizes traction in dry and slippery conditions and makes it extremely safe to drive. The multi-link suspension system ensures safety and an outstanding ride. Whats better than a safe ride with little to no noise? An ELS Surround Premium 10-Speaker Sound System. The sound is comparable to being right in the studio.
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Acura fans will love the all new 2012 MDX. Firstly, the engine that the new MDX offers is exquisite, featuring a striking combination of power, efficiency, and refinement. The 2012 MDX offers its riders a spacious and quieter ride, with a newly designed exterior and assorted color options. The brake system has also been reevaluated, designed to provide the precise modulation necessary for optimum braking. The all new 2012 MDX will grab the attention of any consumer looking for a roomy, utility vehicle with various cutting-edge features.
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According to the Acura American Honda Motor Co. Press Release, the 2011 Acura RL Delivers More Refinement and Improved Performance. The RL luxury performance sedan has long served as one of Acura’s most technologically advanced vehicles, and for 2011 significant upgrades have been made to again raise the bar. To further maximize the output of the 3.7L V-6 engine, the RL receives an all-new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission for 2011. In addition, the RL enjoys an even quieter cabin thanks to the first-ever use of a unique resonator wheel technology in a passenger vehicle.
Featuring bold looks, a 300 horsepower engine and Acura’s acclaimed Super Handling All-Wheel DriveT system, the 2011 RL demonstrates that refined luxury is complemented perfectly by advanced technology and performance adrenaline. In addition to delivering luxury, style and performance, Acura’s top-of-the-line sedan keeps drivers more connected to their world and the world around them by featuring some of the latest in intuitive, easy-to-use, state-of-the-art technology.
“The RL continues to set the benchmark for the innovative use of customer-relevant technology,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. “There aren’t many production cars at any price that offer more advanced technology or drive system sophistication.” The 2011 Acura RL recently went on sale at Hall Acura VIrginia Beach and Hall Acura Newport News December 21, 2010. There will be three available trim levels; RL, RL with Technology Package, and the RL with Advance Package.
When it comes to technology, you’re either an “early adopter” or you’re a “laggard”. Even among early adopters, there are those that stand out, the “innovators,” as marketers call them. This category includes people willing to stand in line all night in a driving rain outside an Apple store to get an iPad at the first moment of its market launch.
So, what do these kinds of people drive? According to Translogic.com the quick answer is a Chevy Camaro, Kia Soul or Ford Flex. The cars most popular with techies are based on a survey of 140,000 consumers over the last two years. Six other vehicles on the list are certainly no surprise: Acura TL, Infiniti G, Lexus IS, the Hyundai Genesis sedan, and the Porshe Cayenne. Innovators and early adopters are more likely to choose a luxury car, Translogic.com concludes.
Translogic.com used the 2010 Acura TL as an example. At a base price of $35,105, it offers Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, a USB port and an iPod interface as standard features. Options like a 10-speaker audio system that plays audiophile DVD-Audio discs, a navigation system with voice recognition, and a rear-view camera take it to the next level.
Muscle is the Camaro’s chief innovation, serving up 300 hp from its direct injection V6 or 426 hp from its V8. The Ford Flex in part made the list thanks to its edgy exterior styling. According to Translogic.com, “Innovators are people who are more likely to take risks and they will definitely gravitate to vehicles with bolder and more polarizing styling.”
What these folks have in common is a desire to try out new things and share their experiences with their peers. So, just how adventurous or “techie” are you when it comes to your form of transportation?
Top Cars for Technology Innovators:
1. Chevrolet Camaro
2. Kia Soul
3. Ford Flex
4. Hyundai Genesis Sedan
5. Porsche Cayenne
6. Ford F-Series pickup
7. Acura TL
8. Infiniti G sedan
9. Volkswagen CC
10. Nissan Maxima