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2013 Hyundai Azera Review

MPG-o-Matic 2013 Azera Review Summary: The 2013 Hyundai Azera is slotted between the Sonata and Genesis in Hyundai’s line-up. It aims to upset the apple cart, by delivering a whole lot of luxury at a rather remarkable price. Whether you’re in the market for a large Lexus, Infiniti, Acura, Buick, or Lincoln, you’d do well to cross-shop the Azera. While it’s not as thrifty with fuel as a Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid, or Volkswagen Passat TDI, the Azera’s comparatively low acquisition costs and 100,000 mile warranty make it a compelling choice for budget-minded folks shopping for a large luxury sedan.

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2013 Dodge Dart Rallye Review

MPG-o-Matic 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye Review Summary: For many folks, the old Dart wasn’t legendary (Klick and Klack aside). It was a compromise, the little Mopar you bought if you couldn’t afford one of the truly sought-after models, like the Barracuda, Challenger, Road Runner, Charger, or GTX. Be that what it may, today’s Dart is a splendid and affordable sedan, with a chassis that owes its heritage to Alfa Romeo and a power plant swiped from the mighty little Fiat Abarth. With plenty of interior room and top-notch in-cabin technology, the Dart is well worth a look.


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2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club PRHT Review

MPG-o-Matic 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Review Summary: The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata tops the charts when it comes to low-ticket, drop top roadster fun. Affordable rear-wheel-drive (RWD) convertible sports cars are tough to find these days, given the departure of the Honda S2000, Saturn Sky, and Pontiac Solstice. While some may decry the Miata’s relatively low power output, it’s the sum of the parts that makes this little roadster so enjoyable to toss about when the sun is shining. With a power retractable hard top, the fun needn’t end when the weather turns cold or the rain starts to fall.


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2013 Cadillac ATS 3.6L V6 Premium Review

MPG-o-Matic 2013 Cadillac ATS 3.6L Premium Review Summary: Is the 2013 Cadillac ATS a shot across the bow of the European sedans, or is it a swing and a miss? Designed to compete with the Audi A4, the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the ATS hits the mark with a distinctively American flavor.

Caddy’s smallest sedan might have what it takes to go toe-to-toe here in the United States today, but it’ll take a turbo-diesel to be truly competitive across the pond.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS is available with three different engines: a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline four, a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four, and a 3.6-liter V6. We tested the V6, which produces 321 horsepower (HP) and 274 foot-pounds of torque. While the 2.5-liter four and 3.6-liter V6 are only available with a six-speed automatic, the 2.0-liter turbo can be fitted with a six-speed manual. (The turbocharged 2.0-liter puts out 272 HP and 260 foot-pounds of torque.) Rear-wheel-drive (RWD) is standard on all models. All-wheel-drive is available with the 2.0 Turbo and V6.
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2013 Ford C-MAX SEL Hybrid Review

MPG-o-Matic 2013 Ford C-MAX SEL Hybrid Review Summary: While it falls short of the mark in cold weather and high speed fuel-efficiency, the Ford C-MAX dominates on every other front. Controversy aside, the C-MAX rolls a respectable level of performance, a solid ride, plenty of comfort, ample technology, and a remarkably roomy interior in a compelling package. Ford touts that the C-MAX is “the fastest-selling hybrid ever at launch, with 8,030 sales in its first two full months on the market in October and November.”


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