2013 Ford F-150: Best Light-Duty Pickup Truck

Best Light-Duty Pickup Truck.

Best Light-Duty Pickup Truck.

PickupTrucks.com and Popular Mechanics put six trucks through several head-to-head tests. The 2013 Ford F-150 dominated and came out on top as the best light-duty pickup truck.

The 2013 Ford F-150 was put up against the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2014 GMC Sierra 1500, 2013 Nissan Titan, 2013 Ram 1500 and 2013 Toyota Tundra. The tests consisted of 0-60 mph acceleration (loaded and unloaded), braking, overall handling, towing and fuel economy.

Mark Williams, editor of PickupTrucks.com, says:

“In our performance-oriented competitive events, the Ford half-ton was dominating. It finished in either first or second place in 11 of 13 events. If this were the Olympics, there would be a new Ford F-150 on a cereal box.”

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Honda Civic LX Voted Best Base Model

The 2013 Honda Civic LX was named one of the best base models by cars.com.

The 2013 Honda Civic LX was named one of the best base models by cars.com.

Cars.com says the 2013 Honda Civic LX is among the best base model cars.

The redesigned 2013 Honda Civic LX has a glut of special features, even at the base price, and we think this is an obvious choice. Even at the base price,you’ll get a rearview camera, tilt-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, USB and Pandora capabilities.

Honda really stepped its game up for the new year to add all these great features at the prices you can afford.
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COMPARE: 2013 Nissan Altima VS. Toyota Camry

COMPARE THE 2013 Nissan Altima and 2013 Toyota Camry


The 2013 Nissan Altima was completely redesigned for the year. The new model features increased fuel economy, updated styling and even more comfort features for the new year. Compare the 2013 Nissan Altima and 2013 Toyota Camry, and there’s no doubt that the Nissan Altima is the top choice for midsized sedans.


The Nissan Altima gets better fuel economy than the 2013 Toyota Camry. Your Altima will get you up to 38 MPG, while the Camry gets only 35 MPG highway.

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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Named Top Safety Pick Plus

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The 2013 Mitsubishi Sport was named IIHS Top Safety Pick.

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, making among one of the best of the best for car safety.

Top Safety Pick Plus is a new IIHS designation for 2013. Cars awarded with this new Top Safety Pick Plus designation achieve the best protection in crash, and meet the even tougher crash standards established by IIHS for 2013.

Anyone who has drive one knows that the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one of the safest vehicles on the road today. It achieves a top score of “good” in IIHS moderate overlap front test results, side impact test results, and roof strength test results.

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Honda Models Named Best Family Cars


The Honda AccordHonda Civic and Honda CR-V were named some of the best vehicles for families, according to a study by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com

The auto and parenting sites considered safety, fuel economy, technology and connectivity to complete its rankings.

With that said, it’s easy to see why all these models are on the list.

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Ford Flex and Ford Escape Among Coolest Family Vehicles

The 2013 Ford Flex is one of the coolest family vehicles on the road today.


2013 Ford Escape

It’s almost family road trip season, and everyone in the family wants to look cool as they travel down the road. If your family is ready to upgrade and become the coolest family in the neighborhood, www.thestreet.com says the Ford Flex and Ford Escape are among the coolest family vehicles.

The Flex might be the overall coolest vehicle on the road. It has all the practicality of the van, but it looks like a modern wagon with a style not seen in any other vehicle on the road. The Flex easily fits seven passengers, and second row passengers get 44 inches of legroom. But even the tallest passengers will easily get into the third row comfortably.

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Review: 2013 Ford Flex

The 2013 Ford Flex is something to be seen. It’s not quite a crossover, not an SUV, but it’s also not a minivan or a sedan. What it is is one of the coolest wagons on the road today. It features great space for passengers and a ton of trunk space. Add in the unique styling, great MPG and nice technology, the Flex is a vehicle to be seen.

The Flex is a long wagon that features room for up to 7 passengers. In a lot of 7 passenger vehicles, you have to be very small to fit in the third row, but the Flex is different. We once had to take a group trip and we had 6 grown adult salesmen in a Flex. One passenger was more than 6’2 inches tall, and he also had very long legs. He choose to sit in the third row, and he could easily climb inside and comfortably.

No matter what size and shape your passengers are, we think they’ll enjoy sitting in the back seats of the Flex, something they couldn’t say in your current vehicle. But if you don’t have 7 passengers and you need additional space, it is easy to fold down that rear seat and use the Flex as if it were a van or a truck.

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Review: 2013 Ford Explorer

The 2013 Ford Explorer is one of the largest of Ford’s SUV lineup. It’s still one of the best 3 row SUVs and also provides great fuel economy and better technology.

The Explorer gets an incredible 28 MPG on the highway, powered by the 2.0L EcoBoost 1-4 engine. If you’re looking to tow your boat, you may want to jump to the 3.5L V6 engine. The 3.5 Liter has 290 hp, along with 255 lb-ft of torque and still gets up to 24 MPG on the highway. Many Explorer drivers tell us it is their favorite for towing the boat to Lake Erie over the summer.

Watch Our video: 2013 Ford Explorer Walkaround


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Review: 2013 Ford Fiesta

The 2013 Ford Fiesta is one of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the road today, and when you add in great tech and nice style, this is truly a can’t miss.

When talking Fiesta, you have to start with fuel economy. The Fiesta gets up to 40 MPG on the highway, which is very important today with gas prices constantly high. But you are not sacrificing in other areas though, as the Fiesta has all the features.

Connect your Fiesta to Ford’s voice-activated SYNC system. Once you pair your phone to the Sync, simply push one button and the tell the C-Max who want to call. SYNC Services offers available turn-by-turn driving directions, information and more.

SYNC also helps with voice-activated control of your music through your MP3, USB or iPod. You can also use SYNC with your Pandora.

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Review: 2013 Nissan Maxima

There’s something special about the 2013 Nissan Maxima. Do you want luxury? The Nissan Maxima has a luxury feel. Or, do you want something sporty? The 2013 Nissan Maxima has a sporty engine. So with everything you want in just one vehicle, this Nissan Maxima is really something to see.



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