2013 Lincoln MKX: Experience Luxury And Sophistication

From Lincoln comes this year a luxury mid-sized SUV, the 2013 Lincoln MKX.

The 2013 MKX draws power from a 3.7L V-6 that produces 305hp, 280 lbs. of torque at a fuel rating of 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway on front drive. When all-wheel drive is engaged, fuel rating drops to 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway. The MKX accelerates 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds and is capable of towing loads up to 3,500 lbs. Cargo space is at 32.3 ft3 with the second row seats up and expands to 68.6 ft3 with the second row folded. The 2013 Lincoln MKX seats up to five passengers, and there is plenty of leg and head room even for tall adults. Critics enjoyed the high comfort level on the heated and powered seats which are made of premium materials. The dashboard is laced with modern, hi-tech features that add further to that luxury feel. It may take some time though learning how to operate them.

The 2013 Lincoln MKX comes standard with these features – remote start and push-button ignition, leather upholstery, auto-dimming mirrors, power liftgate, automatic climate control, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, MyLincoln Touch w/ Sync and Bluetooth/iPod interface, a 10-speaker audio system w/ CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack, USB port and SD card reader.

You can get the Premium and Elite packages which will add features like upgraded upholstery, automatic wipers, panoramic sunroof, 14-speaker premium audio system, HD radio and a navigation system.

The 2013 Lincoln MKX got good scores in safety and crash tests, but scored just okay in frontal protection. Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, front side/side curtain airbags, trailer sway control, hill start assist and a rearview camera. Optional safety electronic features include adaptive cruise control, frontal collision warning and blind spot monitor.

As a luxury SUV, you’ll like its fuel efficiency and it also handles well even during off-road driving. Safety could be an issue, plus other SUVs have more room.

2013 Ford Super Duty Pickup: Take the Smarter Route

Productivity and efficiency are key metrics of every business. What better way to improve both than by getting a smart vehicle that capably does the job? The 2013 Ford Super Duty Pickup redefines the way field jobs are done – and yes, it is very much possible to take the smarter route. The 2013 Ford Super Duty Pickup is all business. However, Ford designed this vehicle to cater to the needs and requirements of different clients – thus, it comes in fifteen models. It is huge, macho, and undeniably durable. It boasts of an edgy vehicle that leaves no room for a soft side – arrogant curves with strong angles that is all-male and all-competent. The rear is the reality of business owners’ dreams – flat, spacious, and allows better organization of cargo.

Better and stronger, the cabin of the 2013 Ford Super Duty Pickup is the best worker’s vehicle there is. It marries two desirable features: comfort and technology. It is more than capable of accommodating your crew in adjustable seats – complemented by spacious headroom and legroom. In fact, it is so versatile that it can be transformed into a mobile office – complete with multiple storage areas to keep and organize your stuff. All that space is made even better by a fleet of advanced technology that improves productivity while on the road such as: voice activated SYNC MyFord Touch, Live Drive Power Takeoff, Tow Prep, etc.

There are two engines that can power up the 2013 Ford Super Duty Pickup: 6.2.-liter V8 and a 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel V8. Both produce the following horsepower: 385 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft. of torque and 400 horsepower and 800 lb.-ft. of torque respectively. The Turbo Diesel has been receiving a lot of raves since it is the cleanest Diesel there is – having passed several emission regulatory boards in flying colors. The engines can be married to a Full-Manual or Progressive Range Select. The Ford TorqShift 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic is also available for that extra heavy duty jobs.

The 2013 Ford Super Duty Pickup is the smarter route to perform smartly and efficiently. Get that power and versatility enables one to do the job efficiently and smartly.

2013 Lincoln MKZ: Loaded With More Than Just With Luxury

Lincoln brings us this year one of their luxury midsized car models, the 2013 Lincoln MKZ. There are three powertrain variations of the 2013 MKZ. First is a 2.0L engine with a turbocharger capable of producing 240hp, 270 lbs. of torque, at a fuel rating of 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway. Second is the 3.7L engine that produces 300hp, 270 lbs. of torque, at a fuel rating of 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway. The third is the one on the MKZ Hybrid, a 4-cylinder 2.0L engine with an electric motor. It produces 188hp with an across-the-board fuel rating of 45 mpg.

The first and second engine types of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ are available in automatic/manual transmissions. The MKZ comes standard with front-drive with the option to go all-wheel drive. Fuel ratings are slightly lower in all-wheel drive. In tests, an MKZ with the 3.7L accelerated 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds.

All models of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ come with these features – keyless ignition/entry, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, powered front seats, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The dashboard has the Sync which has voice recognition, 8” touchscreen with MyLincoln Touch, an 11-speaker audio system w/ CD player, auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio and USB/iPod connectivity.

The 2013 Lincoln MKZ received good ratings in safety and crash tests. It received good scores in test for frontal and side impact and also in a rollover resistance test. Standard safety features of the MKZ include front side-impact, front knee and side curtain airbags. It has antilock disc brakes, stability/traction control, and Ford MyKey for setting a speed limit/ maximum stereo volume. Optional safety features include a rearview camera and parking sensors, cross traffic alert, and lane departure/lane keeping system.

Handling is one area the 2013 Lincoln MKZ really doesn’t do well, especially with bumps on the road. Critics also expressed difficulty in understanding the electronic features on the dashboard.

2013 Ford Focus: Excellent Small Car from Ford

Arguably one of the best small cars, the 2013 Ford Focus makes it return this year. Available in sedan or hatchback, it again seeks to captivate people into buying a small car that is much more loaded than what it seems.  The powertrain is a 2.0L engine capable of 160hp and 146 lbs. of torque. It features direct injection with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) technology, allowing it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds. Its fuel rating is at 28 mpg city/31 mpg highway.

Cargo space depends on whether you get the sedan or the hatchback. The sedan has 13.2 ft while the hatchback has 23.8 ft3, expandable up to 44 ft3 by folding down the rear seats. The interior design of the cabin is quite good although critics noticed that the design of the instrument panel lessened front passenger legroom.

Trims available are base S, SE and Titanium. Base features include air-conditioning, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, remote keyless entry, audio system with CD player and AM/FM/MP3 radio. Available on higher trims are features like cruise control, push-button start, Ford Sync w/ MyFord Driver Connect, MyFord Touch, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, and a 10-speaker Sony HD sound system and Sirius satellite radio.

The 2013 Focus improved its safety ratings from last year, earning higher scores in safety/crash tests. Standard safety features include front side airbags, side curtain airbags and safety canopy airbags. It has antilock disc brakes, a rearview camera, stability/traction control, child safety locks, Active Park Assist and emergency trunk release. Finally, Sync allows for immediate crash notification while Ford MyKey allows a speed limit to be set.

The 2013 Focus is well-poised to take a top spot this year. It handles and steers pretty well. Though power is a bit low, the Focus has one of the best fuel ratings. In conclusion, anyone would consider having this car.

Big Car, Big Performance: A Personality That Only the 2013 Ford Taurus Can Project

There is no doubt that Ford has produced a lot of good sedans in the past but it is apparent that it has been progressing with the trends and focusing more  on other car varieties. This year, the last of its full-sized sedans, the 2013 Ford Taurus, is still available for us. There are things that would readily catch our attention when it comes to this type of car. It looks huge and has a wide stance.  However, we can never set aside the fact that it is beautifully designed and would really attract the attention of a crowd when it is on the streets.

A single glance at the new 2013 Ford Taurus would always give us a hint about its personality. The clear cut angles and its aerodynamic contouring bestows it that aggressive yet very modern look that we would not normally expect from a sedan. This model boasts of new external features such as a redesigned grille, LED lights, an attention–grabbing spoiler, and the double exhaust.

Most drivers say that the 2013 Ford Taurus is a reliable car on the road. It doesn’t perform like a sports car but it could provide a smooth and comfortable ride.  The standard engine that comes along with this model is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that gives out a satisfying 288 horsepower output. It can be an all-wheel or a front wheel drive.

Of course, Ford will never allow its cars to be left behind when it comes to technological features. The standard MyFord Touch infotainment system allows the driver to make use of connectivity features while on the road. There are owners who are saying the tech features of the car is a little complicated to deal with but with a little exploration it could be learned.

The new 2013 Ford Taurus is one of the safest cars that we could ever drive.   There are head and side air bags for both the driver and the front passenger. The child safety lock feature is there too.  There is a traction control and the electronically controlled stability system.

There are other full-sized sedans on the market now but it will be apparent that the new 2013 Ford Taurus will not be that hard to love.

2013 Lincoln MKZ: A Luxuriously Decent Drive

There was a time when Lincoln ruled the sedan category, when its sedans were a craze. As other auto brands became more competitive, Lincoln kind of lost its edge. This year, Lincoln tries to rebound with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ. There are three engine choices for the 2013 MKZ. First is the turbocharged 2.0L capable of 240hp, 270 lbs. of torque and a fuel rating of 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway. The second is a 3.7L capable of 300hp, 270 lbs. of torque, and a fuel rating of 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway. Both engine choices offer front-drive and all-wheel drive; fuel ratings go down a bit at all-wheel drive. The third engine choice is a 2.0L electric motor hybrid capable of 188hp. It is estimated the MKZ Hybrid has a fuel rating of 45 mpg.

Cargo space is okay at 15.4 ft3. Critics say that while the seats are comfortable, they are somewhat narrow which makes it not so good for bigger passengers.

Standard interior features include dual-zone automatic climate control, an 11-speaker stereo system, satellite radio, an 8” touchscreen display equipped with MyLincoln Touch and Sync, USB ports. Features available on higher trims include a panoramic moonroof, parking sensors, power trunk lid, voice-activated navigation system, a 14-speaker THX premium sound system, and bigger wheels.

The 2013 MKZ received good ratings in safety and crash tests. Its standard safety features include front side-impact, front knee and side curtain airbags. It has antilock disc brakes, stability/traction control. It has Ford MyKey which can be programmed to set a speed limit and maximum stereo volume. You can add safety features like blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning/assist, collision warning and rear cross-traffic alert.

Priced at $35,500-$37,400 the 2013 Lincoln MKZ makes a strong case with good fuel ratings and abundance of interior features. However, critics say the MKZ handles poorly and the dashboard controls are difficult to understand. With that high price, you might consider looking at other sedans first.