New Models Added – January 22, 2013

– Motorcycle / Scooter
– 2013 BMW F 800 GT
– 2013 BMW F 800 R
– 2013 BMW G 650 GS
– 2013 BMW G 650 GS Sertao
– 2013 BMW K 1300 S
– 2013 BMW K 1600 GT
– 2013 BMW K 1600 GTL
– 2013 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
– 2013 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black
– 2013 BMW R 1200 GS Rallye
– 2013 BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black
– 2013 BMW R 1200 R
– 2013 BMW R 1200 R Classic
– 2013 BMW R 1200 RT
– 2013 BMW S 1000 RR
– Utility Vehicle
– 2013 Polaris Ranger® XP® 900 HO Jagged X Edition

New Models Added – December 28, 2012

- Motorcycle / Scooter
– 2013 Piaggio BV 350
– 2013 Piaggio Fly 150
– 2013 Piaggio Fly 50 4V
– 2013 Piaggio Typhoon 125
– 2013 Piaggio Typhoon 50
– 2013 Triumph America Base
– 2013 Triumph Bonneville Base
– 2013 Triumph Bonneville T100
– 2013 Triumph Daytona 675
– 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R
– 2013 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
– 2013 Triumph Scrambler Base
– 2013 Triumph Speed Triple ABS
– 2013 Triumph Speed Triple R ABS
– 2013 Triumph Speedmaster Base
– 2013 Triumph Thruxton 900
– 2013 Triumph Thunderbird ABS
– 2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm ABS
– 2013 Triumph Tiger 800 ABS
– 2013 Triumph Tiger 800 XC ABS
– 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer
– 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC
– 2013 Vespa GTS 300 i.e.
– 2013 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. Super
– 2013 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. Super SE
– 2013 Vespa GTV 300 i.e.
– 2013 Vespa LX 150 i.e.
– 2013 Vespa LX 50 4V
– 2013 Vespa LXV 150 i.e.
– 2013 Vespa S 150 i.e.
– 2013 Vespa S 150 i.e. Sport SE
– 2013 Vespa S 50 4V
– 2013 Vespa S 50 4V Sport SE

New Models Added – December 14, 2012

- Motorcycle / Scooter
– 2013 BETA Evo 125
– 2013 BETA Evo 200
– 2013 BETA Evo 250
– 2013 BETA Evo 250 4-Stroke
– 2013 BETA Evo 300
– 2013 BETA Evo 300 4-Stroke
– 2013 BETA Evo 300 SS
– 2013 BETA Evo 80 Jr
– 2013 BETA Evo 80 Sr
– 2013 BETA RR 250 2-Stroke
– 2013 BETA RR 300 2-Stroke
– 2013 BETA RR 350
– 2013 BETA RR 400
– 2013 BETA RR 450
– 2013 BETA RR 498
– 2013 BETA RS 400
– 2013 BETA RS 450
– 2013 BETA RS 520
– 2013 Ducati 848 EVO Base
– 2013 Ducati 848 EVO Corse SE
– 2013 Ducati Diavel AMG
– 2013 Ducati Diavel Base
– 2013 Ducati Diavel Carbon
– 2013 Ducati Diavel Cromo
– 2013 Ducati Diavel Dark
– 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada
– 2013 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO
– 2013 Ducati Monster 696
– 2013 Ducati Monster 796
– 2013 Ducati Monster Diesel
– 2013 Ducati Panigale 1199 R
– 2013 Genuine Scooter Co. Blur SS 220i
– 2013 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy 125
– 2013 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy 170i
– 2013 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy 50
– 2013 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy Psycho
– 2013 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy Little International Italia 50
– 2013 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy Little International Pamplona 50
– 2013 Genuine Scooter Co. Roughhouse R50
– 2013 Genuine Scooter Co. Stella 4-Stroke
– 2013 Honda CB 1000R
– 2013 Honda CB 1100
– 2013 Honda CB 1100 ABS
– 2013 Honda CB 500F
– 2013 Honda CB 500F ABS
– 2013 Honda CB 500X
– 2013 Honda CB 500X ABS
– 2013 Honda CBR® 1000RR
– 2013 Honda CBR® 1000RR ABS
– 2013 Honda CBR® 500R
– 2013 Honda CBR® 500R ABS
– 2013 Honda CBR® 600RR
– 2013 Honda CBR® 600RR ABS
– 2013 Honda CRF® 250X
– 2013 Honda CRF® 450X
– 2013 Honda Gold Wing® F6B
– 2013 Honda Gold Wing® F6B Deluxe
– 2013 Honda VFR 1200F
– 2013 Honda VFR 1200F DCT
– 2013 Honda XR™ 650L
– 2013 Hyosung GT 250
– 2013 Hyosung GT 250R
– 2013 Hyosung GT 650
– 2013 Hyosung GT 650R
– 2013 Hyosung GV 250
– 2013 Hyosung GV 650
– 2013 Hyosung ST7 Base
– 2013 Hyosung ST7 Deluxe
– 2013 Indian Chief Classic
– 2013 Indian Chief Dark Horse
– 2013 Indian Chief Vintage
– 2013 Indian Chief Vintage LE
– 2013 Lance Cali Classic 125
– 2013 Lance Havana Classic 125
– 2013 SYM Citycom 300i
– 2013 SYM Fiddle II 125
– 2013 SYM HD 200 EVO
– 2013 SYM Mio 50
– 2013 SYM Symba 100
– 2013 SYM SymWolf Classic 150

2013 Toyota Yaris

The 2013 Toyota Yaris holds true with the advertising campaign introduced for 2012 – It’s a Car! The front-wheel drive subcompact can transport up to five passengers and still fit into the smallest parking space. It is a viable option for buyers seeking excellent fuel economy and a reasonable price with a smaller vehicle that handles well.

2013 Toyota Yaris Exterior

The 2013 Toyota Yaris is available in the eye-catching colors of Absolutely Red, Blazing Blue Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic and Wave Line Pearl. Interior color choices are subdued to counteract the magnitude of the outer color and include Dark Gray or Ash. Trim packages for the Yaris are the L, LE and SE. The LE and SE each have a three-door or five-door option.

Exterior features to note include multi-reflector headlights, a chrome license plate garnish in the back, color keyed exterior foldable mirrors, color-keyed exterior handles on the door, intermittent single-pantograph windshield wipers and a rear window wiper. A rear bumper protector, alloy wheel locks, a paint protection film and a rear spoiler are all additional enhancements available for the Yaris. However, these features do not come standard. Front fog lights do come standard on an SE model, while they are a $300 investment for the other two packages.

The lines and appearance of the 2013 Yaris continue the look introduced in 2012. This car looks more like a car and less like a toy to the discerning consumer. Angular lines and a sharp slope, along with a sporty aura, add to the overall appeal of the Yaris.

Interior comforts include air conditioning, an AM/FM CD player with MP3 sound enhancement, 6-speakers, SiriusXM Radio capability (with the purchase of additional hardware and a subscription), three USB ports and an iPod interface. Fabric trimmed front seats adjust four ways, it has fold-down rear seats, a metallic interior trim with black interior door handles and analog instrumentation that keeps the driver informed when driving. Instrumentation includes an odometer, trip-meters, a clock, an outside temperature gauge and an ECO driving indicator, among other warnings and informational gauges. Additional features available as options include cargo floor mats, tote or a net envelope, all-weather floor mats, door sill enhancements and emergency assistance kits.

2013 Toyota Yaris Interior

Auto sound leveling, hands-free phone capability, phonebook access and the ability to stream music using the Bluetooth wireless technology also add appeal to the subcompact with an attractive price tag. A tilt three-spoke steering wheel, fold-down rear seat, rear window defogger and a cargo area light are small but notable amenities included standard in the Yaris packages. With a low price and great fuel economy wrapped into one, noting the amenities that come with the price can make a difference to buyers that are on the fence regarding a Yaris purchase.

2013 Toyota Yaris Interior

Power door locks, a rear window defogger, liftback tonneau cover, four front and two rear cupholders and dual extendable sun visors with vanity mirrors allow this subcompact to offer a lot of amenities in a small package. With 15.3 cubic feet of cargo room, the Yaris can transport a small group and all related luggage with no hassle.

Available with a 1.5L engine that boasts 106 horsepower and 103 lb.-ft of torque, the Yaris averages 30 miles per gallon for trips through city traffic and 36 when taking to the highway for longer jaunts. An 11.1 gallon fuel tank means average time between stops for refueling. A five-speed manual transmission also means better control of shift patterns and timing. The manual transmission also helps the driver feel the car has sufficient power to get from point a to point b, something the automatic transmission – which is available – fails to do.

The Yaris is equipped with ABS, electronic brake distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, a suspension with independent front struts and a stabilizer bar. It also features coil springs and semi-independent back torsion beam suspension, also with coil springs. Electronic traction control via ABS and engine management also adds to the efficient handling the car exudes while out and about.

The Star Safety System, nine airbags, driver and front passenger whiplash-injury-lessening seats, front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters and the LATCH system are among the safety features any Yaris buyer can expect with their purchase. These features adequately deal with any unforeseen accidents. Included among the nine airbags are rollover-sensing, side curtain airbags for both front and rear rows along with a knee airbag for the driver. Without crash tests, it is hard to say, but consumers may feel much more protected in this subcompact thanks to Toyota’s meticulous attention to safety throughout their various vehicle lines.

One other notable mention before the dollar signs begin is the standard warranties for the Yaris. Included on all three trim packages are the following: a 24 month or 25,000 mile roadside assistance coverage, 60 months corrosion perforation warranty, a 60 months or 60,000 miles powertrain warranty, a 36-month basic warranty and a 24-month or 25,000 mile maintenance warranty. These warranties cover the What ifs and how did that happen scenarios car purchasers run through prior to signing the bottom line. This adds reassurance to a purchase that is steadily gaining momentum for someone seeking a subcompact that happens to be reasonably priced, visually appealing and also can reasonably handle a small group of passengers.

The 2013 Toyota Yaris starts with a price of $14,370 for the 3-door L, $15,955 for the 3-Door LE, $15,395 for the 5-Door L, $16,430 for the 5-Door LE and $16,480 for the 5-Door SE. The top price for a Yaris is $18,040.

These prices make the Yaris a contender in the market with fellow five-door subcompacts. However, features and style put the Yaris in the middle of a group when looking at comparisons. The style in particular seems to appeal to a specific age group (i.e. 20-somethings) and put off older generations that might be searching out a new car for a work vehicle or other solitary purpose. Taking into consideration the fuel economy of the Yaris and the size of the backseat for those times when additional passengers want leg room, the Yaris did come out ahead of such vehicles as the Honda Fit, Mazda2 and Kia Rio.

A Look At The 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Improvements are constantly being made to Hybrid cars on the market, and the 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is no exception. The Highlander Hybrid has improvements outside, inside and under the hood to provide better performance and visual appeal for the consumer.

2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Exterior

The Highlander Hybrid has an estimated fuel economy of 28 miles per gallon. Permanent magnet motors to drive all four wheels, a sealed nickel metal hydride battery pack and an electronically maintained, continuously shifting transmission work with a 3.5-litre V-6 engine to provide a total of 280 horsepower. Toyota’s Highlander Hybrid electronically varies the torque throughout the car depending on present traction conditions. Also, with motors independently driving the front and rear axles, the need for a driveshaft connection between the two axles is negated. Also, a switch on the front middle console permits the operator to opt for operation using only the electric power in the vehicle.

The first motor generator in the Highlander Hybrid handles the generator, engine starter and transmission ratio control, with maximum voltage at 650V. The second motor generator drives the front wheels and provides 247 lb.-ft of torque, while the third rear motor generator that drives the rear wheels provides 96 lb.-ft of torque.

2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Synergy Drive

The Highlander Hybrid is available in both a Base package and a Limited package. The Limited package adds multiple-stage heated front seats, a Smart Key system with push button start and remote illuminated entry, a steering wheel featuring leather trim and audio, climate, phone and voice control buttons, more leather trim and a rearview mirror with auto-dimming features.

The Highlander Hybrid comes in Predawn Gray Mica, Shoreline Blue Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Blizzard Pearl and Black. The interior seats seven and offers fabric-trimmed seats with the ability to fold seats flat, slide to adjust as necessary and adjust headrests. The first row middle console holds up to six cups and has a storage area for the second row Center Stow seat or Center Stow center console. An overhead console includes a conversation mirror, map lights and a sunglasses holder.

In addition to attractive color schemes, the exterior of the Hybrid has a rear window with electric defogger, an in-glass antenna on the rear quarter panel window, projector-beam headlamps with an auto on/off feature that are blue-tinted, fog lamps, black roof rails and a lift-up glass hatch. Aluminum alloy wheels with all-season steel-belted radial tires add to the visual appeal and the handling of the vehicle. Color-keyed bumpers, door handles along with a rear spoiler that also has an LED center high-mount stop lamp continue the theme of style and utility. Outside mirrors are heated with a folding feature, and in the Limited package, the mirrors are also color-keyed. The Limited package adds chrome accents and bigger wheels (19-inch, 10 spoke, in contrast to the 17-inch, seven spoke alloy wheels on the Base model). A power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade and Smart Entry, as well as a power liftgate, add additional appeal to the Limited package in terms of ease of entry.

For entertainment in the Highlander Hybrid, the 6.1-inch Display Audio is standard for the Entune, a connection to Pandora, Bing and programs to make dinner reservations or snag those last two movie tickets, all while on the move. The display also shows footage from the back-up camera, which comes standard. The Limited package adds a three-month trial subscription to the XM Select Package of Sirius Satellite Radio for additional listening options, and it also has a back-row DVD entertainment package featuring a nine-inch display, back seat audio and two headphones. This makes a great distraction for younger travelers when the miles start adding up.

2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Interior

Six speakers in the Base package and nine JBL speakers in the Limited package provide quality sound throughout the vehicle. Music streaming via Bluetooth is an option, as is the use of an iPod through the USB port. The Limited package also has the option of HD Radio TM with iTunes tagging. The need to find a new station numerous times throughout a family vacation or long business trip has become a distant memory.

Integrated speakers, a storage pocket and 10 cupholders and four bottle holders make the doors more than just the entry and exit points. The second row seating has reading lamps, and there is a front and rear air conditioning system that has a filter and vents for the second and third-row seats.

All Highlander models come standard with a back-up camera and Hill Start Assist Control, as well as the standard Traction Control system, electronic steering, ABS, intelligent stop system and Vehicle Stability Control. Three-point seatbelts at all seating positions, triple-row roll-sensing side curtain airbags and LATCH system locations on the 2nd row seating keeps passengers of all ages secure during transit. An Advanced Airbag System, a driver’s knee airbag and driver and passenger seat-installed sidebar airbags add to the measures intended to prevent serious injury in case of an accident. Active head rests for both driver and front passenger and a collapsible steering column also are included to contribute to passenger protection.

In addition, a Direct-type Tire Pressure Monitor System, driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners that feature force limiters, side impact door beams and front and back row impact-absorbing crumple zones and energy-dissipating interior trim all work toward avoiding an accident or providing the best protection available in the case that an accident occurs. Meanwhile, an anti-theft system with an alarm and engine immobilizer protect against potential theft and vehicle loss both at home and away.

The Hybrid comes with On-Demand four-wheel drive with intelligence (4WD-i), 4-wheel independent strut suspension featuring front and back stabilizer bars, Electric Power Steering and an Electronically Controlled Braking System with power-assisted ventilated front brakes and solid rear disc brakes. These features mean not only assistance for the driver but also the reassurance that traveling in electric mode won’t affect any areas of the vehicle’s performance.

The base price tag for a Highlander Hybrid begins at $39,970. This is comparable to a BMW ActiveHybrid X6 at $88,900 and a Ford Fusion Energi at $38,700.

New Models Added – November 29, 2012

- Motorcycle / Scooter

- 2013 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP

- 2013 Ducati Hypermotard 796

- 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200

- 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo

- 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak

- 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring

- 2013 Ducati Panigale 1199

- 2013 Ducati Panigale 1199 S

- 2013 Ducati Panigale 1199 S Tricolore

- 2013 Ducati Streetfighter 848

- Utility Vehicle

- 2013 Can-Am™ Maverick 1000 X rs

- 2013 Can-Am™ Maverick 1000R

The 2013 Toyota Avalon – What you need to know before you buy…

The 2013 Toyota Avalon is a visually attractive and comfortable answer to the family transportation experience. With improvements to style, performance and interior comforts, as well as a price cut for this model, its appeal has increased roughly $2,000-fold.

2013 Toyota Avalon Exterior

The Avalon is available in four trim packages; the XLE, the XLE Premium, the XLE Touring and the Limited. The Limited has an additional tech package option that adds passive high beams, active cruise control and a Pre-Collision System. The array of colors available for the 2013 models are Blizzard Pearl, Champagne Mica, Moulin Rouge Mica, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Grey Metallic, Attitude Black Metallic, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Cypress Pearl and Nautical Blue Metallic.

In addition to its color appeal, the exterior features of the Avalon draw attention from all angles. The XLE and XLE Premium are fitted with 17-in. silver-painted alloy wheels, while the XLE Touring and the Limited packages have 18-in. silver painted alloy wheels. All four packages come standard with LED taillights, color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, an acoustic noise-reducing windshield and a dual chrome-tipped integrated exhaust. The Limited has High Density Discharge Quadrabeam headlights with an auto on/off feature and LED Daytime Running Lights. The XLE package is equipped with Quadrabeam halogen headlights that also are equipped with the auto on/off feature. The XLE Touring and Limited add wide-angle fog lights to help with lower visibility situations.

The interior of the Avalon is comparable to a comfortable evening at home. The dash is covered with hand-stitched material that is soft to the touch. The aesthetic appeal of the dash set up is also notable, as the layered and sculpted surface of the dash creates a sense of seclusion for the driver while opening up the area the passenger overlooks. All packages of the Avalon have a leather trim, wood-grain style interior with smoked chrome accents and door handles.

2013 Toyota Avalon Interior

Comparable to a favorite armchair, the driver’s seat in the XLE package is eight-way power adjustable with power lumbar support. The driver’s seat in the Limited is 10-way adjustable with multi-staged heat and ventilation, as well as having power lumbar support and a power cushion extension. The front passenger seat in the XLE package has four power adjustment options, while the Limited’s front passenger seat is eight-way power adjustable. Seat comfort is not withheld from rear passengers either, as the rear seat has a center armrest with cupholders and folds down with a trunk passthrough for excursions with bigger cargo and fewer passengers.

The XLE and XLE Premium offer dual zone automatic climate controls, display audio with a 6.1-in. touch screen, have an AM/FM CD player with MP3 and WMA playback capability and features eight speakers to reach all passengers equally. A USB port and auxiliary audio jack allow for music input from other sources, as does the music streaming option using Bluetooth wireless technology. The inclusion of multi-information displays, Bluetooth hands-free controls, Optitron instrumentation, navigation with turn-by-turn directions and an ECO Drive Level Indicator make the car current in technological advances, keeping the consumer on the leading edge of vehicle technologies.

2013 Toyota Avalon Optitron

The XLE Touring adds Sirius XM satellite radio capability, an HD Radio and iTunes tagging for additional entertainment opportunities. The Limited package adds Entune and JBL to the mix, as well as a 7-in. high resolution touch-screen with split screen capability. The Limited also comes standard with 11 speakers in 9 locations, including a subwoofer and amplifier. Passengers will enjoy the ride in style amidst audio perfection. Entune access is complimentary with each vehicle for three years from purchase.

The 2013 models of the Avalon also have a covered center console with two front cupholders and eBin – a sliding electronic device holder with wire management and illuminated interior storage. There are three 12V auxiliary power outlets, two located in the eBin and one in the center console of the vehicle.

As is expected with a Toyota product, the Avalon is equipped with a wide variety of safety features. These include the Star Safety System, Whiplash-Injury Lessening seats, three-point seatbelts, 10 airbags and both the LATCH system and child protector door locks. In terms of support and exterior protection, the steering column is made to be energy absorbing and collapsible. The front and rear each has energy absorbing crumple zones. There is an anti-theft system with an alarm and engine immobilizer to deter today’s criminal element from targeting your vehicle.

The Avalon gets 25 miles per gallon combined in projected fuel economy. This translates to 21 miles per gallon in city driving and 31 mpg when hitting the highway. With a 17-gallon tank, this means less fuel stops on those family vacations, although pit stops will remain necessary for all the other typical reasons.

In terms of safety and handling, the Avalon boasts an impressive 268 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft of torque in a front-wheel drive car with a six-speed ECT-i automatic transmission. Electrically assisted rack-and-pinion steering, ventilated disc front brakes, solid disc rear brakes and standard ABS enhance the control and confidence for the individual behind the wheel. Blind Spot Monitors and a Rear Cross Traffic Alert eliminate the dangers of a second’s distraction in a family neighborhood, something no one would ever want to experience.

The Blind Spot Monitor uses radar to warn of vehicles in adjacent lanes that might be out of view, while the Rear Cross Traffic Alert is enabled when the vehicle is in reverse and detects moving objects that enter the warning radius. All packages above the XLE also come equipped with a backup camera standard that shows a view of the area not easily monitored from the driver’s seat.

The price tag for the 2013 begins at $31,785, a $2,205 cut from the price for the 2012 model. This price is also cheaper than rivals in the midsize sedan category, such as the Buick LaCrosse or Nissan Maxima. It is, however, slightly undercut by the Ford Taurus, which is available with a base price tag of just over $27,000.

A Review of the 2013 Toyota Venza

The 2013 Toyota Venza is an aerodynamic attempt to cross SUV space, towing and performance with aesthetic appeal and a stylish exterior. The 2013 model improves on the standard conveniences and adds value and style to an already established norm, bringing more to the table than last year’s model.

2013 Toyota Venza Exterior

Three trim packages are available for the Venza, and those are the LE, XLE and Limited. Those packages all are available in the eye-popping and tongue-tripping colors of, Blizzard Pearl, Golden Umber Mica, Magnetic Grey Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic, Sunset Bronze Mica, Cypress Pearl, Barcelona Red Metallic, Attitude Black and Cosmic Gray Mica.

This year’s model has radial tires on aluminum alloy rims, privacy glass on rear side, quarter and liftgate windows, and color-keyed exterior door handles and mirrors. With other features including chrome tipped exhaust (dual on the six-cylinder models), UV reduction glass, an acoustic designed front windshield and a blind spot mirror to minimize the chance of accidents during lane changes, this vehicle almost breathes class. Its windshield wiper comes standard with a de-icer feature — only adding to the feeling of luxury that comes standard in this SUV.

The outer lighting features of the Venza are nothing short of impressive. The vehicle has Daytime Running Lights that can be switched on and off, built-in fog lamps, puddle lamps, projector-beam headlamps, outer mirror turn signals (on heated outside mirrors, it should be noted) and a rear spoiler with an LED center high mount stop lamp.

The Venza is available in both a four-cylinder and six-cylinder in the LE and XLE models, while the Limited is available only with a V6 engine. All three are available in front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). For those requiring significant towing power, a tow package is available for the V6 that allows a maximum towing weight of 3,500 lbs. The four-cylinder, which does not have the additional tow package available, can tow up to 1,000 lbs. This is more than sufficient for the average camper or traveler’s needs.

The 3.5-liter V6 engine offers 268 horsepower and 246 lb.-ft of torque, while the four-cylinder boasts 181 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft of torque. The V6 with FWD is expected to get 19/26 mpg for city and highway travel respectively, while the AWD option has a projected 18/25 mpg ratio for city and highway travel, respectively. The expected fuel economy for the four-cylinder FWD model is 21 miles per gallon in the city and 27 mpg for highway travel. The four-cylinder AWD loses only slightly in comparison, with 20 mpg expected in city traffic and 25 mpg for longer highway excursions.

These engines may or may not be a little too smart for their drivers, however, as a technology known as ECT-i, or electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence, it not only chooses the right gear for uphill and downhill portions of the drive, it also provides moderate engine braking for the downhill segment. The AWD system also includes Active Torque Control that distributes the torque optimally between the front and rear wheels, with the intended result of better corner handling. Smoother transitions during acceleration are also projected thanks to the Active Torque Control feature.

The Venza also provides a substantial level of comfort for up to five adults. The vehicle comes standard with power windows that feature an automatic up/down and jam protection design, power locks with a shift-based automatic lock/unlock feature, an above the head console with lights for map reading and sunglass storage. It has a center console with a dual storage compartment, two front lighted cup holders, an iPod and an MP3 player holder and wire management features. There are also rear reading lights, a cargo light and three 12V auxiliary power outlets, two in the front and one in the cargo area.

2013 Toyota Venza Interior

The Venza also comes standard with Bluetooth technology that permits drivers to use their cell phones hands-free phone with voice-command controls in the steering wheel, an outside temperature reading, a clock and fuel economy information, average speed and trip distance displays. The interior for the LE is fabric-trimmed and includes an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat and four-way adjustable front passenger seat. Both the XLE and Limited offer leather trim, and the eight-way adjustable driver’s seat also offers memory function, heat and power lumbar support. All three offer one-touch fold-flat rear seats.

Each model of the Venza comes with an entertainment system that puts the E in enjoyment. A 6.1-inch touch screen is standard, with an AM/FM CD player that is capable of MP3 and WMA playback, six speakers and a USB port to connect smartphones or other music devices. The XLE and Limited models also have Entune, which provides access to features like Bing, OpenTable, MovieTickets and Pandora. This allows the trip to reach an unplanned destination without an interruption to search for phone numbers and make last-minute reservations or ticket purchases.

2013 Toyota Venza Interior Touchscreen

Seven airbags, including driver and front passenger seat-installed side air bags, the Advanced Airbag System, a knee airbag for the driver and front and rear side curtain airbags, are the initial reassurance that Toyota takes safety seriously. Its comprehensive seating positions offer 3-point seatbelts and there are front and back force-absorbing crumple areas with side-impact door beams. Add that to the already commendable STAR Safety System Toyota installs in all its vehicles, and this SUV provides great style, handling and reassurance of safety when taking to the roads. Toyota also includes an Anti-Lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Smart Stop Technology.

In addition, Brake Assist, Traction Control and enhanced Vehicle Stability Control provide assurances to drivers and passengers alike that road conditions will be less of a determining factor in the handling of their vehicle. All Venza models also have Hill-Start Assist Control, so that starting on a hill can be done with no chance of rollback and potential contact with other vehicles. In addition, for the safety-conscious parent, the LATCH system is installed on outboard rear seats, and there are child-protector rear door locks.

Pricing for the Venza begins at $27,700 and can go to roughly $38,800 with the higher class luxury add-ons. A higher price for the V6 may be a concession interested buyers seriously consider, as the power of the V6 is not to be taken lightly.

A Look At The 2013 Toyota Sequoia

The 2013 Toyota Sequoia is primed to offer not only comfort and new entertainment features for long road trips, but is also prepared to take a family or group of up to eight adults off-road to the best camping spots or nature walk locations.

2013 Toyota Sequoia Exterior

The full-size SUV comes standard with a 5.7-liter V-8 in the 2013 model, providing 381 horsepower at 5,600 RPM. With the ability to tow 4,700 lbs and a tow/haul mode to help optimize transmission shift points, the Sequoia is prepared to get cargo from Point A to Point B. One feature that can be considered both a benefit and a potential frustration is the fact that the Sequoia’s tow hitch is part of the frame, a single unit rather than complementary pieces.

The new model presents an eye-catching exterior, with eight snappy color choices: Silver Sky Metallic, Magnetic Grey Metallic, Black, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Sandy Beach Metallic, Pyrite Mica, Super White (not available on Platinum) and Blizzard Pearl – a color choice only available on the highest trim package for the newest Sequoia. There are three trim packages available in the 2013 Toyota Sequoia: the SR5, the Limited and the Platinum. The lowest trim package for the Sequoia is only available in three colors, while the other options are available on the Limited and as noted on the Platinum. All three packages offer interior color choices of graphite and sand beige. Red Rock is an option only for the Platinum grade.

Snow and mud tested radial tires, front and rear mudguards, an in-glass antenna and privacy glass on the rear side are standard.  Quarter and lift gate windows provide the sleek, yet rugged look some consumers have in mind when thinking SUV, while providing the necessary comfort and performance for the off-roading enthusiasts.

Some of the exterior features available in the SR5 package include heated outside mirrors, integrated fog lamps, a roof rack, power tilt moonroof and running boards. A peek into the interior shows three-zone front and rear climate control, cruise control, map lamps, a leather-trimmed steering wheel that both tilts and is telescopic. Other features include Bluetooth hands-free telephone controls and 16 cup and bottle holders.

The driver’s seat is 8-way power adjustable for the pickiest driver, while the front passenger seat is 4-way adjustable. The second row seat slides, reclines and lays flat. It also provides one-touch access to the third-row seating. The rear doors open at such a wide angle that not only can passengers enter and exit with ease, but the installation of a child safety seat is made simple. This is something every parent and grandparent can truly appreciate.

The CD player has standard AM/FM capacity, the ability to play MP3 and WMA files, is set up to handle Sirius Satellite Radio subscriptions and has 14 speakers and a subwoofer to provide optimal sound quality. Music streaming via Bluetooth technology is also an option, guaranteeing music no matter where your Sequoia is taking you.

2013 Toyota Sequoia Navigation

Additional highlights to the Limited package include map pockets in the door, more leather trim and a heated driver’s seat that adjusts two additional ways, along with a Homelink universal receiver integrated into the rearview mirror and retractable sunshades for the second and third row seating.

For the Platinum package, consumers can expect second row heated captain’s chairs, dynamic laser cruise control and a rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system, complete with two wireless headphones and a wireless remote for the nine-inch display.

For all three trim packages, Entune is available to provide an enhanced audio experience incorporating the ubiquitous smartphone, and navigation systems of various complexities can be relied on to keep those wheels turning and avoid confusion on any road trip. Bing, Pandora and real-time traffic and weather updates using the Entune connection with a smartphone makes conventional radio and its notorious unreliability a distant memory rather than a current frustration.

2013 Toyota Sequoia Interior

The six-speed automatic is available in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive and offers reasonable EPA estimates for fuel economy, with 13 miles per gallon city and 18 highway for a two-wheel drive. The four-wheel drive option only drops the expected mpg for highway travel by one, keeping city driving expectations to 13 mpg.

Standard safety features for the newest model of Toyota’s off-road family SUV includes a four-wheel ABS with both Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Force Distribution. The Sequoia also has ventilated disc brakes for both front and rear and a rack-and-pinion steering system that recognizes vehicle speed and has Variable Flow Control to respond in kind.

The Limited and Platinum packages for the Sequoia also offer front and rear parking sensors that recognize standing objects and their distance from the vehicle, relaying that information to the driver. These packages also have the option to include a back-up camera to further assist in parking safely.

With the safety ratings and quality standards consumers come to expect from Toyota, the Sequoia continues to be a solid investment in terms of SUV purchases. The Sequoia comes equipped with advanced airbags, knee airbags and seat-mounted side airbags for both the driver and front seat passenger. For the other occupants of the vehicle, all-row roll-sensing side curtain airbags are installed. The four-wheel drive models come with a cut-off switch for these airbags as well.

The seatbelt sensor for both the driver and front seat passenger makes forgetting that all-important safety measure difficult. Also, three-point harnesses for all seating positions mean no one is under-protected. The LATCH system for car seats provides anchors in all seating in the second row and also in the middle seat of the third row. In addition, the Sequoia is equipped with child protector rear hatch and door locks and a power window lockout feature.

The safety measures of the Toyota Star Safety System cannot be ignored. This includes the aforementioned ABS and ventilated disc brakes, in addition to Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control and Smart Stop Technology.

An anti-theft system with engine immobilizer, daytime running lights with an on/off feature and a tire pressure monitoring system all add to the assurance Sequoia owners can drive with confidence and know their vehicle won’t be stolen from the supermarket parking lot.

New Models Added – November 5, 2012

- Motorcycle / Scooter

- 2013 Husaberg FE 250

- 2013 Husaberg FE 350

- 2013 Husaberg FE 501

- 2013 Husaberg TE 250

- 2013 Husaberg TE 300

- 2013 Husqvarna CR 125

- 2013 Husqvarna TC 250R

- 2013 Husqvarna TC 449

- 2013 Husqvarna TE 310R

- 2013 Husqvarna TE 449

- 2013 Husqvarna TE 511

- 2013 Husqvarna TXC 250R

- 2013 Husqvarna TXC 310R

- 2013 Husqvarna WR 125

- 2013 Husqvarna WR 250

- 2013 Husqvarna WR 300

- 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Nomad™

- 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero™

- 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® ABS

- 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® Base

- 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Classic

- 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Classic LT

- 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Custom

- 2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE

- 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V

- 2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

- 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

- 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Special

- 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

- 2013 Triumph Street Triple

- 2013 Triumph Street Triple R

- 2013 Yamaha FJR 1300A

- 2013 Yamaha FZ 1

- 2013 Yamaha FZ 6 R

- 2013 Yamaha FZ 8

- 2013 Yamaha Majesty 400

- 2013 Yamaha PW 50

- 2013 Yamaha TT-R 110E

- 2013 Yamaha TT-R 125LE

- 2013 Yamaha TT-R 230

- 2013 Yamaha TT-R 50E

- 2013 Yamaha YZF R1

- 2013 Yamaha YZF R6