Special Section: The 2013 Pittsburgh International Auto Show
February 13, 2013 10:30 PM
The 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is rated at 47 mpg. Mileage did vary, averaging just about 38 in a weekend-long test.
The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is a bit lethargic but a lot of fun.
Some of the changes inside cars coming to showrooms are meant to help reduce driver distraction, while others help improve fuel efficiency.
The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer GT has only a few minor exterior changes from the Lancer Ralliart. The Ralliart is sportier and more expensive, offering a turbocharged engine, All-Wheel Control full-time all-wheel drive and Active Center Differential.
The 2013 Acura RDX offers a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Its interior wins the space wars, but some of the design touches don't measure up to the Infiniti.
Dodge Dart offers a decent ride, but acceleration in the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine on the Limited test model had a turbo lag of the "Should I pull out into traffic?" variety.
For 2013, Volkswagen has added a hybrid model to its lineup. But the TDI diesel version has long offered mileage north of 40 mpg.
The 2013 Kia Sorento offers families seven SUV seats on a budget.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is pleasing to the eye and offers an air of sportiness, if not actual sportiness.