NUMBER ONE CONTENDER
Nissan’s 2013 Altima

AUTO REVIEW—The old Nissan Altima was the perennial favorite of Consumer Reports for the past five years. Now there’s a new one—and Nissan aims to knock the Camry off of its number one spot. We think it’s within striking distance. It’s already surpassed Accord sales. Is the Camry next? Harold Osmer sees how the all new 2013 Altima stacks up.

HYBRID TO THE MAX
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

AUTO REVIEW—Ford is on a mission to out-hybrid the hybrids. They want to knock Toyota off of its hybrid king pedestal. The first salvo from Ford is the crossover wagonesque 2013 C-Max, which doesn’t event come in a conventional gas powered version. The C-Max is the direct competitor to the new Prius v—and it undercuts it in price and beats it in gas mileage. Doug Stokes reports.

NEXT CHAPTER IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec

AUTO REVIEW—It’s the next chapter in the book of Genesis—more specifically, the book of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, which gets its first makeover since its introduction. LA Car Review Editor Harvey Schwartz reports on the new 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec.

THE DREAM ACT
Woodward Dream Cruise 2012

GALLERY— What started as a small fundraiser to raise money for a soccer field in 1995 has turned into the world‘s largest one-day automotive event. The Woodward Dream Cruise draws 1.5 mllion people and 40,000 classic cars each year from around the world. And by ‘around the world’, it means from places as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the former Soviet Union. Our man in Michigan, Mark Dapoz, was there to capture Detroit’s version of The Dream Act.

LONGER, LOWER, WIDER
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550

AUTO REVIEW— There once was a time where longer, lower, and wider was the domain of Pontiac and its Wide-Track campaign. Pontiac is gone, but Wide-Track has been reborn in the Mercedes-Benz CLS550—and not a moment too soon. Just as the automotive landscape is becoming overwhelmed by alternative-this, and hybrid-that, Mercedes concocted the antidote featuring eye catch beauty and performance that brings a smile to everyone’s face.

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