Compact cars http://www.autospectator.com/cars/topics/compact-cars The taxonomy view with a depth of 0. en 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-sonic-rs-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS hatchback</h2> <p> The all-new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS amps up the Sonic’s sporty style and driving experience with unique exterior and interior features matched with a 1.4L turbo engine that delivers 138 horsepower (103 kW) and 148 lb.-ft. of torque (200 Nm).</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Sonic-RS-002.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="203" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>A specially tuned and lowered suspension, performance-oriented exterior and interior features, and large, 17-inch wheels instantly distinguish Sonic RS, which is offered exclusively in the five-door body style.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Sonic-RS-008.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>Standard on Sonic RS is Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system with a seven-inch color touch screen. MyLink can display smartphone-based music, videos, photos, and contacts for hands-free calling. MyLink also is compatible with smartphones with apps for Pandora and Stitcher internet radio . Later, an app for full-function GPS navigation will be available.</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-sonic-rs-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Chevrolet Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Chevrolet Sonic RS Compact cars Hatchbacks models subcompact cars Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:47:06 +0000 admin 96512 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Chevrolet Volt review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-volt-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Chevrolet Volt extended range EV</h2> <p>The Chevrolet Volt has established an entirely new segment in the global automotive market. It is a five-door, four-passenger car designed to provide the fuel-saving and emissions-reducing benefits of an electric vehicle without the range limitations associated with all-electric vehicles.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Volt-005.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Volt photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Volt photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Volt photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Chevrolet Volt pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7632">2013 Chevrolet Volt photo gallery</a></em> (13 photos)</p> <p>With numerous awards that include prestigious North American Car of the Year and European Car of the Year honors – as well as a loyal and passionate customer base – the innovative Volt is bringing new customers into Chevrolet dealerships.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Volt-008.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Volt photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Volt photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Volt photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-volt-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Chevrolet Chevrolet Volt Compact cars Electric vehicles EV extended Gas-electric Green Cars hatchback hybrids models Plug-in hybrids Sedan subcompact cars Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:09:45 +0000 admin 96501 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Chevrolet Sonic (LTZ, RS, LT, LS) review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-sonic-ltz-rs-lt-ls-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic sedan &amp; hatchback</h2> <p>Since its introduction in late 2011, the Chevrolet Sonic – the only subcompact built in America – has been making a name for itself as a small car with big attitude. For 2013, an all-new, performance-inspired, Sonic RS five-door hatchback model joins the Sonic family.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Sonic-033.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Sonic photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Sonic photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Sonic photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7630">2013 Chevrolet Sonic photo gallery</a></em> (73 photos)</p> <p>Sonic RS goes into production in the fourth quarter of 2012. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Sonic-056.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Sonic photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Sonic photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="267" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Sonic photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>Sonic also adds an available version of Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system, which uses owners’ smartphones to personalize delivery of music, video, photo galleries, phone books and other information into the vehicle – including full-function navigation via an available smartphone app.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Sonic-073.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Sonic photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Sonic photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="375" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Sonic photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-sonic-ltz-rs-lt-ls-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Chevrolet Chevrolet Sonic Compact cars hatchback models Sedan subcompact cars Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:46:34 +0000 admin 96486 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Chevrolet Cruze (Eco, LTZ, RS, 1LT, 2LT) review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-cruze-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Chevrolet Cruze sedan</h2> <p>The Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet’s best-selling passenger car around the world, provides the amenities, quietness, safety features, infotainment and roominess expected of a larger sedan, but with the efficiency and value of a compact car.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Cruze-004.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Cruze photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Cruze photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Cruze photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Chevrolet Cruze pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7626">2013 Chevrolet Cruze photo gallery</a></em> (12 photos)</p> <p>For 2013, Chevrolet adds infotainment and safety technologies that bring even more value to Cruze.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Cruze-005.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Cruze photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Cruze photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Cruze photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>They include the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, standard on 2LT, Eco and LTZ models and available on 1LT. Two audio systems – including an AM/FM audio system with GPS-enabled navigation and a seven-inch-diagonal color touch-screen, are also new for 2013.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Cruze-007.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Cruze photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Cruze photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="304" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Cruze photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-cruze-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Chevrolet Chevrolet Cruze Compact cars models sedans Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:01:49 +0000 admin 96389 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Buick Verano (1SD, 1SG, 1SL, 1ST) review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-buick-verano-1sd-1sg-1sl-1st-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Buick Verano luxury compact sedan</h2> <p> Buick introduced the Verano in 2011 to bring luxury, technology, sophistication, craftsmanship and responsive performance to the growing market for premium compact sedans. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Buick-Verano-009.jpg" alt="2013 Buick Verano photo" title="2013 Buick Verano photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Buick Verano photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Buick Verano pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7621">2013 Buick Verano photo gallery</a></em> (17 photos)</p> <p>For the 2013 model year, Verano expands its appeal by offering luxury buyers a powerful, efficient 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine option. Verano also adds advanced safety features expected in a luxury car, such as a standard rearview camera and available crash-avoidance technologies.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Buick-Verano-004.jpg" alt="2013 Buick Verano photo" title="2013 Buick Verano photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Buick Verano photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-buick-verano-1sd-1sg-1sl-1st-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Buick Buick Verano Compact cars Compact sedans Luxury cars Luxury sedans models sedans Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:03:34 +0000 admin 96275 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-polo-bluegt-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT </h2> <p>For over three decades, the Volkswagen Polo has held its position in the top league of small all-round vehicles. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Polo-BlueGT-045.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="348" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7604">2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo gallery</a></em> (48 photos)</p> <p>The original Polo made its debut in 1975; and shortly after launch, it quickly became a bestseller. To date, nearly 13 million units of the versatile Volkswagen have been built. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Polo-BlueGT-046.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>Milestones of the series include models such as the Polo BlueMotion that is uncompromising in its sustainable design, and talented sports models such as the Polo G40 and the Polo GTI. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Polo-BlueGT-039.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-polo-bluegt-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Compact cars Green Cars models subcompact cars Volkswagen Volkswagen Polo BlueGT Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:09:42 +0000 admin 95967 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-beetle-r-line-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line </h2> <p>Volkswagen now offers two R-Line packages for the Beetle that are based on the top “Sport” version: an exterior package and an interior package. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Beetle-R-Line-004.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>The exterior package may be ordered separately, while the interior package is always offered as an extension of the R-Line exterior details.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Beetle-R-Line-006.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>Volkswagen R GmbH has created the independent and sporty R-Line options which can be combined with any of the twelve Beetle colours. Parts of the exterior package are: </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Beetle-R-Line-005.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>- Front bumpers with independent black grained air inlets and chrome surrounds for the directional indicators<br /> - diffuser at the rear<br /> - special body side panels and door mirror housings in body colour</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Beetle-R-Line-001.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="334" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-beetle-r-line-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Compact cars models Volkswagen Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen Beetle R-Line Volkswagen New Beetle Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:21:29 +0000 admin 95917 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Volkswagen CC (2.0T, VR6 4MOTION) review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-cc-20t-vr6-4motion-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Volkswagen CC 4-door coupe</h2> <p> For the 2013 Model Year, the CC gains new front and rear styling and an extended range of standard equipment that includes Bi-Xenon headlights and LED taillights. The new CC makes an even bolder move towards the automotive luxury class, offering a sleek, dramatic look at a highly attainable base price of $30,610. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-CC-076.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen CC photo" title="2013 Volkswagen CC photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen CC photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Volkswagen CC pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7601">2013 Volkswagen CC photo gallery</a></em> (81 photos)</p> <p>With its sweeping roofline, dramatic body detailing, low-to-the-ground stance, and elegant frameless side windows, the Volkswagen CC offers expressive, head-turning design for the cost of a traditional sedan.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-CC-064.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen CC photo" title="2013 Volkswagen CC photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen CC photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-cc-20t-vr6-4motion-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 AWD Compact cars Coupe models sedans Volkswagen Volkswagen CC Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:03:13 +0000 admin 95907 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Volkswagen Golf review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-golf-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Volkswagen Golf hatchback</h2> <p> The Volkswagen Golf remains the hatchback of choice for buyers demanding German engineering coupled with benchmark levels of quality, safety, style and refinement. With global sales now topping 29 million, the Golf continues to be Volkswagen's most successful model ever.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Golf-007.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Golf photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Golf photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Golf photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Volkswagen Golf pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7600">2013 Volkswagen Golf photo gallery</a></em> (30 photos)</p> <p>For 2013, Golf continues to be offered in both two and four-door models with a choice of 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder gasoline engine or the 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel that offers an EPA fuel economy rating of 42 mpg on the highway.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Golf-003.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Golf photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Golf photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Golf photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>The strong tradition of affordable pricing coupled with high levels of standard equipment also continues. The 2013 Golf two-door with smooth-shifting manual transmission starts at just $17,995.</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-golf-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Compact cars Diesel Hatchbacks models Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:35:25 +0000 admin 95824 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Volkswagen Jetta (S, SE, SEL, TDI, GLI) review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-jetta-s-se-sel-tdi-gli-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Volkswagen Jetta compact car</h2> <p> Following record sales in 2011—the sixth-generation Jetta’s first full year on sale in the U.S.—the best-selling model in Volkswagen’s line-up receives a number of technology and interior comfort updates for the 2013 model year. Suffice to say, the only German engineered compact sedan just got better.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Jetta-002.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Jetta photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Jetta photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="330" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Jetta photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>New features and packages for 2013<br /> Starting with the popular 2.5-liter engine models, standard updates to the SE trim include chrome-trimmed interior switches, new decorative metallic trim on the dash and door panels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and handbrake lever.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Jetta-001.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Jetta photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Jetta photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="326" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Jetta photo</strong></span></span></p> <p> Additional interior enhancements for front-seat occupants include an adjustable center armrest and power-recline on both seats. Exterior enhancements include a chrome radiator grille and chrome window trim.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Jetta-Hybrid-003_0.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="303" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-jetta-s-se-sel-tdi-gli-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Compact cars models Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:03:55 +0000 admin 95740 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars