Toyota’s redesigned 2013 RAV4 takes the position of most read review this week on AutoGuide.com.
In its latest guise, gone is the RAV4′s optional 3.5L V6, leaving only one engine option, a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder making 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 24/31 mpg for FWD models and 22/29 mpg for AWD.
Second on the list is the 2013 Honda Civic, which underwent an early facelift just one year into it’s product cycle. Both interior and exterior design were modified, but the Civic’s powertrain remains unchanged with a 140 hp 1.8L and a best of 28 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.
Third on the list is General Motor’s first crack at a plug-in range extended hybrid, the Chevy Volt. For 2013 the Volt gains some added range giving it a total of 38 miles of all-electric driving time. We took the Volt on a road trip, to see how it stacks up against all other gasoline cars.
In the fourth spot is a shootout between the 2012 Honda Civic Coupe and the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe. Can the Koreans outshine the Japanese in the affordable coupe category? Read the comparo to find out.
The fifth and final spot on the list goes to the review of the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek. Based on the 5-door Impreza, the XV Crosstrek is powered by a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter Boxer engine and incorporates Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
So whether you’re shopping for a new car and looking for advice, you want to keep up to date on the auto industry or you’re just looking for a good read, check out the hotlinks to each of the stories below and see more new car reviews here.