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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai is replacing two cars with one. The all-new Santa Fe midsize crossover will now be available in both two-row and three-row versions, the latter taking the place of the Veracruz in the company's lineup. Five passenger versions will be available with a choice of four cylinder engines, a 190 hp motor good for 33 mpg and a 264 hp turbo, while the stretched seven-passenger SantaFe comes with a 290 hp V6.

2013 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevy's big eight-passenger crossover, along with its luxurious Buick Enclave counterpart, gets a makeover for 2013, with a new face, fully redesigned interior, improved ride, and a unique airbag mounted between the front seats to protect passengers from crashing into each other in side impacts.

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2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

In a Porsche first, the German automaker is introducing a diesel-powered version of its Cayenne SUV. The 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine is good for 28 mpg, a range of 740 miles per tank and delivers a 406 lb-ft mountain of torque great for stump pulling or pulling up to the country club.

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2013 Ram 1500

Ram's full-size pickup goes high tech with an 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, adjustable air suspension and active shutters in the grille that close at speed for improved aerodynamics and a new fuel-efficient V6 option to go along with its HEMI V8.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL

Mercedes-Benz' top of the line GL grows a bit for added passenger room and adopts the brand's new exterior styling, complete with lots of LEDs. Available with a choice of turbocharged V8s and a diesel engine, the burly Benz features a host of high-tech systems including collision prevention and crosswind stabilization.

2013 BMW X1

BMW's cute subcompact ute comes to the United States powered by either a classic straight-six-cylinder engine or affordable and efficient turbocharged four-cylinder for $31,545.

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