The fully loaded 2013 LTZ is a great SUV with lots of terrific options. I was looking to purchase a 2010 used LTZ, but got a great lease price on a new one and indulged in options I couldn't otherwise...
The fully loaded 2013 LTZ is a great SUV with lots of terrific options. I was looking to purchase a 2010 used LTZ, but got a great lease price on a new one and indulged in options I couldn't otherwise afford.
I got the saftey package that warns me if I get too close to the car in front of me and if I drift lanes. I would highly reccommend this package for anyone who knows they tend to become distracted while driving. My husband hates the warnings, but they are easily turned off right from the steering wheel.
The backup camera with parking assist is also fantastic for those of us who are not great parkers.
I thought I could live without the heated seats and power liftgate, but now I'm totally spoiled. The remote engine starter is also a very impressive feature and starts the climate control system where you left it so you can pre-heat or pre-cool the car.
The ECO button combined with the real time display of your gas mileage turns driving into a money saving video game on the 4 cylinder model. It actual displays your "Best Score" which encourages you to pay close attention to your driving habits. I had perfect highway conditions the other day for a road trip and using the ECO button and cruise control was able to average over 33 MPG! City driving is a whole different story of course, but you know that going into an SUV purchase.
I love the styling and interior accent lighting at night too.
I only see room for improvement in the electronics. I found the navigation system to be less intuitive than others I have had and I really had to read the manual to get the hang of it. They give you options to controll it via touch screen or control buttons or voice. Options are great, but it is confusing until you know it. Spend a good amount of time with the salesman to learn it before you drive off the lot! The option to play a movie while parked on that little screen is ridiculous, but the option to connect your phone via Bluetooth as an audio device is very nice.
On Star is not worth the money in my opinion. It did not save me much time over checking something on Yelp on my smartphone. The safety feature of the car calling for help if you have had an accident is comforting, but I don't want to pay a huge monthly fee for that. I will cancel after the free subscription expires.