GRAND Magazine - July/August 2013 - (Page 42-43)

from the driver’s seat The low-down on five stand-out vehicles By JoNAthAN MIcoccI G randparents are like a box of chocolates: They come in an assortment of flavors. So do the cars they drive. That’s why I researched and testdrove five new vehicles in five different classes, offering a range of attributes—from performance to practicality, price-point, and pure pleasure. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES: It’s a car! It’s an SUV! No, it’s a super CUV! Mazda 5:Thoroughly modern Mimi van Minivans are one of those concessions to maturity, like flossing or balancing your checkbook, right? So what happens when a performance car company, Mazda, builds a minivan and offers it at a value price? We had a week with a Mazda 5 to find out if practicality, performance, and economy belonged click for full review, in the same vehicle or even the same specs, and MsrP. sentence. . . . 42 GRAND July AuGust 2013 The sound of a car door closing has always been a clue to build quality for me. Certainly, in the 1970s, the soft clunk while closing the door on a Porsche or Mercedes showed us how it could be. By this measure, the 2013 Outlander is one really well-built vehicle. Actually, Mitsubishi click for full review, calls it a Crossover, which sounds like a halfway specs, and MsrP. house for recovering SUV owners. . . . July AuGust 2013 GRAND 43

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - July/August 2013

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2013
Transforming Retirement
The Thrill Is Gone. Not.
Falling in Lust Again
Nana-to-Be Showers
Is Baby’s Wee Bed Safe?
When Harry Meets Baby
10 Steps to a Child-Proof House
Confessions of a Slightly Controlling, Madly in Love Nana
All About Baby!
Smart Ways to Save for Your Grandchildren’s College
The Low-Down on Five Stand-Out Vehicles
Let the Games Begin!
Hot Toys for Cool Kids!
Picking Berries with Granddad
Fun in the Sun!
Picking Up Where We Left Off
A Bond So Deep

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2013