A lot of consumers decided that 2013 was the year for them to turn in their old car and get a new one. Whether it was their first purchase or an upgrade, issues of safety, reliability, and gas mileage governed their decision to purchase that new car.
Here’s a list of the top 13 cars of 2013:
1. Honda Accord
This was one of the top midsize sedans, especially after a redesign this year. The new model is roomier, well-equipped, and fuel efficient — with 30 mpg overall and 40 mph on highway.
The best sports cars of the year were co-developed by Subaru and Toyota for sharp handling, good brakes, and ample acceleration. Both get good gas mileage and have rear-wheel drive with small back seats.
4. Hyundai Elantra
The best budget car of 2013 sells for less than $20,000. It’s one of the top compact sedans and is roomier and more refined than a subcompact for around the same price. It offers competitive fuel economy, good handling, and a comfortable ride for $18,445.
This would be the greenest car on the list, with overall fuel efficiency of 44 mpg. It’s the best of any five-passenger, non-plug-in vehicle. It has a roomy interior, with a comfortable ride and an option for a hatchback at $26,750.
The best compact was redesigned from 2012. This all-wheel-drive vehicle has good fuel economy, roomy interior, and good visibility. The sedan was priced at $21,345 and the hatchback at $22,345.
The top luxury car, redesigned from 2012, is agile, quick, and has high-tech features. It gets respectable gas mileage for an all-wheel-drive vehicle, V6 engine, and eight-speed automatic transmission.
This one ranks as the best small SUV, with smooth powertrain, good fuel economy, roomy rear seating, and good reliability. It’s competitively priced for its class at $26,455.
The best midsize SUV has above-average reliability, with 18 mpg overall in the V6 model and the hybrid model getting 27 mpg. It has a cushy ride, good handling, and smooth powertrain.
This is the best sports sedan. A recent redesign made it roomier, luxurious, and fuel efficient. It has a quick acceleration and the best gas mileage in its class.
11. Honda Odyssey
Here’s the best minivan, with a comfortable ride, roomy and quiet cabin, and a competitive 19 mpg. The vehicle has a back-up camera that is standard on all models.
12. Honda Fit
The Fit is one of the best affordable small cars, with 28 mpg overall and 35 mpg on the highway. It offers cargo space that’s comparable to affordable SUVs and ample passenger space for a small car.
The best upscale small car has overall mpg at 21 and 31 on the highway. It has strong handling, spacious seats, and good cargo room.
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