December 19, 2012 07:00 ET Looks Forward To Best Vehicles of 2013

Top Picks in 10 categories make the cut

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 19, 2012) -

Attention: Automotive Editors

It's taken months of deliberation and many hours behind the wheels and on the road to decide the winners, but for car lovers this list is worth the wait, as today pulls back the veil on its 2013 Top Picks.

As chosen by writers and editors at the venerable online magazine (an affiliate of, the list contains vehicles at all price points, with criteria such as styling, quality, functionality, fuel economy, driving pleasure, and value for money. Also considered were class-specific aspects such as cargo capacity, comfort, luxury, handling, payload, towing, utility, and ground clearance.

The list includes top picks in 10 categories including City and Subcompacts; Compacts; Family Cars; Sports Cars (Low); Sports Cars (High), Luxury Cars (Low); Luxury Car (High); CUV/SUV (Low); CUV/SUV (High) and a sole, unanimous winner in the Truck category. 2013 Top Picks

City and Subcompacts Luxury Car-Low
Honda Fit Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Kia Rio Cadillac ATS
Compacts Luxury Car-High
Volkswagen Golf Porsche Panamera
Ford Focus BMW 5 Series
Hyundai Elantra
Family Cars CUV/SUV-Low
Honda Accord Honda CR-V
Ford Fusion Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Sports Cars - Low CUV/SUV-High
Scion FR-S Volkswagen Touareg
Subaru BRZ Nissan Pathfinder
Sports Cars-High Trucks
Porsche 911 Ford F-150
Porsche Boxster

"This list is our cream of the crop, when it comes to 2013 models," says Senior Editor Jonathan Yarkony. "But seeing as how vehicles are a highly subjective topic, we'd love to hear from our users, who are welcome to agree or disagree with us in our online forum at"

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