In the upcoming 2013 new car market, over 40 new cars, trucks, and SUVs will be hitting the roads for the 2013 model year. For anyone looking to buy a new car, there are many new vehicles boasting great fuel efficiency, but, unlike cars in recent model years, don’t compromise style.
As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have recently begun performing their crash and safety test on this coming group of vehicles, it’s clear that safety is a high priority. Of the cars that have been tested, many have received five stars across the board, according to Kicking Tires. While safety ratings are an important factor, it is also important to consider performance, reliability, fuel economy ratings, interior and exterior features, and of course cost. Depending on what a buyer is looking for, there is sure to be a well-rounded vehicle that’s perect for them.
A Look at the Top Five Cars Coming 2013
The Subaru BRZ ranks in the top three affordable sports cars in US News’ rankings. With excellent safety ratings, the BRZ is looking to be one of the most affordable track-ready performing vehicles to be released.
The Automotive Press calls the Hyundai Elantra will be the top choice in the 2013 model year for commuter cars. It features spacious interiors and cargo space and great fuel economy ratings.
The new Ford Escape received five out of five stars in recent side crash tests, and four out of five in every other category. As a compact SUV, reviewers say it handles a lot like a small car, and delivers excellent performance. It is called a well-rounded vehicle with excellent interior and exterior features.
This Mazda model ranks high in every regard, from performance, interior, and exterior, to safety and reliability. If you’re looking for performance, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 is for you, having received glowing reviews for its handling, transmissions, and fuel economy figures. Like the Ford Escape, it received five stars in side crash tests and four stars in all other categories.
This car ranks 10 out of 10 in upscale small cars, and will be the smallest sedan Acura makes. It passed safety tests with flying colors and scores high in reliability and was one of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top safety picks.
A new car is one of the largest purchases a consumer will make. Buyers should be prepared to invest the time and resources for properly maintain their new car. To keep a new car in pristine condition for many years to come, owners should remember not to put off performing regular maintenance and to make repairs as needed. Changing air filters, checking the AC system, and watching the tire pressure are all important in keeping any car working well and earth friendly. And some auto detailing supplies are always a great idea to keep a new car looking new!