2013 Best Hybrid
Hybrid technology has advanced incredibly far from its early days and if you are in the market for a hybrid then the Ford Fusion is for you. No surprise here since the gas powered Fusion also made the list for most affordable midsized car. The Fusion’s excellent reliability and safety scores are what put it over the top for us. Not only that but it has a quiet powertrain that handles much like the all gas version. The switch between electric and gas is hardly noticeable. It also has the highest fuel economy in its class. Its cabin is roomy, comfortable, and generally considered stylish for its price. The biggest criticisms are the somewhat confusing MyFord infotainment system and the brakes are a little sensitive. The Fusion hybrid comes with a 2.0 liter, I4 gas/electric engine with 47/47 mpg.
2013 Best Wagon
If you are in the market for a wagon then look no further than the Subaru Outback. The 2013 version underwent a bit of a redesign with a new grille, headlights, and bumper cover. It also added Bluetooth and music connectivity as a standard feature. Something of an amalgamation the Outback has the utility of an SUV but drives like a car. It comes standard with all-wheel drive and has two engine options. While its reliability is about average it has an incredibly high safety rating. It is spacious and comfortable with quality interior materials. It also added the EyeSight crash mitigation system. The only real complaint was the lackluster sound system but otherwise this is a great vehicle. The base engine is a 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder engine that averages 21/28 mpg.
2013 Best Upscale Midsize
If you are looking for something with a little class then the Acura TL might be for you. People either love or hate its exterior styling but everyone loves the interior. It has excellent safety and reliability scores that sold us on it over some others in its class. It has a stylish, high quality interior that rivals many luxury cars. It has two engine options but both deliver plenty of power. It strikes a nice balance between sporty handling and a comfortable ride. It also has many family friendly features that you will appreciate. The only complaints were the exterior design and the button heavy center console. The base engine is a 3.5 liter V6 with 20/29 mpg.
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