Car of the Year Finalists: 2013 Ford Fusion, Cadillac ATS, Honda Accord


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    The 2013 Ford Fusion, Cadillac ATS and Honda accord were picked as finalists on Wednesday for the 2013 North American Car of the Year. | December 12, 2012

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Just the Facts:
  • The 2013 Ford Fusion, Cadillac ATS and Honda Accord were picked as finalists on Wednesday for the 2013 North American Car of the Year.
  • The 2013 North American Truck/Utility finalists are the 2013 Ford C-Max, Mazda CX-5 and Ram 1500.
  • The winner will be announced on January 14 at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

DETROIT — The 2013 Ford Fusion, Cadillac ATS and Honda Accord were picked as finalists on Wednesday for the 2013 North American Car of the Year.

The 2013 North American Truck/Utility finalists are the 2013 Ford C-Max, Mazda CX-5 and Ram 1500.

The winner will be announced on January 14 at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

The Fusion, Accord and ATS beat out the BMW 3 Series, Chevrolet Malibu, Dodge Dart, Lincoln MKZ, Nissan Altima, Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Toyota Avalon for the top three slots in the car category.

The C-Max, CX-5 and Ram 1500 beat out the Acura RDX, Audi Allroad, BMW X1, Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe, Infiniti JX35 and Nissan Pathfinder for the top three slots in the truck/utility category.

The 2012 Hyundai Elantra was the 2012 North American Car of the Year and the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque was the 2012 North American Truck of the Year.

The awards are given by a coalition of auto journalists from the U.S. and Canada. The vehicles are judged in several areas, including design, safety, handling and value. This is the 20th year of the awards.

Domestic automakers have won North American Car of the Year 10 times and North American Truck of the Year 12 times.

Edmunds says: Time to get that office pool revved up.

Comments

  • ohiodale ohiodale Posts:

    The Fusion and ATS are the two with the most style. The Honda is practical but looks almost the same as the previous year's Accord. The Fusion is more high tech and the sync works fine if you are computer literate. The interior of the Accord is slightly nicer that the Fusion but the Fusion has a nice interior. As far as the fuel efficiency goes, I am not sure. Honda claims real world mpg data and I have not heard the outcome of the Fusion mpg dscrepencies. I doubt they are true since I have had a Honda and 3 Fords. Everyone of my car got exactly what the MPG ratings were or better when I drove the cars and they all 4 got worse when my wife drove the cars. Its all about how you drive them.

  • bjmajerus bjmajerus Posts:

    wow! You say that the Accord looks pretty much the same? They made the car 3.5" shorter and a little wider. They also gave more room under the hood and more room inside than the previous year. The engine is completely redesigned with the new Earth Dreams engine in the 4cyl or 6cyl. This engine is a direct injection engine, which is new. On the inside, the car has had many additions. Here goes....6 speed transmission with the CVT, paddle shifters, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Honda Lane Watch, Econ Button, Push Button Start, 10 Way adjustable seat, Newly improved NAVI system and voice control, memory seats, touch screen audio display, 8.5" IMID display, bluetooth and hands free capability, Heated seats that heat the bottom and back of the seat, rear view camera with 3 settings, and the Honda link featuring the new AHA system that gives you options such as facebook capability, pandora, and the ability to recieve text messages through the IMID display so that you don't have to pick up your phone. All of these features come on the 2013 Accord. Some were on the 2012 model, but most are new. The 2013 Accord was totally remodeled inside and out. Other than that, yeah it looks the same! lol.

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