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Automobile Magazine Names the "Best Cars in America"

Automobile Magazine Names the "Best Cars in America"

By Jeff Youngs, May 22, 2013
Each year, Automobile Magazine evaluates what it considers to be among the best new cars, trucks, and SUVs available in the United States, ultimately selecting one of them as the Automobile of the Year, while recognizing another 11 models under the publication's "All-Stars" banner. For 2013, the Tesla Model S earns the honor of Automobile of the Year, while the following 11 models each receive an "All-Star" award. The vehicles are listed in alphabetical order.

2013 Audi A7
A luxurious 5-door hatchback based on the same platform as the Audi A6, the 2013 Audi A7 is offered with a supercharged V-6 engine and standard Quattro all-wheel drive. A performance-tuned Audi S7 variant is also available.

2013 Audi A7 Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Audi A7 Quality Ratings

2013 BMW 3 Series
Automobile Magazine evaluated the 3 Series sedan, which is offered in 320i, 328i, and 335i models with a variety of trim lines. Regardless of the version selected, a turbocharged engine drives the rear wheels. All-wheel drive (xDrive) is optional.

2013 BMW 3 Series Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 BMW 3 Series Quality Ratings

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
When it comes to the Camaro, the evaluators at Automobile Magazine specifically nominate the high-performance ZL1 variant, which contains a supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 engine housed in a choice between coupe or convertible body styles.

2013 Chevrolet Camaro Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Chevrolet Camaro Quality Ratings

2013 Ford Focus
Ford's compact car is sold in 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan body styles, with a choice of trim levels and powertrains, including a performance-tuned Focus ST model and an electric version called the Focus Electric.

2013 Ford Focus Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Ford Focus Quality Ratings

2013 Honda Accord
Honda's midsize family sedan and sporty 2-door coupe are redesigned for the 2013 model year, adding more fuel-efficient engines, new infotainment and safety technologies, new styling, and a repackaged interior in a vehicle that's a little smaller on the outside than before.

2013 Honda Accord Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Honda Accord Quality Ratings

2013 Mazda CX-5
This compact crossover SUV is the first Mazda to offer the automaker's new "Kodo" design elements and is the first Mazda developed from the ground up to adhere to the company's SkyActiv powertrain and engineering philosophy. Choose from three trim levels, and add all-wheel drive as an option.

2013 Mazda CX-5 Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Mazda CX-5 Quality Ratings

2013 Porsche Boxster
Redesigned for the 2013 model year, the Boxster is a mid-engine, 2-seat roadster that serves as the entry point to Porsche ownership. Prices start at about $50,000.

2013 Porsche Boxster Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Porsche Boxster Quality Ratings

2013 Ram 1500
This full-size pickup truck is thoroughly updated for the 2013 model year, gaining in terms of fuel economy and technology, while remaining a serious workhorse equipped with traditional big-rig styling.

2013 Ram 1500 Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Ram 1500 Quality Ratings

2013 Scion FR-S
A lightweight sports car equipped with small rear seats, the Scion FR-S combines a powerful 4-cylinder engine with a manual transmission, rear-wheel drive, a low center of gravity, and an affordable price tag.

2013 Scion FR-S Summary, Photos & Specs

2013 Subaru BRZ
The Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S were co-developed and are the same car with minor styling and equipment changes. Subaru offers more optional equipment than Scion, and supplies the horizontally opposed flat-4 engine.

2013 Subaru BRZ Summary, Photos & Specs

2013 Volkswagen GTI
Though it's about to be replaced by a redesigned version, the 2013 VW GTI pushes all of the right Automobile Magazine editors' buttons. Sold in 3-door and 5-door format, the GTI is equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and numerous performance upgrades over a standard Golf.

2013 Volkswagen GTI Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Volkswagen GTI Quality Ratings

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