Edmunds' Top 10 'Dark-Horse' cars – Click above for high-res image gallery

We all know the typical sales winners of the automotive universe. Come hell or high water, Honda Civics and Toyota Camrys will still float off of the lot. Granted, that's good news for most automakers, but at the same time, there's a wealth of under-appreciated models languishing under the beady eyes of inflatable gorillas across the country. The good people of Edmunds have taken it upon themselves to wrangle up a top 10 list of those long forgotten winners and filed them under the collective banner of "Dark-Horse" candidates. Sexy.

We're absolutely down with cars like the 2010 Buick Lacrosse, 2010 Suzuki Kizashi and the 2010 Hyundai Genesis, but the 2010 Nissan Versa has us scratching our heads. While the car is a perfectly decent little compact, the market is awash with other excellent options. Need proof? Look no further than another Edmunds Dark-Horse selection, the 2011 Ford Fiesta. We suppose that with all the hype surrounding the new Blue Oval hatchback that it can't as easily be considered a forgotten option, at least at this point. Hop the jump for the full press blast and check the gallery below for the top picks.


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Edmunds.com Picks the 10 Best Dark-Horse Cars of the Year

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Car shoppers should consider more than just the top-selling mainstream models when deciding on a new vehicle. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, has put together an article entitled Top 10 Dark-Horse Cars which lists vehicles worthy of more serious consideration by car shoppers.

"Although they may not have the same level of recognition as say the Ford Explorer, Honda Civic or Toyota Camry, these cars offer great value and quality, and definitely should be on more consumers' shopping lists," said Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst and Editor at Large for Edmunds.com.
Edmunds.com's Top 10 Dark-Horse cars of 2010 are (in alphabetical order):

* 2010 Buick LaCrosse
* 2011 Ford Fiesta
* 2010 Ford Fusion
* 2010 Hyundai Genesis
* 2011 Hyundai Sonata
* 2010 Kia Sedona
* 2010 Mazda Mazda5
* 2010 Nissan Versa
* 2010 Suzuki Kizashi
* 2010 Suzuki SX4