Employing complex scientific formulas and methodologies probably best described as "Whatever we felt like choosing," Automobile
has named its All-Stars for the 2013 model year. The 11 vehicles earned their trophies for being "the best and most significant" offerings to the mag's staff and contributors, and while we were surprised to see a couple of them on the list, none of them were shocking. In no particular order, they are:
Random notes: The least expensive vehicle on the list was the Ford Focus at $16,995 however, it was the $24,495 Focus ST
that was actually driven; the least expensive vehicle as-tested, when such indication was given, was the $28,265 BRZ; the most expensive vehicle as-tested was the $75,615 Porsche
Boxster S, hurdling the price of the A7 by nearly $4,000; the greatest disparity between base and as-tested price was the Ram
, from the $24,395 skin-and-bones truck to the $54,335 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab;
the GTI was viewed through the history of its birthplace, Wolfsburg.
There you have it. Head on over to Automobile
for the full story and the adventures they created to test each winner.