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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.


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      FIDTRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      No Hyundais or Kias? Hmm, lying to consumers must not have been a good strategy after all.
        Patrick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FIDTRO
        It was only bad because they got caught.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FIDTRO
        [blocked]
      Smeet Gajjar
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder how much excitement would be created if Honda made a FR-S/BRZ competitor.
      S40Powered
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great choices. All of them.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Someday I'm going to have lunch with Jean Jennings. For anybody who will plead insanity to a speeding ticket, I'm picking up the tab.
      Taint
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fantastic list with the exception of the ZL1. Crap interior, obesity, bad visibility and atrocious mpg keep it from greatness.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Taint
        While the Camaro certainly isn't my favorite car (although I'd certainly rock a ZL1 if someone gave it to me) you're seriously going to call out the fuel economy on a supercharged 580hp performance car?
        Chris
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Taint
        Atrocious fuel economy? Compared to what? A Camry? Seriously, I want to see a list of other 500-600 hp performance cars, and their fuel economy for comparison. If not, then I'll just assume you are another fanboy talking out his backside.
        Scooter
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Taint
        Whenever you diss a GM or Chrysler product on Autoblog...expect to feel the wrath of numbskulls everywhere.
          Chris
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Scooter
          Stating an opinion is one thing, trolling is quite another. Trolls will get voted down. If you don't like it then try stating your opinions in a more objective and intelligent manner, instead of making bold remarks and stating them as fact.
        Thipps
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Taint
        Um what 580 hp car gets good mileage? i'll wait ........
      Polly Prissy Pants
      • 2 Years Ago
      This list is confusing almost to the point of being meaningless. For example, the Honda Accord is on the list but which one? The 4-door, 4-cylinder version they mention in passing (that most people buy) or the V6 coupe in the pictures? Very different cars that could realistically be marketed as separate models. They specifically mention the Camaro ZL1 (and not just say 'Camaro') yet they just throw out the Focus as if the Focus ST was even remotely comparable to the regular model. Making a subjective list like this is fine but at least be consistent and pick a specific automobile and not just a random manufacturers line that they happen to market under the same name. And maybe even give me a little insight as to why you think a specific car deserves to be an All-Star over it's direct competitors. Without all that I'm not even sure what this list is supposed to tell me because I'm not sure half the time what car you're even talking about.
        Scooter
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Polly Prissy Pants
        lol... good point, im wondering why some of these vehicles are on the list, seems like somebodies random list of "cars I like". The list lacks of cohesion and a sensible theme.
      MAX
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ram truck and latest Grand Cherokee give great hope Chrysler will soon be a leader in the car business.
      jtciti
      • 2 Years Ago
      i'm not sure why there's such a love-fest over the A7. its definitely a nice car, but the A6 shares the same platform, and is $10k cheaper, lighter and faster and better handling and holds 1 extra person, while sacrificing only a little trunk space. I think it looks a lot better too, especially the profile and front clip
        Scooter
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jtciti
        Dont understand why somebody thumbs downed lol.. The A6 isnt as beautiful as the A7. hehe.
        Shahul X
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jtciti
        knockoff MB CLS
          Antonio
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Shahul X
          Which is a knock off Pontiac Gran Prix. With the tiny "coupish" side window treatment.
        mikeybyte1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jtciti
        I think it's precisely because it is a niche car. The A6 has a lot more direct competition in the mid-sized luxury sports sedan arena. The A7 does not and therefore stands out.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jtciti
        Most of your points are valid, but the A7 looks way better than the A6. Buying one is not a logical decision, much along the lines of buying a Ferrari.
        Rotation
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jtciti
        The A6 trunk is far more usable than the A7's trunk. To get two golf bags in the A7 trunk requires turning one backwards and removing the cover which hides the trunk contents, and it's difficult to replace this cover if you're under 5'9" due to the huge liftover.
      Dane Grant
      • 2 Years Ago
      I tell you.... The Honda Accord is on every list... Do they keep that car on their list so their names can be used in Honda's advertising and PR? The car is not that great.... Is beige your favorite color?
      carlotta
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not bad choices. The Accord makes all the "best" lists. The 2013 is w/o peer.
      le9193
      • 2 Years Ago
      I agree with this list, however, the Cadillac ATS should have been on it. All bias to the sides, it's a North American Car of the Year winner for SOME reason.
        Mazdaspeed6
        • 2 Years Ago
        @le9193
        The ATS is let down by CUE and it's engines. The new Lexus IS and BMW 3 are better cars, and have the comparison wins.
          Eta Carinae
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mazdaspeed6
          the ATS wasnt let down by its engine, but the transmission that connects to it....also the BMW was slammed for its transmission as well, but none the less it makes it on the list anyway
          CJ_313
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mazdaspeed6
          Not all of it's engines. The 3.6L may not be quite as fast as the 335i or IS350, but it's still not a dog by any means.
          muspod
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mazdaspeed6
          Also add its workmanship design materials etc..... Good car at half its price.
      skyllr
      • 2 Years Ago
      The 2014 Mazda6 will shock the world and put an end to the Accord's streak.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @skyllr
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