• With lots in store for the next year, before we look ahead to all of the exciting things to come in 2013 in the auto industry (new car debuts, new technologies, etc.) we first take a look back at some of those dear souls we lost in 2012.

    These are the cars that didn't quite cut it. Either because their sales were sluggish, their engines underpowered or they were made redundant by newer, sexier models, these cars were officially discontinued over the past year.

    Click through to see some well-known cars you won't find on dealer lots in 2013. 

  • Mitsubishi Eclipse
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    Mitsubishi Eclipse

    MSRP: $19,499 - $29,089
    Invoice: $18,875 - $27,861
    Fuel Economy: 20 mpg City, 28 mpg Highway

    Mitsubishi discontinued the Eclipse back in August. The four-seat coupe has seen lackluster sales in recent years, likely due to its polarizing design, uninspiring engine and the lack of awareness of the Mitsubishi brand in general.

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  • Lexus HS 250h
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    Lexus HS 250h

    MSRP: $37,030 - $39,800
    Invoice: $33,698 - $36,218
    Fuel Economy: 35 mpg City, 34 mpg Highway

    The HS 250h never really impressed critics or consumers and has been replaced by the new Lexus ES 300h.

    There's no question Toyota makes some of the best hybrids on the market right now, but the HS 250h was an exception to the rule. Its technology was confusing and slow, its engine was weak, and it was far too heavy.

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  • Hyundai Veracruz
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    Hyundai Veracruz

    MSRP: $28,345 - $36,195
    Invoice: $26,908 - $33,564
    Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 22 mpg Highway

    The introduction of the new Santa Fe this year made the Veracruz unnecessary in Hyundai's lineup. 

    The Veracruz has been around since 2007, but quickly went stale. It looked almost exactly the same in 2012 as it did when it was launched. The fresh Santa Fe looks to improve Hyundai's CUV sales with a brand new look.

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  • Mazda CX-7
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    Mazda CX-7

    MSRP: $22,190 - $33,540
    Invoice: $21,555 - $32,066
    Fuel Economy: 20 mpg City, 27 mpg Highway

    Like the Hyundai Veracruz, the CX-7 was made redundant by the introduction of a new vehicle: The Mazda CX-5. The CX-5 comes with about the same versatility as the CX-7, but has better fuel economy, looks and driving dynamics. 

    The CX-5 is one of the best new CUVs on the market and is a great replacement for the outgoing CX-7.

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  • Kia Sedona
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    Kia Sedona

    MSRP: $24,900 - $29,190
    Invoice: $24,165 - $27,275
    Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 25 mpg Highway

    We're guessing that many of you probably didn't know the Kia Sedona was even around in 2012. The slow-selling minivan simply couldn't compete with the likes of the Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna, which have all been redesigned with fancy new engines and interiors.

    There is speculation that Kia will have a 2014 replacement for the family-hauling Sedona.

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  • Jeep Liberty
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    Jeep Liberty

    MSRP: $23,395 - $28,995
    Invoice: $22,722 - $27,960
    Fuel Economy: 16 mpg City, 22 mpg Highway

    The Jeep Liberty SUV hasn't done well in sales and has been criticized for its engine, transmission, gas mileage and reliability.

    A replacement is coming, however, and it will allegedly be built on the Dodge Dart platform and come with an available nine-speed transmission.

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  • Mercedes-Benz R-Class
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    Mercedes-Benz R-Class

    MSRP: $52,690 - $53,840
    Invoice: $49,002 - $50,071
    Fuel Economy: 16 mpg City, 21 mpg Highway

    Introduced for the 2006 model year, the odd-looking R-Class has been discontinued in the U.S. due to poor domestic sales. Interestingly, the R-Class will continue to be built at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and exported to other markets around the world.

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