In the market for a new vehicle? Look no further!

Here are 11 vehicles introduced in 2013 worth checking out for your family.


Honda Fit

Get where you need to go for a reasonable price with the 2013 Fit—it has a starting price of $15,425. U.S. News and World Report named it a 2013 Best Car for the Money, which is a sign of good value, plus high safety and reliability ratings. With the Fit, you’ll get 35 mpg on the highway, plus 117 hp and 106 lb-ft of torque.

Hyundai Sonata

Above average safety and reliability scores aren’t the only perks the Sonata offers. It also gets 35 mpg on the highway, has 198 hp and is rated at 184 lb-ft of torque. It also offers one of the best warranties in its market. The MSRP is $20,985-$27,595.

Toyota Prius

The Prius is a top pick for a green car. With its excellent fuel economy, you’ll get 51 mpg during city driving. It’s is rated at 105 lb-ft of torque and 98 hp. Roomy cargo space is a valuable feature, as well as quality reliability and safety ratings. U.S. News and World Report chose this vehicle as 2013 Best Hatchback for Families. Prices start at $24,200.

Honda Accord

Above-average marks for reliability and high safety scores make the Accord a good bet. The $21,680 base model, which features a manual transmission, will go 0-60 in 6.7 seconds, with its 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. It also has a comfortable interior and a standard rearview camera.

Subaru Impreza

Consumer Reports named the Impreza one of its top cars for 2013 because of its sensible features and good fuel economy. It gets high safety ratings, but a below-average reliability score. It comes in both sedan and hatchback styles, and the MSRP ranges from $17,895-$37,645. From the base model, you’ll get 148 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque.


Mazda 5

The Mazda5 is smaller than most minivans, but provides a sportier drive. This vehicle provides 157 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque and will go 0-60 in 9 seconds. It seats six and features family-friendly sliding rear doors. Prices start at $19,940.

Honda Odyssey

For a more traditionally-sized minivan, check out the Odyssey, which can transport eight. With 248 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque, it goes 0-60 in about 7.7 seconds. A back-up camera comes standard on the Odyssey, contributing to this van’s high safety rating. J.D. Power and Associates gave it an average reliablity rating. Prices range from $28,675-$44,025.


Ram 1500

This truck is a favorite in the full-size pickup market. Starting at $22,900, the base model boasts 310 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. It’s good for both hauling and everyday driving. However, reliability and safety ratings are a bit lower than for some of the other trucks in its class. The Ram 1500 gets 25 mpg on the highway and can seat up to six.

Honda Ridgeline

If you want a compact truck with excellent safety and reliability ratings, look into the Ridgeline. Versatile cargo space is a valuable asset of this truck, which can seat up to five people. However, with 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque, it’s not quite as beefy as some of the other pickups on the market.


Honda CR-V

With a starting price of $22,975, the CR-V is a top contender in the small SUV category. It offers 185 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque and goes 0-60 in 8.5 seconds. A back-up camera is a standard feature, and the vehicle receives above-average safety and reliability ratings. The CR-V seats five and gets 31 mpg on the highway.

Toyota Highlander

If you need seating for up to seven, consider the 2013 Toyota Highlander, which is priced from $29,020-$39,400. Seven airbags on the base model contribute to its high safety rating. The CR-V has 187 hp, and the torque is rated at 186 lb-ft. Critics note that this vehicle drives like a car, but offers the roominess of an SUV.

Don’t forget to check for year-end clearance deals at a car dealership near you. Be sure to check out all competing cars in the class of autos you’re in the market for. Then come back to this list … one of these 11 vehicles could become your family’s next automobile. Each should provide a safe, comfortable and reliable ride for a reasonable price tag.

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