In the market for a new vehicle? Look no further!
Here are 11 vehicles introduced in 2013 worth checking out for your family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.