Cars.com, the online resource for buying and selling new and used vehicles, has announced its editors' nominees for the "Best Of 2013" Award. Nominees include the BMW 3-Series, Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, Ram 1500, Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ and the Toyota Prius c.
Cars.com's editors' "Best of 2013" finalists include:
BMW 3 Series: The new 3 series has outdone itself in too many areas not to be considered one of the best cars of the year. There is more interior room, a new design keeps it looking contemporary, and under the hood is an engine BMW can be proud of.
Honda Accord: The Accord boasts admirable EPA mileage, has improved driving refinement and generous standard equipment. This impressive redesign improves in a number of areas where its predecessor lacked.
Honda CR-V: The compact-crossover segment is packed with comfortable, competent cars, but no automaker blends those two attributes better than Honda has with its CR-V. The CR-V's edgy styling, standard features, affordable prices and fuel-efficiency helped to make it a top pick.
Ram 1500: There is no other segment more competitive and more significant than full-size half-ton pickups. The new 1500 offers class-leading fuel economy, a segment-exclusive 8-speed transmission, another exclusive airbag suspension, and a vastly improved and more technologically advanced interior than they've ever had before.
Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ: Nearly identical from chassis to sheet-metal, the FR-S and BRZ sports cars provide a driving experience that is rare. In a market dominated by the practical and the expensive, sports cars at this price alone deserve praise.
Toyota Prius c: With the debut of this smaller Prius, Toyota ups the ante again with a subcompact that achieves an EPA-estimated 50 mpg combined, at a price that is about $5,000 lower than the regular Prius. Its smaller dimensions help give the hatchback a nimble, light feel, making it ideal for the tighter confines of city driving.
For more information on Cars.com's Best of 2013 Awards and Lifestyle Awards, visit www.cars.com/awards. Winners will be announced on January 15, 2013 at the Cars.com Award Gala during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.