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Electric sedan takes the crown after Motor rigorous testing.

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The Tesla S is the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the The luxury 5-door electric fought off 10 other finalists for the Calipers trophy, acing the six judging criteria in the process. judges reviewed the contenders, three guests, and for the first in the award’s history all 11 voted for the winner. Each car was evaluated on in design, engineering excellence, and safety and value.

While 25 were eligible to win, narrowed down the field to the few over two weeks of solid

The final contenders

Initially, the Ford Fusion seemed a for the award, as judges praised the sedan’s wide range of and athletic performance, but in the end, found issue with the driving dynamics and steep tag. Guest judge Theodore said, The Fusion is a car, but because it does not a new benchmark, I ranked it fifth.

on the Ford Fusion from Trend

If the Fusion needed to any other vehicle in the competition, it was the Honda Accord. The midsize sedan, an all-new generation, now with available direct-injection and a variable transmission to increase economy. Judges also the Accord’s light-on-its-feet driving

Ultimately, the finished package enough of a revolution to nab the crown.

The entry on the finalist list had to be the C-MAX Hybrid ; Motor isn’t known for lavishing on anything with a battery Those vehicles offer in efficiency that are often by sacrifices in dynamics. The C-Max praise for its excellent value, character and capacious cabin, but attributes weren’t enough to a flimsy-feeling interior.

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Speaking of woes, the 2013 BMW 3-Series itself on the pointed end of the judges’ ire for its quality. Motor Trend the 3-Series DNA is being diluted poorer steering and convoluted design made of noticeably materials. That may sound but the German sedan continued to well, almost by default.

the suspension exhibits more roll than previous the 3-Series still won favor for its on the track.

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Judges couldn’t but pit the 3-Series against the 2013 ATS. and rightly so. Cadillac gunning specifically for the 3-Series its newest compact luxury The ATS won laurels for its steering, firm and capable Brembo brakes, but points for the shift action on its transmission.

Likewise, the 4-door was docked for too firm a suspension in sport


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Toyota is actively younger buyers with its sedan, and the judges seemed with the company’s efforts so Guest judge Jim Hall The Limited trim level’s is a genuinely special place. testers found the vehicle’s to be ahead of even the Lexus ES.

With precise steering and engine options, the car has its fans, but a hybrid version brought the model wide average.

on the Toyota Avalon from Trend

As much as Motor seemed to enjoy the Avalon Digital Director Mike found the interior of the 2013 GS all the more impressive, saying, If were an Interior of the Year sub the GS would have won it, hands The evaluation panel also the vehicle’s handling, even in guise. But those attributes enough to outweigh the sedan’s styling.

Continued: Porsche comes up

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