Happy New Year, everyone! As is our tradition, we're starting off the New Year with my picks for the Best New Cars of 2013. The rules for eligibility are pretty straightforward: In order to make the list, a vehicle must be significantly new or redesigned for 2013; it must be a car (as opposed to a pickup or an SUV, although as you'll see, I've sort of broken that rule a bit); and I have to have driven it.
Now, you might notice that the list is a little short this year -- only eight cars (technically ten, but I've listed two pairs as a single vehicle), the lowest number since 2008. That said, I think I did less debating about the cars on this list than I ever had. I didn't have to think twice about any of the entries on this list -- I think they all stand out compared to the competition.
Okay, enough preamble -- check out my picks for the Best New Cars of 2013. And let this be the beginning of a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year for all of us! -- Aaron Gold
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