Green Car Reports’ Best Car to Buy 2013

  • 2012 Tesla Model S

    Two years ago, our first-ever Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award went to the first modern battery-electric car sold in the U.S. How far we've come. This year, our third annual winner is the 2013 Tesla Model S, a car that takes the all-electric vehicle to a new and far more elevated level. But that's far from the only reason it won. The Tesla Model S is an impressive new entry in the luxury sport sedan field for its performance, its looks, its capabilities, and its digital infotainment and control system. NOTE: In December 2012, we gave this award to the 2013 Tesla Model S based on the...

2013 Nominees

2013 Acura ILX
2013 Acura ILX
MSRP: $25,900
2013 Chevrolet Spark 2013 Chevrolet Spark
MSRP: $12,185
2013 Dodge Dart Rallye  -  Driven
2013 Dodge Dart
MSRP: $15,995
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012 2013 Ford C-Max
MSRP: N/A
2013 Ford Fusion 2013 Ford Fusion
MSRP: $21,900
2013 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door V6 Auto EX-L Angular Front Exterior View
2013 Honda Accord Sedan
MSRP: $21,680
2013 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan Auto GLS (Alabama Plant) Angular Front Exterior View
2013 Hyundai Elantra
MSRP: $16,695
2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line
2013 Hyundai Elantra
MSRP: N/A
2019 Lexus ES
2013 Lexus ES
MSRP: N/A
2013 Nissan Altima 2013 Nissan Altima
MSRP: $21,760
2013 Nissan Sentra, short test drive, Los Angeles, Feb 2013
2013 Nissan Sentra
MSRP: $15,990
2013 Tesla Model S
2013 Tesla Model S
MSRP: $69,900
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2013
2013 Toyota Avalon
MSRP: $30,990
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 4-door Auto S Front Exterior View
2013 Volkswagen Jetta
MSRP: $20,595
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Best Car to Buy News

  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Oct 2012
    Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy: Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, Honorable Mention

    Volkswagen has sold small numbers of its Touareg Hybrid crossover utility vehicle for two years now, but it's never had a mass-market hybrid entry. That will be the role of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, a new entry this year that complements VW's long-established line of fuel-efficient TDI...

  • 2013 Nissan Altima
    Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Nominee: Nissan Altima

    Not all green cars are hybrids, diesels, or plug-ins. And with new fuel economy regulations now set through 2025, all cars are going to get more efficient--gasoline cars first and foremost. The new 2013 Nissan Altima mid-size sedan has the highest EPA rating for combined gas mileage of any gasoline...

  • 2013 Ford Fusion
    Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Nominee: Ford Fusion

    The new 2013 Ford Fusion is stunning on the street; it may well be the best-looking mid-size sedan on the market. And it comes with no fewer than five different powertrains, all of them as or more fuel efficient as those in the previous Fusion sedan. The first Fusion in 2005 started to re-establish...

  • 2013 Ford Fusion
    Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy: Nominees Video Roundup

    Last week, we announced all six nominees for the Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy award. Now, you can see them all on video, courtesy of last week's Los Angeles Auto Show and our crack video-editing team. As we revealed, our nominees for the Best Green Car To Buy 2013 award are: 2013 Chevy...

  • 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012
    Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Nominee: Ford C-Max

    The 2013 Ford C-Max is the first car from any U.S. manufacturer to take aim directly at the legendary Toyota Prius hybrid. Derived from a small "people carrier" of the sort that are common in Europe, it's Ford's first-ever dedicated hybrid--a vehicle sold with no gasoline-only equivalent (at least...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Spark
    Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Nominee: Chevy Spark

    The 2013 Chevrolet Spark misses being the shortest car ever sold as a Chevy in the U.S. by just an inch or two. But the five-door hatchback is by far the most modern minicar Chevrolet has ever offered. And it represents a daring foray into very small cars by a brand better known for its Impala...

  • Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2013
    Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2013: Our Six Finalists

    From a respectable list of 13 different vehicles, we've narrowed the contenders down to six finalists. They're the cars that will compete for the Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Award. We'll announce the winner on December 10, either a single vehicle (like the Nissan Leaf, our 2011 winner)...

  • Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2013
    Green Car Reports To Name Best Car To Buy 2013

    Electric cars, hybrids, plug-ins, diesels, CNG- and gasoline-powered vehicles--they can all be green cars, and all are a part of the growing movement to cleaner emissions and better fuel efficiency. Just one of them will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2013. On December 10, we'll announce the...

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