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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 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

    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 full-size sedan and its massive Silverado pickup truck. The little Spark comes in some, errrrr, unusual colors: Denim (pale blue), Lemonade (pale yellow), Salsa (lime green), and Techno Pink (yeah, lavender pink). But get past the colors and you find a modern minicar of the sort that's sold as a first...

  • 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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