Arab Today, arab today asian and german cars sweep influential 2013 us ranking
Last Updated : GMT 10:59:32
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Asian and German cars sweep influential 2013 US ranking

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Asian and German cars sweep influential 2013 US ranking

Washington - AFP

Honda grabbed three places and German luxury cars two, but no American make made it onto the influential Consumer Reports list of top cars for 2013, unveiled Tuesday. Lexus was named the top all-around brand, and the twin Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ speedsters also made the list as the best sports cars, called by the magazine fun to drive, low-priced and fuel-saving. The perennial domination by Asian makers on the list was unsurprising, but underscored the still-uphill climb Detroit\'s Big Three carmakers have to match their foreign rivals on the combination of performance, safety and reliability emphasized by Consumer Reports. CR\'s annual rankings and regular in-depth car reviews influence the decisions of millions of car buyers across the country. The company, independent of marketers and advertising and supported only by subscribers and donations, reviewed 280 cars, weighing their own road and safety tests together with reliability reports based on surveys of 1.2 million subscribers. CR said Detroit\'s Big Three had made gains, but it could still only recommend half of 26 General Motors models, five of 16 Fords, and just three of 14 Chryslers. GM is being held back by old models and Buick\'s \"sub-par reliability\"; Ford and Ford\'s Lincoln by a poor controls interface, \"unrefined\" dual-clutch transmissions and underperforming engines; and Fiat-controlled Chrysler by an all-around poor range of vehicles, it said. \"Overall, Consumer Reports recommends fewer than half of the domestic models the organization has tested, and most of them come from Chevrolet and GMC,\" it said. Honda, absent from the 2012 list, took three categories: best midsized sedan, with the Accord; best minivan, with the Odyssey; and best small sport utility vehicle (SUV), with the CR-V. \"Honda nailed it with this redesign -- it\'s roomy, nice to drive, well-equipped and very fuel-efficient,\" CR said of the new Accord. Toyota\'s Prius maintained its lock on the best electric car, and its Highlander garnered the best family SUV for the second straight year. Subaru\'s all-wheel drive Impreza earned kudos as the best compact car, also for a second year. \"Both sedan and hatchback versions are good, sensible cars, with nimble handling and a compliant, absorbent ride that rivals some luxury sedans,\" CR said. After a 10-year absence, both BMW and Audi earned their way back onto the list. Audi\'s A6, redesigned last year, was named the best luxury car, called \"agile, quick, and a joy to drive\" with a \"sumptuous\" cabin. And the BMW 328i was the best sports sedan. Hyundai\'s Elantra, at $18,445, took honors as the best budget car. And Subaru and Toyota completed the list together, their co-developed rear-wheel drive sports cars the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ \"exhilarating to drive, with super-sharp handling\" and having \"impressive gas mileage and reasonable sticker prices.\" Among brands, Lexus held onto the top spot, all of its models recommended by CR. \"That is quite a feat for a brand whose cars are brimming with technology including impressive hybrid drivetrains and complicated infotainment systems,\" said Jake Fisher, CR\'s director of automotive testing. Mazda was named the all-around most reliable brand. The Americans were not the only one to come in for criticism in CR\'s 17th annual ranking. European brands were cited for \"inconsistency,\" with Volkswagen hit for \"well-below-average reliability\" for its Touareg SUV and the New Beetle. On the bottom of the European pile was the Mini, the brand ranking 20th of all 26 brands reviewed.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today asian and german cars sweep influential 2013 us ranking Arab Today, arab today asian and german cars sweep influential 2013 us ranking

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today asian and german cars sweep influential 2013 us ranking Arab Today, arab today asian and german cars sweep influential 2013 us ranking

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today Saudi witnessing a remarkable growth

GMT 09:57 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Saudi witnessing a remarkable growth
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today US-made bomb used in fatal strike

GMT 10:16 2017 Saturday ,23 September

US-made bomb used in fatal strike
Arab Today, arab today Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps

GMT 11:31 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today All eyes on May as she prepares

GMT 10:16 2017 Friday ,22 September

All eyes on May as she prepares
Arab Today, arab today Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace

GMT 12:01 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    

GMT 06:04 2017 Friday ,22 September

Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    
Arab Today, arab today Intel chips loaded in Waymo

GMT 14:43 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Intel chips loaded in Waymo
Arab Today, arab today Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'

GMT 08:56 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'
Arab Today, arab today France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 06:21 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 08:59 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Youssra prepares for launching her program

GMT 18:09 2017 Thursday ,21 September

China lifts 10-year travel ban

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 19:18 2017 Monday ,18 September

5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 18:03 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases

GMT 11:29 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lufthansa chief eyes up to 78

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday