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2013 Honda Accord, 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2013 Ford Focus: This Week's Top Reviews

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze

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What makes a car great? Is it a sum of all its parts, or is it something more?

Each year we review over 250 new vehicles to bring you the most extensive test drives possible--an in-depth look at how vehicles rate against the competition. From pickup trucks and SUVs to sports cars and family sedans, we cover them all. And while some rank higher than others, each vehicle has its own strong suits.

This week our top reviews include some popular family vehicles such as the 2013 Ford Escape and 2013 Honda CR-V. And when it comes to the 2013 Ford Fusion, we aren't surprised to see it on this list, since it ran away with our Best Car To Buy 2013 award.

According to our numbers, these are the top reviews of the week:

2013 Chevrolet Cruze

Are you ready for this? The Chevrolet Cruze is, quite frankly, a better car than the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. It's one of the smartest picks for anyone wanting practicality, comfort, and safety in a compact sedan--although it's missing the fun-to-drive edge that some of the competitors have.

2013 Ford Escape

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2013 Ford Escape

While the Ford Escape keeps its familiar nameplate, it's a completely different vehicle for 2013. It's dropped the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance.

2013 Ford Focus

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2013 Ford Focus

The Focus changed the nameplate's image when it was new in 2012, taking it from lackluster to lap-worthy. Whether or not you consider the exciting new ST performance model, the 2013 Focus lineup is evidence that small cars don't have to feel so appliance-like.

2013 Ford Fusion

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2013 Ford Fusion

The 2013 Ford Fusion is a family sedan with stand-out styling, engaging driving dynamics, and plenty of space for the family. It's more than a rock-star body, it handles better than any other family sedan we've driven, and it doesn't cheat on interior room to deliver it.

2013 Honda Accord EX-L

2013 Honda Accord EX-L

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2013 Honda Accord

With its most excellent base model, and exceptionally smooth V-6 edition, the Accord wows in the same ways it always has, and the latest edition introduced this model year is a return to form in many respects. The Accord is one of America's best, most sensible sedans, even if it hasn't changed radically.


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  1. I agree with this line up except for the Elantra and Santa Fe because they data is to new . If you see the first generation Elantra and Santa Fe's the black plastic bumpers are cracking and the fit is awful.reviewers are jumping the gun on South Korean car's that have really bad history in America.I still remember the rehashed Mitsubishis sold as Hyundai's sent over here in the 90's and the unsafe breaking system's.Hyundai needs another decade to prove itself.
     
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  2. Tried them all; the "drive by wire" accelerator in Acura Honda is better perception; (no lag). all are very good, but handling goes to Acura and its V-6 requiring premium fuel: that means 11.5:1 compression; you can feel it.
    Honda has 10:1 and uses regular fuel.
     
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