Which Vehicle is going to be a Surprise Hit for 2013?

Some hotly anticipated rookies will be entering their first full selling season here in the U.S. this year, so Autobytel recently asked readers which one is most likely to pull off an all-star sales performance. The No.1 choice? Ford's redesigned Fusion, which captured 24 percent of the vote from folks who no doubt expect its combination of emotional styling and improved efficiency will translate into success in the mid-size sedan segment. It was a close call, though, with the brand-new BMW X1 “sport activity vehicle” and Dodge Dart compact each capturing 19 percent of the responses. Interestingly, the only crossover on the list, the Nissan Pathfinder, brought up the rear in the voting despite U.S. drivers’ historical affinity for the segment.