For the second year, Autobytel's editorial team, led by Editor-in-Chief Michelle Naranjo, has made their choices for the Autobytel 2013 Car of the Year, Truck of the Year and individual segment winners. The team has grown in the last year and with that growth came a more hotly debated idea of which vehicles we recommend as the best of the best and the finest choices for shoppers in 2013.
With over 75 years of combined experience, the team made nominations for their top 3 choices within each category and then everyone voted on the top 3 in each bunch, resulting in the winners. The overall Car of the Year and Truck of the Year were chosen because they received the highest votes within the two larger areas. This year, some of the choices are somewhat surprising, while some show that there are some exciting new entries to the market.
The editorial team of Autobytel has chosen these vehicles as the best of what we have seen for 2013, and while there are many others that probably deserve some kudos as well, we'd love to hear which you would choose for yourself. Let us know on the Autobytel Twitter or the Autobytel Facebook page.
See More of Autobytel's Picks for the Year:
2013 Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Jeep Wrangler
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2013 Porsche Boxster S
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2013 RAM 1500
2013 Mazda MAZDA5