KBB Picks Best Redesigned Vehicle for 2013

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PR newswire - December 13, 2012

The expert edi­tors of Kel­ley Blue Book’s KBB.com con­sid­ered more than 20 vehi­cles that were redesigned for the 2013 model year before mak­ing their choice.

Can you guess which pop­u­lar model came out on top?

“More than a hand­ful of vehi­cles made the short list of final­ists for this year, but ulti­mately the 2013 Ford Fusion was named KBB.com’s 2013 Best Redesigned Vehi­cle with impres­sive gains in design, tech­nol­ogy and fuel econ­omy,” said Jack R. Nerad, exec­u­tive edi­to­r­ial direc­tor and exec­u­tive mar­ket ana­lyst for Kel­ley Blue Book.  “Out­side, the new Fusion is clearly the hottest-looking car in a class with no fewer than 13 other entrants.  The inte­rior is just as strik­ing, and a vari­ety of tech­no­log­i­cal enhance­ments and choice of five pow­er­trains is just icing on the cake.  What­ever mix of value, power and fuel effi­ciency you’re look­ing for in a mid-size sedan, the new Fusion has it.”

In judg­ing, the KBB.com edi­tors con­sider exte­rior and inte­rior styling, tech­nol­ogy, com­fort and con­ve­nience fea­tures, performance/capability, dri­ving dynam­ics, safety, fuel econ­omy, over­all refine­ment and, of course, value.