Toyota's Prius Tops Consumer Guide(R) Automotive's 2013 Best

Toyota's Prius Tops Consumer Guide(R) Automotive's 2013 Best Buy
More Rigorous Selection This Year Produces Clearer Choices for
LINCOLNWOOD, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/12 --  Consumer Guide
Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, objective new and
used car reviews for 45+ years, today announced the recipients of its
2013 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest
balance of attributes and value in its class. For 2013, just 26 Best
Buys have been awarded, providing clearer, easier choices for
Toyota's entire line of 2013 Prius models win the first-ever Editors'
Choice Best Buy Award, which recognizes them as the pinnacle in
value, features, and driving experience among 2013 vehicle choices.
This year's Best Buy list showcases vehicles from the hundreds of
available cars, SUVs, minivans, and trucks including the Chevrolet
Volt, Kia Sorento, Dodge Ram 1500, Acura's RDX, Volkswagen's Passat,
and Ford Mustang. 
The complete list of Consumer Guide Automotive's 2013 Best Buy Awards
can be viewed at:  
2013 Best Buy Award Winners 
Or look for the magazine Consumer Guide(R) Automotive BEST BUYS 2013
at newsstands across the U.S. starting December 4th. 
Since 1967, Consumer Guide Automotive's award-winning editorial team
has used a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation process to identify
the vehicles worthy of serious consideration by a consumer. The
editors utilize objective criteria, such as price, features,
performance, accommodations, fuel economy, reliability records, and
resale value, to assess each vehicle. Previously, top vehicles were
divided into two categories: The Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy
and Recommended winners. For 2013, the Editors decided to give the
consumer a more focused evaluation of the vehicles available by
eliminating the Recommended accolade and also raising the criteria
for earning a Best Buy classification. The result is a shorter and
more prestigious list. "Our goal," notes Consumer Guide publisher Tom
Appel, "is to be sure that only the very best vehicles are
recognized. This means clearer choices for consumers." 
The key to Consumer Guide Automotive's annual Best Buy Awards is the
careful evaluation of every aspect of each vehicle as it relates to
mers' real-world driving experience. It is this thoroughness
that is bringing consumers to check Consumer Guide Automotive reviews
before buying a new vehicle. 
Consumer Guide's editorial team drives nearly 200,000 miles per year
in evaluating what these vehicles do well -- and what they don't.
Whether it is driving through the city, on highways, in rural areas,
on long trips, or simply picking up the kids at school, these
vehicles are tested in the same way that typical car buyers would use
their vehicle. 
Complete reviews of the winning vehicles, as well as other pertinent
information for in-market car buyers, can be found at 
Since 1967, Consumer Guide has published authoritative, objective
reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Its staff of 16 includes 10
full-time automotive editors with more than 150 years of combined
automotive experience. Consumer Guide's singular focus is to make car
shopping easier for consumers. Consumer Guide editors provide
professional, unbiased evaluations of nearly 1500 new and used
vehicles as well as expert shopping advice and insightful automotive
editorials. Consumer Guide is based in Lincolnwood, IL. It is
published by Publications International, Ltd.  
For more information, please contact:
Tom Appel
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