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2013 Honda Accord Wins Cars.com/USA Today Midsize Sedan Showdown



       2013 Honda Accord Wins Cars.com/USA Today Midsize Sedan Showdown

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Dec. 27, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars.com, the premier online resource
for buying and selling new and used cars, today announced the 2013 Honda
Accord as the winner of its editors' Midsize Sedan Showdown which pitted six
of the most popular midsize sedans under $26,000 against each other in a
series of tests. Other sedans tested include the 2013 Ford Fusion, 2013
Hyundai Sonata, 2013 Kia Optima, 2013 Nissan Altima and the 2012 Toyota Camry.

"Nearly one in six new cars sold today is a midsize family sedan," said
Patrick Olsen, Cars.com's Editor-in-Chief. "Midsize sedans are some of the
most popular cars you'll see on the road. We test many different types of
cars, but the midsize Showdown is one of the most important ones we do,
because it provides practical shopping advice and expert insight for those
looking to buy."

Experts from Cars.com, USA Today, "MotorWeek" as well as a family who
represents the average midsize sedan shopper tested these six cars for fuel
efficiency, practicality, driving ability, comfort and features.

Tests included:

  o 185 miles of driving on varying roads to determine actual fuel mileage for
    each sedan.
  o One day of round-robin driving, where each expert tested each of the
    sedans back-to-back on the exact same course.
  o A day of family testing, where our test family went car-to-car judging
    seating, cargo, features and ride-quality.

"The Accord is one of the oldest and most trusted midsize sedans on the
market," said Olsen. "With each redesign, the Accord continues to get better.
The 2013 won our Showdown because of its high-end standard features, value for
the money and great driving characteristics."

For full details, results and expert impressions, visit blogs.cars.com.

ABOUT CARS.COM

Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers that offers
information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on
what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. Cars.com offers
thousands of new and used vehicle listings, consumer reviews, side-by-side
comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and many
other tools. Cars.com put millions of car buyers in control of their shopping
process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions.
Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures LLC,
which is owned by leading media companies, including A.H. Belo (NYSE: AHC),
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune
Company and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).

SOURCE Cars.com

Website: http://www.cars.com
Contact: Ethan Hertzberg, +1-312-601-5685
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