7 great new cars for 2013

Acura ILX Hybrid

Price: $29,795

Mileage: 39 mpg city/38 highway/38 combined

Acura's new entry-level sedan is structurally and mechanically similar to the Honda Civic. Although traditionally powered versions of the ILX are less expensive, we like the hybrid because it gets nearly 40 mpg in both city and highway driving. That’s 10 mpg better than you’ll get with the standard 2-liter gasoline engine. The ILX Hybrid generates an acceptable 111 horsepower from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor. A continuously variable transmission passes output onto the front wheels. We've stuck with the base hybrid here because it is still well-equipped with keyless entry and ignition, sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control and a six-speaker audio system with iPod interface.

  • http://comcast Darby

    I have a new Acura LDX, and I love it!

  • Mike

    We bought one of these and had nothing but problems. 2 Engine rebuilds with less than 40,000 miles. Chews up tires and alignments. Will never buy another Acura or Honda Car again.

  • Georgi

    only 111 horsepower? So if you want something more than fuel economy, probably should not go close to this car. When does it happen that good fuel economy makes a great car?

  • jon

    I've had an Acura Vigor since 1992 and still love it. Honda and Acura are good and great cars.

  • Bob

    Great styling; sensible, uncomplicated dashboard; comfortable cabin. Actual mileage around 32 highway and 25 city. Drive train OK with light steering and 5-speed automatic.

    However, choppy ride and lots of road noise. A-pillars restrict 45° view. Small gas tank; small trunk. No back-up camera.

    Honda Accord a better deal, but styling not as good.