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Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ Win ‘Best Of 2013′ Award

The Scion FR-S on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 9, 2012. (Credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

The Scion FR-S on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 9, 2012. (Credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ) - For the first time in Cars.com history, two car models co-developed by two automakers won the site’s “Best of” award.

At its annual Best Of awards show last month, Cars.com named the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ as the winners of the site’s highest honor, “Best of 2013.”

“Nearly identical, inside and out, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ sports cars provide a driving experience that is second to none,” Patrick Olsen, Cars.com’s Editor-in-Chief, said in a statement. “The FR-S and BRZ’s impressive driving ability at a remarkably affordable price made these two sports cars stand out above the other nominees.”

Other nominees for the Best Of 2013 award included the BMW 3 Series sedan, Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, Ram 1500 and the Toyota Prius c.

“This year, our team of experts drove and evaluated dozens of 2013 models, and the competition was steep,” said Olsen. “We test a wide array of cars that meet the needs of all different lifestyles and needs, and our group of nominees reflect that diversity. Car shoppers can be assured that all of the nominees have our seal of approval.”

Cars.com also announced its Lifestyle Award winners, including:

  • 2013 Ford F-150 for “Work Truck of the Year”
  • 2013 Ford Mustang for “Play Car of the Year”
  • 2013 Honda Odyssey for “Family Car of the Year”
  • 2013 Toyota Prius for “Eco-Friendly Car of the Year”
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