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Edmunds: The 17 Best Cars You Can Buy

DETROIT (WWJ) – Some cars offer great value while others excel in particular features such as cargo space or in-cabin technology. But which cars are quite simply the best?

Edmunds, an online resource for automotive information, is offering its subjective opinion for the top dog in each vehicle segment with their list of  “The 17 Best Cars You Can Buy.”

“This list answers a question that we get all the time: If you could pick any car in a given segment, and money wasn’t an issue, what car would you choose?” James Riswick, Edmunds’ automotive editor, said in a statement. “Sure, many of the cars on this list cost a pretty penny, but guess what? It usually costs more to get the best.”

A total of 14 brands appear on the list, led by Toyota with three vehicles and Honda with two.

The 17 Best Cars You Can Buy

  • Best Subcompact: 2013 Mini Cooper
  • Best Compact Car: 2014 Ford Focus
  • Best Midsize Sedan: 2013 Nissan Altima
  • Best Full-Size Sedan: 2013 Toyota Avalon
  • Best Luxury Sedan: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Best Convertible: 2013 Bentley Continental GTC
  • Best Coupe: 2014 Porsche 911
  • Best Hatchback: 2012 Ferrari FF
  • Best Sports Car: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Best Five-Passenger SUV: 2013 Honda CR-V
  • Best Seven-Passenger SUV: 2014 Buick Enclave
  • Best Luxury SUV: 2013 Range Rover
  • Best Small Pickup Truck: 2013 Toyota Tacoma
  • Best Large Pickup Truck: 2013 Ram 1500
  • Best Minivan: 2014 Honda Odyssey
  • Best Electric/Alternative Fuel Vehicle: 2013 Tesla Model S
  • Best Hybrid: 2013 Toyota Prius
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