Top 10 Cars for Fall 2012

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Armaan Almeida is the Editor-in-Chief of the New Car Pricing Insider blog and publishes daily incentives on new cars in addition to newsworthy articles pertaining to the auto industry.

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, Automotive Editor - March 18, 2013

At CarsDirect, we track the auto industry daily to bring the best deals and most relevant news to you, the car buyer. While the world's car brands collectively release dozens of "all-new" models each year, some of them make a bigger splash than others. These are the top 10 cars just hitting showrooms or set to release this Fall that have us talking at the water coolers.

2013 Cadillac ATS

Cadillac's been touting its new ATS as a BMW 3-Series fighter for what seems like years, but the test results are in, and the ATS is the real deal. Luxury sport sedan buyers: you now have one more world-class option.

2013 Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion not only comes with our favorite styling from a Ford passenger car in years, but will also feature powertrains for all different sorts of buyers: an inexpensive base four-cylinder, two EcoBoost turbo engines and even a plug-in hybrid with an electric-only mode.

2013 Honda Accord

Take a look at this new Accord Coupe. Does it remind you of the start of the 1990s (in a good way), the golden age of VTEC? There's a reason you still see 20+-year-old Accords still on the road every day, and Honda's rock-solid commitment to reliability hasn't let up one bit.

2013 Ford C-MAX

With its EPA-estimated 47 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg, the C-MAX one-ups every hybrid not named Prius while offering more interior and cargo space than Toyota's class leader. It's also got plenty of power for everyday needs.

2013 SRT Viper

Launching Chrysler's SRT performance brand, the all-new Viper proves that there's still a place for 8.4-liter V10 engines in a world where V8 and V6 engine options are losing cylinders by the day. SRT's American supercar is no-apologies excessive motoring heaven.

2013 RAM 1500

Only the keen-eyed observer will be able to point out changes in the RAM 1500's redesigned exterior signifying an all-new half-ton pickup, but now with class-leading V6 efficiency and the debut of Chrysler's new UConnect Access, there's much more "new" here than meets the eye.

2013 Lexus LS

Lexus' new corporate design face may not appeal to everyone, but it looks great on the more conservative choice among large yacht-like luxury sedans. Now with F-Sport and Hybrid models, the LS lineup is more about smoothness and effortless power than irrelevant track times.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The sporty Veloster is a blast to drive, but its 138-horsepower 1.6 doesn't quite match its "hot hatch" aspirations. Enter the 2013 Veloster Turbo, with 201 horses and even sharper driver responses.

2012 Tesla Model S

You may need some celebrity cred to jump through the long waiting list of Tesla Model S preorders, but this all-electric sedan is the first to offer enough range to actually be usable for all your daily driving needs: up to 265 miles, the EPA says.

2013 Kia Quoris

The new Kia Quoris, the Korean large sedan with the oddball name, also features a gorgeous new clean-sheet design, and will be the most luxurious Kia model ever released. More than a reskinned Hyundai Genesis, the Quoris will be the new flagship for Kia's commitment to advanced safety features.

, Automotive Editor

Armaan Almeida is the Editor-in-Chief of the New Car Pricing Insider blog and publishes daily incentives on new cars in addition to newsworthy articles pertaining to the auto industry.

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