The Car Connection To Name Best Car To Buy For 2013 Car Review Site Names a Field of 17 Nominees Using Unique "Meta Reviews" and Ratings - Winner To be Announced December 10

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Car Connection, the easiest place to research and shop for cars online, announced today its nominees for its end of the year car award, the "Best Car to Buy 2013."  The 2013 winner will be announced December 10, 2012, from the list of nominees.

The winning vehicle will be named by the The Car Connection's editors from among the field of more than 30 eligible vehicles, and 17 nominees. The winner will be determined by the rankings assigned in the site's unique "meta reviews," which combine reviews by staff journalists with opinions gathered from around the Web – all presented together with a simple rating.

The Car Connection is part of automotive media company High Gear Media. The company's other web sites, Motor Authority and Green Car Reports, are also nominating vehicles for awards of their own, with winners to be announced the same day.

"Our Best Car to Buy award put our ratings to their best and highest use," said Marty Padgett, editorial director.  "We want to highlight the single new vehicle we think every car shopper should consider before they purchase their next car." 

To narrow the field for the award, editors set a base-price limit of $50,000, to place the focus on mainstream vehicles and to put an emphasis on value. Editors also require that vehicles are made available for a road test before December 1, 2012, and are available for purchase by April 30, 2013.

The vehicles that remain are ranked by their overall numeric score, as assigned by The Car Connection's editors. The highest-rated vehicle becomes the Best Car To Buy, with ties being resolved by editors who consider other factors including -- but not limited to -- availability and significance.

The nominees for The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2013 are 2013 model years of the following vehicles:

Audi Allroad

Cadillac ATS

Cadillac XTS

Dodge Dart

Ford Escape

Ford Fusion

Honda Accord

Hyundai Santa Fe

Lexus ES

Lexus GS

Nissan Altima

Nissan Pathfinder

Ram 1500

Scion FR-S

Subaru BRZ

Subaru XV Crosstrek

Toyota Avalon

About The Car Connection
The Car Connection is the easiest place to research and shop for cars online – whether by desktop or by mobile device. The site makes car research easy with in-depth 'meta' car reviews, easy to use shopping tools plus news and advice from real car experts.

The Car Connection is part of High Gear Media, a vertical media company publishing engaging, premium automotive content on some of the Web's fastest growing car digital brands. High Gear Media's owned and operated automotive destinations have over 4.5 million visitors monthly and include its car review site, TheCarConnection.com, its luxury and performance site, MotorAuthority.com, and the leading green car site, GreenCarReports.com.  High Gear Media's editorial staff and contributors have written at publications such as Car and Driver, AOL Autos, AutoWeek, Automobile Magazine, and Wired. The company's content is syndicated to partners including the Washington Post, Yahoo! Autos, Fox News, Discovery News, SpeedTV and The San Francisco Chronicle.  High Gear Media is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. and received its funding from Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and DAG Ventures.

SOURCE High Gear Media, Inc.



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