Each year, automakers introduce or redesign roughly 70 cars, leaving consumers with questions about which new vehicle meets their needs best.

Best of 2013

To help answer some of these questions, the experts of Cars.com’s editorial team spend hours upon hours driving nearly every one of these new vehicles, putting them through their paces and reporting their findings. Of the many new models they’ve surveyed this year, however, only one will be named the Best of 2013.

Our editors have selected finalists for the award based on quality, innovation and value, and will announce their choice along with the Cars.com Shopper’s Choice and Lifestyle Awards on January 15th, 2013, in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.

Check out the nominees, along with why they were chosen, and see why this year’s picks are already unique.

Which new model would you pick to win the Best of 2013 Award? Let us know in the comments below!

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