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“Best Cars 2012” is a list of the best cars for 2012 with the assessment criteria include the outstanding features: safety, facility, child-friendly and an appropriate price with the difficult economic times the current.
1. 2012 Volkswagen Passat
Designed exclusively for the U.S. market, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat sedan will start around $20,000. EPA city/highway fuel economy: 10.69/7.35 litres per 100 km. Under the hood, with 2.5-liter five-cylinder motor producing 170-horsepower, buyers in the U.S. will have a choice of three equipment lines: S, SE and SEL. “There is hardly any other saloon of this size (exactly 191.7 inches or 4,868 mm long) that offers such high technology and quality at a comparable price,” said Volkswagen in a statement.
2. 2012 Honda CR-V
The 2012 Honda CR-V is a mild evolution of the previous version and will be priced from $22,295 in the United States. EPA city/highway fuel economy: 10.23/7.57 litres per 100 km. The Honda CR-V equipped a 2.4-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine with 185 hp (138 kW / 188 PS) and 163 lb-ft (221 Nm) of torque and five-speed automatic transmission.
3. 2012 Honda Civic
The base model 2012 Honda Civic has an MSRP starting price of $15,605 (€10,750). EPA city/highway fuel economy: 8.4/6.53 litres per 100 km. Under the hood, four different engines will be offered. The base Honda Civic Hatchback and Coupe models are powered by a 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine that delivers 140 horsepower and 128 lb-ft (173.5 Nm) of torque.
4. 2012 Toyota Prius V
The 2012 Toyota Prius V growing families with active lifestyles, safety and infotainment options are at the forefront of the feature sheet. It gets 50 percent more cargo space, equivalent to 34.3 cubic feet. As mentioned, power will be provided by 1.8-liter four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine with an electric motor, while fuel economy is a strong 42 mpg city, 38 mpg highway for 40 mpg combined. EPA city/highway fuel economy: 5.88/5.35 litres per 100 km.
5. 2013 Ford Flex
The 2012 Ford Flex with projected fuel economy of 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, a standard 3.5-liter V-6 that now develops 285 horsepower (213 kW / 289 PS) and 255 lb-ft (345 Nm) of torque. In addition, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 355 horsepower (265 kW / 360 PS) an 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque. EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13.84/9.8 litres per 100 km.