Top 10 Cars of the 2012 NY Auto Show

Top 10 Cars of the 2012 NY Auto Show
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10. 2013 Lexus ES

Over the past few years Lexus has been referred to as a Japanese Buick, with the number one reason being the ES front-drive luxury sedan – a car that drew direct comparisons with the not-quite-Cadillac GM premium brand. To erase those comparos the new 2013 ES gets a more stylish exterior with a GS-themed front nose and a profile more like the flagship LS.

Swapping its Camry underpinnings for an Avalon platform it has, however, grown even more in size – a notable Buick trait. Plus, to challenge the eAssist mild-hybrid LaCrosse, there’s finally now an ES300h hybrid system getting 39 mpg average.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001474986769 Rick Alexander

    Why?  Porche and Diesel are two words that don’t belong in the same sentence describing a vehicle.

  • Sjones1204

     bizzarre ranking if Ive ever seen one. The Viper makes sense at #1, but the rest is hard to find reasonable. The new impala is #6? Below a fyling car and the Infiniti Leaf? Wow. But at least he managed to get in a dig at the Impala and GM by criticizing the “cheap” controls.

  • http://twitter.com/Raj01K K.SHANMUGARAJ

    Lexus ES,Good look and very nice model. 

  • Guest

    Hey Rick –  Porsche and Diesel go together and have for quite some time –  In the 1960 Porsche made and sold a Diesel Tractor !  True !

  • mark palluccio

    Sounds like the 2013 Mustang is quite nice offering a 440 HP engine that will surely get the blood boiling for those loyalists.  I wish Ford would bring back a Galaxy 500 with some balls or maybe a ranchero with 440 HP!!! sounds like a winner to me. 

  • Javaibe

    i dont care how much it is, it’s so ugly… never mind the power if it look like that..for 50k i rather have an audi or a BMW… porche go back to the drawing table its crap…

  • Abcd

    I’ve seen the Fiskar Atlantic driving around near the factory. IMO the styling is terrible, particularly the front. What were they thinking?

  • Riverborn75

    My Juke does 0-60 in 7.3 (I have timed slightly faster), and is 35 grand less.  Really!

  • Riverborn75

    Yeah I was refering to the porsche cayanne diesel.

  • http://speedcarz.com/ Speeder

    2013 Lexus is simply outstanding!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MI64LTREXGIFC3R6SZFICTODGM Venom

    Lool the new Impala has stolen the Kia Optima’s look and feel, Americans always steal ideas, that’s how they run!