Top Choices for a 2013 Small Luxury Car
Today the average driver spends more time in their car than ever before. So many buyers are opting for a small luxury car that will provide additional options, terrific comforts, as well as impressive gas mileage. Many of the American automobile companies are taking heed to the requests of their customers by providing some wonderful new additions to their lineup in the form of a 2013 small luxury car.
2013 Acura TSX
US News ranks the Acura TSX as the third best 2013 small luxury car. They came to this conclusion supported through 60 independent reviews based on reliability, comfort, handling and safety related issues. The standard version offers a five-speed automatic four-cylinder engine with an optional six-speed manual version offered as well. A V6 engine is also another upgrade that is both powerful and quiet in city driving tests. Its EPA ratings are good for its class at 22/31 mpg city/highway. The ride is a little bumpier than the previous two automobiles reviewed, but this small luxury car boasts the highest safety rating in its class, making it an excellent choice for a commuter vehicle.
2013 Volkswagen GTI
Many reviewers are impressed with the powerful engine and distinctive styling of this small luxury car. The 2013 Volkswagen GTI is considered very spacious with a large amount of cargo space for a vehicle of this size. It offers a manual transmission which many buyers prefer and is well known for its smooth shifting capabilities. But there is also an automatic transmission choice as well that boasts the highest EPA fuel rates of its class with 24/33 mpg city/highway. Consumers like this 2013 small luxury car for its responsive steering and comfortable ride, often stating that the suspension is near perfect and not stiff like other models.
2013 Audi A3
This version of the small luxury car is offering a diesel model as well as the standard choice. Both engines are turbo-charged four-cylinder, but consumers agree that the mileage of the standard gasoline model is no comparison to the diesel version. The EPA ratings for the diesel are 30/42 mpg city/highway over the 21/30 mpg rating of the standard choice. Both engines offer a six-speed manual transmission and a double clutch version is even available as an option on this 2013 small luxury car. Reviewers find the ride comfortable and the handling exceptional. Although the rear seats are rather cramped, the cargo space is more than adequate.