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Motor Trend announces best SUVs in 2013

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10:17:15 AM

For those interested in affordable auto financing, choosing the best vehicle to buy could become an overwhelming process. However, Motor Trend's recent report highlighting the best sport utility vehicles in 2013 could shed some light on the situation.

Motor Trend's winner was the 2014 Subaru Forester, which gives the manufacture its third overall title. In addition to this year's Forester, Subaru also claimed the top spot with the 2010 Outback and the 2009 Forester. 

"The 2014 Subaru Forester beat a highly competitive field of SUVs because it best met our award's six key criteria," said Ed Loh, editor in chief of Motor Trend. "Smart design, thoughtful engineering, and a compelling performance on road and off were the keys to the Forester's win."

Top performers also included the Acura MDX, BMW X1 and the Buick Encore, among others. 

Further evidence of the Subaru Forester's quality were September's sales figures for SUVs. At number one was the Ford Escape, with 22,607 total units sold for the month, according to Truck Trend. The Honda CRV came in close second, with 21,439 total sales.

While the Subaru Forester only sold 10,620 vehicles in September, sales were up more than 75 percent on an annual basis, the biggest gain out of the top ten best-selling vehicles.

Affordable auto financing can be a great tool, and this year has a number of strong options for buyers.