Kelley Blue Book recently released its list of the 10 Best Luxury SUVs of 2013.
According to the editors at KBB, the list was compiled to help shoppers determine what luxury SUV to buy. The release noted that the vehicle should be able to exploit a jungle's terrain but also is as comfortable as a day spa. On this year's list, the Land Rover 2013 Range Rover was named to the No. 1 spot.
"For decades the Range Rover has prowled to the ends of the Earth, growing more luxurious with each generation," said Jack Nerad, executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. "Combining opulent amenities with extreme capability, the all-new-for-2013 version is the best Range Rover yet."
The Range Rover was followed by the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL, Porsche Cayenne, Lexus RX, Infiniti JX, Audi Q5, Acura RDX, BMW X1, Volvo XC60 and Cadillac Escalade ESV.
Ford F-150 named most American
The Ford F-150 was recently named the "Most American" vehicle by Cars.com, taking the top spot away from the Toyota Camry after it held it for the three previous years. Cars.com's American-Made Index showed that the F-150 won based domestic parts content, final vehicle assembly point and vehicle sales.
"Strong sales and 75 percent domestic-parts content propelled Ford's popular F-150 to the top of the index for 2013, a rank it held from 2006 to 2008," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com's editor-in-chief. "Ford's top ranking this year is a good indicator of how pickup trucks are dominating auto sales so far in 2013, and how the domestic automakers are bouncing back. While the assembly point and domestic parts content of the F-150 didn't change from 2012-2013, vehicle sales are responsible for bumping the F-150 to the top spot."
Other vehicles on the "Most American" index were the Toyota Camry, Dodge Avenger, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Traverse, Toyota Tundra, GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Toyota Avalon.
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