Cars.com’s 2012 Mock Draft: Top Car Prospects

Posted on 26. Apr, 2012 by in Auto News

The 2012 NFL Draft starts today, who tomorrow will see millions of hours in lost productivity, as Americans, why ask God means, why her team developed the next JaMarcus Russell. We have to think, to speak, if we had to develop an automotive team, so the cars coming in would be the hottest prospects?

Eight editors weighed, and here are our picks determined by voting. The car with the most votes went first. Be patient, we respond to your comments on the draft. We are busy pulling our hair out.

First-round pick

2013 Ford Fusion
The redesigned Ford Fusion is our Andrew Luck, a seemingly not miss prospect. Aberford the adoption of the controversial MyFord Touch control is like a lurking college ball injury could flare up again. Nevertheless, the car striking profile and Aston Martin-like grille call attention, so does its beautiful interior and efficient turbo engines. Not since the Kia Optima has a family sedan looked so good. And the car won our highest honor. Under eight editors chose six fusion. Ford wins.

Second-Round Picks

2013 Dodge Dart
Chrysler latest offering in the popular compact segment, the Dart holds promise for a car manufacturer not to sell a small sedan since the unfortunate neon. (Well, it would have a bust of a pick.) Dodge says the Dart will be able to an EPA-estimated 40 mpg or better in at least one version, and the car sharp optics to complement their well-appointed interior. Based on principles from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta – Alfa is a Fiat brand and Fiat controls Chrysler – the Dart has a high potential.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Binding the Dart is the voices of the new Hyundai Santa Fe sport, a replacement for the Santa Fe. The new Santa Fe (no sports), now replaced the larger Veracruz – a quick way to leave to our draft board, for reasons that buyers will be more confused than when Lincoln renamed its lineup under the same two letters. But the sport shines with a face that hatchback Veloster, a stylish cabin and an estimated 30-plus mpg in highway EPA numbers remembers.

Third-Round Picks

2013 Cadillac ATS
As the recipient of an incredible school that clocked an impressive 40-yard dash, the ATS will start off our late-round sleepers. Cadillac says it weighs less than 3400 pounds, undercut the benchmark BMW 3 Series – the existence of the ATS 'raison d'ĂȘtre. Conventional and turbocharged four-cylinder join GM excellent 3.6-liter V-6 in the ATS, but we wish Cadillac offered a manual transmission with the V-6. Sigh. It is the third round, so you can not have everything.

2013 Cadillac XTS
The ATS "(much) bigger brother, replaces the XTS DTS in Cadillac's lineup, it promises to be a big, comfortable car with a tour de force of GM technology, controlled by Cadillac touch Center -. On what we doubtful, but they have a better design than Ford / Lincoln 's – and crash-avoidance technology that warns drivers about the seat vibration Sure, we throw the other end pick Cadillac way..

2013 Nissan Altima
Nissan estimates the redesigned Altima an EPA estimates will get 27/38 mpg city / highway with the four-cylinder and automatic transmission. That exceeds the segment, with no special trim required packages. Case closed. Why not the Altima higher rank with all these variables? It did not re-invent the wheel styling (see the Ford Fusion) indoors or outdoors. But we think it should sell well.

2013 Porsche Boxster
Look closely, and to impress the new Boxster lines, others may not notice the changes in the distance, though. An updated interior provides classier center controls, and the whole package weighs less. Luxury Roadster are a small segment, but the Boxster's stock is rising. Incidentally, you can follow our "team" somehow four third round picks. That is because we traded away our defense. OK, it really is, because four cars in a tie.