1. 2013 Honda Accord
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Competition is always ferocious in the mid-size segment, but the stakes are higher for Honda because the Accord accounts for a big chunk of its U.S. sales. Praise for the 2013 Accord has been high (it is shortlisted for North American Car of the Year honors) but unfocused. The question is whether Accord's reputation for all-around competence will enable it to outshine cars that are known for reliability (Toyota Camry), fuel efficiency (Nissan Altima), or flair (Ford Fusion).

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 09 2013 09:48 AM ET
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