Best pound-for-pound cars of 2013

We set out to find the Sugar Ray Robinson of cars--the best in Canada, pound for pound. We're ready to crown a champion.




THE EARLY-ROUND DIVE: Fisker Karma EcoSport

PRICE AS TESTED: $120,000  OVERALL RATING: 57/100

POUND FOR POUND SCORE
: 0.475
 
HIGHS: Fuel economy, styling, braking, interior material

LOWS: Controls, visibility, cramped interior, engine is noisy when running, long battery recharge times, small trunk, frequent problems

TALE OF THE TAPE:  It looks sexy, as a $120,000 sports car should, but the Karma’s performance doesn’t live up to its price tag. The plug-in hybrid should be lauded for its cutting-edge hybrid technology (6.19 L/100km on battery power alone) but the American-engineered vehicle is a bit of a hot mess. A cramped cabin, horrific touchscreen interface, worrying-lack of visibility and constant malfunctions make this one of the least valuable PfP luxury cars on the market.


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