10 Most Popular Cars to Buy in Orange County

If you are someone who strives to keep up with the latest trends in everything, then this likely includes your car. If you are going to go out and spend your hard-earned money on a new ride, then it can’t be one that is considered “so last year.” You will find that hybrids and electric vehicles are topping the list because the general population is becoming truly concerned over the environment. Plus, they are just considered “cool” to own. Not to mention, there are quite a few gasoline-powered vehicles that are trending in the area for the year. Below are 10 cars that are sure to turn heads for all the right reasons on the streets of Orange County.

  1. Ford Fusion Hybrid – Hands-down one of the best looking hybrids on the road, and Ford Fusion Hybrid starts at only $27,200. The 2.0-liter pairs to an electric motor to produce 188 horsepower combined and it returns 47 mpg. The exterior of this sedan is sleek and sporty while the interior is quite impressive in design and space. Fusion delivers a controlled and comfortable ride and handles just as nicely as some of those so-called sport sedans.


  1. Nisan Pathfinder – Trading in much of its off-road brawn for on-road comfort, the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder certainly appeals to a diverse buyer. The strong V6 engine can tow 5,000 pounds and return 22 mpg combined. The exterior is fully redesigned and quite sophisticated while the cabin is surprisingly upscale and incredibly roomy. In fact, even 6-foot passengers can get comfortable in the third row.


  1. Ford Escape – The 2013 Ford Escape shines very brightly in the small crossover segment. It delivers strong performance and fantastic fuel economy, and it is a ton of fun to drive thanks to its well-tuned suspension and agile handling. The cabin is inviting and comfortable with a generous number of gadgets and features for customization, and its completely redesigned exterior is turning heads all over Southern California.


  1. Dodge Challenger – If you are going to buy a muscle car, you definitely want to consider the 2013 Dodge Challenger. This vehicle takes you back a few decades with retro good looks, but quickly shoots you to the future with advanced performance and handling. If you are focused on speed, the SRT8 is ridiculous. It gets a 6.4-liter V8 that can launch you to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.


  1. Toyota Prius – It is safe to say that Prius is not going to lose its popularity anytime in the near future. In fact, it is more popular than ever, especially now that there is also a plug-in model available that yields increased fuel efficiency and range thanks to a high power battery pack that has more capacity than the one in regular Prius.


  1. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is already a popular pick in the area, but the Sonata Hybrid is off the charts. The exterior styling is classy yet modern and the vehicle was labeled as a Top Safety Pick for 2012. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder mates to a fully parallel hybrid system to deliver solid performance. For a shining moment, it returns up to 40 mpg on the highway.


  1. Mazda3 – Available as a sedan and hatchback, the 2013 Mazda3 is just as popular with the college student as it is a single professional or small family. This budget-friendly option starts at only $16,700 and offers an awful lot to love. It receives top safety scores and gives you fuel-efficient engines, a modern cabin with ambient lighting, performance-oriented suspension and responsive steering.


  1. Scion xB – Suddenly, this line is popping up everywhere! The quirky 2013 Scion xB is really trending with those looking for a roomy car at an affordable price. It is excellent for tall drivers and more than accommodating to adult passengers in the back. It is a fresh and fun vehicle to drive, and even the interface is designed for a younger, tech-savvy driver.


  1. Jeep Wrangler – It is amazing that a simple vehicle can catapult you to “cool” status, but that is exactly what the 2013 Jeep wrangler does. From the second you see that iconic seven-slot grille, your inner voice starts screaming “fun!” Known for its unparalleled off-road abilities, Wrangler can take you down the path less traveled and it is not afraid to get full of sand at the beach.


  1. Ford Mustang – If you want a muscle car to cruise around Southern California in, and Dodge Challenger does not ignite a spark for you, then perhaps the 2013 Ford Mustang will. It is aggressive, sexy and strong. There are a ton of performance customization possibilities and it offers unbelievable handling. This vehicle was made for the many winding roads of this state, hugging every turn, and never losing composure.