Cars do not exist in 2023 |  News, sports, jobs

Cars do not exist in 2023 | News, sports, jobs

This image provided by Mercedes-Benz shows the 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, one of the best small luxury sedans on the market today. (Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA via AP)

Every year a number of chariots get the ax for different reasons. These discontinued models often get the ax due to slow sales. But not all options are bad. The automotive experts at Edmunds highlight five notable models on their way out. The list below is sorted by manufacturer’s suggested retail price and includes destination charges.

The range of new cars for sale is constantly changing with the latest introductions and stops. While all-new cars get a lot of hype, automakers are usually quiet when they stop producing the car. As such, shoppers often don’t realize they’re gone until it’s too late.

These discontinued models often get the ax due to slow sales. But not all options are bad. The automotive experts at Edmunds highlight five notable models on their way out. This listing is sorted by manufacturer’s suggested retail price and includes destination charges.

Hyundai Accent

Accent has always been Hyundai’s smallest and most affordable model. The sedan, once offered as a hatchback, used to be long haul in the United States, but most shoppers lost interest in the small cars. The Hyundai Venue, a small SUV, will become the brand’s lowest-priced car once Accent ceases production.

The current Accent is a good choice for an inexpensive passenger car or perhaps as the first car for a young driver. It has a comfortable ride and a spacious cabin, two qualities that aren’t always found in a car at this price point. There are of course some drawbacks, including limited technical features and unsupportive seats. If you’re considering one, choose the SEL for the larger touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail starting price: $17,740

Ford EcoSport

The EcoSport has only been available since 2018 and has spent all of its time at the bottom of Edmunds SUV ratings. And since small SUVs don’t sell as well, it’s no surprise that Ford abandoned them. It is the brand’s smallest and most expensive SUV. When the EcoSport is discontinued after 2022, the best Escape will be Ford’s smallest SUV.

If you’re in the market for a small SUV, you should probably look into one of the EcoSport competitors, or if you have the budget for it, get the Escape instead. When Edmunds tested it, our team complained about poor ride quality, disappointing fuel economy and a lack of advanced driver aids. The large load space and easy-to-use touch screen interface are the only highlights here.

MSRP Startup: $23,335

buick back

Like the EcoSport above, the Encore is a compact and affordable SUV that Buick introduced for 2013 hoping to lure younger buyers into the brand. However, it has never been so competitive. Don’t let the badge fool you: The Encore isn’t as luxurious as other Buicks, hence its relatively low price tag. We love its quiet cabin and outward outlook, but when compared to competitors, it lacks cargo space, features, and isn’t fuel efficient.

However, there is a silver lining. A few years ago, Buick introduced the similarly sized Encore GX. The GX may look like a trim level, but it’s actually a completely different model, and it’s a much more compelling choice for a small SUV thanks to its spacious interior and balanced ride and handling. If you’re shopping Buicks, look no further than the GX model.

Starting MSRP: $25795

Mercedes A-class

It is unfortunate that Mercedes decided to discontinue the A-Class after 2022 because it is one of Edmunds’ top-rated luxury small sedans. Fortunately, the very similar CLA sedan and GLA SUV will be around and similar in size and price. It’s also just as good and has nearly identical interiors and features.

The A-Class is currently the most expensive model from Mercedes, but it boasts the excellent build quality, luxury and technology found in the brand’s larger and more expensive models. It’s fun to drive, comfortable and has a handy voice command system. As with most small sedans, the rear legroom is a little tight, but overall, this is a great entry-level luxury sedan to pick up on the way out.

Starting MSRP: $35,000

Toyota Avalon

You might think that discontinuing the Avalon would make large, non-luxury sedans more rare, but they are being replaced by a high-ride hybrid sedan called the Crown. The departure of the Avalon may come as a shock to some as it has been around since the mid-1990s and has been a reliable source of transportation for many families over the years.

Avalon did well on the Edmunds test. It is not only extremely comfortable, but also very enjoyable to drive thanks to its responsive handling, powerful V6 engine and smooth transmission. The large sedan also has a sophisticated interior and offers plenty of technology. One of its few drawbacks is the limited rear headroom.

Starting MSRP: $37,920

Edmunds says:

Since many shoppers prefer large SUVs and crossovers, it is not surprising that this list is made up of small SUVs and sedans. This narrows the number of options available to shoppers, but you can’t blame the automakers for providing what is needed.

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