Looking at the worst selling cars of 2013

January 9, 2014 12:00 AM

In recent weeks, a lot of attention has been paid to the vehicles that ended 2013 on top. Whether those automobiles made a name for themselves by selling huge quantities, showing off low-cost vehicle maintenance or winning year-end awards, they are likely building on solid reviews and big sales numbers for additional success in the future. Unfortunately, not every model can be a best-seller. 

AutoBlog recently released a list of the worst-selling vehicles of 2013. The results may be surprising, but it does provide an interesting look at what drivers may be looking for. 

A car needed to meet a few requirements before it could qualify for the worst-sellers list. For one, the starting price of the vehicle needed to be less than $100,000, to eliminate supercars and other high-profile luxury vehicles that don't sell as much due to cost. The model also had to be in production and on the market for the full year, keeping canceled vehicles away from the rankings.  

After all was said and done, the Acura ZDX was the lowest performer. It only sold 361 models throughout the year - less than half of its numbers in 2012. It will be canceled in 2014, but in the meantime, it takes this dubious honor, narrowly beating out the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, which sold 682 units. 

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