Pros: Hatchback and rear seats make it more practical than other models; All-season usability thanks to the all-wheel-drive system; Immense performance and extremely quick transmission

Cons: Odd styling has drawn criticism; Very expensive for a hatchback; Rear seats are cramped considering the car's size

What's new: The 2013 Ferrari FF is unchanged. The all-wheel-drive hatchback debuted for the 2010 model year as a replacement for the 612 Scaglietti.

Overview:

The Ferrari FF debuted in 2012 as a replacement for the 4-seat 612 Scaglietti coupe. Available only as a 2-door hatchback, the FF offers four seats and standard all-wheel drive. That helps explain its name, which stands for Ferrari Four. Unlike many all-wheel-drive systems, the FF model's can transfer only 20 percent of power to its front wheels.

Under the hood, the 2013 Ferrari FF boasts a wild 651-horsepower 6.3-liter V12. Torque is a similarly muscular 504 lb-ft. Thanks to those immense numbers and Ferrari's 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, the FF can reach 60 miles per hour from a standing stop in around 3.7 seconds. Its top speed is a whopping 208 mph.

The FF starts at just under $300,000. That makes it slightly less expensive than the brand's F12 Berlinetta flagship, which starts around $316,000. But it's more costly than the smaller 458 Italia and California sports cars. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the FF model's fuel economy stands at a dismal 12 miles per gallon highway and just nine mpg in the city- numbers that its owners likely don't mind.

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Doug DeMuro has a wide range of automotive industry experience, from work at a Ferrari dealership to a manager for Porsche North America. A lifelong car enthusiast, Doug's eclectic vehicle purchases include a Porsche 911 Turbo, an E63 AMG wagon, an old Range Rover and a Mercedes Benz G-wagen.

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