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2016 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 9/2/2015 Manufacturer, Motor Trend Editors

The incredibly diverse 2016 new car market can also be incredibly overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be that way. With the Ultimate 2016 New Car Buyer's Guide from Motor Trend, you'll preview all the latest sheetmetal and get a basic feel for what's new on everything from sub-$20,000 compact sedans to sports cars that carry an MSRP of more than $100,000.

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When you're looking for the best mix of info and trivia to get your 2016 new car search started, trust the automotive experts at Motor Trend. You'll find IntelliChoice five-year retained value on many entries, powertrain info, specs on fuel economy, and much more. So take a few minutes to peruse this comprehensive 2016 new car buyer's guide, and if you're looking for even more info, be sure to read Motor Trendreviews and our online buyer's guide pages.

Automakers in the 2016 New Car Buyer's Guide
AcuraChryslerKiaMitsubishi
Alfa RomeoDodgeLamborghiniNissan
Aston MartinFerrariLexusPorsche
AudiFiatLincolnRolls-Royce
BentleyFordMaseratiScion
BMWHondaMazdaSmart
BuickHyundaiMcLarenSubaru
CadillacInfinitiMercedes-BenzTesla
ChevroletJaguarMiniToyota
VolkswagenVolvo

KEY

  • 5M: 5-speed manual
  • 6A: 6-speed automatic
  • 6-sp auto-cl man: 6-speed auto-clutch manual
  • 7-sp twin-cl auto: 7-speed twin-clutch automatic
  • FWD: front-wheel drive
  • AWD: all-wheel drive
  • RWD: rear-wheel drive


All-New

New inside and out, possible powertrain changes

Major

Mid-cycle change updates, minor powertrain changes

Minor

Special editions, significant new features

Unchanged

Minor trim or package changes, new colors

IntelliChoice

Five-year retained value data may apply to common vehicle variants, not an average of all model variants.

2016 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILX Tech Plus Front Three Quarter 05© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Acura ILX Tech Plus Front Three Quarter 05 Base Price: $28,820-$35,810

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: The ILX adds a new 201-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 paired to an eight-speed twin-clutch auto, both first seen on the TLX. Newly available safety tech includes adaptive cruise control and an upgraded collision mitigation system, both part of the AcuraWatch suite of driver assistance aids. The A-Spec package adds 18-inch wheels, red interior accent lighting, a rear spoiler, and a body kit.

Cool Fact: The eight-speed twin-clutch auto has a torque converter for greater refinement at low speeds.

Sum Up: Finally, a credible entry-level offering from Acura.

Acura ILX
Base Engine2.4L/201-hp/180-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission8-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy25/36 mpg
0-60 mph6.8 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%

2017 Acura NSX

2016 Acura NSX Front Three Quarter© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Acura NSX Front Three Quarter Base Price: $150,000*

Body Type: Coupe

ALL-NEW: Acura's iconic mid-engine supercar returns with a hybrid powertrain that combines a twin-turbo V-6 and three electric motors for an estimated output of more than 550 hp. Unlike the previous generation, the new NSX is AWD and uses a nine-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission. A four-mode integrated dynamics system allows the driver to change the car's driving dynamics from Quiet (EV) and Sport to Sport Plus and Track.

Cool Fact: Acura constructed the NSX primarily of aluminum and composite materials.

Sum Up: An American-made Japanese supercar.

Acura NSX
Base Engine3.5L twin-turbo V-6 + triple elec, 550 hp*
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainMid-engine, AWD
Transmission9-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/HwyNot Yet Rated
0-60 mph3.0 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Acura RLX

2015 Acura RLX Front Three Quarter 07© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Acura RLX Front Three Quarter 07 Base Price: $51,870-$66,870

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: Acura’s flagship is now available with the AcuraWatch suite of safety aids, including adaptive cruise control, a collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind-spot warning, road departure mitigation, and a surround view camera system. All hybrid models come standard with AcuraWatch, and the range-topping Advance package adds a Krell premium audio system and remote engine start.

Cool Fact: The RLX Sport Hybrid unifies a V-6 engine with three electric motors.

Sum Up: Soldiering on invisibly.

Acura RLX
Base Engine3.5L/310-hp/272-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.5L V-6 + triple elec, 377 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy20-28/31-32 mpg
0-60 mph4.8-5.8 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value42%
* Estimated

2016 Acura TLX

2015 Acura TLX© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Acura TLX Base Price: $32,500-$46,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: The TLX, new for 2015, replaced the TSX and TL. Acura’s eight-speed twin-clutch automatic and direct-injected, 2.4-liter I-4 made their debuted in the TLX and can now be found in the entry-level ILX premium compact sedan. Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) is paired with engine stop-start tech and is available on the TLX V-6 model.

Cool Fact: Front-drive TLX models come with a rear-wheel steering system called Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) for improved handling and agility.

Sum Up: Getting closer to its rivals one step at a time.

Acura TLX
Base Engine3.5L/310-hp/272-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.5L V-6 + triple elec, 377 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy20-28/31-32 mpg
0-60 mph4.8-5.8 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value42%
* Estimated

2016 Alfa Romeo 4C

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Front Three Quarter In Motion© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Front Three Quarter In Motion Base Price: $56,000-$66,000*

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

MINOR: A convertible variant called the 4C Spider was added in late 2015. In addition to performance enhancements such as staggered wheels and a lightweight carbon-fiber-intensive body, the 4C is available with a sports exhaust. The 4C Spider offers a center-mounted Akrapovič titanium twin-outlet exhaust with carbon-fiber surrounds. Both options provide plenty of aural pleasure.

Look For: A range-topping Quadrifoglio Verde or GTA version with a more visceral driving experience in the near future.

Sum Up: Pure Alfa Romeo DNA.

Alfa Romeo 4C
Base Engine1.7L/237-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainMid-engine, RWD
Transmission6-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy24/34 mpg
0-60 mph4.0 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%

2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT/Vanquish

2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT Front Three Quarter© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT Front Three Quarter Base Price: $194,000*-$302,000

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

MAJOR: With the DB11 on the horizon, Aston Martin is introducing the DB9 GT, which gets 30 horsepower more than the outgoing DB9; new 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels; an updated infotainment system; and revised front and rear fascias with updated headlights and taillights. The new infotainment system has a one-piece console with touch-sensitive switches and text message integration.

Look For: The DB9 replacement to debut before long, taking some styling cues from the limited-run Vulcan track-only supercar.

Sum Up: Even toward the end of their life cycle, these Astons hardly look dated.

Aston Martin DB9 GT/Vanquish
Base Engine5.9L/540-568-hp/457-465-lb-ft V-12
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6A; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13/19-21 mpg
0-60 mph4.0-4.4 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles

2016 Aston Martin Rapide S

2016 Aston Martin Rapide S Side Profile© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Aston Martin Rapide S Side Profile Base Price: $209,120

Body Type: Hatchback

MINOR: The Rapide S’ old-school six-speed automatic transmission is gone, replaced by the ubiquitous ZF eight-speed automatic in a transaxle arrangement. Aston Martin claims that change, along with other mechanical refinements, shaves half a second off the 0-60 time. Inside, a new one-piece console that continues back through the center of the car joins an updated infotainment system; touch-sensitive switches offer haptic feedback.

Cool Fact: The ZF eight-speed will adapt on the fly to your driving style.

Sum Up: When you want a fast and flashy four-door but don’t want a Bentley.

Aston Martin Rapide S
Base Engine5.9L/552-hp/465-lb-ft V-12
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14/22 mpg
0-60 mph4.2 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles
* Estimated

2016 Aston Martin Vantage

2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT Front Three Quarter 03© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT Front Three Quarter 03 Base Price: $103,000-$200,000*

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

UNCHANGED: The Vantage ranges from the relatively affordable GT to the powerful V12 Roadster, and all models this year benefit from a revised infotainment system. The V8, V8 S, and V12 S models round out the lineup, and the new base-model GT introduced last year offers yet another choice. The automated manual can be clunky off the track, so we’re hoping the ZF eight-speed makes its way from the Vanquish.

Driver’s Choice: The GT12 is a lightweight, motorsport-derived special edition limited worldwide to a mere 100 cars.

Sum Up: The Aston Martin for those who think sports cars need to be shifted by hand.

Aston Martin Vantage
Base Engine4.7L/420-430-hp/346-361-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine5.9L/565-hp/457-lb-ft V-12
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 7-sp auto-cl manual
EPA Econ City/Hwy12-14/18-21 mpg
0-60 mph4.1-4.7 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles
* Estimated

2016 Audi A3/S3

2015 Audi S3© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Audi S3 Base Price: $31,825-$43,425

Body Type: Sedan, conv, hatch

MAJOR: The A3 gains standard features such as a rearview camera and parking sensors. Prestige models are now available with the full suite of driver assistance systems. All models can now be had with the Sport or S Line packages, 4G LTE connectivity, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. The Black Optic Performance package is now available in the S3 and comes with black exterior accents and Audi magnetic ride. Learn more about the 2017 Audi A4 RIGHT HERE.

Look For: The hatchback variant to return in the form of the e-tron plug-in hybrid by the end of 2015.

Sum Up: Posh, classy, and small.

Audi A3/S3
Base Engine1.8L/170-hp/200-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/150-hp/236-lb-ft t-diesel I-4; 2.0L/220-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4; 2.0L/292-hp/280-lb-ft turbo I-4; 1.4L turbo I-4 + elec, 201 hp*
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6-sp twin-cl auto; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy23-31/31-43 mpg; Not Yet Rated (e-tron)
0-60 mph4.7-8.2 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value53%
* Estimated

2016 Audi A4/S4

2015 Audi S4© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Audi S4 Base Price : $36,825-$50,125

Body: Type Sedan

MINOR: Entry-level models gain a three-spoke steering wheel, an optional Navigation package that also includes hands-free keyless entry/start, and a 4G LTE connection. The Technology package on the Premium Plus model now comes with the Bang & Olufsen audio system. Premium models are available with the S Line Competition Plus package, which adds 19-inch wheels. The 333-hp S4 can be fitted with a sport rear differential and adaptive damping.

Look For: An all-new A4 for the 2017 model year.

Sum Up: Aging but still a dominant force.

Audi A4/S4
Base Engine2.0L/220-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine3.0L/333-hp/325-lb-ft supercharged V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6M; 8A; 7-sp twin-cl auto; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-24/26-32 mpg
0-60 mph4.4-6.4 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%
* Estimated

2016 Audi A5/RS 5

2013 Audi RS 5© Provided by MotorTrend 2013 Audi RS 5 Base Price: $41,425-$81,000*

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

MINOR: A 4G LTE connection can be had as part of the Navigation Plus package, and the S line exterior is now standard. The Bang & Olufsen sound system is now standard in Premium Plus trim. All A5 and S5 models are now available in the Misano Red Pearl exterior color, and convertibles can be ordered with a red top. The S5's optional Black Optic Plus package now comes with black side mirror housings and 20-inch wheels.

Best Buy: The A5 provides a great balance of performance and fuel economy wrapped in a sleek package.

Sum Up: Timeless looks and excellent performance make the A5 a solid choice despite its age.

Audi A5/RS 5
Base Engine2.0L/220-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine3.0L/333-hp/325-lb-ft s'chg'd V-6; 4.2L/450-hp/317-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD
Transmission6M; 8A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-22/22-32 mpg
0-60 mph4.0-6.9 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value50%
* Estimated

2016 Audi A6/S6

2015 Audi S6© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Audi S6 Base Price: $47,125-$71,825

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: The 2.0T model’s turbo-four now makes 252 hp, the supercharged V-6 is now rated at 333 hp, and the V-8-powered S6 produces 30 more ponies for 450 hp. A turbodiesel V-6 remains available, as does an entry-level model powered by a turbo-four. The revised interior now has the latest MMI infotainment system with updated controls, and exterior styling changes include a larger grille.

Driver’s Choice: The S6 is the classic wolf in sheep’s clothing, making it one of the best sleepers on sale today.

Sum Up: A great all-around sports sedan in a suit and tie.

Audi A6/S6
Base Engine2.0L/252-hp/273-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine3.0L/240-hp/428 lb-ft t-diesel V-6; 3.0L/333-hp/325-lb-ft s’chg’d V-6; 4.0L/450-hp/406-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission8A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-25/27-38 mpg
0-60 mph3.9-7.4 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value44%
* Estimated

2016 Audi R8

2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Front Three Quarter In Motion 09© Provided by MotorTrend 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Front Three Quarter In Motion 09 Base Price: $165,000-$185,000*

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

ALL-NEW: Sporting a fresh but evolutionary exterior, the Audi R8 will return in CY 2016 as striking as ever. Packing a seven-speed twin-clutch transmission and a choice of two V-10 engines, the R8 shows that high-revving, naturally aspirated engines are alive and well. The virtual cockpit and its 12.3-inch TFT cluster display will be standard on all models, and Audi will offer a rear-drive electric model, the R8 e-tron, later.

Look For: A driver-oriented interior in all R8s thanks to the virtual cockpit that first debuted in the new TT.

Sum Up: Style and substance in a seductive shell.

Audi R8 (2017)
Base Engine5.2L/540-hp/398-lb-ft V-10
Opt Engine5.2L/610-hp/413-lb-ft V-10; 456-hp/679-lb-ft electric
DrivetrainMid-engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission7-sp twin-cl auto; 1A*
EPA Econ City/Hwy16/23 mpg; 90 mpg-e comb (e-tron)*
0-60 mph3.0-4.0 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value52%
* Estimated

2016 Audi A7/RS 7

2016 Audi A7© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Audi A7 Base Price: $69,225-$109,825

Body Type: Hatchback

MINOR: A7s with the supercharged V-6 and the V-8-powered S7 gain more power — 333 hp and 450 hp, respectively — and the diesel-powered TDI and high-performance RS 7 carry over. The revised front and rear fascias include a new grille and standard LED headlights and taillights. Audi has added new interior upholsteries in gray, brown, and red and carbon-fiber inserts with red accents.

Best Buy: Diesel-powered A7s offer a compelling mix of performance, fuel economy, sex appeal, and practicality.

Sum Up: A svelte hatchback for those seeking a practical getaway car.

Audi A7/RS 7
Base Engine3.0L/333-hp/325-lb-ft s’chg’d V-6
Opt Engine3.0L/240-hp/428-lb-ft t-diesel V-6; 4.0L/450-560-hp/406-516-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8*
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD
Transmission8A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy15-25/25-38 mpg
0-60 mph3.2-5.4 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value47%
* Estimated

2016 Audi A8/S8

2015 Audi A8 L TDI© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Audi A8 L TDI Base Price: $82,425-$140,125

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: The A8 4.0T’s new Sport trim comes with sport air intakes, side sills, a rear diffuser, and a restyled front bumper. Driver aids such as adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function, active lane assist, and a head-up display are available. The Dynamic package adds a more aggressive steering calibration for better response. Vermont Brown leather and fine-grain ash wood accents make the interior feel more luxurious.

Driver’s Choice: The S8 provides plenty of luxury and sports car-rivaling performance levels.

Sum Up: Audi’s all-weather luxury flagship.

Audi A8/S8
Base Engine3.0L/333-hp/325-lb-ft s’chg’d V-6
Opt Engine3.0L/240-hp/428-lb-ft t-diesel V-6; 4.0L/435-520-hp/444-481-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8; 6.3L/500-hp/463-lb-ft W-12
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-24/22-36 mpg
0-60 mph3.5-5.8 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value40%

2016 Audi TT/TTS

2016 Audi TT Roadster Front Three Quarter In Motion 05© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Audi TT Roadster Front Three Quarter In Motion 05 Base Price: $43,825-$52,825

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

ALL-NEW: Now using the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, the TT is lighter and stiffer than the previous generation. A 2.0-liter turbo-four is the only engine available, but it comes in two power ratings and is paired with a six-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission. A 12.3-inch TFT screen is the instrument cluster and doubles as the display for the MMI infotainment system and navigation with Google Earth maps.

Cool Fact: Bauhaus design was the inspiration for the original TT’s exterior, stressing a clean, simple look.

Sum Up: Improved performance in a lighter, more technologically advanced package.

Audi TT/TTS
Base Engine2.0L/220-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/292-hp/280-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD
Transmission6-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy22/31 mpg*
0-60 mph4.4-5.5 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%
* Estimated

2016 Bentley Continental GT/GT Speed

2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed Base Price: $201,225-$269,000*

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

MAJOR: The Continental gets updated front fenders, front/rear bumpers, fender vents, and trunklid. Inside, Bentley turns up the luxury with new seat finishes, new dashboard detailing, a Wi-Fi option, semi-aniline hides, and an Alcantara headliner option. The twin-turbo W-12 has been revised to produce an additional 15 hp with better fuel economy and lower emissions.

Best Buy: Instead of the W-12 models, go for the lighter V8 S — it's quick, capable, and offers a few more miles of driving range.

Sum Up: The Continental puts the Grand in Grand Touring.

Bentley Continental GT/GT Speed
Base Engine4.0L/500-572-hp/487-518-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Opt Engine6.0L/582-626-hp/531-607-lb-ft twin-turbo W-12
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13-15/20-25 mpg*
0-60 mph3.6-4.2 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles
* Estimated

2016 Bentley Flying Spur

2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Base Price: $206,725-$228,025

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: The Flying Spur gets a new alloy wheel design, new steering wheel design, the same Wi-Fi system introduced on the Continental, a pair of new interior colors, and three new exterior paint colors. Variable power-assisted steering and a new variable displacement system contribute to increased range and reduced emissions. A new Beluga Specification for V8 models includes special wheels, black trim inside and out, and more.

Cool Fact: The 200-mph top speed makes the Flying Spur the fastest Bentley sedan on sale.

Sum Up: The Bentley sedan for when an S-Class simply isn’t appealing enough.

Bentley Flying Spur
Base Engine4.0L/500-hp/487-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Opt Engine6.0L/616-hp/590-lb-ft twin-turbo W-12
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy12-14/20-24 mpg
0-60 mph4.0-4.9 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles
* Estimated

2016 Bentley Mulsanne/Speed

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Front Three Quarter In Motion 09© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed Front Three Quarter In Motion 09 Base Price: $310,125-$342,025

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: Bentley introduces the Mulsanne Speed with 530 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque, raising the bar on how much power is enough; the base Mulsanne produces 505 hp and 752 lb-ft. The Mulsanne Speed recently got the nod in a comparison test against the less expensive but still formidable Mercedes-Maybach S600. Luxury is more than skin deep in the Bentley. It smells good, too.

Cool Fact: You can video chat in the back via built-in iPads while getting a massage from your heated seats.

Find out how the Bentley Mulsanne Speed performed in a comparison with the Mercedes-Maybach S600 RIGHT HERE.

Sum Up: Bentley’s flagship blends luxury with lots of torque.

Bentley Mulsanne/Speed
Base Engine6.8L/505-hp/752-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Opt Engine6.8L/530-hp/811-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy11/18 mpg
0-60 mph5.0-5.2 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles
* Estimated

2016 BMW 2 Series

2015 BMW 228i Convertible© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 BMW 228i Convertible Base Price: $33,845-$51,745

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

UNCHANGED: The 2 Series, spiritual successor to the small sporty BMWs from years ago, gained available AWD and a convertible model last year. The convertible top can be opened or closed in 20 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. We hear the front-drive 2 Series Active Tourer will not be coming to America, because it’s too small and could cannibalize sales of the Mini Countryman.

Look For: The M2, with more power and handling refinements over the M235i, to make its debut sometime in the next couple years.

Sum Up: The 2 Series can only go up from here.

BMW 2 Series
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/255-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine3.0L/320-hp/330-lb-ft turbo I-6
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission6M; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-23/26-36 mpg
0-60 mph4.4-5.2 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%
* Estimated

2016 BMW 3 Series/Plug-In/M3

2016 BMW 340i Sport Line© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 BMW 340i Sport Line Base Price: $33,000*-$64,195

Body Type: Sedan, hatchback, wagon

MAJOR: A new 320-hp turbo-six for the new 340i and a plug-in hybrid 330e model are the main highlights of the face-lifted 3 Series range. Other changes include revised headlight clusters, mildly refreshed exterior styling, a retuned suspension, new electric power steering, and updated transmissions. Diesel power and all-wheel drive carry over from the previous model year, and a new Track Handling package includes variable steering and adaptive M suspension.

Driver's Choice: All 3 Series models are fun to drive on a twisty road.

Sum Up: The benchmark sports sedan and wagon refined.

BMW 3 Series/Plug-In/M3
Base Engine2.0L/180-hp/200-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/240-hp/255-lb-ft turbo I-4; 3.0L/320-hp/330-lb-ft turbo I-6; 2.0L/181-hp/280-lb-ft t-diesel I-4; 3.0L/425-hp/406-lb-ft twin-turbo I-6; 2.0L turbo I-4 + elec, 250 hp*
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission6M; 8A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-32/24-45 mpg*; Not Yet Rated (330e)
0-60 mph3.8-7.1 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA:5 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value50%
* Estimated

2016 BMW 4 Series/M4

2016 BMW 435I ZHP Coupe Front Three Quarter 13© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 BMW 435I ZHP Coupe Front Three Quarter 13 Base Price: $42,845-$74,895

Body Type: Coupe, conv, hatch

MINOR: After BMW’s big 2015 with the introduction of the Gran Coupe hatch and M4 models, look for BMW to replace the 435i with a 440i model with a 320-hp turbo-six to match the 340i changes this year. A new 100-unit 435i ZHP Coupe Edition with a selection of parts from M Accessory Performance makes its debut to pay homage to the performance package available on the 2003-2006 E46 3 Series.

Best Buy: 428i Gran Coupe if you like the 6 Series Gran Coupe’s style but don’t want to spend at least $80,000.

Sum Up: If it weren’t for the Gran Coupe, we’d be used to the 3 and 4 Series name change bit by now.

BMW 4 Series/M4
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/255-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine3.0L/320-hp/330-lb-ft turbo I-6*; 3.0L/425-hp/406-lb-ft twin-turbo I-6
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission6M; 8A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-23/24-35 mpg
0-60 mph3.9-5.5 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value50%
* Estimated

2016 BMW 5 Series/M5

2014 BMW 5 series sedan© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 BMW 5 series sedan Base Price: $51,195-$96,395

Body Type: Sedan, hatchback

UNCHANGED: The 5 Series, a longtime player in the sporty midsize luxury segment, has crept up in price as the competition has caught up in luxury and sport. With such a wide range of available engines, from a 240-horsepower turbo-four to a 335-horsepower hybrid turbo-six to a 575-horsepower twin-turbo V-8, there’s one for every driver. Enhanced USB and Bluetooth are now standard on all 5 Series, and the 550i gets a standard power trunk.

Cool Fact: The M5 Competition Package adds 15 hp and firmer suspension.

Sum Up: Will an upcoming redesign help the 5 Series regain its throne?

BMW 5 Series/M5
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/260-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine3.0L/300-hp/300-lb-ft turbo I-6; 3.0L/255-hp/413-lb-ft t-diesel I-6; 3.0L turbo I-6 + elec, 335 hp; 4.4L/445-575-hp/480-500-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission6M; 8A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-26/20-38 mpg
0-60 mph3.7-6.2 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value47%
* Estimated

2016 BMW 6 Series/M6

2016 BMW 6 Series Convetible Front Three Quarter In Motion Near Ocean 3© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 BMW 6 Series Convetible Front Three Quarter In Motion Near Ocean 3 Base Price: $77,550-$122,150

Body Type: Coupe, convertible, sedan

MINOR: The entire 6 Series range receives subtle exterior styling tweaks, and the Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is now rated at 600 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Adaptive LED headlights are now standard equipment, and the new M Sport Edition pack combines the M Sport and Executive packages into one. The 6 Series is offered as a coupe, four-door, and convertible.

Best Buy: The base 640i with the M Sport Edition package nicely fuses together performance, luxury, and fuel efficiency.

Sum Up: Despite going under the scalpel, the BMW 6 Series still looks the same.

BMW 6 Series/M6
Base Engine3.0L/315-hp/330-lb-ft turbo I-6
Opt Engine 4.4L/445-600-hp/480-590-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission6M; 8A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-20/20-31 mpg
0-60 mph3.9-5.4 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value44%
* Estimated

2016 BMW 7 Series

2016 BMW 7 Series© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 BMW 7 Series Base Price: $82,290-$98,395

Body Type: Sedan

ALL-NEW: The new 7 Series drops weight, gains lots more tech, and is now only offered in long-wheelbase form in the U.S. Under the hood will be an all-new inline-six, a revised 4.4-liter V-8, and later in 2016 a plug-in hybrid. Inside, the iDrive system gains touch- and gesture-based controls, and the rear seat gets reclining seat backs and eight different massage modes.

Cool Fact: The Active Comfort Drive system uses a stereoscopic camera to scan the road ahead and adjust the suspension predictively.

Sum Up: Because the 7 Series shows off BMW's latest and greatest tech, we can't wait for the trickle-down.

BMW 7 Series
Base Engine3.0L/320-hp/330-lb-ft turbo I-6
Opt Engine4.4L/445-hp/480-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-20/25-30 mpg*
0-60 mph 4.3-5.4 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value39%
* Estimated

2016 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 eDrive© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 BMW i3 eDrive Base Price: $43,500-$47,500*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: Expect the technologically advanced i3 to remain largely unchanged for 2016, but don’t be surprised to see BMW continue integrating lessons from the i3, which offers a gas-powered two-cylinder range extender, into mainstream vehicles and hybrids. The new 7 Series, with its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, aluminum, and high-strength steel, is evidence of the i3’s influence. The engineering behind the upcoming 740e xDrive plug-in shows hints of i3, as well.

Avoid: The i3 if you like your Driving Machine to be Ultimate.

Sum Up: Maybe the eSetta would have been a better name.

BMW i3
Base Motor170-hp/184-lb-ft electric
Opt range-extending engine34-hp I-2
DrivetrainRear motor, RWD
Transmission1A
EPA Econ Comb117-124 mpg-e
0-60 mph6.4 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value47%

2016 BMW i8

2014 BMW i8© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 BMW i8 Base Price: $137,500*

Body Type: Coupe

UNCHANGED: The hybrid i8 supercar takes a far different approach to high technology and advanced materials than the i3. It more successfully marries the BMW driving experience with efficiency. The i8 is one of those cars that looks great in photos but even better in person. Any doubt that may have been imparted by the i3 is more than made up for with the i8, which has a near-perfect 49/51 percent front/rear weight distribution.

Driver’s Choice: The i8 if you want your hybrid to define you as a driving enthusiast.

Sum Up: For when you want a trackworthy hybrid but missed out on the P1, 918, and LaFerrari.

BMW i8
Base Engine1.5L turbo I-3 + electric, 357 hp
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainMid-engine, RWD
Transmission6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy76 mpg-e
0-60 mph3.8 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value45%

2016 BMW Z4

2014 BMW Z4© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 BMW Z4 Base Price: $50,245-$66,795

Body Type: Convertible

UNCHANGED: Remember the hardtop convertible from BMW? Yeah, that one. The Z4 offers three different engines, from a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo-four to a 335-horsepower, twin-turbo inline-six. On the base Z4 sDrive28i, which comes standard with sport seats, you can even get a six-speed manual. The pricing for several packages has also been reduced, and Crimson Red has been discontinued as an exterior color option.

Look For: The Toyota/BMW partnership to spawn a Z4 successor before 2020.

Sum Up: Still one of the better-looking hardtop convertibles around.

BMW Z4
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/260-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine3.0L/300-hp/300-lb-ft turbo I-6; 3.0L/335-hp/332-lb-ft twin-turbo I-6
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 8A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-22/24-34 mpg
0-60 mph4.4-5.2 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%
* Estimated

2016 Buick Cascada

2016 Buick Cascada© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Buick Cascada Base Price: $32,000*

Body Type: Convertible

ALL-NEW: Essentially another Opel with a Buick badge, the Cascada is the brand’s first convertible since 1991. A new 200-hp, 1.6-liter turbo-four is the only engine available, and it’s mated to a six-speed automatic. An overboost function momentarily increases torque from 206 to 221 lb-ft for quicker acceleration. Tech features include Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen and 4G LTE connectivity.

Cool Fact: The Cascada’s HiPer Strut front suspension was developed to limit torque steer in front-drive vehicles.

Sum Up: A German-born American cruiser.

Buick Cascada
Base Engine1.6L/200-hp/206-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy23/30 mpg*
0-60 mph7.0 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Buick LaCrosse

2016 Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring Base Price: $32,500-$40,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: A lower trim level called the 1SV equipment group was added mid-2015, lowering the LaCrosse's base price. Cosmetic changes will include new 20-inch alloy wheel choices on AWD models and three new exterior colors: Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic, and Ebony Twilight Metallic. Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system has been updated with a new screen and two USB ports. The mild-hybrid eAssist powertrain remains the base engine.

Read about the new Sport Touring trim (pictured) RIGHT HERE.

Look For: A redesigned LaCrosse in the near future, inside and out.

Sum Up: Buick's answer to the Lexus ES.

Buick LaCrosse
Base Engine2.4L I-4 + elec, 182 hp
Opt Engine3.6L/304-hp/264-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-25/26-36 mpg
0-60 mph6.6-8.6 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value42%
* Estimated

2016 Buick Regal/Regal GS

2016 Buick Regal Sport Touring© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Buick Regal Sport Touring Base Price: $28,500-$41,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: A new base trim level was added mid-2015 to lower the Regal’s base price. Other changes include an updated IntelliLink infotainment system with new display screens and more intuitive controls. 4G LTE connectivity via OnStar is also available for a monthly fee after the three-month/3-GB trial ends.

Read about the new Sport Touring trim (pictured) RIGHT HERE.

Cool Fact: The Regal is an Americanized Opel Insignia sedan and was originally manufactured in Rüsselsheim, Germany, before North American production transferred to Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

Sum Up: An American that speaks with a German accent.

Buick Regal/Regal GS
Base Engine2.4L/182-hp/172-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/259-hp/295-lb-ft turbo I-4; 2.4L I-4 + elec, 182 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-25/27-36 mpg
0-60 mph6.2-9.1 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value42%
* Estimated

2016 Buick Verano

2016 Buick Verano Turbo Front Three Quarter In Motion 03© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Buick Verano Turbo Front Three Quarter In Motion 03 Base Price: $23,000-$30,500*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: Like other Buicks, a new entry-level Verano was added mid-2015 to lower its base price to less than $25,000. Additional 4G LTE service is available for a monthly fee after the three-month/3-GB trial period ends. Unlike the midsize Regal, the Verano is more of a cruiser, featuring a comfortable, well-built cabin with plenty of sound insulation to keep things quiet inside the car.

Look For: A new Verano that rides on GM's new DXX platform in the near future, along with new powertrains and a new infotainment system.

Sum Up: A compact LaCrosse for those looking for a small luxury cruiser.

Buick Verano
Base Engine2.4L/180-hp/171-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/250-hp/260-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy20-21/30-32 mpg
0-60 mph6.4-8.3 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value42%
* Estimated

2016 Cadillac ATS/ATS-V

2016 Cadillac ATS V Front Three Quarter 02© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Cadillac ATS V Front Three Quarter 02 Base Price: $34,000*-$63,660

Body Type: Sedan, coupe

MAJOR: In addition to the high-performance ATS-V, the Cadillac ATS is expected to gain the 3.6-liter V-6 first introduced in the full-size CT6, where it produces 335 horsepower. GM's in-house eight-speed automatic gearbox could replace the six-speed unit currently available in all ATS models. A new version of Cadillac's CUE infotainment system will be added in the 2016 ATS and ATS-V.

Driver's Choice: The twin-turbocharged ATS-V offers performance and handling tuned to specifically hunt the BMW M3 and M4.

Sum Up: German performance cars beware.

Cadillac ATS/ATS-V
Base Engine2.5L/202-hp/191-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/272-hp/295-lb-ft turbo I-4; 3.6L/335-hp/284-lb-ft V-6*; 3.6L/464-hp/445-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission6M; 8A*
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-21/23-33 mpg
0-60 mph4.0-7.0 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value43%
* Estimated

2016 Cadillac CTS/CTS-V

2016 Cadillac CTS V Front Three Quarter 05© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Cadillac CTS V Front Three Quarter 05 Base Price: $48,000-$84,990*

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: In addition to the new CTS-V super sedan and its snarling 640-hp, supercharged V-8, the CTS should gain a new 335-hp, 3.6-liter V-6. The eight-speed automatic that first appeared in the 2014 CTS Vsport and rear-drive V-6 is projected to be the standard gearbox in all engine options. A new version of Cadillac's CUE infotainment system will be introduced on the 2016 CTS.

Driver's Choice: The new CTS-V is the all-American super sedan with performance and handling that rivals or beats the European competition.

Sum Up: The American sledgehammer seeks to smite the Germans.

Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
Base Engine2.0L/272-hp/295-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine3.6L/335-hp/284-lb-ft V-6*; 3.6L/420-hp/430-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6; 6.2L/640-hp/630-lb-ft s’chg’d V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission6M; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15-20/22-30 mpg*
0-60 mph3.3-6.3 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value44%
* Estimated

2016 Cadillac CT6/Plug-In

2016 Cadillac CT6© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Cadillac CT6 Base Price: $65,000-$90,000*

Body Type: Sedan

ALL-NEW: Cadillac’s flagship aims directly at the German competition and brings with it an eight-speed automatic, a new plug-in hybrid powertrain, and a powerful twin-turbo V-6. Estimated to weigh less than 3,700 pounds and sporting GM’s Magnetic Ride Control, active rear steering, and selectable driving modes, the CT6 is lighter than its competition and promises to handle better.

Look For: A 34-speaker Bose Panaray sound system will be available, as will a new version of Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system featuring a 10.2-inch touchscreen.

Sum Up: Bold, exciting, and more adventurous than its German adversaries.

Cadillac CT6/Plug-In
Base Engine2.0/265-hp/270-lb-ft turbo I-4*
Opt Engine3.6L/335-hp/284-lb-ft V-6*; 3.0L/400-hp/400-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6*; 2.0L turbo I-4 + twin elec, 335 hp*
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission8A; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-23/26-32 mpg; 50 mpg-e comb (PHEV)*
0-60 mph4.8-6.5 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Cadillac ELR

2016 Cadillac ELR© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Cadillac ELR Base Price: $65,995

Body Type: Coupe

MAJOR: The 2016 ELR gets an updated powertrain with more power and improved suspension tuning as well as revised steering and braking calibrations. The car's electric-only range has also increased to 39 miles, and the range extender allows it to travel up to 330 miles. An available Performance package adds 20-inch wheels with summer performance tires but reduces the electric-only range by 4 miles.

Avoid: Thinking about the price, which is still mind-boggling despite the huge price cut from the previous model.

Sum Up: The Volt's posh cousin.

Cadillac ELR
Base Engine233-hp/373-lb-ft elec + 1.4L/84-hp I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
TransmissionCVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy31 mpg/85 mpg-e*
0-60 mph6.4 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Cadillac XTS

2016 Cadillac XTS© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Cadillac XTS Base Price: $46,000-$68,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: Expected changes to the XTS include a more responsive CUE infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, the addition of a wireless cellphone charging system, and a 360-degree-view camera system to make parking easier. We also anticipate minor exterior design changes, such as Cadillac's new wreathless crest logo and a new grille design.

Cool Fact: It has the only transverse application of GM's 3.6-liter, twin-turbo V-6, but it's less powerful compared to the ATS-V and CTS Vsport.

Sum Up: Large, imposing, and typically American.

Cadillac XTS
Base Engine3.6L/305-hp/264-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.6L/410-hp/369-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-18/24-28 mpg
0-60 mph5.3-6.9 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value37%

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Front Three Quarter Motion© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Front Three Quarter Motion Base Price: $25,000-$40,000*

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

ALL-NEW: The redesigned Camaro takes an evolutionary step in the styling department, and weight is down nearly 200 pounds. The muscle car's overall dimensions shrink, three engines are available at launch, and Magnetic Ride Control has been added to the SS. Tremec six-speed manuals are joined by the in-house eight-speed automatics, making the capable Camaro even better.

Look For: A Z/28 redux to continue dominating. The outgoing car was crowned our 2014 Best Driver's Car.

Sum Up: An exciting follow-up to our 2014 Best Driver's Car.

Chevrolet Camaro
Base Engine2.0L/275-hp/295-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine3.6L/335-hp/284-lb-ft V-6; 6.2L/455-hp/455-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15-21/25-31 mpg*
0-60 mph4.0-6.0 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value52%
* Estimated

2016 Chevrolet Corvette

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Base Price: $56,000-$85,000*

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

MINOR: A 500-unit special edition called the Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition joins the range. Three new exterior styling packages are also now available, alongside interior enhancements such as two-tone GT seats in leather or suede and a now-standard flat-bottom steering wheel for Stingray. Magnetic Ride Control is now available without the Z51 Package in the Stingray.

Driver's Choice: Corvette Stingrays with the Z51 Package and Magnetic Ride Control offer the best blend of daily usability and performance fun.

Sum Up: The definitive American sports car.

Chevrolet Corvette
Base Engine6.2L/455-460-hp/460-465-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine6.2L/650-hp/650-lb-ft s’chg’d V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission7M; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13-17/21-29 mpg
0-60 mph3.2-3.8 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value52%

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Chevrolet Cruze debut© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chevrolet Cruze debut Base Price: $17,500-$26,500*

Body Type: Sedan, hatch

ALL-NEW: The Cruze gets redesigned this year. The exterior has been reworked with a new grille, a pair of character lines that run the length of the body, and unique lighting elements that change the look of the rear. A 1.4-liter turbo-four is standard, and a turbodiesel engine is coming for the 2017 model year. The lightened car will be larger, offering more interior space and new-to-Cruze safety tech on higher trims.

Learn about the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze RIGHT HERE.

Look For: A hatchback to go on sale sometime after the sedan hits dealers in early 2016.

Sum Up: A new look, new tech, and new engines should help the Cruze get back in the game.

Chevrolet Cruze
Base Engine1.4L/153-hp/177-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine1.6L/150-hp/240-lb-ft t-diesel I-4*
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy27/39-46 mpg*
0-60 mph8.0-8.5 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%
* Estimated

2016 Chevrolet Impala

2016 Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition Base Price: $28,000-$35,500*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: The Impala now offers wireless charging for compatible mobile devices and the Midnight Edition Appearance package, which includes 19-inch wheels, a blacked-out grille, black bow tie, black paint, and a rear spoiler. Five new exterior color options are added: Siren Red Tintcoat, Citron Green Metallic, Heather Gray Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, and Green Envy Metallic.

Best Buy: The Impala shares some parts with the Buick LaCrosse, meaning the Chevy is quieter and nicer than the previous generation

Sum Up: Chevy's top-of-the-line front-drive sedan feels quite luxurious.

Chevrolet Impala
Base Engine2.5L/196-hp/186-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine3.6L/305-hp/264-lb-ft V-6; 3.6L/230-260-hp/218-247-lb-ft CNG-gas V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-22/25-31 mpg
0-60 mph6.2-9.1 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value42%
* Estimated

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Front Three Quarter Static© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Front Three Quarter Static Base Price: $23,500-$34,000*

Body Type: Sedan

ALL-NEW: The redesigned 2016 Malibu’s new hybrid powertrain promises 47 combined mpg. A 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbo-four round out the new Malibu’s engine offerings. Longer and lighter than the car it replaces, the new Malibu offers a slew of tech features including an entire suite of new safety aids, an updated version of Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, and wireless cellphone charging.

Cool Fact: The Teen Driver system grades how teenagers drive and reports back to their parents.

Sum Up: A svelte family sedan that doubles as an on-road nanny for marauding teens.

Chevrolet Malibu
Base Engine1.5L/160-hp/184-lb-ft turbo I-4*
Opt Engine1.8L I-4 + elec, 182 hp*; 2.0L/250-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4*
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6A; 8A; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy22-48/32-45 mpg*
0-60 mph6.3-8.5 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value41%
* Estimated

2016 Chevrolet Sonic/RS

2016 Chevrolet Sonic RS© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chevrolet Sonic RS Base Price: $15,000-$22,000*

Body Type: Sedan, hatchback

UNCHANGED: The Sonic enters the 2016 model year with the MyLink infotainment system and a 7-inch touchscreen standard on LT models. A six-speed automatic is now standard on the LTZ model, and new exterior colors include Nightfall Gray Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, and Kinetic Blue Metallic. The Sonic offers 4G LTE Wi-Fi on models with the MyLink system, with a complimentary three-month trial period.

Driver's Choice: The RS if you're an experience person — but not if you're a numbers person.

Sum Up: A capable and fun small car that's ready for an update.

Chevrolet Sonic/RS
Base Engine1.8L/138-hp/125-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.4L/138-hp/148-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission 5M; 6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy25-29/33-40 mpg
0-60 mph8.1-9.0 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value45%
* Estimated

2016 Chevrolet Spark/EV

2016 Chevrolet Spark© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chevrolet Spark Base Price: $14,500*-$25,995

Body Type: Hatchback

ALL-NEW: No longer sporting a bug-eyed look, the 2016 Spark is stronger, safer, and available in vibrant colors. Longer and lower than the current model, the new city car is also more spacious. A new version of Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system comes with smartphone-like usability, including swipe and pinch to zoom functions. The outgoing Spark's EV model continues as a 2016 model.

Look For: New safety aids will be offered, including forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and side blind-spot alert.

Sum Up: Small, quirky, bubbly, and safer than ever.

Chevrolet Spark/EV
Base Engine1.4L/98-hp/94-lb-ft I-4*
Opt Motor140-hp/327-lb-ft electric
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission5M; CVT; 1A
EPA Econ City/Hwy31/40 mpg*; 128/109 mpg-e
0-60 mph8.5-9.5 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value44%
* Estimated

2016 Chevrolet SS

2015 Chevrolet SS© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet SS Base Price: $47,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: The SS is the third Holden Commodore-based vehicle imported to our shores, and with manufacturing in Australia coming to an end in 2017, it seems as if the Commodore family's days might be numbered. Opting for the manual transmission will save owners $1,300 by allowing them to circumvent the gas guzzler tax tacked onto the automatic-equipped models with slightly lower fuel economy.

Best Buy: Any SS if you're a fan of full-size rear-drive performance sedans.

Sum Up: After the Pontiac GTO and G8, the Commodore gets one last run in the States.

Chevrolet SS
Base Engine6.2L/415-hp/415-lb-ft V-8
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-15/21 mpg
0-60 mph4.5-4.6 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value50%
* Estimated

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chevrolet Volt Base Price: $33,995

Body Type: Hatchback

ALL-NEW: Looking curvier than before, the Chevrolet Volt now comes with more torque than its predecessor and an estimated combined driving range of more than 400 miles (an estimated 50 miles of EV-only range). The Volt weighs 250 pounds less than the car it replaces thanks to a lighter platform and a re-engineered powertrain. A new version of the MyLink infotainment system will be displayed on an 8-inch touchscreen.

Cool Fact: The new 1.5-liter I-4, functionally a generator, is more powerful and now runs on regular-octane gas.

Sum Up: Better than ever, the Volt returns to impress an even bigger audience.

Chevrolet Volt
Base Engine149-hp/294-lb-ft elec + 1.5L/101-hp I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
TransmissionCVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy41 mpg*; 106 mpg-e*
0-60 mph8.4 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value32%
* Estimated

2016 Chrysler 200

2016 Chrysler 200S© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chrysler 200S Base Price: $22,990-$32,420

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: Late in 2015, Chrysler began offering Ambassador Blue leather on 200S models and Mocha leather on 200C models. Otherwise, with increased sales and an even smaller percentage going to fleets, it looks like more than just business travelers are willing to upgrade to the 200. With the hit-or-miss nature of nine-speed automatics, we appreciate the 200's transmission tuning but wish the four-cylinder model were a bit quicker.

Cool Fact: The Chrysler 200 placed third in a six-car Big Test comparison in 2014.

Sum Up: You won't get teased by the valet when you rent this one.

Chrysler 200
Base Engine2.4L/184-hp/173-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine3.6L/295-hp/262-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission9A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-23/29-36 mpg
0-60 mph6.3-8.7 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value41%

2016 Chrysler 300

2016 Chrysler 300S© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chrysler 300S Base Price: $33,000-$46,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: After a major refresh last year, expect the 300 to stay the course for 2016. The refresh removed a number of weak points from an already good car. The 300 is a comfortable, large sedan with modern driver aids, including an adaptive cruise control that doesn't give up in heavy traffic and can bring the car to a stop. Like previous generations, the 300 isn't terribly light on its feet, but it stays composed when the going gets twisty.

Avoid: Hoping for another SRT model, as Dodge is being groomed as the FCA performance brand.

Sum Up: The refined 300 matures, but it lost something along the way.

Chrysler 300
Base Engine3.6L/292-300-hp/260-264-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine5.7L/363-hp/394-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-19/25-31 mpg
0-60 mph5.6-6.4 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value42%

2016 Dodge Challenger/SRT Hellcat

2016 Dodge Challenger SRT 392© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 Base Price: $28,000*-$65,190

Body Type: Coupe

UNCHANGED: After a big year with the introduction of the SRT Hellcat and Scat Pack models, the Challenger won't likely change much before a redesign in a couple years. Although it's easy to forget the wide range of excellent models below the 707-hp Hellcat, the Scat Pack stood out last year by sticking the SRT 392's engine in the R/T for a $7,700 discount. We've tested an automatic Scat Pack model hitting 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.

Driver's Choice: Unlike the Charger SRT Hellcat sedan, the Challenger Hellcat offers a manual transmission.

Sum Up: The Hellcat will empty its tank in about 13 minutes if driven flat out.

Dodge Challenger/SRT Hellcat
Base Engine3.6L/305-hp/268-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine5.7L/372-375-hp/400-410-lb-ft V-8; 6.4L/485-hp/475-lb-ft V-8; 6.2L/707-hp/650-lb-ft s’chg’d V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13-19/21-30 mpg
0-60 mph3.7-6.0 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value53%

2016 Dodge Charger/SRT Hellcat

2016 Dodge Charger RT© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Dodge Charger RT Base Price: $29,000*-$68,190

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: Along with its two-door Challenger sibling, the Charger SRT Hellcat stole the spotlight last year with its 707-hp, supercharged V-8. With all that tire smoke, you may have missed the remarkably capable additions elsewhere in the lineup. The Scat Pack took the SRT 6.4-liter V-8 and tossed it into an R/T for $8,000 less. The Charger cannot be equipped with a manual, leaving the eight-speed automatic as the lone transmission.

Best Buy: The Scat Pack's 485 hp sounds pitiful next to the Hellcat, but it's plenty for most.

Sum Up: For those who like their utterly ridiculous muscle cars with a touch of practicality.

Dodge Charger/SRT Hellcat
Base Engine3.6L/292-300-hp/260-264-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine5.7L/370-hp/395-lb-ft V-8; 6.4L/485-hp/475-lb-ft V-8; 6.2L/707-hp/650-lb-ft s’chg’d V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13-19/22-31 mpg
0-60 mph3.7-6.6 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value44%

2016 Dodge Dart

2016 Dodge Dart Limited© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Dodge Dart Limited Base Price: $17,500-$25,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: We expect the Dart to soldier on without major changes. The Dart makes a reasonable value proposition by providing standard four-wheel disc brakes on every trim, not something the Corolla, Focus, or outgoing Civic can claim. The sedan offers three transmissions, though we’re hoping for a better dual-clutch automatic, which was unrefined when not shifted in manual mode. Updates are expected within the next few years.

Avoid: The GT and its 18-inch wheels unless you are surrounded by immaculately maintained roads.

Sum Up: The Dart continues to age while the segment moves forward.

Dodge Dart
Base Engine2.0L/160-hp/148-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.4L/160-hp/184-lb-ft turbo I-4; 2.4L/184-hp/174-lb-ft I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A; 6-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy22-28/31-41 mpg
0-60 mph7.5-9.9 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value44%
* Estimated

2016 Dodge Viper/ACR

2016 Dodge Viper ACR Front View In Motion 07© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Front View In Motion 07 Base Price: $91,590-$122,490

Body Type: Coupe

UNCHANGED: The track-ready ACR gets suspension tweaks, aerodynamic changes, upgraded brakes, and tires designed just for this model. Last year, a $15,000 price cut made the Viper line more affordable, and the 1 of 1 program allows Viper buyers to choose between different hand-painted exterior colors, interior trim materials, and exterior aerodynamic elements for a total of 25 million unique build combinations.

Cool Fact: No two customers can order the same configuration in the same model year in the 1 of 1 program.

Sum Up: No worries about coming home and seeing an identical Viper in your neighbor’s driveway.

Dodge Viper/ACR
Base Engine8.4L/645-hp/600-lb-ft V-10
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6M
EPA Econ City/Hwy12/21 mpg
0-60 mph3.3-3.5 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%

2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Front Three Quarter In Motion 14© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Front Three Quarter In Motion 14 Base Price: $242,737

Body Type: Coupe

MAJOR: The 458’s replacement has arrived, and the 488 GTB ushers in a new era as the second Ferrari to utilize a modern 3.9-liter, twin-turbo V-8. Power is up, fuel economy is improved, and emissions are down. Like the California T the exhaust note will change; this is the cost of doing business with turbochargers. Styling has evolved from the 458, and the interior is now even more driver-centric.

Cool Fact: The 488’s aerodynamic improvements reduce drag while increasing downforce by a claimed 50 percent.

Sum Up: Form follows function in this mesmerizing supercar.

Ferrari 488 GTB
Base Engine3.9L/660-hp/561-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainMid-engine, RWD
Transmission7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy16/22 mpg*
0-60 mph2.9 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles
* Estimated

2016 Ferrari California T

2015 Ferrari California T With Sunset© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ferrari California T With Sunset Base Price: $203,000*

Body Type: Convertible

UNCHANGED: The California T remains the "high volume" model in the Ferrari portfolio, but it doesn't change for 2016. The twin-turbo V-8's block introduced on the California last year makes its way over to the 488, the replacement for the 458 line. As expected of a four-seat hardtop-convertible Ferrari, the California T appeals to a different buyer, but despite the approach it remains an excellent GT car.

Cool Fact: The California T has the second most torque in the Ferrari lineup— it's behind the 488 GTB by all of 4 lb-ft.

Sum Up: The convertible California T continues to create cash for the Prancing Horse.

Ferrari California T
Base Engine3.9L/553-hp/557-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy16/23 mpg
0-60 mph3.6 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles
* Estimated

2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Base Price: $327,000*

Body Type: Coupe

UNCHANGED: The F12 Berlinetta will likely be remembered as the last great and unfettered naturally aspirated V-12 Ferrari. With the introduction of the 488 GTB, the latest Ferrari to receive the turbo treatment, this high-rpm V-12 continues to feel great regulatory pressure. In the F12, a 6.3-liter V-12 produces 731 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque. With stricter emissions requirements on the horizon, we hear Ferrari might add hybrid systems in order to keep the V-12 alive.

Driver's Choice: One of the last traditional naturally aspirated V-12s

Sum Up: Leave the track to the 458 Speciale — the open road is calling the F12's name.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Base Engine6.3L/731-hp/509-lb-ft V-12
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy11-12/16 mpg
0-60 mph3.6 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles

2016 Ferrari FF

2014 Ferrari FF© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Ferrari FF Base Price: $303,000*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: The FF, with seating for four adults and their golf bags, remains one of the most pragmatic vehicles to ever wear the Prancing Horse badge. Ferrari’s complex solution to the all-wheel-drive question—using independent transmissions for the front and rear axles—remains innovative even a few years later. The rumored FF Coupe would fit well alongside the California T and perhaps appeal to a similar demographic.

Look For: An updated FF with more power, refined styling, and maybe even a coupe variant.

Sum Up: The Ferrari for people with excessive friends and gear.

Ferrari FF
Base Engine6.3L/652-hp/504-lb-ft V-12
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD
Transmission7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy11/16-17 mpg
0-60 mph3.6 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles
* Estimated

2016 Fiat 500/c/e/Abarth

2016 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio Base Price: $18,000-$33,000*

Body Type: Hatch, convertible

MINOR: The Fiat 500 range is expected to gain a revised center stack and a new navigation system featuring an improved infotainment system with a touchscreen similar to those in the larger 500X and 500L. A higher-performance Abarth and a zero-tailpipe-emissions electric version will continue to be available, and special-edition models will likely to keep the 500 range interesting until its redesign.

Look For: A new, slightly larger version of the cutesy hatchback in a few years when it gets redesigned.

Sum Up: Cute and aging gracefully.

Fiat 500/c/e/Abarth
Base Engine1.4L/101-hp/97-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.4L/135-160-hp/150-183-lb-ft turbo I-4; 111-hp/147-lb-ft electric
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission5M; 6A; 1A
EPA Econ City/Hwy24-31/32-40 mpg; 122/108 mpg-e
0-60 mph6.7-11.6 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 4 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value47%
* Estimated

2016 Fiat 500L

2016 Fiat 500L Trekking© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Fiat 500L Trekking Base Price: $20,500-$26,000*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: Fiat quietly stopped offering the six-speed twin-clutch automatic in 2015, and we expect the 2016 model to continue offering the same powertrain/transmission combos. Although we wish an engine-upgrade option existed, the 500L has a roomy interior, excellent visibility, a user-friendly infotainment system, and quirky looks that give it a distinctively Italian feel.

Look For: Crossover-slaying cargo capacity when the rear seats are folded and tumbled forward, making the 500L one of the most versatile hatchbacks.

Sum Up: A huge cavern tucked in a small package.

Fiat 500L
Base Engine1.4L/160-hp/184-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy22-25/30-33 mpg
0-60 mph8.6-8.8 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value44%
* Estimated

2016 Ford C-Max/Energi

2015 Ford C MAX Energi© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford C MAX Energi Base Price: $25,500-$33,000*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: The C-Max gets Sync 3 (standard on SEL; it adds two USB ports) and automatic engine idle shutdown. The power window switch insert and headlamp switch finishes change to satin chrome from chrome. The standard model gets an EcoSelect button that improves fuel economy by limiting climate control output, acceleration, and cruising performance. Shadow Black and Kona Blue are new exterior color options.

Driver's Choice: The C-Max instead of the Prius V if you want a more enjoyable drive while saving gas.

Sum Up: A solid choice with or without the plug, and it doesn't feel like a penalty box.

Ford C-Max/Energi
Base Engine2.0L I-4 + elec, 188-195-hp
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
TransmissionCVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy42/37 mpg; 95/81 mpg-e
0-60 mph8.1-8.5 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 4 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value46%
* Estimated

2016 Ford Fiesta

2015 Ford Fiesta ST© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Fiesta ST Base Price: $14,915-$21,795

Body Type: Sedan, hatchback

UNCHANGED: The Fiesta gets the Sync 3 infotainment system, a standard perimeter alarm, and remote keyless entry. The ST gets new Rado Grey 17-inch wheels and optional Ebony Black wheels with red brake calipers. The Black pack, for SE hatchbacks, adds 16-inch wheels, power/heated exterior mirrors, an optional body kit, and blacked-out exterior elements. Four new colors are added: Shadow Black, Kona Blue, Electric Spice, and White Platinum.

Driver's Choice: The ST for maximum fun per dollar.

Sum Up: Big fun and good looks from Ford's subcompact.

Ford Fiesta
Base Engine1.6L/120-hp/112-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.0L/123-hp/148-lb-ft turbo I-3; 1.6L/197-hp/202-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission5M; 6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy26-31/35-43 mpg
0-60 mph6.4-9.5 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 4 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%

2016 Ford Focus/Electric/RS (2017)

2016 Ford Focus RS© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Ford Focus RS Base Price: $18,000-$31,000*

Body Type: Sedan, hatchback

MINOR: The Ford Focus RS (pictured) will make its way across the pond, likely as a 2017 model with more than 315 hp, AWD, a drift mode, and a six-speed manual transmission. Although this is the third generation of the RS model globally, it will be the first time it's available here. The 2016 Focus line gains the latest Sync 3 infotainment system and two new colors (Shadow Black and Kona Blue).

Driver's Choice: The RS is nearly here. Learn to drive a manual if you can't, as an automatic will not be an option. Learn more about the Focus RS RIGHT HERE.

Sum Up: From all-electric to 315+ hp and AWD, there's a Focus for every type of enthusiast.

Ford Focus/Electric/RS (2017)
Base Engine2.0L/160-hp/146-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.0L/123-hp/123-lb-ft turbo I-3; 2.0L/252-hp/270-lb-ft turbo I-4; 143-hp/184-lb-ft electric; 2.3L/320-hp/320-lb-ft turbo I-4*
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission5M; 6M; 6-sp twin-cl auto; 1A
EPA Econ City/Hwy23-30/30-42 mpg; 110/99 mpg-e
0-60 mph4.9-9.5 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%
* Estimated

2016 Ford Fusion/Energi

2015 Ford Fusion© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Fusion Base Price: $21,802-$34,725

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: The Fusion sees minor trim level changes and gets redesigned center-stack buttons and a refreshed lower instrument panel. Hybrid models obtain an EcoSelect button that trades climate control and throttle response for efficiency. New Cold Weather and S Appearance packages are added, and the SE Appearance and SE Luxury packages add 18-inch Ebony Black wheels. Shadow Black is a new exterior color option.

Look For: The Fusion to get refreshed in the next two model years.

Sum Up: A full range of attractive midsize options from Ford.

Ford Fusion/Energi
Base Engine2.5L/175-hp/170-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.5L/181-hp/185-lb-ft turbo I-4: 2.0L/240-hp/270-lb-ft turbo I-4; 2.0L I-4 + elec, 188-195-hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6A; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy22-44/31-41 mpg; 95/81 mpg-e
0-60 mph6.8-9.0 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value44%
* Estimated

2016 Ford Mustang

Base Price: $24,700-$63,495

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

MAJOR: The Shelby GT350 and GT350R arrive with a unique high-revving 5.2-liter, flat-plane-crankshaft eight-cylinder. The new GT350 prioritizes handling over outright dragstrip performance and takes aim squarely at the Camaro Z/28, the 2014 Best Driver’s Car. All other Mustangs see appearance-related revisions for 2016, including standard turn-signal indicators on GT hood vents, the GT’s California Special package, and the Pony package (EcoBoost).

Driver’s Choice: The GT350R if you like it when the road gets twisty.

Sum Up: Ford takes the fight to GM: Camaro Z/28, you’re on notice.

Ford Mustang
Base Engine3.7L/300-hp/280-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine2.3L/310-hp/320-lb-ft turbo I-4; 5.0L/435-hp/400-lb-ft V-8; 5.2L/526-hp/429-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-21/23-32 mpg*
0-60 mph3.9-5.6 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value59%
* Estimated

2016 Ford Taurus

2015 Ford Taurus SHO© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Taurus SHO Base Price: $28,000-$41,500*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: The Taurus gains a new exterior color: Shadow Black. While we wait another year for a new model, the Chinese-spec Taurus shows the next-gen car's styling coming in line with the Fusion, and rear-seat luxury takes a leap forward. At least for Chinese buyers, the rear seats now sport power reclining adjustment, lumbar support, a massage function, and a center console with controls for HVAC, seat adjustments, and car media.

Look For: The next-gen Taurus to have a more upscale look and lots more interior space.

Sum Up: The chauffeur special across the Pacific portends more luxury and technology for the big Ford.

Ford Taurus
Base Engine3.5L/288-hp/254-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine2.0L/240-hp/270-lb-ft turbo I-4; 3.5L/365-hp/350-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-22/25-32 mpg
0-60 mph5.2-7.5 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value44%
* Estimated

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Honda Accord© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Honda Accord Base Price: $23,000-$36,000*

Body Type: Sedan, coupe

MAJOR: The Accord gets refreshed with new front and rear fascias, more LED exterior lighting, and new wheel designs for all trims for 2016. (The 2015 model is pictured.) The Honda Sensing suite of active safety tech will add more features, as well. A Touring trim level has arrived for the Coupe, and more premium features will be available on both body styles. The Accord's plug-in model will be discontinued.

Cool Fact: The Accord is still the midsize sedan fuel economy champion in non-plug-in form.

Sum Up: One of the best mainstream examples of sport and practicality balanced properly.

Honda Accord
Base Engine2.4L/185-189-hp/181-182-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine3.5L/278-hp/251-252-lb-ft V-6; 2.0L I-4 + elec, 196 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-50/28-45 mpg
0-60 mph5.4-7.6 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP+*
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value52%

2016 Honda Civic

Honda Civic Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Honda Civic Concept Base Price: $19,000-$30,000*

Body Type: Sedan, coupe, hatchback

ALL-NEW: The 10th gen is here. Styling is a dramatic departure from the previous model, and the two-tier dashboard is gone. Power comes from a direct-injected, 2.0-liter I-4 or a turbocharged, 1.5-liter I-4 mated to a CVT or a six-speed manual. The Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver assistance technology will also be available, likely making this the safest Civic yet. (Civic Coupe concept is shown).

Look For: A four-door hatch and Type-R after the sedan and coupe.

Sum Up: The compact segment heats up with big changes for a well-recognized nameplate.

Honda Civic
Base Engine2.0L/150-hp/140-lb-ft I-4*
Opt Engine1.5L/201-hp/192-lb-ft turbo I-4*; 2.0L/306-hp/295-lb-ft turbo I-4*
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy24-31/32-41 mpg*
0-60 mph5.5-8.7 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value51%
* Estimated

2016 Honda CR-Z

2015 Honda CR Z© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Honda CR Z Base Price: $21,500*

Body Type: Hatchback

MINOR: The Honda CR-Z gets exterior styling updates that will likely include a new grille and fascia this year. (The 2015 model is pictured.) Inside, the CR-Z now gets the latest Honda Display Audio system, hands-free keyless entry/start, LaneWatch, an electronic parking brake, a new center console, and a new armrest. The rest is the same familiar hybrid, which remains fun to drive and incredibly efficient.

Best Buy: Any CR-Z with LaneWatch, a convenient addition with the hatchback's restricted sightlines.

Sum Up: The sporty hybrid hatchback gets a new lease on life and more content.

Honda CR-Z
Base Engine1.5L I-4 + elec, 130 hp
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy31-36/38-39 mpg
0-60 mph8.3-8.8 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 4 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value44%
* Estimated

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit Front Three Quarter 22© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Honda Fit Front Three Quarter 22 Base Price: $16,500*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: An all-new Honda Fit was introduced just last year, so the subcompact hatch doesn't receive any changes for 2016. The Fit is a surprisingly roomy and efficient compact hatchback — it can even accommodate a surfboard in one of the cargo configurations. With 39.3 inches of rear legroom and up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space, the Fit really does what its name suggests.

Driver's Choice: The six-speed manual is a slick-shifting unit that's more suited to sporty driving than the efficiency-focused CVT.

Sum Up: The back row's Magic Seat really does live up to its name.

Honda Fit
Base Engine1.5L/130-hp/114-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy29-33/37-41 mpg
0-60 mph7.9-8.9 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value57%
* Estimated

2016 Hyundai Accent

2015 Hyundai Accent© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Hyundai Accent Base Price: $16,000-$18,000*

Body Type: Sedan, hatchback

UNCHANGED: After some minor styling tweaks and trim-level changes for 2015, there’s not much expected for the Hyundai Accent for 2016. Still, the Accent, especially in four-door hatchback form, is a useful, value-driven subcompact thanks to its roomy interior and generous passenger and cargo space. As with all Hyundais, the Accent’s value proposition is strengthened by its lengthy basic and powertrain warranties.

Look For: A new generation of Hyundai’s entry-level subcompact sedan and hatch before long.

Sum Up: Aging but still a good choice for the budget-conscious.

Hyundai Accent
Base Engine1.6L/138-hp/123-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy26-27/37-38 mpg
0-60 mph7.8-9.0 sec
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 4 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value45%
* Estimated

2016 Hyundai Azera

2015 Hyundai Azera© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Hyundai Azera Base Price: $35,000-$39,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: After receiving some exterior styling tweaks, alloy wheels, and a revised interior for 2015, the Hyundai Azera is expected to remain unchanged for 2016. Slotting between the midsize Sonata and full-size Genesis, the Azera competes with large sedans such as the Toyota Avalon and Buick LaCrosse. The Azera is big on value and comes standard with features such as leather seats, navigation, and an Infinity premium audio system.

Best Buy: Base and Limited trims offer a dizzying array of standard equipment.

Sum Up: One of the best values among large sedans.

Hyundai Azera
Base Engine3.3L/293-hp/255-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-20/28-29 mpg
0-60 mph6.4 sec
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value42%

2016 Hyundai Elantra/Elantra GT

© Provided by MotorTrendBase Price: $18,075-$22,525

Body Style: Sedan, hatchback

MINOR: A new Value Edition sedan comes standard with a sunroof, hands-free entry/start, and heated front seats. Leather seats and the sunroof leave the standard equipment list in the Sport trim, which starts at a lower price point. Limited sedans now come standard with hands-free keyless entry/start and dual-zone climate control. The refreshed Elantra GT hatch now offers ventilated front seats and navigation with Apple Siri integration. The 2017 Elantra will be all-new.

Cool Fact: The Elantra GT hatchback is called the i30 in Europe.

Sum Up: A value-driven proposition with plenty of appeal.

Hyundai Elantra/Elantra GT
Base Engine1.8L/145-hp/130-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/173-hp/154-lb-ft I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy24-28/33-38 mpg
0-60 mph7.8-9.6 sec*
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value46%
* Estimated

2016 Hyundai Equus

2016 Hyundai Equus Front Three Quarter In Motion© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Hyundai Equus Front Three Quarter In Motion Base Price: $62,450

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: Hyundai's flagship luxury sedan gains a hands-free smart trunk that automatically opens in the range-topping Ultimate trim level. The Equus offers a 7-inch or 12.3-inch TFT cluster display, a Lexicon premium audio system, navigation with a 9.2-inch screen, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, and acoustic laminated windshield and windows.

Cool Fact: Hyundai dealers can come to you when your Equus is due for service, dropping off a loaner car while your vehicle is out of action.

Sum Up: The value-driven full-size luxury car.

Hyundai Equus
Base Engine5.0L/429-hp/376-lb-ft V-8
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15/23 mpg
0-60 mph5.5 sec
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value37%

2016 Hyundai Genesis

2016 Hyundai Genesis© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Hyundai Genesis Base Price: $39,000-$53,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: The Hyundai Genesis sedan was all-new for 2015, and not much is expected to change for the 2016 model year. Interior updates on the 2015 Genesis have put the car squarely in BMW 5 Series territory, though the German is quicker and more efficient. All-wheel drive is available on models with the V-6 engine. The Genesis was a finalist in 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year testing.

Cool Fact: Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language first made its debut on the second-generation Genesis sedan.

Sum Up: More convincing as a luxury sedan than ever before.

Hyundai Genesis
Base Engine3.8L/311-hp/293-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine5.0L/420-hp/383-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15-18/23-29 mpg
0-60 mph5.2-6.3 sec
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value5-Yr Retained Value 44%

2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Base Price : $27,000-$35,000*

Body Type :Coupe

UNCHANGED : Hyundai discontinued the turbo-four variant of the Genesis Coupe in 2015. For 2016, the Genesis Coupe is expected to remain unchanged. It's is a good value that features plenty of standard equipment and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Ultimate models combine the performance options from the R-Spec with convenience features such as navigation, a premium audio system, and parking sensors.

Look For : A more upscale next-generation Genesis Coupe and possibly an optional V-8.

Sum Up : Cheap, value-driven speed.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Base Engine3.8L/348-hp/295-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16/24-25 mpg*
0-60 mph5.0-5.4 sec*
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%
* Estimated

2016 Hyundai Sonata/Plug-In

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug In Hybrid© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug In Hybrid Base Price: $22,500-$38,500*

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: A year after the gas-powered Sonatas debuted, the hybrid and plug-in hybrid follow for 2016. The Sonata Hybrid offers up to 44 mpg on the highway. The new powertrain used in the hybrid models is an evolution of the previous-gen model that has been improved for better fuel economy and a more natural driving feel. The Sonata Limited offers a panoramic sunroof and cooled front seats, features not commonly available on midsize sedans.

Avoid: The 2.0-liter turbo-four because it’s not significantly quicker than the 2.4-liter model.

Sum Up: High-quality vanilla.

Hyundai Sonata/Plug-In
Base Engine2.4L/185-hp/178-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.6L/178-hp/195-lb-ft turbo I-4; 2.0L/245-hp/260-lb-ft turbo I-4; 2.0L I-4 + elec, 193-202 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy21-40/31-44 mpg*
0-60 mph7.8-9.5 sec*
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value45%
* Estimated

2016 Hyundai Veloster

2016 Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition Base Price: $19,000-$27,000*

Body Type: Hatchback

MINOR: Hyundai’s odd little hatchback adds a Rally Edition, and the six-speed automatic in Turbo models has been replaced by a new seven-speed dual-clutch unit. Inside, The Veloster has a revised infotainment system featuring Siri Eyes-Free and two-tone interior upholstery; the Turbo also adds seats with improved bolstering. Cars with the optional 18-inch wheels now come with wider tires.

Best Buy: The turbo models with the dual-clutch automatic have the best balance of fuel economy and power.

Sum Up: Getting sportier one refresh at a time.

Hyundai Veloster
Base Engine1.6L/132-hp/120-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.6L/201-hp/195-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6-sp twin-cl auto; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy25-28/33-36 mpg
0-60 mph6.9-8.8 sec*
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value45%
* Estimated

2017 Infiniti Q30

Infiniti Q30 Concept Side Profile© Provided by MotorTrend Infiniti Q30 Concept Side Profile Base Price: $33,000*

Body Type: Hatchback

ALL-NEW: We expect to see the Q30 hatchback alongside the taller QX30 crossover next year. Both models will be based on the same Mercedes-Benz platform we've already experienced with the attractive CLA-Class. The Q30, which will eliminate the need for Infiniti's current base model, the Q40 sedan, will likely be powered by a 2.0-liter, turbo I-4 paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, possibly with available AWD. The Q30 concept is pictured here.

Cool Fact: The Q30's development was overseen by former Infiniti/Redbull F1 champ Sebastian Vettel.

Sum Up: Infiniti jumps back into the entry-level luxury game with help from Mercedes.

Infiniti Q30 (2017)
Base Engine2.0L/208-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4*
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD*
Transmission7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy24-26/33-38 mpg*
0-60 mph6.5 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/60,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Infiniti Q50

2015 Infiniti Q50© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Infiniti Q50 Base Price: $35,500-$46,500*

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: The Q50 enters its third year of production without major changes. The 2.0-liter, turbo I-4 sold in Europe and China is expected to make its way into the Q50, likely as a base engine. For those who insist on more power, expect a turbocharged replacement for the VQ series of V-6 engines in the next couple model years. The Q50 is also offered in V-6 hybrid form with lots of power and good fuel economy. The 2015 Q50 is pictured here.

Best Buy: Make the most of the non-hybrid Q50 with the dealer-installed sport exhaust option.

Sum Up: A luxury sedan? A sport sedan? The Q50 is suffering a bit of an identity crisis.

Infiniti Q50
Base Engine2.0L/211-hp/236-lb-ft turbo I-4*
Opt Engine3.7L/328-hp/269-lb-ft V-6; 3.5L V-6 + elec, 360 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-29/27-36 mpg
0-60 mph5.2-5.5 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/60,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value46%
* Estimated

2017 Infiniti Q60

Infiniti Q60 Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Infiniti Q60 Concept Base Price: $43,000-$63,000*

Body Type: Coupe

ALL-NEW: A new two-door is on the way to replace the Q60, which was introduced for the 2008 model year as the G37. We expect the 2017 Q60 to introduce a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter V-6 good for at least 350 horsepower. The Q60 concept (pictured) featured a mix of aluminum and carbon fiber, which should mean significant weight reduction on the production model. There will be no 2016 model-year Q60, but don't be surprised if a convertible model follows the coupe's debut.

Look For: The Q60 to bow in the summer of 2016.

Sum Up: The Infiniti Coupe takes a season off to bulk up and slim down.

Infiniti Q60 (2017)
Base Engine3.0L/350-hp/350-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6*
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy20/29 mpg*
0-60 mph4.8 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/60,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Infiniti Q70/L

2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition Base Price: $51,000-$66,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: The Q70 had a big year last year, literally, with the introduction of the long wheelbase version that adds 5.9 inches to the car's wheelbase. The LWB also gained more sound deadening and active noise control, making it the quietest Q70 yet. A hybrid is available above the base V-6, but performance-oriented buyers should head straight for the 5.6-liter V-8 at the top of the Q70's range. Read about the new 2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition RIGHT HERE.

Cool Fact: The longer wheelbase Q70 is available with the V-6 and V-8 engines, but not the V-6 hybrid.

Sum Up: Whatever the combination, there's always an extra helping of sport.

Infiniti Q70/L
Base Engine3.7L/330-hp/270-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.5L V-6 + elec, 360 hp; 5.6L/416-420-hp/414-417-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-29/23-34 mpg*
0-60 mph4.6-5.5 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value42%
* Estimated

2016 Jaguar F-Type/F-Type R

2016 Jaguar F Type AWD© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Jaguar F Type AWD Base Price: $65,995-$107,445

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

MINOR: The F-Type takes the fight directly to the Porsche 911 with a stylish exterior and catlike reflexes on the road. A six-speed manual is now available with the rear-drive V-6 models, and AWD is standard on the R model and optional on the S variants. Range-topping R variants provide the best performance and come with a distinctive engine roar for the driver's listening pleasure.

Cool Fact: The base 3.0-liter, supercharged V-6 is derived from the V-8 used in all of Jaguar's R and R-S models.

Sum Up: A svelte cat with a sexy exterior and sharpened claws.

Jaguar F-Type/F-Type R
Base Engine3.0L/340-hp/332-lb-ft s’chg’d V-6
Opt Engine3.0L/380-hp/339-lb-ft s’chg’d V-6; 5.0L/550-hp/502-lb-ft s’chg’d V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission6M; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15-19/23-28 mpg
0-60 mph3.6-5.0 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value41%
* Estimated

2017 Jaguar XE

2016 Jaguar XE© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Jaguar XE Base Price: $37,000-$50,000*

Body Type: Sedan

ALL-NEW: A new entry into the compact luxury sport sedan mix, the XE promises plenty of driving enjoyment and has the BMW 3 Series in its sights. The car will be available with all-wheel-drive, a diesel engine, and two gas engines when it goes on sale in 2016. A new infotainment system, aluminum-intensive chassis, "Integral Link" rear suspension, and electric power steering will be introduced in the XE.

Look For: A six-speed manual and the brilliant ZF eight-speed automatic to handle the shifting duties.

Sum Up: The new cat has its eyes on the prey and is ready to pounce on a certain Bavarian.

Jaguar XE (2017)
Base Engine3.0L/340-hp/332-lb-ft s’chg’d V-6
Opt Engine2.0L/180-hp/317-lb-ft t-diesel I-4; 2.0L/240-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4*
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission6M; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-30/25-40 mpg*
0-60 mph4.9-7.4 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Jaguar XF

2016 Jaguar XF S© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Jaguar XF S Base Price: $48,500-$58,000*

Body Type: Sedan

ALL-NEW: Weighing 132 to 265 pounds less than its predecessor, the new XF is a promising midsize luxury sports sedan. Featuring independent suspension in all four corners and configurable drive modes, the driver can alter the car's driving dynamics by tailoring the throttle mapping, steering feel, and transmission shift points. The familiar supercharged, 3.0-liter six-cylinder will come in two flavors at launch. Read more about the 2016 Jaguar XF RIGHT HERE.

Look For: A new infotainment system with a 10.2-inch touchscreen and InControl Apps functionality.

Sum Up: Familiar face, all-new underneath.

Jaguar XF
Base Engine3.0L/340-hp/332-lb-ft s'chg'd V-6
Opt Engine3.0L/380-hp/332-lb-ft s'chg'd V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-18/27-28 mpg*
0-60 mph4.8-5.3 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value38%
* Estimated

2016 Jaguar XJ/XJR

2016 Jaguar XJ Autobiography Front Three Quarter© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Jaguar XJ Autobiography Front Three Quarter Base Price: $76,000-$120,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: The 2016 XJ gets exterior and interior styling tweaks to keep it competitive. A new infotainment system featuring Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl Touch system on an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen is one of the key changes in the XJ’s multimedia interface and has an optional Wi-Fit hotspot. Powertrain choices will remain the same, with either a supercharged V-6 or V-8 paired to an eight-speed automatic.

Driver’s Choice: The 550-horsepower XJR is a bargain full-size performance luxury sedan with reflexes that belie its size.

Sum Up: Proof that size and agility aren’t mutually exclusive.

Jaguar XJ/XJR
Base Engine3.0L/340-hp/332-lb-ft s’chg’d V-6
Opt Engine5.0L/470-550-hp/424-502-lb-ft s’chg’d V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15-18/23-27 mpg*
0-60 mph3.7-6.1 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value37%
* Estimated

2016 Kia Cadenza

2015 Kia Cadenza© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Kia Cadenza Base Price: $36,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: One of the most upscale front-drive large sedans also happens to be one of the best values in its segment; the Cadenza offers a long list of standard features and a comfortable, well-built cabin. Nappa leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof are available in the Limited trim, and navigation with an 8-inch touchscreen, a 550-watt Infinity audio system, and a rearview camera are standard in the base Premium model.

Cool Fact: The Cadenza’s V-6 engine is shared with the Sorento crossover and Sedona minivan.

Sum Up: Luxury and value in a single package.

Kia Cadenza
Base Engine3.3L/293-hp/255-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy19/28 mpg
0-60 mph6.2 sec
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value42%

2016 Kia Forte/Forte5/Koup

2015 Kia Forte5 Front Side View Parked© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Kia Forte5 Front Side View Parked Base Price: $17,000-$22,000*

Body Type: Sedan, coupe, hatch

UNCHANGED: The Kia Forte continues to offer great value in most of its available variants. Aimed directly at the Honda Civic, the Forte comes with an array of standard and available features that includes navigation and a cooled driver’s seat. Those looking for a Civic Si alternative should consider the turbocharged Forte Koup SX, which comes with a sport-tuned suspension as standard.

Look For: A face-lifted model in the near future and possibly a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic replacing the current six-speed automatic.

Sum Up: Value and features galore

Kia Forte/Forte5/Koup
Base Engine1.8L/145-hp/130-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/173-hp/154-lb-ft I-4; 1.6L/201-hp/195-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy21-26/29-39 mpg
0-60 mph6.7-9.2 sec*
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value46%
* Estimated

2016 Kia K900

2015 Kia K900© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Kia K900 Base Price: $56,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: A new selection of leather upholstery options was added midway through the 2015 model year, as was a new sub-$60,000 model. Significant changes aren’t expected for the K900, which offers good value against established German and Japanese competitors when features and interior space are more important than fuel economy or performance. An entry-level V-6 model could arrive in a couple model years.

Avoid: Taking corners too enthusiastically; the K900 is more cruiser than canyon carver.

Sum Up: More Town Car than S-Class.

Kia K900
Base Engine5.0L/420-hp/376-lb-ft V-8
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15/23 mpg
0-60 mph5.5 sec
Basic Warranty 5 yrs/60,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value39%

2016 Kia Optima

2016 Kia Optima SX© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Kia Optima SX Base Price: $23,000-$37,000*

Body Type: Sedan

ALL-NEW: The 2016 Optima is refined and more upscale, featuring quilted leather in higher trim levels and a new infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. An entire slew of safety aids includes adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot warning, and a 360-degree camera system. Kia says that the new Optima, with lower noise, vibration, and harshness levels and a stiffer chassis, is quieter and better to drive. Read more about the 2016 Kia Optima RIGHT HERE.

Look For: A new Optima hybrid to arrive in the next year.

Sum Up: More sophisticated and still as good-looking as the previous generation.

Kia Optima
Base Engine2.4L/185-hp/178-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.6L/178-hp/195-lb-ft turbo I-4; 2.0L/247-hp/260-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy21-28/31-38 mpg*
0-60 mph7.8-8.4 sec*
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value45%
* Estimated

2016 Kia Rio/Rio 5-Door

2016 Kia Rio Front Three Quarter In Motion 04© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Kia Rio Front Three Quarter In Motion 04 Base Price: $15,000-$19,500*

Body Type: Sedan, hatchback

MINOR: A lightly refreshed exterior featuring updated front and rear fascias and a revised grille makes up the most notable change to the Rio lineup. Interior enhancements include black cloth and gray leatherette two-tone interior upholsteries in EX models with the Designer package. Noise, vibration, and harshness has also been reduced through the addition of more high-density foam in the car’s A- and B-pillars.

Best Buy: The hatchback is the most practical and has 49.8 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded down.

Sum Up: Still the same bubbly econobox that gets commuters from A to B.

Kia Rio/Rio 5-Door
Base Engine1.6L/138-hp/123-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy27-28/37-38 mpg
0-60 mph7.9-8.9 sec
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 4 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value46%

2016 Kia Soul/Soul EV

2016 Kia Soul Front Three Quarter 05© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Kia Soul Front Three Quarter 05 Base Price: $17,000-$36,500*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: Kia's quirky hamster-mobile is expected to remain unchanged with the same funky exterior and a generous array of standard and optional equipment. The range-topping Exclaim trim is available with features such as heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, navigation with an 8-inch touchscreen, HID headlights, an Infinity premium audio system, and a panoramic sunroof.

Avoid: The base 1.6-liter I-4 because stepping up to the more powerful 164-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 doesn't come at the cost of fuel economy.

Sum Up: The most fun-loving box on wheels ever. Rodents not included.

Kia Soul/Soul EV
Base Engine1.6L/130-hp/118-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/164-hp/151-lb-ft I-4; 109-hp/210-lb-ft electric
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A; 1A
EPA Econ City/Hwy24/30-31 mpg; 120/92 mpg-e
0-60 mph8.3-10.0 sec*
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%
* Estimated

2016 Lamborghini Aventador

2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP 750 4 Superveloce© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP 750 4 Superveloce Base Price: $400,995-$493,095

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

MAJOR: The LP 750-4 Superveloce debuts with more power (49 additional horses), 110 pounds less weight, and even more cachet and carbon fiber than the regular Aventador. This is the quintessential raging bull supercar: fast, loud, boldly styled, and powered by a paddle-shifted V-12 that sits behind the driver and lucky passenger.

Cool Fact: In the spirit of reducing weight, the Superveloce's floormats are just aluminum plates covered with grip tape. The SV brings the power of the exclusive Veneno to the "masses."

Sum Up: The Aventador SV widens the gap between the exuberant Huracán and Sant'Agata's best.

Lamborghini Aventador
Base Engine6.5L/691-hp/509-lb-ft V-12
Opt Engine 6.5L/740-hp/509-lb-ft V-12*
DrivetrainMid-engine, AWD
Transmission7-sp auto-cl manual
EPA Econ City/Hwy10-11/17-18 mpg
0-60 mph2.8 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles

2016 Lamborghini Huracán

2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610 4© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610 4 Base Price: $243,000*

Body Type: Coupe

UNCHANGED: As the saying goes, "If it ain't broken …" For 2016 the Huracán remains unchanged. The Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo is a racing Huracán that gets a modest power bump (up 10 hp), more aggressive aerodynamics, an extreme weight reduction (down 335 pounds), and a conversion from AWD to RWD. The race car debuted in the one-make 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Look For: The Ad Personam program to make your Huracán truly one of a kind.

Sum Up: The everyday supercar spent a month camping and grocery shopping with us.

Lamborghini Huracán
Base Engine5.2L/602-hp/413-lb-ft V-10
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainMid-engine, AWD
Transmission7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy14/20 mpg
0-60 mph2.8-3.0 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles
* Estimated

2016 Lexus CT

Base Price: $33,500*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: The entry-level hybrid hatchback from Lexus gets a new chrome grille surround and a few option changes. The previously standard moonroof is now optional, and the available Lexus Enform infotainment system gets a connectivity upgrade. Via an iOS or Android smartphone, owners can now lock/unlock the doors, start/stop the engine, and adjust the HVAC system.

Look For: Another entry-level luxury four-door if you value quick acceleration more than the CT 200h's 43/40 mpg city/highway.

Sum Up: Proof that you can look good while sipping fuel.

Lexus CT
Base Engine1.8L I-4 + elec, 134 hp
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
TransmissionCVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy43/40 mpg
0-60 mph10.1 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%

2016 Lexus ES

2016 Lexus ES 350 Rear Three Quarter 03© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Lexus ES 350 Rear Three Quarter 03 Base Price: $39,000-$42,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: The refreshed Lexus ES gets new LED headlights, a semi-integrated dual exhaust (ES 350), a new taillight design, and a new spindle grille. Inside, you'll find a new steering wheel, a 4.2-inch multi-information display, the latest Enform infotainment system, and a host of material/color revisions. A panoramic roof is now available with all packages. A V-6 and I-4 hybrid continue on as powertrain options.

Cool Fact: With 40 inches of rear-seat legroom, the ES is roomier than the short-wheelbase LS.

Sum Up: One of the roomiest midsize sedans in the segment.

Lexus ES
Base Engine3.5L/268-hp/248-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine2.5L I-4 + elec, 200 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6A; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy21-40/31-39 mpg*
0-60 mph6.0-7.6 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%
* Estimated

2016 Lexus GS/GS F

2016 Lexus GS 200t© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Lexus GS 200t Base Price: $50,000-$75,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: The GS F makes its debut with the same 467-hp V-8 that's in the RC F. The second F model currently offered gets aggressive styling and a host of advanced technology, but it eschews adaptive suspension and variable-ratio steering for a more old-school approach. Elsewhere in the GS lineup, the V-6 is offered with RWD and AWD, and a more expensive RWD GS 450h hybrid offers decent performance and good fuel economy. Read more about the 2016 Lexus GS RIGHT HERE.

Driver's Choice: GS F for a luxury sport sedan with a snarling RC F heart.

Sum Up: Lexus injects even more sport into its lineup.

Lexus GS/GS F
Base Engine3.5L/306-hp/277-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.5L V-6 + elec, 338 hp; 5.0L/467-hp/389-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission6A; 8A; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-29/25-34 mpg*
0-60 mph4.3-6.0 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value44%
* Estimated

2016 Lexus IS

2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport Base Price: $37,500-$45,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: We expect the IS to debut later this year with the latest Enform infotainment system. Say goodbye to the base model's 2.5-liter V-6, which is likely to make way for the turbocharged, 2.0-liter I-4 with 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque that was introduced on the NX 200t last year. Better fuel economy and more power on a popular model is a win-win for Lexus. The IS C convertible has been discontinued.

Driver's Choice: An IS 200t F Sport would be a lighter and better-balanced car than the IS 350 F Sport we enjoyed.

Sum Up: Powertrain updates will match the IS' performance with its aggressive and sporty styling.

Lexus IS
Base Engine2.0/235-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4*
Opt Engine3.5L/306-hp/277-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission6A; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-22/26-30 mpg*
0-60 mph5.3-7.0 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value53%
* Estimated

2016 Lexus LS

2015 Lexus LS 460© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Lexus LS 460 Base Price: $74,000-$121,500*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: The Lexus LS gains the latest Enform infotainment system, optional run-flat summer tires, and additional body adhesive for enhanced body rigidity. Owners can now do more with their iOS and Android smartphones, such as lock/unlock the LS and adjust the HVAC settings. Atomic Silver is a new exterior color option, and Eminent White Pearl replaces Starfire Pearl.

Cool Fact: The Shimamoku Espresso steering wheel takes a craftsman 38 days and 67 different steps to make.

Sum Up: Still competent but in need of a full update to match the German competition.

Lexus LS
Base Engine4.6L/360-386-hp/347-367-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine5.0L V-8 + elec, 438 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission8A; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-19/23-24 mpg
0-60 mph5.6-5.9 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value44%

2016 Lexus RC/RC F

2015 Lexus RC F© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Lexus RC F Base Price: $42,000-$64,000*

Body Type: Coupe

MINOR: After its 2015 debut, we expect minor changes for the RC and RC F in 2016. The most anticipated change is the addition of the 2.0-liter, turbo I-4 from the NX 200t to power a base model. Otherwise, it's business as usual, with orange brake calipers, a limited-slip differential available on RC 350 F Sport models, and the latest Enform infotainment system. Eminent White Pearl replaces Starfire Pearl as an exterior color option.

Look For: A replacement for the aging 3.5-liter V-6 to make its debut before long.

Sum Up: Analog coupe ingredients melded with new-school luxury.

Lexus RC/RC F
Base Engine2.0L/235-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4*
Opt Engine3.5L/306-hp/277-lb-ft V-6; 5.0L/467-hp/389-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-22/25-30 mpg*
0-60 mph4.3-6.2 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value51%
* Estimated

2016 Lincoln MKS

2015 Lincoln MKS© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Lincoln MKS Base Price: $40,000-$46,500*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: Although all of the excitement over at Lincoln has been surrounding the return of the Continental nameplate, expect the MKS to stick around until a production version of the stunning concept arrives. The MKS is powered by a 3.7-liter, 304-hp V-6 with FWD and AWD. We'd recommend the 365-hp, 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V-6 that's paired with AWD and comes without a significant mpg penalty relative to the 3.7-liter with AWD. Read more about the Lincoln Continental Concept RIGHT HERE.

Avoid: Buying the MKS when the new Continental is just around the corner.

Sum Up: The upcoming Continental promises to revitalize the top end of Lincoln's lineup.

Lincoln MKS
Base Engine3.7L/304-hp/279-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.5L/365-hp/350-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-19/25-28 mpg
0-60 mph5.2-7.0 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value37%

2016 Lincoln MKZ

2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Base Price: $36,085-$37,975

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: The striking Fusion-based MKZ will remain essentially the same for 2016. The retractable panoramic roof is still gloriously excessive and adds the sense of occasion you want from a luxury car, though the MKZ is slower than competitive models from the Lexus ES line. Expect a revised MKZ with styling in line with the Continental concept to debut in a couple years.

Cool Fact: If your MKZ feels too much like a Fusion inside, the Black Label program (concierge service, complimentary car washes) can help with that.

Sum Up: A stylish alternative to the Lexus ES.

Lincoln MKZ
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/270-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.0L I-4 + elec, 188 hp; 3.7L/300-hp/277-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6A; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-41/24-39 mpg
0-60 mph6.5-8.8 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value35%
* Estimated

2016 Maserati Ghibli

Base Price: $71,000-$80,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: The Ghibli S, a second rear-drive variant featuring the same engine and transmission as the Ghibli S Q4, has been added to the lineup for 2016. Blind-spot warning, a hands-free trunk closer, and a 900-watt Harman Kardon premium audio system are new options. Customization options include contrast stitching with the Maserati trident logo on the headrests and an array of interior accents including wood and carbon fiber.

Cool Fact: The Ghibli's twin-turbo V-6 is shared with the Quattroporte full-size sedan.

Sum Up: The Italian alternative to German midsize luxury sedans.

Maserati Ghibli
Base Engine3.0L/345-hp/369-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
Opt Engine3.0L/404-hp/406-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-17/24 mpg
0-60 mph4.6-5.5 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Maserati GranTurismo/Convertible

2015 Maserati GranTurismo© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Maserati GranTurismo Base Price: $137,000-$165,000*

B ody Type: Coupe, convertible

UNCHANGED: Maserati's four-seat grand tourer isn't expected to get any updates. The sweet-sounding 444-454-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 remains the only engine available and is paired exclusively to a six-speed automatic. There's also an extensive list of personalization options, enabling buyers to customize the car to their liking.

Cool Fact: A special edition model announced in July 2014, called the Centennial Edition, includes unique exterior/interior color combinations, alloy wheels, and carbon-fiber accents.

Sum Up: Classic Italian design and aural drama at its best.

Maserati GranTurismo/Convertible
Base Engine4.7L/444-454-hp/376-384-lb-ft V-8
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13/20-21 mpg
0-60 mph4.3-5.1 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept© Provided by MotorTrend Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept Base Price: $105,000-$145,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: A limited Ermenegildo Zegna Edition was released for 2015 with a production run of 100 cars. Based on the range-topping Quattroporte GTS, the Zegna Edition adds a healthy dose of luxury, featuring silk and leather upholstery in brown and beige and real wood accents. A 19-piece accessory set comes with the purchase of a Quattroporte Zegna Edition.

Cool Fact: The Quattroporte's V-6 is assembled by Ferrari in Maranello, Italy, with blocks cast in Indiana and then machined in Michigan before finished across the Atlantic.

Sum Up: Full-size luxury motoring done the Italian way.

Maserati Quattroporte
Base Engine3.0L/404-hp/406-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
Opt Engine3.8L/523-hp/524-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 15-16/22-23 mpg
0-60 mph4.5-4.7 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Mazda3

2016 Mazda3© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Mazda3 Base Price: $18,000-$27,000*

Body Type: Sedan, hatchback

UNCHANGED: Essentially a carryover from the previous model year for 2016, the Mazda3 continues to be one of the best driver's cars of the compact segment. The Mazda3 features a stylish exterior design, engaging driving dynamics, and top-of-the-class fuel efficiency. Higher trims punch above their weight with lots of upscale features, but both body styles have a slightly cramped rear seat.

Driver's Choice: Mazda3s with the 2.5-liter I-4 provide the best performance and handling without sacrificing fuel economy.

Sum Up: Jack of all trades and master of nearly all of them.

Mazda3
Base Engine2.0L/155-hp/150-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine2.5L/184-hp/185-lb-ft I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy25-30/35-41 mpg
0-60 mph7.3-8.2 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%

2016 Mazda6

2016 Mazda6© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Mazda6 Base Price: $22,315-$31,015

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: The MazdaConnect infotainment system finally arrives on the new '6 along with some minor exterior tweaks. The interior has been thoroughly revamped and now features a clean, upscale look with a new infotainment screen and dash. The head-up display that first debuted in the 2014 Mazda3 is now available in the '6, and a six-speed manual remains an option in the Sport and Touring trims.

Driver's Choice: Among midsize sedans, the Mazda6 is one of the most fuel-efficient and engaging to drive.

Sum Up: Still waiting for that diesel engine.

Mazda6
Base Engine2.5L/184-hp/185-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A Basic
EPA Econ City/Hwy25-28/37-40 mpg
0-60 mph7.3-8.0 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2016 Mazda MX 5 Miata© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Mazda MX 5 Miata Base Price: $25,735-$31,185

Body Type: Convertible

ALL-NEW: Now featuring the full suite of Skyactiv technologies, the redesigned Mazda MX-5 Miata is more efficient and fun to drive. Handling remains its forte thanks to a well-tuned chassis and responsive steering. New tech features such as the MazdaConnect infotainment and blind-spot warning systems are now available. A hard-top variant hasn’t yet been announced.

Cool Fact: At less than 2,500 pounds, the new MX-5 is one of the lightest vehicles sold in the U.S.

Sum Up: Mazda’s jinba ittai (horse and rider as one) philosophy in its purest form.

Mazda MX-5 Miata
Base Engine2.0L/155-hp/148-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy27/34-36 mpg
0-60 mph5.8 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%

2016 McLaren 570S

McLaren 570S© Provided by MotorTrend McLaren 570S Base Price: $188,000*

Body Type: Coupe

ALL-NEW: The 570S will undercut the 650S by nearly $100,000, but with 562 hp and a manufacturer-estimated 0-124 mph time of 9.5 seconds, it sure won’t feel like an entry-level model. The 570S makes do without the active aero bits and pricey tech of the 650S and was developed with an eye toward ergonomic practicality. A less powerful 540C model isn’t coming to the U.S. because of high demand for the 570S model.

Cool Fact: The 570S has a carbon-fiber tub with narrow sills to ease ingress and egress.

Sum Up: The everyday McLaren.

McLaren 570S
Base Engine3.8L/562-hp/443-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainMid-engine, RWD
Transmission7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy16/22 mpg*
0-60 mph3.1 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles
* Estimated

2016 McLaren 650S/675LT

2016 Mclaren 675LT© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Mclaren 675LT Base Price: $288,000-$353,200*

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

MAJOR: The new 675LT has 25 more horsepower, 40 percent more downforce, and about 220 fewer pounds than the 650S. The 650S now standardizes a number of carbon-fiber accents that were extra last year: splitter, rear bumper, side skirts, side intakes, mirror casings, and interior trim pieces. With the new 570S joining the lineup, the more powerful 650S/675LT are distinguished by active aerodynamic elements and variable suspension tuning.

Driver's Choice: Definitely the 675LT for track-day aficionados.

Sum Up: The technological tour de force in the McLaren stable.

McLaren 650S/675LT
Base Engine3.8L/641-hp/500-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Opt Engine3.8L/666-hp/516-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainMid-engine, RWD
Transmission7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy16/22 mpg
0-60 mph2.8-3.0 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/unlimited miles

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT/GT S

2016 Mercedes AMG GT S Edition 1 Lower Front Three Quarter View© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Mercedes AMG GT S Edition 1 Lower Front Three Quarter View Base Price: $122,825*-$130,825

Body Type: Coupe

ALL-NEW: Despite the GT in its name, AMG’s newest creation is a visceral sports car, not a cushy grand tourer. Armed with a hand-built 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 and a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission, the AMG GT is ready to do battle with the Porsche 911, Jaguar F-Type, and Nissan GT-R. The 456-hp base GT will arrive in spring 2016; the 503-hp GT S went on sale earlier this year.

Cool Fact: The AMG GT is built on a shortened version of the aluminum-intensive architecture used in the SLS AMG.

Sum Up: The SLS AMG’s son has a sledgehammer in one hand and the Porsche 911 in its sights.

Mercedes-AMG GT/GT S
Base Engine4.0L/456-hp/443-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Opt Engine4.0L/503-hp/479-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy16/22 mpg*
0-60 mph3.5-3.7 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

2014 Mercedes Benz B Class Electric Drive© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mercedes Benz B Class Electric Drive Base Price: $42,500*

Body Type: Hatchback

MINOR: The zero-emission B-Class Electric Drive, also known as the B250e, might sport a slightly improved version of the 28-kW-hr battery that on the 2015 model sends electrons to a 177-hp electric motor driving the front wheels. Despite lacking a DC charger, the B-Class can add 60 miles of range in just two hours at typical public charging stations.

Cool Fact: The B-Class has a radar-based regenerative braking system that senses slowing traffic and regenerates more aggressively while slowing the car down.

Sum Up: The zero-tailpipe-emissions Mercedes with Tesla engineering.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
Base Engine177-hp/251-lb-ft electric*
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront motor, FWD
Transmission1A
EPA Econ City/Hwy85/82 mpg-e
0-60 mph6.5 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class/C350 Plug-In/C63 S

2015 Mercedes Benz C Class© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mercedes Benz C Class Base Price: $39,500*-$73,625

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: The C450 AMG 4Matic replaces the C400 4Matic model for 2016 after last year's introduction of the AMG C63 and C63 S sedans. A C350 Plug-In with a 208-hp turbo-four mated to an 80-hp electric motor and an estimated 20-mile EV-only range is also new this year. Arriving early in 2016, a C300d 4Matic model will combine a turbodiesel-four with all-wheel drive.

Look For: The C-Class Coupe to debut with styling cues from the magnificent S-Class Coupe. See 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe photos and get the details RIGHT HERE.

Sum Up: S-Class style and AMG torque take the fight to BMW.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class/C350 Plug-In/C63 S
Base Engine2.0L/241-hp/273-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.1L/195-hp/369-lb-ft t-diesel I-4*
3.0L/362-hp/384-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6; 2.0L turbo I-4 + elec, 275 hp
4.0L 469-503-hp/479-516-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission7A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-27/25-38 mpg*; Not Yet Rated (C350e)
0-60 mph4.0-7.5 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 4 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%
* Estimated

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class/CLA45 AMG

2015 Mercedes Benz CLA250 Sport Package Plus Front View© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mercedes Benz CLA250 Sport Package Plus Front View Base Price: $32,500-$50,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: The CLA-Class enters its third year of production with a 750-unit "Edition: Orange" model for front- and all-wheel-drive CLA250s. A selective damping system and a Night package are new options, and the available ambient lighting now comes with what Mercedes calls a "welcome light show." Those who stick with the MB Tex upholstery in black and gray will now find a new contrast stitching color.

Avoid: Expecting to leave the dealership without at least a few thousand dollars' worth of options.

Sum Up: Swoopy styling in an entry-level luxury package.

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class/CLA45 AMG
Base Engine2.0L/208-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/355-hp/332-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy23-26/31-38 mpg
0-60 mph4.2-6.3 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value52%

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class/CLS63 S

2015 Mercedes Benz CLS400© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mercedes Benz CLS400 Base Price: $67,825-$108,725

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: The all-wheel-drive CLS550 4Matic now gets a nine-speed automatic like the rear-drive CLS550 model. The CLS400 was introduced last year, providing better fuel efficiency yet still possessing more than enough power—329 hp from a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter V-6—for most drivers. New safety tech added last year also makes the CLS an excellent daily driver, as it can now nearly drive itself down the freeway in stop-and-go traffic.

Driver's Choice: The CLS63 S if you want to scare your three passengers.

Sum Up: After BMW and Audi followed suit, there's no denying that coupelike sedans are here to stay.

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class/CLS63 S
Base Engine3.0L/329-hp/354-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
Opt Engine4.7L/402-hp/443-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8; 5.5L/577-hp/590-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission7A; 9A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-20/22-30 mpg
0-60 mph3.4-5.4 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value40%
* Estimated

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet

2014 Mercedes Benz E350 Cabriolet© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mercedes Benz E350 Cabriolet Base Price: $55,125-$69,625

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

UNCHANGED: The two-door E-Class line was simplified for 2015, resulting in just two engine choices: twin-turbo V-6 or V-8. Although the AMG touch is conspicuous in its absence on the two-door E-Class, it's fitting that the model skips the sedan's base gas-powered, 3.5-liter V-6. The convertible's top still goes down in just 20 seconds, and the Airscarf neck-level heater will make top-down motoring comfortable no matter the season.

Cool Fact: The E-Class Cabriolet is currently the only Benz convertible with a soft top.

Sum Up: A comfort-oriented Benz without the AMG touch.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet
Base Engine3.0L/329-hp/354-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
Opt Engine4.7L/402-hp/443-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-20/26-29 mpg
0-60 mph4.4-6.5 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value41%
* Estimated

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan/Wagon

15 Mercedes Benz E250 BlueTEC© Provided by MotorTrend 15 Mercedes Benz E250 BlueTEC Base Price: $53,575-$105,225

Body Type: Sedan, wagon

UNCHANGED: Surprise, surprise: E63 drivers tend to go for the more powerful S model; the non-S trim has been discontinued. If you couldn't care less about 0-60 mph times, the E250 BlueTec is efficient and luxurious. Although the AMG E63 S is an autobahn burner, the E400 has a "just right" balance of power, luxury, and economy. And for lead-footed wagon lovers with cash to spare, Mercedes-AMG keeps the flame alive with the special-order E63 S wagon.

Look For: The next-gen E-Class to debut before long.

Sum Up: There's an E-Class to fit your preferred mix of passengers, packages, and power.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan/Wagon
Base Engine2.1L/195-hp/369-lb-ft t-diesel I-4
Opt Engine3.5L/302-hp/273-lb-ft V-6; 3.5L V-6 + elec, 329 hp; 3.0L/329-hp/354-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6; 5.5L/577-hp/590-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15-28/21-42 mpg
0-60 mph3.4-7.5 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 4 stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value41%
* Estimated

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan/Coupe

2015 Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe Front Motion View On Road© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe Front Motion View On Road Base Price: $96,575-$234,975

Body Type: Sedan, coupe

MAJOR: The new S550 plug-in hybrid, the S550e, rolls out to California and a few other states with the same price as the rear-wheel-drive S550 model. The Driver Assistance package now throws in Speed Limit Assist on the sedan and coupe. The Bentley-challenging Mercedes-Maybach S600 is new for 2016. When the S-Class is equipped with the full active safety suite, the cars can very nearly drive themselves on the highway.

Look For: Inductive charging and self-parking on future S-Class plug-in hybrids.

Sum Up: The luxury sedan king is about to have his sovereignty challenged. How will he fare?

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan/Coupe
Base Engine4.7L/449-hp/516-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Opt Engine5.5L/577-hp/664-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8; 3.0L twin-turbo V-6 + elec, 436 hp; 6.0L/523-hp/612-lb-ft twin-turbo V-12; 6.0L/621-hp/738-lb-ft twin-turbo V-12
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13-17/20-26 mpg
0-60 mph3.7-5.1 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value38%
* Estimated

2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class/SL65

2014 Mercedes Benz SL550© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mercedes Benz SL550 Base Price: $85,975-$218,475

Body Type: Convertible

UNCHANGED: The SL550 now makes 449 horsepower instead of last year's pathetic 429 hp, and an SL550-based Mille Miglia 417 Special Edition commemorates the original SL that placed first in the 1955 Mille Miglia race. The 417 comes with Designo Night Black Magno matte paint, red front spoiler, a red trim strip on the rear spoiler, and red brake calipers. Inside, you'll find AMG Line seats and a Nappa leather steering wheel.

Cool Fact: Magic Sky Control lets you admit some sunlight without putting the top down.

Sum Up: With the AMG GT crowding the SL from above, this roadster is ready for a redesign.

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class/SL65
Base Engine3.0L/329-hp/354-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
Opt Engine4.7L/449-hp/516-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8; 5.5L/530-577-hp/590-664-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8; 6.0L/621-hp/738-lb-ft twin-turbo V-12
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-20/21-27 mpg
0-60 mph3.5-5.0 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value41%
* Estimated

2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class/SLK55

2014 Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG Base Price: $47,925-$73,525

Body Type: Convertible

MINOR: The SLK250 has been replaced by the more powerful SLK300 base model, which comes standard with a nine-speed automatic. All seven of you waiting for a manual-transmission Mercedes drop-top may want to consider looking for a 2015 SLK250 with a six-speed still on dealer lots. Also, a blind-spot monitoring system is now available outside the Driver Assistance package.

Look For: A redesigned model to update the styling and renew interest in the premium compact convertible segment.

Sum Up: The smallest—yet not quite forgotten—Mercedes convertible.

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class/SLK55
Base Engine2.0L/241-hp/273-lb-ft turbo I-4*
Opt Engine3.5L/302-hp/273-lb-ft V-6; 5.5L/415-hp/398-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission7A; 9A
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-23/28-34 mpg*
0-60 mph4.2-6.0 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value43%
* Estimated

2016 Mini Clubman

2016 Mini Clubman Cooper S Side View© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Mini Clubman Cooper S Side View Base Price: $26,000-$30,500*

Body Type: Hatchback

ALL-NEW: The Mini Clubman is bigger than ever before and now sports four real doors. A full 10.9 inches longer than the Hardtop 4-Door, the new Clubman will offer turbo I-3 and I-4 powertrains with an available eight-speed auto on the latter. The five-passenger Clubman retains split cargo “barn” doors and offers a head-up display, LED headlights, and a collision and pedestrian warning system that can apply the brakes.

Cool Fact: The Comfort Access option allows you to open the rear split doors without touching the car.

Sum Up: The Goldilocks of the four-door Mini lineup?

Mini Clubman
Base Engine1.5L/134-hp/162-lb-ft turbo I-3
Opt Engine2.0L/189-hp/207-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy22-28/30-39 mpg*
0-60 mph6.9-8.9 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Mini Hardtop/4-Door

2015 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Front View On Road© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Front View On Road Base Price: $23,000-$32,000*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: Mini's Sport package now includes dynamic dampers, and the automaker now pairs its auto-dimming exterior mirrors with auto-dimming interior ones. The window switches have been updated from chrome to piano black, and the Loaded package has been discontinued, leaving the Fully Loaded package. All three-cylinder variants are now categorized as a SULEV instead of last year's ULEV rating.

Avoid: Looking in these pages for Mini Coupe and Roadster listings—the small, fun-to-drive variants have been discontinued.

Sum Up: Still a great, quirky, fun hatchback if you can handle the rough ride.

Mini Hardtop/4-Door
Base Engine1.5L/134-hp/162-lb-ft turbo I-3
Opt Engine2.0L/189-228-hp/207-236-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy23-29/31-40 mpg*
0-60 mph5.9-7.4 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 4 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value51%
* Estimated

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2016 Mitsubishi i MiEV© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Mitsubishi i MiEV Base Price: $23,845

Body Type: Hatchback

MINOR: The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is now available with a navigation system featuring a 7-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth. A Level 3 DC quick charger can replenish the i-MiEV’s battery to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes; with a Level 2 charging system, though, it takes seven hours for the battery to reach a complete charge. On a single charge, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV can travel as far as 62 miles, and the electric motor’s instant torque makes it easy to zip around town.

Cool Fact: The i-MiEV is the least expensive EV sold in the U.S.

Sum up: For the budget-minded EV driver.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Base Motor66-hp/145-lb-ft electric
Opt MotorNone
DrivetrainRear-motor, RWD
Transmission1A
EPA Econ City/Hwy126/99 mpg-e
0-60 mph13.4 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA4 Stars

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer/Ralliart

Base Price: $18,500-$30,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: The Lancer Evolution variant has been discontinued. As Mitsubishi develops a next-generation Lancer compact sedan, expect all-wheel drive to remain standard in the SE and Ralliart variants and front-wheel drive for the base ES and GT trims. Without an Evo model, those looking for performance will likely still have the option of the Lancer Ralliart, which is equipped with a six-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox.

Cool Fact: In the European market, Mitsubishi sold the Lancer Evolution FQ-440, a 440-hp Evolution.

Sum Up: The undead in automotive form.

Mitsubishi Lancer/Ralliart
Base Engine2.0L/148-hp/145-lb-ft I-4*
Opt Engine2.4L/168-hp/167-lb-ft I-4; 2.0L/237-hp/253-lb-ft turbo I-4*
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission5M; CVT; 6-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-26/25-34 mpg
0-60 mph5.5-8.3 sec
Basic Warranty3-5 yrs/36,000-60,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 4 Stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value47%
* Estimated

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Base Price: $14,000*

Body Type: Sedan, hatchback

UNCHANGED: The Mirage continues to be one of the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid vehicles sold in the U.S., getting up to 44 mpg on the highway when equipped with the CVT. Although the Mirage is cheap to buy and available with features such as navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, it lacks refinement and isn’t fun to drive.

Look for: A sedan to join an updated sedan, complete with bright exterior colors, for the 2017 model year.

Sum Up: Efficiency comes in fun colors but is a bore behind the wheel.

Mitsubishi Mirage
Base Engine1.2L/74-hp/74-lb-ft I-3
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission5M; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy34-37/42-44 mpg
0-60 mph11.0-12.0 sec*
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 4 Stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value45%
* Estimated

2016 Nissan 370Z/370Z NISMO

2016 Nissan 370Z NISMO Front Three Quarter In Motion© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Nissan 370Z NISMO Front Three Quarter In Motion Base Price: $30,815-$48,925

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

MINOR: The 2016 370Z adds a new Deep Blue Pearl exterior color and a Bose audio system with active noise cancellation and active sound enhancement. Both coupe and convertible body styles continue to provide excellent performance and handling despite the car’s age. Touring, Sport Tech, and NISMO Tech models include a navigation system with a 7-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera.

Driver’s Choice: The 370Z NISMO adds more power, a stiffer suspension setup, a NISMO exhaust system, and Recaro seats.

Sum Up: Potent and powerful despite its age.

Nissan 370Z/370Z NISMO
Base Engine3.7L/332-hp/270-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.7L/350-hp/276-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-19/24-26 mpg
0-60 mph4.9 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%

2016 Nissan Altima

2015 Nissan Altima© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Nissan Altima Base Price: $23,500-$33,500*

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: We expect the refreshed Altima (2015 model pictured) to offer active safety technology that could help the midsize sedan upgrade its IIHS Top Safety Pick rating to TSP+, which requires a rating of Advanced or Superior for front crash prevention. To stay competitive in the fierce midsize segment, we would love to see revisions to the CVT, improved feel from the electric power steering, and an interior with touches inspired by the new-for-2015 Murano crossover.

Look For: More standard equipment to take the fight to the Camry.

Sum Up: A popular midsizer that appeals more to logic than emotion.

Nissan Altima
Base Engine2.5L/179-182-hp/177-180-lb-ft I-4*
Opt Engine3.5L/270-hp/251-lb-ft V-6*
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
TransmissionCVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy22-27/32-38 mpg*
0-60 mph5.8-7.7 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value46%
* Estimated

2016 Nissan GT-R/GT-R NISMO

2016 Nissan GT R Nismo Front Three Quarter 02© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Nissan GT R Nismo Front Three Quarter 02 Base Price: $103,365-$151,585

Body Type: Coupe

MINOR: The GT-R comes with new 20-inch wheels in non-NISMO models. A 45th Anniversary Gold Edition joins the lineup and comes only in an exclusive gold exterior with a gold-tone VIN plate and a commemorative plaque on the center console. Only 30 Gold Edition GT-Rs will be coming to the U.S. The range-topping 600-hp NISMO model continues unchanged in its second year.

Driver’s Choice: The GT-R NISMO remains the highest-performing member of the GT-R lineup and is a potent challenger to much more expensive supercars.

Sum Up: Despite its age, Godzilla continues its rampage.

Nissan GT-R/GT-R NISMO
Base Engine3.8L/545-hp/463-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
Opt Engine3.8L/600-hp/481-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD
Transmission6-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy16/22 mpg
0-60 mph2.7-2.9 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value51%

2016 Nissan Leaf

2015 Nissan Leaf© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Nissan Leaf Base Price: $30,000-$36,000*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: With a new Leaf coming in the next few years, the 2016 model will have to bridge the gap while remaining competitive. We expect Nissan to take advantage of advances in battery technology to increase the range while also leaving room for the next Leaf to improve. With a greater range—or perhaps multiple available battery sizes like in the Tesla Model S—the Leaf should continue its reign as the best-selling mainstream EV.

Look For: The next-generation Leaf to arrive in 2017 or 2018.

Sum Up: A solid package if you don’t mind the styling and don’t have $80,000 for an EV.

Nissan Leaf
Base Motor107-hp/187-lb-ft electric
Opt MotorNone
DrivetrainFront motor, FWD
Transmission1A
EPA Econ City/Hwy126/101 mpg-e
0-60 mph9.6 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 4 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value28%

2016 Nissan Maxima

© Provided by MotorTrendBase Price: $33,235-$40,685

Body Type: Sedan

ALL-NEW: The Nissan Maxima returns with a bold and polarizing exterior and performance to back up its reputation as being among the sportier four-doors in its class. There’s plenty of standard equipment even in the base S trim, including an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, and a 7-inch TFT screen between the instrument cluster gauges.

Driver’s Choice: The SR trim adds a performance chassis damper, a larger front anti-roll bar, and a more aggressive suspension setup.

Sum Up: Aggressively styled to prevent it from blending in with boring cars.

Nissan Maxima
Base Engine3.5L/300-hp/261-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
TransmissionCVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy22/30 mpg
0-60 mph5.8 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles

2016 Nissan Sentra

2015 Nissan Sentra© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Nissan Sentra Base Price: $17,500-$21,500*

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: The compact Nissan Sentra is due for a refresh for the 2016 model year (2015 model pictured), and the face-lift will bring the sedan in line with the new Murano and Maxima. Keeping in mind the Sentra NISMO concept, we’d love to see a NISMO or SE-R model on the refreshed Sentra. Currently, the Sentra is powered by a 130-horsepower, 1.8-liter inline-four that’s good for up to 40 mpg on the highway in FE+ form.

Best Buy: The SR maximizes the Sentra’s curb appeal with special 17-inch wheels and unique front and rear fascias.

Sum Up: The compact that’s ready to steal more buyers from Corolla and Civic.

Nissan Sentra
Base Engine1.8L/130-hp/128-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy27-30/36-40 mpg
0-60 mph9.6 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 4 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value51%
* Estimated

2016 Nissan Versa/Versa Note

2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Front Side View Studio© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Front Side View Studio Base Price: $13,000-$19,500*

Body Type: Sedan, hatchback

UNCHANGED: After the sedan received exterior updates last year, we expect no major changes for 2016. Once you’ve accepted that neither Versa is particularly interesting to drive, you can appreciate the hatch’s SR trim, which provides a more aggressive exterior and a body-color spoiler. A Versa SR sedan could be a worthwhile addition for budget-minded customers who would still like a bit of curb appeal.

Best Buy: The Versa Note is roomy for the segment, making it a strong choice as a cheap people-mover.

Sum Up: This roomy subcompact is best when options are minimal and the price is low.

Nissan Versa/Versa Note
Base Engine1.6L/109-hp/107-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission5M; 4A; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy26-31/35-40 mpg
0-60 mph9.0-10.4 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 4 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value54%
* Estimated

2016 Porsche 911/Turbo S

2016 Porsche 911 Front Three Quarter Group© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Porsche 911 Front Three Quarter Group Base Price: $85,295-$195,595

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

MINOR: The 911 Carrera lineup gains another model as Porsche introduces the latest GT3 RS. The new car will sport a 500-horsepower, 4.0-liter flat-six, the ubiquitous PDK, and aerodynamic elements that increase downforce. It will weigh 22 pounds less than the GT3 and has a no-cost option of deleting the air-conditioning and radio to further reduce weight.

Cool Fact: Pull back both paddles at the same time to put the seven-speed PDK in neutral. This paddle-neutral feature can be used to execute glorious burnouts.

Sum Up: With 25 different flavors, it's not hard to find the right 911.

Porsche 911/Turbo S
Base Engine3.4L/350-hp/287-lb-ft flat-6
Opt Engine3.8L/400-475-hp/324-325-lb-ft flat-6; 3.8L/520-560-hp/487-516-lb-ft twin-turbo flat-6; 4.0L/500-hp/338-lb-ft flat-6
DrivetrainRear engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission7M; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-20/20-28 mpg
0-60 mph2.6-4.5 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value51%
* Estimated

2016 Porsche Boxster/Spyder

2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder Front Three Quarter In Motion 01© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder Front Three Quarter In Motion 01 Base Price: $53,095-$83,095

Body Type: Convertible

MINOR: With a replacement Boxster to debut before long, the new range-topping Boxster Spyder seems like a standing ovation for the current-generation mid-engine convertible: a 375-horsepower, 3.8-liter flat-six from the Carrera S, a six-speed manual, front/rear fascias reminiscent of the Cayman GT4, and Carrera brakes. This all comes together to form the most powerful and most dynamic Boxster ever produced.

Look For: Two new turbocharged flat-four engines to debut in the next-generation Boxster and Cayman.

Sum Up: The Boxster Spyder is the hot-rod Boxster you've been asking for.

Porsche Boxster/Spyder
Base Engine2.7L/265-hp/207-lb-ft flat-6
Opt Engine3.4L/315-330-hp/266-273-lb-ft flat-6; 3.8L/375-hp/309-lb-ft flat-6
DrivetrainMid-engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-22/24-32 mpg
0-60 mph3.8-5.6 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%
* Estimated

2016 Porsche Cayman/GT4

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Base Price: $53,595-$85,595

Body Type: Coupe

MINOR: The GT4 is quantifiable proof that Porsche is no longer holding back the mid-engine coupe to protect the 911. With a 385-horsepower, 3.8-liter flat-six, 911 GT3-sourced suspension bits and tires, and adjustable aero that produces 220 pounds of downforce at speed, the GT4 is a serious track machine. With flat-four engines destined for the next-gen Cayman/Boxster, the GT4 is looking like quite the sendoff.

Driver’s Choice: If track days are on your radar, then the Porsche Cayman GT4 should be, too.

Sum Up: The exceptionally balanced Cayman finally gets the power we’ve been asking for.

Porsche Cayman/GT4
Base Engine2.7L/275-hp/213-lb-ft flat-6
Opt Engine3.4L/325-340-hp/272-280-lb-ft flat-6; 3.8L/385-hp/309-lb-ft flat-6
DrivetrainMid-engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-22/23-32 mpg
0-60 mph3.8-5.6 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value50%
* Estimated

2016 Porsche Panamera/S E-Hybrid/Turbo S

2015 Porsche Panamera© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Porsche Panamera Base Price: $79,095-$201,495

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: With next-gen Panamera prototypes getting spied, the writing is on the wall: The current Panamera is on the way out. A well-equipped special edition called the Panamera Edition includes $6,000 of equipment standard for $1,900 more than the base Panamera. With a price range of less than $100,000 to a little more than $200,000 for a long-wheelbase model with a 570-hp engine, the Panamera range is expansive.

Look For: A new Panamera to debut with a less dramatically styled rear end and new headlights.

Sum Up: Porsche’s four-door sports car has plenty of room for junk in the trunk.

Porsche Panamera/S E-Hybrid/Turbo S
Base Engine3.6L/310-hp/295-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.0L s’chg’d V-6 + elec, 416 hp; 3.0L/420-hp/384-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6; 4.8L/420-440-hp/384-lb-ft V-8; 4.8L/520-570-hp/516-590-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission7-sp twin-cl auto; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15-18/24-28 mpg*, 50 mpg-e comb
0-60 mph3.5-5.2 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value46%
* Estimated

2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn/Wraith

2014 Rolls Royce Wraith Front Three Quarter View In Motion 2© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith Front Three Quarter View In Motion 2 Base Price: $308,550-$340,000*

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

MAJOR: The Rolls-Royce Dawn drop-top will make its debut in 2016 and occupy a lower price bracket than the Phantom Drophead Coupe. The Dawn should be relatively quick, considering it’s mechanically related to the Wraith and will likely get that car’s twin-turbo V-12. For the Wraith, front massaging seats and adaptive headlights will now be standard.

Cool Fact: Wraith customers can commission an umbrella to match the car. In addition to selecting a main and secondary color for the umbrella, the handle is now customizable, as well.

Sum Up: It’s a new Dawn at Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce Dawn/Wraith
Base Engine6.6L/624-hp/590-lb-ft twin-turbo V-12
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13/21 mpg
0-60 mph4.1 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/unlimited miles

2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost

2015 Rolls Royce Ghost Series II© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Rolls Royce Ghost Series II Base Price: $293,000-$325,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: After a rousing round of updates last year, the Ghost might see some smaller trim and material updates this year. We expect a few materials to change similar to the Wraith and for the color of the $1,300 umbrellas to become even more customizable. If you prefer to be driven but don’t want a Phantom, the long wheelbase is a must for the extra 6.7 inches of legroom.

Cool Fact: The eight-speed automatic uses GPS to time downshifts so your Rolls-Royce is always in the best gear for the road ahead.

Sum Up: A certified head-turner, especially in the brighter color combinations.

Rolls-Royce Ghost
Base Engine6.6L/563-hp/575-lb-ft twin-turbo V-12
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13/21 mpg
0-60 mph4.4 sec
Basic Warranty4 years/unlimited miles

2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom

2015 Rolls Royce Phantom© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Rolls Royce Phantom Base Price: $413,000-$486,000*

Body Type: Sedan

UNCHANGED: The biggest Rolls-Royce sees few major changes this year, but the Phantom introduces the Limelight Collection, the latest Bespoke Phantom sedan that offers rear door panniers and enhanced rear seating with adjustable rear head-, calf-, and footrests. The his-and-hers rear door panniers offer a range of spaces for all the extras you could want, from cufflinks and tie pins to concealed fragrance holders.

Cool Fact: The extended-wheelbase Phantom Sedan boasts 53.1 inches of rear legroom.

Sum Up: The patriarch of the Rolls-Royce line helps us understand true excess.

Rolls-Royce Phantom
Base Engine6.7L/453-hp/531-lb-ft V-12
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy11/19 mpg
0-60 mph5.5-6.0 sec*
Basic Warranty4 years/unlimited miles
* Estimated

2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe/Drophead Coupe

2014 rolls royce phantom drophead coupe© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 rolls royce phantom drophead coupe Base Price: $445,000-$486,000*

Body Type: Coupe, convertible

UNCHANGED: The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead will no longer be the only way to get your drop-top fix once the smaller Dawn arrives, reviving a nameplate Rolls first used in 1949. For now, however, the stately Drophead keeps on with a non-turbo V-12 that provides plenty of power (453 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque) but prefers a purposeful driving style. The Coupe's starlight headliner uses 1,600 fiber-optic lights to simulate a night sky.

Cool Fact: Rolls can match the paint color of any object an owner has in mind.

Sum Up: Drive the Drophead Coupe along the shore, and you might just think you're on a yacht.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe/Drophead Coupe
Base Engine6.7L/453-hp/531-lb-ft V-12
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy11/19 mpg
0-60 mph5.7-6.0 sec*
Basic Warranty4 years/unlimited miles
* Estimated

2016 Scion FR-S

2016 Scion FR S Front Three Quarter 02© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Scion FR S Front Three Quarter 02 Base Price: $26,075

Body Type: Coupe

UNCHANGED: In addition to two new exterior colors, the Scion FR-S now comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen with voice command and a rearview camera. Scion will continue to offer dealer-installed goodies including navigation, lowering springs, performance exhausts and air intakes, anti-roll bars, a rear spoiler, and foglights. Expect another special-edition model before the end of 2016.

Driver’s Choice: A manual-equipped FR-S is the purist’s choice for maximum fun in a small rear-drive package.

Sum Up: Pure, tossable driving enjoyment.

Scion FR-S
Base Engine2.0L/200-hp/151-lb-ft flat-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy22-25/30-34 mpg
0-60 mph6.2-7.7 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value51%

2016 Scion iA

2016 Scion Ia Side Profile In Motion 03© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Scion Ia Side Profile In Motion 03 Base Price: $17,000*

Body Type: Sedan

ALL-NEW: Essentially a rebadged Mazda2 sedan with a different front fascia, the Scion iA promises to be a fun-to-drive subcompact that’s affordable and frugal on gas. The generous amount of standard features include a 7-inch touchscreen, a low-speed front collision avoidance system, two USB ports, voice command, a rearview camera, and hands-free keyless entry/start.

Look For: An array of dealer-installed accessories will be available, so owners can personalize their cars to their liking.

Sum Up: Toyota looks to Mazda for a stylish and competitive subcompact entry.

Scion iA
Base Engine1.5L/106-hp/103-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy31-33/41-42 mpg
0-60 mph9.0-9.5 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Scion iM

2016 Scion Im Front Three Quarter In Motion 10© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Scion Im Front Three Quarter In Motion 10 Base Price: $20,500*

Body Type: Hatchback

ALL-NEW: Scion promises the 2016 iM will bring class-above features to the compact class. Standard features include a 4.2-inch TFT cluster display, power-folding side mirrors, a Pioneer audio system, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, and 17-inch alloy wheels. A slew of dealer-installed accessories, including a navigation upgrade and TRD performance parts such as lowering springs and anti-roll bars, will be available for the iM.

Cool Fact: The 2016 iM’s 137-hp inline-four and CVT are shared with the Toyota Corolla Eco.

Sum Up: The European-market Toyota Auris has finally landed on North American shores.

Scion iM
Base Engine1.8L/137-hp/126-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy27-30/36-37 mpg*
0-60 mph9.0-9.3 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Scion tC

2016 Scion tC© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Scion tC Base Price: $20,000*

Body Type: Hatchback

MINOR: Most updates can be found inside the cabin, where a CD player makes way for a larger, higher-resolution 7-inch touchscreen and an updated Gracenote database. Silver interior door handles are also new. Models without navigation now come with iTunes tagging and a decontented version of Aha Internet radio. The dealer-installed navigation upgrade now includes a new map interface.

Cool Fact: The tC's rear seats can recline slightly, and the hatchback has plenty of room for gear and shopping sprees at Costco or Ikea.

Sum Up: One of the last affordable compact coupes.

Scion tC
Base Engine2.5L/179-hp/172-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy23/31 mpg
0-60 mph6.9-7.6 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value54%
* Estimated

2016 Smart Fortwo

2016 Smart ForTwo© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Smart ForTwo Base Price: $14,500*

Body Type: Hatchback

ALL-NEW: Slightly larger but still tiny, the new Smart Fortwo gains a more powerful 89-horsepower, turbocharged inline-three and a six-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission. (A five-speed manual will be available, as well.) A newly developed safety cell ensures that safety remains a priority, and a new chassis featuring a wider track improves stability and maneuverability. Expect the return of a fully electric model before long.

Cool Fact: Like with Minis, buyers can opt for contrasting exterior colors in their Smart Fortwo.

Sum Up: A quirky, fun-size urban runabout that fits in your front pocket.

Smart Fortwo
Base Engine0.9L/89-hp/100-lb-ft turbo I-3
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainRear engine, RWD
Transmission5M; 6-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/HwyNot yet rated
0-60 mph10.0 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value46%
* Estimated

2016 Subaru BRZ

2015 Subaru BRZ Blue Series© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Subaru BRZ Blue Series Base Price: $26,500-$31,000*

Body Type: Coupe

MINOR: In the next couple model years, a BRZ tuned by STI will make its way to our shores. That’s the good news. The bad news (for some) is that it will feature handling improvements only and not the forced induction many had hoped for. However, the Japanese-spec BRZ tS model we drove felt far more planted and was easily the best-handling BRZ we’d ever experienced.

Best Buy: Another car if you’re more interested in insane power levels than you are the BRZ’s rear-drive handling precision and 200 hp.

Sum Up: We finally get an STI-style BRZ but without extra power. It won’t make everyone happy.

Subaru BRZ
Base Engine2.0L/200-hp/151-lb-ft flat-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD
Transmission6M; 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy22-25/30-34 mpg
0-60 mph6.3-7.7 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value52%

2016 Subaru Impreza/WRX STI

2016 Subaru WRX Front Three Quarter© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Subaru WRX Front Three Quarter Base Price: $19,500*-$35,490

Body Type: Sedan, hatchback

MINOR: The high-performance WRX and WRX STI variants now get the superb EyeSight suite of driver-assistance technology. The EyeSight systems enabled the Impreza to ace the IIHS front crash prevention test and avoid a collision altogether in the low- and high-speed tests. The CVT in the WRX isn’t half-bad, either, and will likely get lots more sporty compact buyers into the peppy sedan than would the manual-transmission model alone.

Avoid: The WRX STI if you want to fly under the radar—or get it and ditch the wing.

Sum Up: Impressive, though the lack of an STI hatchback still leaves us wanting.

Subaru Impreza/WRX STI
Base Engine2.0L/148-hp/145-lb-ft flat-4
Opt Engine2.0L/268-hp/258-lb-ft turbo flat-4; 2.5L/305-hp/290-lb-ft turbo flat-4
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD
Transmission5M; 6M; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-28/23-37 mpg
0-60 mph4.6-9.9 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value57%

2016 Subaru Legacy

2015 Subaru Legacy© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Subaru Legacy Base Price: $22,540-$30,740

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: After a major redesign last year, the Legacy offers a few new features for 2016. The steering has been retuned, and EyeSight, Subaru’s suite of active safety technology, adds lane keeping assistance. All Legacy models will now feature the latest Starlink infotainment system, and Safety Plus and Security Plus become available and provide a suite of connectivity features.

Cool Fact: EyeSight was one of only a handful of active safety systems to completely stop a vehicle in IIHS front crash prevention testing.

Sum Up: It’s not all that exciting to look at, but it sure is safe.

Subaru Legacy
Base Engine2.5L/175-hp/174-lb-ft flat-4
Opt Engine3.6L/256-hp/247-lb-ft flat-6
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD
TransmissionCVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy20-26/29-36 mpg
0-60 mph7.0-9.2 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value56%

2016 Tesla Model S/P85D

© Provided by MotorTrendBase Price: $76,200-$106,200

Body Type: Hatchback

MAJOR: The ever-changing Tesla Model S saw a few big changes this year, and dual motors played a big role. The P85D debuted and brought with it a new era of performance—a 3.2-second Motor Trend-tested 0-60 mph time. At the entry level, the 70D was introduced. It adds a second motor for AWD and comes with a 70-kW-hr battery. The EPA-rated driving range goes from 240 miles on the 70D to 270 miles on the 85D.

Cool Fact: Tesla’s Powerwall home battery is essentially a Model S, just without all the car bits.

Sum Up: The Model S expands its domination beyond the EVs and into the high-performance four-door arena.

Tesla Model S/P85D
Base Motor329-hp dual electric
Opt Motor362-hp electric; 422-hp dual electric; 691-hp dual electric
DrivetrainRWD/AWD
Transmission1A
EPA Econ City/Hwy89-101/98-106 mpg-e
0-60 mph3.2-5.5 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyNHTSA: 5 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value41%
* Estimated

2016 Toyota Avalon

2016 Toyota Avalon Touring Front Side View© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Toyota Avalon Touring Front Side View Base Price: $33,500-$38,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: Some light exterior and interior revisions keep the Toyota Avalon competitive in its segment. Two new suspension setups, one tuned for comfort and the other for better driving dynamics, will be offered to help the Avalon appeal to a broader range of buyers. New features include a wireless cellphone charging system, a revised Entune infotainment system, adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision safety system, and lane departure warning.

Cool Fact: The Avalon shares its platform and powertrains with the Lexus ES.

Sum Up: A car that appeals to driving enthusiasts and hypermilers alike.

Toyota Avalon
Base Engine3.5L/268-hp/248-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine2.5L I-4 + elec, 200 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6A; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy21-40/31-39 mpg
0-60 mph 6.2-7.4 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%

2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition Base Price: $24,000-$31,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: After a major overhaul for the 2015 model year, the Toyota Camry returns with a standard 7-inch TFT display on the LE trim, which now also offers 16-inch alloys. The new Special Edition model features 18-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, Qi wireless cellphone charging, interior blue contrast stitching, hands-free keyless entry/start, exterior badging, and the optional Entune infotainment system with navigation and app suite.

Cool Fact: The Camry V-6 is one of the quickest midsize family sedans from 0 to 60 mph.

Sum Up: Bolder in looks but not in terms of driving dynamics.

Toyota Camry
Base Engine2.5L/178-hp/170-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine3.5L/268-hp/248-lb-ft V-6; 2.5L I-4 + elec, 200 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6A; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy21-43/31-39 mpg
0-60 mph6.1-8.1 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value53%

2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition Base Price: $18,000-$21,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: The new Special Edition model comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, hands-free keyless entry/start, black upholstery with red contrast stitching, and Special Edition floormats and exterior badges. The Entune infotainment system with navigation and app suite and a power moonroof are optional. An updated version of Toyota’s Entune infotainment system is available on LE, LE Eco, and S models. All variants now come standard with hill start assist. Avoid The base L model, as the optional automatic transmission is a four-speed, not the CVT.

Sum Up: Uninspiring yet spacious in a polarizing exterior design.

Toyota Corolla
Base Engine1.8L/132-hp/128-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.8L/140-hp/126-lb-ft I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission6M; 4A; CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy27-30/36-42 mpg
0-60 mph7.8-10.2 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value53%

2016 Toyota Mirai

2016 Toyota Mirai© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Toyota Mirai Base Price: $58,325

Body Type: Sedan

ALL-NEW: Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, complete with its quirky exterior styling and angry-looking front fascia, will go on sale later this year (in California only). A carbon-fiber storage tank holds the hydrogen used to power the 151-horsepower electric motor via the fuel cell. The Mirai is built on an extended Prius V platform, uses an electric motor lifted from the Lexus RX 450h, and borrows the Camry Hybrid's traction battery.

Cool Fact: The Mirai takes about five minutes to refuel and has an overall driving range of up to 300 miles.

Sum Up: Cementing Toyota's leadership in alternative fuel vehicles.

Toyota Mirai
Base Motor151-hp/247-lb-ft electric
Opt MotorNone
DrivetrainFront motor, FWD
Transmission1A
EPA Econ City/HwyNot Yet Rated
0-60 mph9.0 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
* Estimated

2016 Toyota Prius

2015 Toyota Prius Front Three Quarter In Motion 01© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Toyota Prius Front Three Quarter In Motion 01 Base Price: $25,500*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: Production for the Prius PHEV ended in June 2015. The non-PHEV Prius will continue on until the delayed next-generation Prius makes its debut. The outgoing Prius (pictured) remains one of the most efficient cars available today, but it isn’t entertaining to drive. A lighter platform and a more compact hybrid system are rumored to be on the way, bringing with them slightly improved acceleration and mileage as much as 10 percent better.

Look For: An all-new Prius with a new powertrain and even better fuel economy before long.

Sum Up: The automotive poster child of the green movement.

Toyota Prius
Base Engine1.8L I-4 + elec, 134 hp
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
TransmissionCVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy51/48
0-60 mph9.5 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 4 stars; IIHS TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value51%

2016 Toyota Prius C

2015 Toyota Prius C© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Toyota Prius C Base Price: $21,000*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: After receiving some minor exterior design revisions, the smallest member of the Prius family is expected to carry over unchanged. The Prius C is the most affordable hybrid sold in the U.S. and the most fuel-efficient subcompact, too. Toyota offers a variety of bright exterior colors for the Prius C, including lime green, orange, light blue, yellow, red, and electric blue. Every model comes standard with LED low- and high-beams.

Best Buy: A mid-level Prius C for around-town use and grocery runs.

Sum Up: The urban warrior’s hybrid runabout.

Toyota Prius C
Base Engine1.5L I-4 + elec, 99 hp
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
TransmissionCVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy53/46 mpg
0-60 mph10.2 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 4 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value53%

2016 Toyota Prius V

2015 Toyota Prius V© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Toyota Prius V Base Price: $28,000*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: The Toyota Prius V received minor exterior design tweaks for 2015, and it now carries over unchanged for the 2016 model year. Essentially a tall wagon, the Prius V is versatile with a whopping 67.3 cubic feet of maximum volume when the rear seats are folded. The Prius V’s practicality and versatility makes it a good alternative to crossovers, especially for families that value fuel efficiency.

Cool Fact: Outside of North America, the Prius V is available with seating for up to seven passengers.

Sum Up: The Prius for growing families.

Toyota Prius V
Base Engine1.8L I-4 + elec, 134 hp
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
TransmissionCVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy44/40 mpg
0-60 mph10.1 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value52%

2016 Toyota Yaris

2015 Toyota Yaris SE Front Three Quarter View In Motion 3© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Toyota Yaris SE Front Three Quarter View In Motion 3 Base Price: $16,000-$18,500*

Body Type: Hatchback

UNCHANGED: Aside from two new two-tone exterior color options, the entry-level Yaris is a carryover from 2015. Toyota offered navigation in the Yaris for the first time last year, and the feature remains available as a port- or dealer-installed option. The sporty SE trim comes with a sport-tuned front suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a black front grille. Although a sedan was once offered, the Yaris is only available as a hatchback for 2016.

Look For: An all-new Yaris soon with help from Mazda.

Sum Up: It’s still just a car.

Toyota Yaris
Base Engine1.5L/106-hp/103-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission5M; 4A
EPA Econ City/Hwy30/36-37 mpg
0-60 mph8.7-10.3 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 4 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value54%

2016 Volkswagen Beetle/2.0T R-Line

2016 Volkswagen Beetle© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Base Price: $22,500-$32,000*

Body Type: Hatchback, convertible

UNCHANGED: Aside from the addition of USB ports, an updated infotainment system, and a new trim-naming strategy, the iconic Beetle carries over unchanged. The lineup includes the fuel-efficient Beetle TDI, which includes the only convertible with a diesel engine available in the U.S. R-Line models use a detuned version of the Golf GTI’s engine, and they come standard with a sport-tuned suspension, front sport seats, and 18- or 19-inch wheels.

Look For: At least one new special edition to keep the Beetle range interesting.

Sum Up: A quirkier, funkier Golf that’s also available as a drop-top.

Volkswagen Beetle/2.0T R-Line
Base Engine1.8L/170-hp/184-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/210-hp/207-lb-ft turbo I-4; 2.0L/150-hp/236-lb-ft t-diesel I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission5M; 6A; 6M; 6-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy23-31/29-41 mpg
0-60 mph6.3-7.8 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety 5 stars
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value46%

2016 Volkswagen CC

2016 Volkswagen CC© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Volkswagen CC Base Price: $33,000-$42,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: A new 2.0-liter base model should lower the CC’s entry-level price. For 2016, 2.0T Sport and R-Line models add hands-free keyless entry/start and post-collision braking as standard, and the R-Line Executive model gets 18-inch wheels and leather seats. All-wheel-drive V-6 models get adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and post-collision braking, and all models now have USB ports and an updated infotainment system.

Look For: An all-new CC featuring design language borrowed from the Sport Coupe Concept GTE.

Sum Up: The four-door coupe for the masses.

Volkswagen CC
Base Engine2.0L/200-hp/207-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine3.6L/280-hp/265-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6M; 6A; 6-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-22/25-32 mpg
0-60 mph5.5-6.7 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value42%
* Estimated

2016 Volkswagen Golf/R/SportWagen/e-Golf

2016 Volkswagen Golf© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Volkswagen Golf Base Price: $19,500-$43,000*

Body Type: Hatchback, wagon

MINOR: VW has added USB ports to the Golf, and a new infotainment system integrates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A rearview camera is added to the Golf S, the Golf R gains an available six-speed manual, and the e-Golf adds a new SE model. Newly available tech includes autonomous emergency braking, a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane keep assist.

Look For: An AWD Golf SportWagen featuring more ground clearance and body cladding, called the Alltrack, in 2016.

Sum Up: A full barrage on the compact car segment.

Volkswagen Golf/R/SportWagen/e-Golf
Base Engine1.8L/170-hp/184-199-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/150-hp/236-lb-ft t-diesel I-4; 2.0L/210-220-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4; 2.0L/292-hp/280-lb-ft turbo I-4; 115-hp/199-lb-ft electric
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission5M; 6M; 6A; 6-sp twin-cl auto; 1A
EPA Econ City/Hwy23-31/30-45 mpg*; 126/105 mpg-e
0-60 mph4.5-9.1 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value53%
* Estimated

2016 Volkswagen Jetta/GLI/Hybrid

2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Base Price: $18,000-$32,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: The 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter I-4 is finally gone from the Jetta lineup. It’s replaced on the car’s bottom trims by a 150-horsepower, 1.4-liter, turbo I-4 with 184 lb-ft and an estimated 40 mpg on the highway. The sporty GLI gets updated front and rear bumper designs, and all models get USB ports. A new Driver Assistance package adds an auto-emergency brake system and adaptive cruise control.

Cool Fact: In 2012, Motor Trend set a hybrid land-speed record with a 186.3-mph average speed in a modified Jetta Hybrid.

Sum Up: Affordable German engineering that offers something for everyone.

Volkswagen Jetta/GLI/Hybrid
Base Engine1.4L/150-hp/184-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine1.8L/170-hp/184-lb-ft turbo I-4; 2.0L/150-hp/236-lb-ft t-diesel I-4; 2.0L/210-hp/207-lb-ft turbo I-4; 1.4L turbo I-4 + elec, 170 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission5M; 6A; 6M; 6-sp twin-cl auto; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy23-42/32-48 mpg*
0-60 mph6.0-8.0 sec*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value51%
* Estimated

2016 Volkswagen Passat

2015 Volkswagen Passat© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen Passat Base Price: $22,000-$37,000*

Body Type: Sedan

MAJOR: The Passat returns for 2016 with updated sheetmetal, new wheel styles, and revised front and rear bumper designs (2015 model pictured). The interior has been improved, too, now featuring USB ports and a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Newly available active safety tech could help the sedan, our 2012 Car of the Year, earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating.

Cool Fact: Passats sold in North America are assembled in Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant.

Sum Up: The German engineered, American assembled midsize family sedan.

Volkswagen Passat
Base Engine1.8L/170-hp/184-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/150-hp/236-lb-ft t-diesel I-4; 3.6L/280-hp/258-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission5M; 6M; 6A; 6-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy20-30/28-44 mpg
0-60 mph5.7-9.0 sec
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety 5 stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value42%

2016 Volvo S60/V60

2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country Base Price: $34,890-$62,000*

Body Type: Sedan, wagon

MAJOR: Two new variants of the S60 have been added: the Cross Country and the built-in-China, long-wheelbase Inscription model. Cross Country models come standard with a raised suspension, and the Inscription gains 2.9 inches of additional rear legroom, 18-inch alloy wheels, and walnut wood and metal accents. Base V60 models gain newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels, and the V60 R-Design now has standard 19-inch wheels.

Driver’s Choice: The Polestar models, provided you can get one before the allotment runs out.

Sum Up: The Swedish-style sports sedan and wagon.

Volvo S60/V60
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.5L/250-hp/266-lb-ft turbo I-5; 2.0L/302-hp/295-lb-ft s’chg’d and turbo I-4; 3.0L/325-345-hp/354-369-lb-ft turbo I-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission6A; 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-26/27-38 mpg
0-60 mph4.7-6.3 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety NHTSA: 5 stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value43%
* Estimated

2016 Volvo S80

2015 Volvo S80© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volvo S80 Base Price: $44,390

Body Type: Sedan

MINOR: The 300-horsepower, turbo I-6 has been discontinued, leaving the 240-hp, 2.0-liter, turbo I-4 as the only powertrain. As a result of the discontinuation of the turbo-six, all-wheel drive is no longer available in the S80 range. Navigation, City Safety, dual-zone climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, and heated front seats are standard on all S80 models.

Look For: A successor, called the S90, with the full range of Drive-E powertrains sometime in the next couple years.

Sum up: Alive and kicking.

Volvo S80
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD
Transmission8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy25/37 mpg
0-60 mph 7.3 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value41%
* Estimated



Automakers in the 2016 New Car Buyer's Guide
AcuraChryslerKiaMitsubishi
Alfa RomeoDodgeLamborghiniNissan
Aston MartinFerrariLexusPorsche
AudiFiatLincolnRolls-Royce
BentleyFordMaseratiScion
BMWHondaMazdaSmart
BuickHyundaiMcLarenSubaru
CadillacInfinitiMercedes-BenzTesla
ChevroletJaguarMiniToyota
VolkswagenVolvo

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