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Toyota Tundra / Honda Odyssey Toyota Tundra / Honda Odyssey

Toyota has made its mark and distinguished itself in the truck market is by applying Toyota’s expertise in vehicle reliability to pickup trucks.

Honda’s confidence is well placed as the Odyssey routinely wins minivan comparison tests and customer preference awards.

Mini Cooper – Chevrolet Impala Mini Cooper – Chevrolet Impala

This Nissan’sAround View Monitor has cameras on all four sides of the car and gives you a 360- degree view of your space.

The GM Sierra Pickupsits much lower yet retains truck level ground clearance and the wheels have abundant vertical travel in the wheel wells.

NISSAN VERSA NOTE & GMC SIERRA PICKUP NISSAN VERSA NOTE & GMC SIERRA PICKUP

This Nissan’sAround View Monitor has cameras on all four sides of the car and gives you a 360- degree view of your space.

The GM Sierra Pickupsits much lower yet retains truck level ground clearance and the wheels have abundant vertical travel in the wheel wells.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT & Ford C-MAX Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT & Ford C-MAX

The Grand Cherokee from Jeep is the flagship of the brand.

Though sold as a Ford C-Max here, in other markets it’s known as the Kuga.

Infiniti JX35 – 3 Million Mile Volvo: 1966 P1800 Infiniti JX35 – 3 Million Mile Volvo: 1966 P1800

The styling of the Infiniti JX 35does a good job of de-emphasizing the inherently boxy SUV-like lines of vehicles in this class.

Irv Gordon’s, 3 million mile cherry red 1966 P1800 Volvo.

AUDI A8 • ACURA RLX AUDI A8 • ACURA RLX

Though Audi exteriors are very stylish, their interiors and their driving dynamics are what sets them apart.

In keeping with the Acura tradition of form-follows-function, it is a wonderfully useful appliance that is also very satisfying to drive and elegant to spend time in.

Toyota RAV 4 – Mazda 6 Toyota RAV 4 – Mazda 6

Being one of the originators of the compact SUV market, the Toyota RAV4 has proved to be a reliable companion over the years.

The Mazda 6 model is not just a refresh of the previous generation. Rather, it’s something truly different. The fact that it won first place honors in midsize sedan comparison tests in both Motor Trend and Car and Driver speaks volumes.

Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio TDI • LEXUS LS 460 Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio TDI •  LEXUS LS 460

Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio TDI • LEXUS LS 460

BUICK ENCORE • DODGE GRAND CARAVAN CREW BUICK ENCORE • DODGE GRAND CARAVAN CREW

BUICK ENCORE
Starting Price: About $24,000
In order to fully leverage the maximum benefit from expensive automotive engineering, manufacturers are now making world cars and multiple variants of a given design platform. European manufacturers have done this …

NISSAN PATHFINDER • KIA RIO NISSAN PATHFINDER  •  KIA RIO

By Kelly Foss; MyCarData.com
NISSAN PATHFINDER
Starting price: about $28,600
Historically, the Pathfinder has been a midsize SUV that has gone through several iterations. In the past it’s been a soft city vehicle. The last model was a …

Scion FR-S • GMC Terrain X Scion FR-S • GMC Terrain X

According to Scion, the FR-S is a true purpose-built sports car. That means it needs to be small, light, nimble, rear- wheel-driven and have an efficient and powerful engine.

The GMC Terrain is specifically designed to meet the demands of customers looking for a well-built compact SUV utility.

Dodge Dart • Subaru Outback Dodge Dart • Subaru Outback

The Dodge Dart is a dramatic-looking and nice-driving car that gets good fuel economy and is priced right.

The Subaru Outback is offered with an excellent navigation system, a 440 watt Harmon/Kardon audio unit, USB connections, XM Nav-traffic, streaming audio and a backup camera.

Ford Explorer • Toyota Avalon Ford Explorer • Toyota Avalon

The Ford Explorer This Explorer is a significantly larger vehicle than before. It is roomy inside and offers three rows of seating.

This new Toyota Avalon Though Toyota classifies it as a premium midsize sedan, the Avalon sure looks and feels like a full size car to us.

NISSAN SENTRA ••• HONDA CIVIC HYBRID NISSAN SENTRA ••• HONDA CIVIC HYBRID

The Nissan Sentra is the compact sedan in the Nissan family. In fact the new seventh-generation Sentra is now larger than its big brother the Altima was just 10 years ago.

This new Honda Civic is quieter and more composed than previous models. It feels more poised and mature.

CHRYSLER 300S ••• MAZDA CX-5 CHRYSLER 300S  •••  MAZDA CX-5

Chrysler’s 300 was first introduced in 2005 as a pleasant large sedan. Its square jawed look carried great appeal as the first rear-wheel drive large sedan from the Chrysler stable in decades.

The CX-5 from Mazda is their interpretation of what a compact SUV should really be. Not only is it useful and right-sized, but it also offers a good helping of Zoom Zoom.

CAMRY HYBRID ••• ACURA RDX CAMRY HYBRID  •••  ACURA RDX

The Camry is totally new for 2012 and the XLE Hybrid version that I tested was impressive on many fronts.
Acura has just introduced a totally new and improved RDX SUV.

FIAT 500 ••• BMW 3 SERIES FIAT 500   •••  BMW 3 SERIES

The Fiat 500 has been honed and tweaked in many markets in the world and has proved its mettle.

The BMW 3 series is viewed as the benchmark vehicle in its class. It’s the car against which the others are compared.

CADILLAC ATS ••• LEXUS ES350 CADILLAC ATS   •••  LEXUS ES350

According to Cadillac, the new ATS is aimed directly at competing vehicles like the Mercedes C Class and the BMW 3 Series.

The sixth generation of the very successful Lexus ES350 sedan is about to be launched. The ES model is a midsize near-luxury car with a V6 engine and front wheel drive. It is roomy and comfortable and totally redesigned as a 2013 model.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 ••• AUDI A6 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 ••• AUDI A6

By Kelly Foss, MyCarData.com
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT8
You gotta hand it to Jeep for being willing to try something different. The Grand Cherokee is a largish “midsize” SUV with all the expected Jeep off-road acumen. The …

Subaru Impreza & Volvo C30 Subaru Impreza & Volvo C30

By Kelly Foss, MyCarData.com
SUBARU IMPREZA
 
The new Impreza is the compact car in the Subaru stable. Though popular in its previous form, the totally new 2102 Impreza is improved in virtually every respect.
The Impreza is offered …

Buick Verano & Volkswagen Passat Buick Verano & Volkswagen Passat

by Kelly Foss
Buick has filled the vehicle with purposeful technology. This includes touch screen navigation, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, …..

Though the Passat is substantial, it somehow manages to maintain its lithe supple road manners and responsiveness. Part of the joy of owning a VW is how it drives and handles.

Toyota Prius C and Jaguar XF Toyota Prius C and Jaguar XF

By Kelly Foss
The Evoque delivers premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and renowned Land Rover Evoque multi-terrain capability in a more compact package.
The XTS is a large elegant sedan that derives its luxury though technology according to Cadillac.