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The Acura ILX is handsomely styled, quiet, smooth, and nicely appointed. Powered by a choice of 4-cylinder engines, the ILX offers composed but not too sporty handling. A hybrid is available.
Powered by a mid-mounted V6 twin-turbo engine supported by a high-tech hybrid setup and a complex AWD system, the 2-seat Acura NSX is a supercar both in terms of looks and handling.
Acura's flagship, the RLX, comes powered by a V6 engine with optional hybrid support. The Acura RLX offers a spacious, well-equipped interior and agile handling.
The Audi Q5 comes powered by a choice of Inline-4 turbo and V6 engines driving all wheels. The Q5 features a well-built cabin and is available with a hybrid powertrain.
The BMW i8 combines futuristic styling with an equally futuristic lightweight carbonfiber body and hybrid powertrain producing a combined 357 hp. It also handles quite well and seats up to four.
The Buick LaCrosse features a handsome exterior and uplevel interior. The LaCrosse is available with AWD and either a V6 or 4-cylinder hybrid powertrain.
The Buick Regal combines visual appeal, smoothness and comfort with economy conducive to long drives thanks to frugal 4-cylinder engines and an optional hybrid powertrain.
Powered by a strong V8, the Cadillac Escalade comes in three bodystyles. SUV versions offer seating for up to eight, while the EXT seats five. All-wheel-drive is an option, a Hybrid is available.
Powered by 4-cylinder engines with optional turbo or hybrid support, the Chevrolet Malibu features a bold exterior, a spacious and comfortable interior, a smooth ride and well-controlled handling.
One of America's best-selling vehicles for decades, the Silverado offers three cab and several bed sizes and comes powered by a choice of six- and eight-cylinder engines. A Hybrid is available.
Powered by a choice of V8 engines, the Chevrolet Tahoe seats up to nine and tows over 8,000 pounds. Four-wheel-drive is an option and a gas-saving Hybrid version available.
Chevrolet's first dedicated hybrid, the Volt seats four and offers smooth and quiet operation, excellent acceleration, and competent dynamics.
The Ford Escape comes powered by four- and six-cylinder engines, offers space for five, and offers a comfortable ride. All-wheel-drive is available, as is a gas-saving Hybrid.
Powered by frugal 4-cylinder engines with optional turbocharging, the Ford Fusion combines unique looks and an inviting interior with sporty, yet comfortable handling. A Hybrid version is available.
The Honda Accord comes powered by 4- and 6-cylinder engines and offers a spacious and comfortable interior, good handling, and excellent build quality. A hybrid sedan is available.
Available in several bodystyles, the Honda Civic comes powered by 4-cyl. engines with optional Hybrid support and provides excellent reliability, practicality, fuel economy, and sporty handling.
The Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe introduces sleek styling and sporty handling to the hybrid segment. The two-passenger CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with hybrid assist.
The Honda Insight is a fuel-efficient 4-door sedan. As a dedicated hybrid, the Insight is not about handling and performance. It does offer a fairly spacious cabin and a large trunk, though.
The Hyundai Sonata hosts five passengers in a spacious and comfortable interior, and offers good fuel mileage from its 4-cylinder engines with optional hybrid support.
The Lexus CT 200h is powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder with hybrid support and features handsome looks, excellent build-quality and a sporty ride.
Powered by a choice of V6 or 4-cylinder hybrid engines driving the front wheels, the Lexus ES offers a smooth, quiet, and comfortable ride, as well as a spacious cabin for five.
Powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with optional hybrid support, the Lexus GS offers refined engineering, flawless handling, and a comfortable ride. AWD is available on non-Hybrid models.
The Lexus HS 250h is Lexus' first dedicated hybrid-only sedan and features seating for five. What it lacks in dynamics, it makes up with features and technology.
Powered by a choice of V8 engines, the Lexus LS is one of the quietest vehicles and offers an excellent combination of comfort, space, and features. A Hybrid version and AWD are available.
Powered by a choice of turbo and hybrid 4-cylinder engines, the Lexus NX combines unique looks with a spacious and well-built interior for five. All-wheel-drive is an option.
The Lexus RX offers a good ride, a plush interior with seating for five, and optional all-wheel-drive. Power comes from a V6 engine, with a Hybrid version available.
Powered by a standard 2.5-liter 4-cyl. or an optional V6, the Nissan Altima is one of the sportiest entries in its class. A Hybrid version with Toyota-sourced components is available.
Powered by a V6 and I4 hybrid engines, the car-based Nissan Murano offers space for only five passengers, but compensates with a compliant ride and excellent build quality.
The Porsche Panamera is a unique sports sedan featuring a hatchback. The Panamera is available with AWD and comes powered by a choice of V6, V8 and hybrid powertrains.
The Toyota Avalon delivers a pleasant ride and good acceleration and seats five in a spacious and luxurious cabin. Engine choices include a V6 and a 4-cylinder hybrid.
Available with four- and six-cylinder engines, America's best-selling sedan hosts five passengers in comfort and safety. A Hybrid version improves mileage considerably.
Available with gas and hybrid drivetrains, the Toyota Highlander offers good built quality and a versatile interior with space for up to seven passengers.
Powered by a Hybrid 4-cylinder engine, the Toyota Prius manages excellent fuel economy while offering seating for five and generous cargo space. It is not strong on performance, though.