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With car design rapidly evolving and carmakers constantly pushing the envelope with futuristic new vehicles, we look forward each year to the unveiling of new automobile models. Here's a look at some of our favorite new cars from the past few years.

Top 10 Best New Cars


A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

BMW 640i Gran Coupe
This long and luxurious 4-door sports car combines the deft handling and swift acceleration of a coupe with the elegance and extra space of a sedan.

Audi Allroad
Featuring stainless steel skid plates, plenty of ground clearance and Audi's advanced quattro all-wheel-drive system, the aptly-named Allroad lives up to its name, offering solid performance and handling both on- and off-road.

A side view of a white 2013 Audi Allroad


A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 Subaru BRZ
Subaru BRZ Limited
Featuring classic sports car looks and a peppy Boxer 4 to match, this quick and agile rear-wheel drive coupe from Subaru showcases a different — and much appreciated — side of the Japanese automaker.


Cadillac XTS
Propelled into the future by a powerful yet efficient 304-horsepower V6, the Cadillac XTS offers a modern luxury experience with its advanced CUE driver interface with smart phone synchronization, premium Bose sound system and Magnetic Ride Control suspension.

A three-quarter front view of a Cadillac XTS


A three-quarter front view of a Toyota Prius c

Toyota Prius c
Smaller and lighter than its big sibling, the Toyota Prius c also offers an even better deal for thrifty consumers. Boasting an extra two miles per gallon in the city (raising its total to a fuel-sipping 53 mpg) and starting at under $19,000, this smart hatchback is perfect for eco-conscious buyers on a budget.

Tesla Model S
Speeding from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds and achieving a top speed of 125 mph, the all-new Tesla Model S challenges preconceived notions of what an electric car can do. Advanced amenities like a touchscreen driver interface and Wi-Fi internet access give the Tesla Model S a luxury feel that is still rare amongst EVs.

A three-quarter front view of a Tesla Model S


A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport

Mazda CX-5
Larger than the Mazda 3 and smaller than the CX-7, the all-new CX-5 navigates the narrow space between hatchback and SUV with ease, providing the petite size and pep of the former with the comfort, convenience and extra cargo room of the latter.

Volkswagen Beetle
Returning after a two-year hiatus, the revamped VW Beetle offers the same retro-chic outlook as its predecessor in a sleeker, slimmed down package. Looking less bubbly and more business than the New Beetle, this cool city coupe provides decent power from its 2.5-liter inline-5, topping out at 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.
A three-quarter rear view of a red 2011 Volkswagen Beetle

A three-quarter front view of a green 2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Veloster
The all-new Hyundai Veloster utilizes a unique, asymmetrical three-door design aimed at maximizing passenger comfort. Of course, the best seat in the cabin still belongs to the driver, who will have a blast piloting this peppy yet fuel-efficient sport coupe.

Lexus ES 300h
Utilizing a low friction, integrated hybrid electric motor that generates 200 total system horsepower, the 2013 Lexus ES 300h is the first in the Japanese automaker's long-running ES series to feature the forward-thinking Lexus Hybrid Drive system.

A three-quarter front view of a Lexus ES 300h


A three-quarter rear view of a white 2011 Scion iQ

Scion iQ
With a wheelbase of just 78.7 inches, Scion's new city-friendly hatchback is one of the smallest four-passenger vehicles available in American showrooms. An advanced safety system including ten airbags is standard on the Scion iQ, ensuring passenger protection and peace of mind.


Range Rover Evoque Coupe
Blurring the lines between crossover and coupe, the all-new Evoque is Range Rover's smallest, sportiest SUV to date. Available in either a three-door or five-door model, the Evoque features bold styling and a lively, 240-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes driving about town a blast.

A side view of a 2012 Range Rover Evoque Coupe in the mountains above Vancouver, Canada


A three-quarter front view of a 2011 Volvo S60

Volvo S60
Coming standard with an athletic 300-horsepower inline-6 and innovative safety features like Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Stop, the Volvo S60 is not only one of the smartest cars on the road, it's also one of the safest.


Audi A7 Quattro
Following the lead of fellow 4-door sports cars like the Porsche Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide, the all new Audi A7 combines the cool looks and deft handling of a sports coupe with the extra size and length of a luxury sedan.
A three-quarter rear view of a 2012 Audi A7

A three-quarter front view of a 2011 Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne
This powerful and refined grand touring sedan from the English connoisseurs of high class is a buttery smooth expression of finely-engineered, hand-built ultraluxury.


Chevrolet Sonic
Packing in plenty of value with its decently powerful 1.8-liter inline-4, quick handling and smart, no-nonsense instrumentation, the all-new Chevy Sonic hatchback comes as a welcome addition to the subcompact segment.

A three-quarter rear view of a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic


A three-quarter rear view of a 2011 Kia Optima

Kia Optima
No longer content with running in the middle of the pack, the Kia Optima is turning heads with its stylish new exterior, well-equipped cabin, and much improved driving dynamics.

Nissan Leaf
This zero-emissions electric vehicle, powered exclusively by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, is the first of its kind to see a large-scale commercial release in the United States.

A three-quarter rear view of a 2011 Nissan Leaf


A side view of a blue 2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan

Ford Fiesta Sedan
This stylish, Euro-inspired subcompact is a city-friendly fuel-sipper that won't break the bank. While the Fiesta's excellent fuel economy (up to 40 mpg highway) is the most obvious attraction, this small sedan also boasts extensive safety features and an impressive array of standard interior amenities.


Jeep Grand Cherokee
With the 2011 edition of its iconic Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle, Jeep raises the bar with more power, bigger dimensions, and all-around better performance.

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee


A three-quarter front view of a silver 2011 Chrysler 200

Chrysler 200
After going several years without introducing any new models, Chrysler is back in business with the 200 sedan, a mid-size offering that gives similar Asian-made models a run for their money. Boasting decent power from its athletic inline-4 and sleek, luxurious looks, the 200 breathes some much needed life into the Chrysler lineup.

Chevrolet Cruze Eco
Built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Volt, this gas-powered sedan may not receive the same hype as its hybrid cousin; however, the Cruze Eco has proven itself worthy of the consideration of fuel-conscious consumers.

A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze Eco


A three-quarter rear view of a yellow 2012 Fiat 500 Sport
Fiat 500 Sport
The Fiat 500 Sport runs on the same peppy yet practical 1.4-liter MultiAir inline-4 as the base model 500, with the addition of driver-focused features like a sport-tuned suspension, modified springs, shock tuning and enhanced steering calibration for a firmer ride and more responsive handling.

Jaguar XJL
With swift, feline lines and a muscular 385-horsepower V8 engine, the new Jaguar XJ is one ferocious cat. However, with its smooth handling, sumptuous leather interior, and high-quality Bowers & Wilkins audio system, this luxury sedan proves that it is perfectly comfortable toeing (or perhaps pawing) the line between sportiness and sophistication.

A three-quarter front view of a 2011 Jaguar XJL


A three-quarter side view of a black 2011 Audi A8
Audi A8
Audi's flagship luxury sedan features a bold design that makes the most of innovative new technology to deliver top-of-the-line performance and passenger comfort. Offering impressive power through its 4.2-liter V8 engine, the A8 also boasts improved efficiency, even matching the fuel economy of many similar-size luxury hybrids.


Suzuki Kizashi
Moving Suzuki into upscale territory, this smart sports sedan is a value-oriented urban vehicle featuring most of what you'd want in a car today, including all-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission.
A three-quarter rear view of a 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Kia Soul Exclaim
Kia Soul Exclaim
Boasting a trendy exterior, this five-passenger hatchback ought to catch the eye of twenty-somethings looking for their first car. This youth-oriented econobox is customizable (and available in four trims), and features a spacious interior along with decent fuel economy.


Ford Taurus SE
This all-new five-passenger sedan, displaying a refined and athletic body, is an upscale driver-focused automobile with a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The base-level SE features cloth seats, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, and a six-speaker audio system.
A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Ford Taurus SE

A side view of a 2010 Mazda 3 i SV

Mazda 3 i SV
This small five-passenger sedan exhibits a stylish exterior, potent 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, agile handling and affordable starting price.


Toyota Venza
Featuring clean lines and a comfortably roomy interior, the Toyota Venza is the perfect vehicle for moms who don't want to sacrifice style for functionality. Added to the crossover's cool looks are a host of safety features, which helped the Venza earn an impressive five-star ratingfrom the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A three-quarter rear view of a 2009 Toyota Venza


A three-quarter rear view of a 2009 Acura TL
Chevrolet Camaro LT
On hiatus for seven years, this all-new sports coupe is back, framed in a toned body evoking the original pony car. Exciting performance and refined handling characterize the Camaro's personality, and it is a value compared to its competitors, offering plenty of power for the dollar with decent fuel economy.


 

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