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Top 10 Best New Cars of 2009

Each year, automakers unveil their newest models, which sport pioneering designs, better engines, and plenty of the latest accessories and toys. This page lists all of 2009's best new cars.

Top 10 Best New Cars


A three-quarter rear view of a red and silver 2008 smart fortwo passion cabriolet
smart fortwo passion cabriolet
Sharing all the features of the passion coupe, the cabriolet version adds a few more: a soft top with a heated rear glass window, an upgraded sound system and an in-dash six CD changer.


BMW 128i Convertible
With the option of the sky for a roof, this sporty cabriolet can reach speeds of 130 mph on the open road. Other features include 28 mpg with extra-urban driving.
A three-quarter front view of a gray 2008 BMW 128i Convertible

A three-quarter rear view of a dark gray 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
Combining reliability with elegance, this sedan is packed with value. Features, like its 3.6-liter V6 engine, are complemented by luxuries that include a leather-appointed interior and an XM Satellite radio.


Mazda 6 S Grand Touring
For people unable to decide between a sports car and a sedan, this the happy compromise. This roomy automobile comes with a 6-cylinder engine and an all-wheel independent suspension.
A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2009 Mazda 6 S Grand Touring


A three-quarter rear view of a 2009 Acura TL
Acura TL
This fourth-gen TL features an angular, redesigned body and a 3.5-liter SOHC V6 engine capable of exerting 280 horsepower. Along with a roomier interior, this luxury sedan comes with many posh amenities.


Hyundai Genesis
This rear-wheel-drive sport sedan's facets include iPod/USB/Aux input jacks and leather seats. A 3.8-liter V6 engine and independent suspension on all four wheels round out its offerings.
A three-quarter front view of a gray 2009 Hyundai Genesis


A three-quarter front view of a red 2009 Jaguar XF Supercharged
Jaguar XF Supercharged
Loaded with a 420-hp V8 engine, this sporty sedan hits 60 mph in about 5.1 seconds. Along with its speed, the rear-wheel drive machine offers a slew of features that help ensure safety and stability.


Audi S5
This peppy coupe offers both speed and beauty, at a price that's more reasonable than some of its competitors.
A three-quarter front view of a white 2008 Audi S5


A three-quarter front view of a silver 2009 Nissan GT-R in action at the Reno-Fernley Raceway in Nevada
Nissan GT-R
Designed to make high-speed driving easy, this super-sports coupe gets above-average performance with its twin turbo V6, 6-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission and dynamic control system.

Kia Borrego EX
Kia bucks the compact craze with this seven-passenger SUV powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine. This roomy four-wheel drive sport utility weighs nearly 5,000 pounds and is no timid force either on the road or off.
A three-quarter front view of a red 2009 Kia Borrego EX

 

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(Updated: 04/19/12 NW)


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