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Reviews 2008: Car of the Month

JANUARY 2008

smart fortwo passion coupe
More than three feet shorter than a Mini Cooper and with a fuel efficient engine, the fortwo passion coupe is the perfect car for urbanites who only travel short distances.

smart fortwo passion coupe

FEBRUARY 2008

Chrysler Sebring Limited Convertible
This solid, midsize convertible packs a good value, featuring more interior space than other cars in its class as well as a top-notch sound system, making road trips a breeze.

2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited Convertible

MARCH 2008

Mercedes-Benz CL550
More than road-worthy with its powerful 5.5-liter V8 engine, this two-door coupe screams luxury and innovation with its sleek body, leather interior and night vision system.

Mercedes-Benz CL550

APRIL 2008

Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
Pairing reliability and elegance, this five-passenger American sedan includes a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine with paddle shifts, leather-appointed interior and XM Satellite radio.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu

MAY 2008

Nissan Rogue SL 2WD
Versatile and compact, this crossover boasts the raw power of a SUV with the stability of a sedan. Independent suspension on both front and back wheels help provide for a smooth ride.

A front view of an orange 2008 Nissan Rogue SL 2WD

JUNE 2008

Jaguar XF Supercharged
Loaded with a 420-horsepower V8 engine, this sedan can hit 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. Speed isn’t the only thing it offers; safety features include a blind spot monitor
.

A three-quarter front view of a red 2009 Jaguar XF Supercharged

JULY 2008

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera
Combining graceful lines and a leather interior with the seat-of-the-pants power of a 3.6-liter, 6-cylinder rear engine, this classic coupe will inspire envy in the other drivers on the road.

 A three-quarter front view of a black 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera

AUGUST 2008

Hyundai Genesis
Boasting a 3.8-liter V6 engine, this five-passenger, rear-wheel drive sports sedan is on the cutting edge of luxury with heated and cooled seats as well as solar-controlled tinted glass
.

 A three-quarter front view of a gray 2009 Hyundai Genesis

SEPTEMBER 2008

Kia Borrego EX
Built on an exclusive platform and containing an equally exclusive 4.6-liter V8 engine, the seven-passenger Borrego is no timid force and includes an assortment of new technology.

A three-quarter front view of a 2009 Kia Borrego EX

OCTOBER 2008

Mazda 6 S Grand Touring
This sporty five-passenger sedan features a roomy interior, a 3.7-liter 6-cylinder engine and a host of special features, including a blind spot indicator and Bluetooth with streaming audio.

A front view of a black 2009 Mazda 6 S Grand Touring

NOVEMBER 2008

BMW X6 xDrive35i
Though unable to decide whether it's a sports coupe or an SUV, this athletic four-passenger crossover is meant for fun with its all-wheel drive and turbo-charged, 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine.

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2008 BMW X6 xDrive35i

DECEMBER 2008

Volkswagen Routan SE
T
his seven-passenger, family-friendly minivan features European styling, a capable 3.8-liter V6 engine, power-sliding doors and a spacious 83 cubic feet of available cargo space.

A three-quarter front view of a white 2009 Volkswagen Routan SE parked by the Pacific Ocean

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