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Reviews 2009: Car of the Month


JANUARY 2009

Honda Civic GX
Sharing the comfortable, well-rounded appeal of the other Civic trims, the ultra-clean GX sedan is powered by compressed natural gas, making for a futuristic daily driver.

A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2009 Honda Civic GX

FEBRUARY 2009

Nissan 350Z Roadster Touring
This unendingly fun-to-drive toy, great for romantic weekend escapades, flaunts a curvaceous body with a powered soft top, nimble handling and a decent 306-horsepower V6 engine.

A front view of a 2008 Nissan 350Z Roadster Touring

MARCH 2009

Volvo XC60 T6 AWD
This car-like yet roomy five-passenger crossover gives families a comfy and safe ride, and features a 281-hp six-cylinder engine, all-wheel drive, and low-speed crash prevention system.

A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD

APRIL 2009

Kia Soul Exclaim
Boasting a trendy exterior, this five-passenger hatchback is a customizable youth-oriented econobox, featuring four trims, a spacious interior and decent fuel economy.

A three-quarter front view of a white 2010 Kia Soul at Miami Beach, Florida

MAY 2009

Lincoln MKX
While this sleek five-passenger crossover can handle most challenging road conditions, it’s primarily a posh runabout, featuring a roomy cabin and a slew of luxury amenities.

A three-quarter front view of a 2009 Lincoln MKX

JUNE 2009

Audi Q5
Elegantly styled with a well-appointed interior and a large sunroof, this small luxury crossover comes equipped with a standard all-wheel drive, giving it the deft handling of a sports sedan.

A side view of a 2009 Audi Q5 in motion

JULY 2009

Lexus IS 250C
This sleek four-passenger hardtop convertible comes with a feature-packed audio system and a 204-hp V6 engine, which balances reasonable fuel economy with decent acceleration.
A three-quarter front view of a red 2010 Lexus IS 250C

AUGUST 2009

Infiniti FX50 AWD
This entertaining, athletic and feature-laden mid-size luxury crossover packs a 390-hp 5.0-liter V8 engine and an all-wheel drive, giving it considerable power with deft handling on the road.
A front view of a 2009 Infiniti FX50 AWD

SEPTEMBER 2009

Mercedes-Benz E550
Now in its ninth generation, this angular and roomy mid-size luxury sedan is packed with tech and safety features, including a standard driver drowsiness-alert system.
A three-quarter front view of a white 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550

OCTOBER 2009

Chevrolet Camaro
Finally back after a seven year hiatus with a toned body, exciting performance and refined handling, this all-new sports coupe is a great value, offering plenty of power for the dollar.
A three-quarter front view of a black 2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT

NOVEMBER 2009

Porsche Panamera
This opulent four-passenger sports sedan matches a striking body with great high-speed handling, a potent 500-hp V8 engine, and a roomy cabin that splurges on special features.
A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2010 Porsche Panamera

DECEMBER 2009

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 front view of a 2010 Suzuki Kizashi


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