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Sub-Compact Car: Honda Fit
MSRP: $15,100 - $16,860
Fuel Economy: 33 mpg Hwy/27 mpg City
The Honda Fit distinguishes itself from all other subcompacts with its impressive practicality thanks to four-door hatchback versatility and ingenious interior packaging. The Fit offers five-passenger seating and a unique second-row "Magic Seat" that either folds flat with the cargo floor, or flips up to carry tall items behind the first row of seats.
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Compact Car: Honda Insight
MSRP: $18,200 - $21,490
Fuel Economy: 43 mpg Hwy/40 mpg City
The 2011 Honda Insight is a more practical four-door, five-passenger hatchback compared to the first generation two-seater. The Insight is powered by Honda's Integrated Motor Assist system, which is a combination of a 1.3-liter gas engine and a 13-hp electric motor, all attached to a continuously variable transmission. The engine and motor combined generate 98-hp and 123-lb.ft of torque, and provide 40-plus mpg fuel economy.
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Compact Sporty Car: Mazda MX-5 Miata
MSRP: $23,110 - $30,925
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy/22 mpg City
The Mazda MX-5 Miata, is a convertible sports car that is sleek, capable, well-engineered, delightful, and fun. The MX-5 Miata roadster comes in two basic configurations: a soft-top or a power retractable hardtop. Three transmissions are offered, a five-speed manual, a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
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Compact Premium Sporty Car: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet
MSRP: $48,850 - $87,600
Fuel Economy: 26 mpg Hwy/17 mpg City
The E-Class offers something for everyone. Solid, safe, comfortable, luxurious, and fast the E-Class is available as a sedan, coupe, wagon, or cabriolet. The E-Class Coupe is a sporty, dynamic coupe with a classic Mercedes design. The new Cabriolet is a soft-top version of the Coupe. The stylish new E350 wagon provides outstanding utility and seats for up to seven people. Rear-wheel drive E-Class sedans are available in four models, E350, E550, E63 AMG, and E350 BlueTEC.
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Midsize Premium Car: Lexus GS
MSRP: $46,900 - $48,850
Fuel Economy: 26 mpg Hwy/19 mpg City
The Lexus GS 350 sport sedan combines luxury with performance in a bold and elegant design. The GS 350 includes a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 303 horsepower and 274 pound-feet of torque. Matched with a standard six-speed automatic transmission, it's available with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The GS 350 can seat up to five passengers, and the front seats feature ten-way power, memory and heated leather upholstery.
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Entry Premium Car: Lexus ES
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg Hwy/19 mpg City
The Lexus ES 350 is a luxury sedan that is renowned for its refined driving dynamics, elegant appearance, and craftsmanship. The ES 350 is offered in one model with the opportunity to layer luxury by adding the Ultra-Luxury Package, or by selecting a wide range of standalone options. Power is provided by an all-aluminum 268-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
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Midsize Sporty Car: Dodge Challenger
MSRP: $24,895 - $42,780
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg Hwy/18 mpg City
The Dodge Challenger is a modern interpretation of the classic American muscle car. Unlike the unrefined pony cars of yesteryear, the Challenger features the fuel efficiency, safety, handling, technology and build quality expected in a contemporary coupe. The Challenger is available in three trims: base, R/T and SRT8. The base trim is powered by a new 305-hp 3.6-litre V6 with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
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Large Premium Car: Lexus LS
MSRP: $67,130 - $74,980
Fuel Economy: 26 mpg Hwy/19 mpg City
The Lexus LS 460 boasts available features and comfort that until recently were only associated with ultra-expensive marks such as Rolls-Royce. Features such as a power reclining rear seat complete with an ottoman and massager, and a built-in beverage cooler. The LS is available in either regular wheelbase, or a long wheelbase version with limousine-like rear accommodations. A powerful 4.6-liter V8 sends power through a computer-controlled eight-speed automatic transmission.
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Midsize Car: Honda Accord
MSRP: $21,380 - $29,930
Fuel Economy: 33 mpg Hwy/23 mpg City
The Accord is Honda's largest car, offering generous interior space for up to 5 people wrapped in stylish exterior sheet metal. The Accord comes either as a two-door coupe or four-door sedan with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6 engine. The four-cylinder engines are available in five-speed manual or automatic transmission for both styles of the Accord, while the V6 sedan is only available in five-speed automatic.
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Large Car: Ford Taurus
MSRP: $25,555 - $38,155
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy/18 mpg City
The Taurus is Ford's new flagship that offers full-size car interior dimensions, luxury car interior quietness, a top safety rating as well as advanced technology, to give it's owners confidence on the road. The front-wheel or all-wheel drive Taurus is powered by a 263-hp 3.5-liter direct injection V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission with the option of steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
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Compact Crossover/SUV: Honda Element
MSRP: $20,825 - $24,185
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg Hwy/20 mpg City
The Element is Honda's crossover sport utility vehicle with a difference, designed to appeal to an active crowd. The versatile four-passenger Element maximizes space for people and cargo while retaining a relatively compact size and car-like driving characteristics. For 2011 the SC trim is no longer available. The Honda Element is available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations and a choice of two trim levels: the LX and EX.
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Compact MPV: Chevrolet HHR
MSRP: $18,720 - $19,720
Fuel Economy: 32 mpg Hwy/22 mpg City
Inspired by its trucks and cars of the '40s, Chevrolet revealed the retro HHR in 2006, offering SUV styling with sedan-like economy. Since then, the nostalgic design has remained not only pleasing but practical, as the boxy 4-door shape lends itself to increased interior space. The front-wheel drive HHR is available in two trim levels: LS and LT. It is powered by a 155-hp 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine, mated to a five-speed manual transmission; a 172-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is available for the LT, and a four-speed automatic transmission is optional on both trims.
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Entry Premium Crossover/SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
MSRP: $35,500 - $37,500
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg Hwy/16 mpg City
The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is a recent entry in the premium SUV segment. It features a defined exterior and a stylish interior, focusing on passenger safety and comfort. The GLK consists of two models, a rear-wheel drive GLK350 and the all-wheel drive GLK350 4MATIC. The drivetrain consists of a 268-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with TouchShift manual shift control.
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Midsize Crossover/SUV: Honda Accord Crosstour
MSRP: $29,990 - $34,340
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg Hwy/18 mpg City
The Honda Accord Crosstour combines sedan and SUV attributes resulting in a versatile Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV). This strikingly unique vehicle features 4 doors and a rear liftgate that opens to an expansive cargo area. Easy fold-down rear seats allow for even greater cargo carrying capacity. The Crosstour is available in EX or EX-L trims, with front-wheel drive, or Real Time four-wheel drive.
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Large Crossover/SUV: Chevrolet Tahoe
MSRP: $37,980 - $54,570
Fuel Economy: 21 mpg Hwy/15 mpg City
The Chevrolet Tahoe is a purpose-built, full-size four-door, family-oriented SUV. A sharp, precise driving feel, Active Fuel Management engine technology, and enhanced safety features make it a popular choice among full-size SUVs. The Chevrolet Tahoe is available in 2WD or 4WD and offers three distinct trim levels. The LS, the LT1 and the LTZ. The Tahoe seats up to nine passengers and when it is equipped with the Trailering Package, it is rated to tow up to 8500 pounds on the 2WD model and 8200 pounds on the 4WD model.
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Midsize Premium Crossover/SUV: Lexus GX
MSRP: $53,045 - $57,840
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg Hwy/15 mpg City
The Lexus GX 460 is designed for active families, balancing comfort and features with real off-road potential. Available in Base or Premium trim, the GX 460 uses proven body-on-frame construction with a solid rear axle and full-time four-wheel drive features such as a locking Torsen® center differential. A 301 hp DOHC 4.6-liter V8 and six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shifting provide ample power for towing and improved fuel economy.
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Large Premium Crossover/SUV: Cadillac Escalade
MSRP: $63,455 - $85,085
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg Hwy/14 mpg City
The Cadillac Escalade is a large, luxurious SUV that delivers performance and style. Classy and powerful, it looks great for a night on the town or can haul everything needed for a weekend getaway. Available as a 4x2 or 4x4 the Escalade is powered by a 403-hp 6.2-liter V8 with Active Fuel Management and E85 compatibility, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
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Midsize Pickup: Honda Ridgeline
MSRP: $29,150 - $34,730
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg Hwy/15 mpg City
The Honda Ridgeline is an innovative full-size pickup truck. It features a unique design that includes the exclusive In-Bed Trunk, a locking compartment under the rear cargo bed floor that provides hidden, secure storage. The four-door, five-passenger Ridgeline is available in three trim levels: RT, RTS and RTL. All are powered by a 250-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission; Honda's Variable Torque Management four-wheel drive system (VTM-4) and a limited-slip lockable rear differential are also standard.
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Large Pickup: Ford F-150
MSRP: $22,790 - $51,525
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg Hwy/17 mpg City
The Ford F-150 pickup truck offers some sweeping changes for 2011. Although the F-150 is not officially redesigned for 2011, there are four new engines available, several new trims are offered and the broad range of cab styles and pickup box lengths are still being offered. The F-150 still offers the XL, STX, XLT, FX4 and Lariat trims, but for 2011, the FX2 is available on the 4x2 models. In addition, the very well equipped and distinctive King Ranch, Platinum, Harley Davidson and Lariat Limited trims are being introduced for 2011.
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Minivan: Chrysler Town & Country
MSRP: $30,260 - $39,160
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg Hwy/17 mpg City
Chrysler puts a luxurious spin on the minivan with the Town & Country. Innovative seating and upscale features inside and out set this van apart from the competition. The most important feature, both from a usability stand-point and competitive stand-point, is that this van features Stow'n Go seats. The second and third-row seats can be folded into the floor. No more fumbling to release and remove awkward heavy seats and then try to find a suitable place to store them.
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