Volvo C30

Volvo C30

MSRP: $24,100 - $26,300

Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy/19 mpg City

Available in T5 and R-Design trims the front-wheel drive C30 has a sporty front MacPherson strut/rear multi-link suspension. Powered by a 227-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder engine, it is matched with a six-speed manual transmission or five-speed Geartronic automatic. The safety features are up to Volvo's excellent standards with six airbags, seatbelt pretensioners, whiplash protection, side-impact protection, and stability traction control. For 2010 Volvo has introduced several packages combining the most popular options.
Volvo S40

Volvo S40

MSRP: $26,200 - $31,350

Fuel Economy: 29 mpg Hwy/21 mpg City

The Volvo S40 is a sporty front-wheel or all-wheel drive four-door sedan. The front-wheel drive 2.4i has a 168-hp 2.4-liter inline-five-cylinder engine. The front-wheel or all-wheel drive T5 is powered by a 227-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five engine. Safety features include electronic stability control, side-impact and side curtain airbags, and all-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution. The S40 includes Bluetooth in standard equipment and the T5 is only available with the unique R-Design package, enhancing appearance and comfort.
Audi A3

Audi A3

MSRP: $27,270 - $30,850

Fuel Economy: 30 mpg Hwy/21 mpg City

The Audi A3 is powered by either a 200-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged (2.0T) four-cylinder gas engine; or a 140-hp 2.0-liter turbo-diesel (TDI) engine. The 2.0T comes standard with a six-speed manual or optional automatic S-tronic transmission that allows manual selection of gears. The only choice with the TDI is the S-tronic. Quattro all-wheel drive is also available with the 2.0T engine, but then your only transmission choice is the S-tronic. Some high-tech A3 features include Bluetooth phone connectivity, light and rain sensors, satellite radio and dual-zone automatic climate control. Passenger safety is provided by front, side and curtain airbags, active front head restraints, electronic stability control and optional rear side-impact airbags.
Volvo V50

Volvo V50

MSRP: $28,700 - $33,050

Fuel Economy: 31 mpg Hwy/20 mpg City

The front-wheel drive 2.4i has a 168-hp 2.4-liter inline-five-cylinder engine matched with a five-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive T5 is powered by a 227-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five engine with six-speed manual. The five-speed automatic transmission includes Geartronic, allowing driver selectable shifting. Safety features include electronic stability control, side-impact and side curtain airbags, and all-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution. The V50 includes Bluetooth and HD radio and the T5 is only available with the unique R-Design package, enhancing appearance and comfort.
BMW 128i

BMW 128i

MSRP: $29,400 - $34,000

Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy/18 mpg City

The rear-wheel drive 128i is available as either a coupe or convertible. The 128i is powered by a 230-hp 3.0-liter dual overhead cam, inline six-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic with steering wheel paddle shifting. Standard safety features include six airbags on the coupe, four on the convertible, anti-lock brakes, adaptive brake lights, stability and traction control and run-flat tires with pressure monitoring. The 128i features the usual BMW creature comforts such as a 10-speaker audio system, auxiliary input jack, automatic climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel and multi-way adjustable front seats.
Acura TSX

Acura TSX

MSRP: $29,310 - $34,850

Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy/20 mpg City

The front-wheel drive TSX is powered by a 201-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission, or a 280-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine and five-speed automatic. The auto transmission includes SportShift and steering wheel paddles and is available with the 4-cylinder engine. The TSX is well-equipped, with a power moonroof, Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, heated front seats, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, satellite radio and HandsFreeLink (Bluetooth) wireless connectivity. The 2.4-liter model includes 17-inch alloy wheels and the 3.5-liter model includes 18-inch alloy wheels and exclusive suspension tuning. An optional Technology Package includes a navigation system with voice activation, integrated rearview camera parking assist and upgraded audio and climate control systems. Standard safety-enhancing features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, front side-impact airbags, overhead curtain airbags and new active anti-whiplash front head restraints.
Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3

MSRP: $30,360 - $51,330

Fuel Economy: 29 mpg Hwy/19 mpg City

The Saab 9-3 is available in three body styles; a four-door Sport Sedan, a two-door soft-top Convertible, and a four-door wagon called the SportCombi. The 2.0T trim is powered by a high-output, 210-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic. The Aero trim features a 280-hp turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 engine with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic with shifter paddles on the steering wheel. The Convertible features front-wheel drive while the Sport Sedan and SportCombi are available with either front-wheel drive or the new XWD all-wheel drive system. Standard safety features include front and side airbags as well as Saabs' anti-whiplash Active Head Restraints. The Sport Sedan and SportCombi include side curtain airbags and the Convertible includes side airbag head extensions and rollover protection.
HUMMER H3T

HUMMER H3T

MSRP: $30,915 - $39,205

Fuel Economy: 18 mpg Hwy/14 mpg City

The H3T is powered by a 242-hp 3.7-liter inline five-cylinder engine bolted to a standard 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic transmission. An available 300-hp 5.3-liter V8 with 4-speed automatic transmission provides power for increased towing capacity and quicker acceleration. This midsize truck features standard full-time four-wheel drive, 32-inch tires, functional skid shields and hill start assist. The H3T offers front and rear locking differentials, specifically-tuned shocks, 4.03:1 low-range gearing in the transfer case and 33-inch tires as part of the available Off-Road Adventure Suspension Package. OnStar, XM satellite radio and Bluetooth wireless connectivity are standard. A premium Monsoon audio system, rear parking camera and a navigation system are available. Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, and frontal and curtain side-impact airbags.
Audi A4

Audi A4

MSRP: $31,450 - $35,350

Fuel Economy: 30 mpg Hwy/23 mpg City

The A4 is outfitted with a 211-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, featuring FSI direct fuel injection; available transmissions include a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic with Tiptronic manual shift mode, and a Multitronic CVT. Every A4 is equipped with the Premium package, including a power sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, satellite radio and an auxiliary input jack. A Premium Plus package, available for all variants, adds features such as Xenon Plus headlights, LED tail lamps, heated front seats, three-zone climate control, Homelink universal garage door opener, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and an Audi Music Interface with iPod integration. The quattro models can be further equipped with a Prestige package that boasts 18-inch alloy wheels, Advanced Key passive entry/start, voice-activated navigation, DVD player and a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system. Standard safety features include electronic stability and traction control systems, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, front side-impact airbags, overhead curtain airbags for front and rear passengers, and a tire pressure monitor; rear side-impact airbags are optional.
Lexus IS 250

Lexus IS 250

MSRP: $31,845 - $35,475

Fuel Economy: 26 mpg Hwy/18 mpg City

Available in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations, the IS 250 is powered by a 204 horsepower 2.5-liter V6. The front-wheel drive IS 250 utilizes a standard six-speed manual transmission, while a six-speed automatic with Formula 1 inspired paddle-shifters available as an option. The all-wheel drive IS 250 uses the six-speed automatic transmission standard. Safety features include driver and front-passenger knee airbags. The brakes are large and effective four-wheel discs, clamped at the front by aluminum four-piston calipers. Augmenting the big brakes are ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and Brake Assist. Traction control also comes standard.
Infiniti G37

Infiniti G37

MSRP: $33,250 - $43,900

Fuel Economy: 26 mpg Hwy/18 mpg City

The G37 is named for its 3.7-liter V6 engine, available with between 325 and 330 horsepower depending on model. This smooth, powerful engine comes with a new seven-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. A rear-wheel drive car, the G37 comes in Base, Journey, and Sport 6MT trims. The styling is aggressive yet subtle with abounding curves and the G series heritage is apparent in both design and performance. Standard safety features include six airbags, traction control and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Optional is an intelligent cruise control system that matches the speed of the car ahead and an upgraded audio system with Bose sound.
Volvo S60

Volvo S60

MSRP: $30,950 - $36,400

Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy/19 mpg City

The Volvo S60 sedan combines excellent performance and a great design with outstanding safety features. The S60 comes in three turbocharged versions: a front-wheel or all-wheel drive 2.5T, and the front-wheel drive T5. The standard powerteam is the turbocharged 208-hp 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine matched with a five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. The sportier T5 comes with a 257-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter engine and five-speed Geartronic automatic. New for 2009 the 2.5T includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror and more speakers while the T5 adds active bi-xenon headlamps with washers.
Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis

MSRP: $33,000 - $39,500

Fuel Economy: 27 mpg Hwy/18 mpg City

The Genesis can be had with a 290-hp 3.8-liter V6, or a 375-hp (using premium fuel) 4.6-liter V8. Both engines send power to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission that features manual sequential shift capability. Mechanical safety features include traction control, stability control, and panic brake assist. The interior features a full compliment of airbags, electronic active front headrests that provide whiplash protection, and a tire pressure monitor. Luxurious leather seats, automatic dual-zone climate control and woodgrain trim are just some of the appointments this car offers that are typically only found in vehicles costing much more.
Cadillac SRX

Cadillac SRX

MSRP: $33,330 - $51,360

Fuel Economy: 25 mpg Hwy/18 mpg City

The SRX is available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, and is powered by either a 3.0-liter, direct-injection V-6, or a 2.8-liter turbo V-6, both use a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes, Stabilitrak electronic stability control, six airbags with occupant sensing system, tire pressure monitor, theft-deterrent system, daytime running lights and OnStar. Available luxury and high-tech features include genuine wood interior trim, adaptive Xenon headlights, rearview camera, navigation system, double-sized glass sunroof, 20" wheels and tires and rain-sensing wipers.


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