The magazine still had some love left for the Leaf, though, calling it, "a pure EV with space for five, a moderate price and enough range for most tasks - plus, an operating cost that's irresistibly low." The Leaf does not do any one thing that hasn't been done before, but Nissan has combined a lot of features together in a mass-market-ready package that has already resulted in 20,000 pre-orders in the U.S. alone.
Contrary to PM's 2008 Breakthrough car (click to see what it is. Hint: it's a three-wheeled electric vehicle), you will actually be able to buy both of these 2010 cars the same year they've been acclaimed, a nice change of pace in this uncertain world. To see the rest of Popular Mechanics' Top Products of 2010 click here.
[Source: Popular Mechanics]