10. Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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10. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2009 vs. 2008 sales: +7%
% Discount from MSRP: 5.1%

The E-Class sedans are solid, safe, comfortable, luxurious, and fast. New for 2010, the E- Class Coupe is a sporty, dynamic, and distinctive coupe with a classic Mercedes design. Rear-wheel drive E-Class sedans are available in four models, the E350 BLUETEC, E350, E550, and E63 AMG.

9. Ford Escape
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9. Ford Escape

2009 vs. 2008 sales: +10%
% Discount from MSRP: 8.4%

The Ford Escape is a mid-size sport-utility vehicle with credentials that make it equally suited to urban commutes or weekend off-road outings. The Escape is available in XLS, XLT or Limited trims with either front or four-wheel drive.

8. Dodge Journey
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8. Dodge Journey

2009 vs. 2008 sales: +10%
% Discount from MSRP: 11.6%

The Dodge Journey is a midsize crossover that is based on a car-like structure. It's also capable and versatile enough to compete with large truck based sport utility vehicles. The Journey is available in many variations ranging from the entry front-wheel drive SE trim, all the way up to the sporty all-wheel drive R/T trim.

7. Nissan Maxima
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7. Nissan Maxima

2009 vs. 2008 sales: +10%
% Discount from MSRP: 12.9%

The Nissan Maxima is a sport sedan with a sleek exterior and modern interior. This newest version maintains the trademark stylish, sporty look and feel while still providing comfortable luxury features that Maxima owners have come to expect. The Maxima is offered in two trims: 3.5 S and 3.5 SV.

6. Volkswagen Jetta
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6. Volkswagen Jetta

2009 vs. 2008 sales: +10%
% Discount from MSRP: 5.0%

The Volkswagen Jetta is the least expensive German sedan/wagon in the North American market. Available in sedan or wagon bodystyles, the Jetta offers something for everyone. The Jetta is powered by three different engines, a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine generating 170 horsepower, a 140-hp 2.0L TDI clean-diesel engine for those looking for maximum fuel economy, or a 200-hp 2.0-liter turbo in the Wolfsburg Edition.

5. Ford Fusion
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5. Ford Fusion

2009 vs. 2008 sales: +18%
% Discount from MSRP: 8.5%

Attractive and purposeful, the redesigned 2010 Ford Fusion is an excellent choice among midsize sedans. With a choice of four- or six-cylinder engines, in addition to front-wheel and all-wheel drive, the Fusion has something for everyone. The powerteams are a 175-hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, or a 240-hp 3.0L V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission.

4. Lexus RX
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4. Lexus RX

2009 vs. 2008 sales: +18%
% Discount from MSRP: 5.7%

The Lexus RX was one of the first sedan-based, luxury utility vehicles, and it remains one of the best. This crossover is impressively smooth, comfortable, responsive in all driving situations and flexible when it comes to hauling people or cargo. The RX 350 is powered by a 275-hp 3.5-liter V6 with a six-speed automatic transmission delivering performance and fuel efficiency.

3. Nissan Z
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3. Nissan Z

2009 vs. 2008 sales: +25%
% Discount from MSRP: 5.0%

Like the original Datsun 240Z, the Nissan 350Z is fast, it's fun, it's affordable, and it's pure sports car. The Nissan 350Z roadster has three trims available: the Enthusiast, the Touring and the Grand Touring. All come standard with the new 306-hp 3.5-liter V6, and a six-speed manual transmission. An optional five-speed automatic is available on all models.

2. Subaru Forester
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2. Subaru Forester

2009 vs. 2008 sales: +30%
% Discount from MSRP: 4.6%

The Subaru Forester is a crossover vehicle that blends many of the best attributes of a sport-utility vehicle with the ride and driving dynamics of a car. It offers the capability of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, as well as a versatile rear cargo area with liftgate, underfloor storage and up to 68 cubic feet of cargo capacity. The Forester is available in five trim levels: 2.5 X, 2.5 X Premium, 2.5 X Limited, 2.5 XT Premium and 2.5 XT Limited.

1. Audi A5
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1. Audi A5

2009 vs. 2008 sales: +50%
% Discount from MSRP: 0.9%

Perfectly elegant and aggressive all at once, the A5 is Audi's two-door, four-seat luxury sports coupe. For 2010, an equally stunning Cabriolet model joins the A5 lineup, offering the additional pleasure of open-air cruising. The A5 is available in four configurations: 2.0T quattro Coupe, 3.2 quattro Coupe, 2.0T quattro Cabriolet and 2.0T FrontTrak Cabriolet.

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