#8 Least Ticketed: Jaguar XJ Sedan

MSRP: $65,700
Speeding Ticket Rating: 89% less likely

The XJ is Jaguar's most rarified entry, a gorgeous vehicle renowned for its plush amenities, velvety ride and sport-performance capabilities, due in part to being built on a lightweight but fortified all-aluminum frame. Engine choices include the 300-hp 4.2-liter V8 and the 400-hp 4.2-liter supercharged V8. Both employ a six-speed automatic transmission.

#7 Least Ticketed: Chevrolet Suburban

Suburban 1500 MSRP: $40,370
Speeding Ticket Rating: 84% less likely

For purposes of this study, the Suburban 1500 and 2500 were combined, as they have much in common. They do differ in a couple of respects, however. One is price range, and the other is engine options. The engines on the 1500 are a standard 310-hp 5.3-liter V8 on the LS, and an optional 366-hp 6.0-liter V8 on the LT and LTZ.

#6 Least Ticketed: Chevrolet Tahoe

MSRP: $36,965
Speeding Ticket Rating: 79% less likely

The Tahoe gets high marks for hauling either big cargo loads or lots of people. Handling and driver response is crisp for a big vehicle. It comes in four trims (2WD or 4WD). Standard power plant on the RWD is a 295-hp 4.8-liter V8 hitched to a four-speed auto trans, while FWD models get a standard 320-hp 5.3-liter V8 with GM's Active Fuel Management technology.

#5 Least Ticketed: Chevrolet C1500, K1500, 2500HD, 3500HD

Speeding Ticket Rating: 72% less likely

It's hard to pin down data in terms of features, engine size, price range, etc., because for the purposes of the study, Quality Planning combined a several Chevy 2500 / 3500 pick-ups of similar body style from over a long time period -- from the old C/K line that quit production in 1999, to the newer HD models.

#4 Least Ticketed: 2005 Buick Park Avenue

MSRP: $35,555
Speeding Ticket Rating: 68% less likely

The Park Avenue's second generation was introduced in the late '90s, and by the time it was retired after the 2005 model year, it was Buick's flagship model. Available as either a "base" or the Ultra, the Park Avenue offered two engine options -- a 205-hp 3.8-liter V6 and a 240-hp 3.6-liter supercharged V6.

#3 Least Ticketed: Mazda6

MSRP: $18,550
Speeding Ticket Rating: 66% less likely

The popular Mazda6 was redesigned for '09. The new edition is more spacious and has gone upscale, offering more high-end amenities, as it tries to take some market share away from the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. It now only comes as a four-door sedan, and the new engine choices are the 170-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder and the 272-hp 3.7-liter V6.

#2 (tied) Least Ticketed: 2007 Buick Rainier

MSRP: $31,550
Speeding Ticket Rating: 63% less likely

The Rainier was only discontinued recently, after the '07 model year, so there are still plenty of them on the road. It's luxury-line SUV that has much to offer, from a crisp ride to luxe-line appointments like leather upholstery, woodgrain accents, and OnStar telematics. The base engine is a 291-hp 4.2-liter inline six-cylinder.

#2 (tied) Least Ticketed: 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette

MSRP: $28,465
Speeding Ticket Rating: 63% less likely

This was also the final year for the Silhouette, an upscale minivan The Silhouette delivered premium-level comforts, however -- particularly the Premiere edition, with its then-state-of-the-art entertainment system. Spacious and comfy, the Silhouette delivered a smooth ride, and was powered by a 185-hp 3.4-liter V6.

#1 (tied) Least Ticketed: 2009 Buick Lucerne

MSRP: $29,265
Speeding Ticket Rating: 60% less likely

The Lucerne is now Buick's flagship sedan, offering elegance, a fine ride and high style. It comes in three flavors: the CX and CXL are powered by the new-for-'09 227-hp 3.9-liter V6, while the Super still gets is muscle from the 292-hp 4.6-liter Northstar V8. Both are hitched a four-speed automatic transmission.

#1 (tied) Least Ticketed: 2009 GMC Sierra 1500

MSRP: $29,265
Speeding Ticket Rating: 60% less likely

The Sierra 1500, a durable, popular, full-sized pickup, is the brother vehicle to the Chevy Silverado, but with styling cues that are more low-key / less-aggressive. He-man buyers who like to have choices in life will appreciate the many engines options -- one V-6 engine and four V-8 options.
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