2006 BMW X5 Video
With plenty of standard onboard tech, a comfortable interior, and a premium V-8 under the hood, the 2006 Buick Lucerne CXS lives at the top end of the midrange sedan market.
The 2006 Jeep Commander is a powerful and well-appointed upscale SUV. While its performance blows the doors off the competition over any terrain, a cramped interior and clunky cabin tech bring it down.
The VW Iroc Concept is the next Scirocco. With a minimal interior and a more audacious exterior, this car is rumored to reach showrooms in 2008. Get a first look from the 2006 Paris Auto Show.
CTIA 2006: Watch a segment from this year's "Fashion in Motion," a fashion show designed around the latest and greatest in high-tech wear.
The 2006 Honda Civic Si is a real performance bargain that also offers good mileage and emissions ratings. The quality of the electronics is equivalent to that found in much pricier vehicles. Simple standard features fit the car's mission well, signaling
The 2006 Nissan Quest lets form trump function too often to be a market success. It drives nicely and maximizes space, but the interior falls short in so many minor ways that it adds up to a major drawback.
A few frustrating tech shortcomings let it down, but the 2006 Acura MDX is still a good mix of comfort and utility at its price.
Honda's reputation for practical economy is shown in the Civic Hybrid, well built and simply designed to sip fuel. Interior tech options are usefully done, making this Honda a great commuter sedan.
The 2006 Mini Cooper S is a ton of fun to drive and makes its mark with retro exterior and interior features. Besides an excellent-sounding stereo and an untested navigation system, cabin electronics are generally left to dealer options.
We take the 2006 Ford Explorer for a test drive.