2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Video
With diesel-conversion engines becoming popular, the car community is seeing a new breed of souped-up cars. Watch this video of a Chevrolet Impala outracing a Lamborghini.
The 2007 Honda Fit is a well-designed all-purpose vehicle that can tackle a wide range of tasks. It works well as a commute vehicle and for running errands around town, but it isn't good on hills and will make its occupants suffer on longer trips.
The 2007 Toyota Yaris is suitable for city errands and short commutes but few other applications. Good fuel economy is nice, but poor road conditions can easily upset this little car.
The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, while very inexpensive, doesn't get much value from its hybrid system, and its cabin tech is only a little better than average.
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.
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.
The 2006 Nissan Pathfinder is a solid performer that offers drivers and front passengers a plenitude of cabin comfort and technology without venturing in the realm of the luxurious. Rear passengers, however, will find the back seats a squeeze.
Ford's big sedan girds for battle with much cooler Impala, 300, and Avalon.
The 2006 Jaguar Super V8 is a spacious and exceedingly comfortable executive luxury sedan with fine road manners, as well as leather and burled walnut in the classic English tradition. But it's a bit too traditional in its electronic-entertainment offerin
The 2011 Volvo S60 is a very enjoyable premium sedan, capable of sporty driving on the weekends and perfectly comfortable for an everyday commute. Frequently distracted drivers will appreciate the safety tech.