2015 Acura RDX
The Acura RDX becomes a simpler, more refined SUV for the 2015 model year with a new engine and AWD system, but terrible dashboard tech hurts the bottom line.
2014 Lexus RX 450h AWD
The 2014 Lexus RX 450h isn't a sexy choice, but it is a strong performer and a comfortable luxury cruiser with one of the quietest power trains in its class.
2015 Chevrolet Suburban
Adherents of old-school truck design will favor the 2015 Suburban for its strong bones, and Chevrolet fits the cabin out with modern electronics to keep the techie generation satisfied, but the era of 6,000 pound passenger vehicles seems over.
2015 Kia K900
The 2015 Kia K900 comes in at a cut-rate price for a big sedan, and offers a few very nice amenities, but ride quality doesn't come up to the class for which this sedan strives.
2015 Subaru Legacy
The 2015 Subaru Legacy makes for a comfortable and capable midsize sedan, handling day-to-day driving with ease, then adding unique features such as all-wheel-drive that set it a cut above the competition.
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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid struggles to justify its bigger price tag, as it doesn't have significant power or efficiency gains over even its non-hybrid base model and pales in comparison to other hybrid wagons.
2014 Ford Fusion Energi
The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi drives very comfortably and easily, and proves extremely economical for people who can plug it in and drive a reasonable daily commute.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI offers basic transportation at a bargain and an excellent engine, but techies will want to hold off for the improved 2015 model.
2015 Audi A3 sedan
The 2015 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro hits a sweet spot, balancing comfort with a bit of sportiness, connected tech with a great low-distraction interface, and a small-car feel with luxury appointment.
2014 BMW 535d
Despite some very minor quibbles, the 2014 BMW 535d xDrive delivers exceptional quality and feature content on all fronts, from online cabin tech to fuel economy to driving satisfaction.