2015 Ford Focus Electric
Three years after its predecessor debuted, the 2015 Ford Focus Electric is still a good choice for a compact battery-powered car, but the newer competition offers slightly greater range and faster charging.
2015 BMW M4
With excellent power and handling, the 2015 BMW M4 makes for an intense ride on backroads and will really shine on the track, but it falls short on comfort for day-to-day transportation.
2015 Lexus IS 250 ( RWD)
The 2015 Lexus IS 250 is a solid choice for a sporty commuter, but its nagging electronics keep it from reaching its potential as a true "sports sedan."
2014 Land Rover LR4
The 2014 Land Rover LR4 updates its decidedly old-school appeal with new tech and an excellent V-6 engine, but awkward fuel saver tech doesn't deliver and disappoints.
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf
The 2014 Volkswagen e-Golf is a solid electric car, offering comfort and good driving dynamics, but its range and feature set do not distinguish it in any particular way from its competitors.
2014 Nissan Juke NISMO RS
The 2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS confers bragging rights for its 215 horsepower engine, but the lesser trim Juke Nismo looks like a better value for those wanting a funky compact SUV with excellent handling.
2015 Hyundai Sonata
A few quirks aside, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited has grown up and now boasts a broader appeal to go with its value, but some of the upstart spark has gone missing.
2015 Porsche Macan SUV
The 2015 Porsche Macan is an extremely rewarding driver's car, yet promises all-around practicality with its all-wheel-drive system and compact SUV cabin space, making it the most universally usable model in the Porsche line-up.
2015 Buick LaCrosse
The 2015 Buick LaCrosse's primary appeal comes from its large cabin and comfortable ride, enhanced by an easy driving character and a solid set of cabin tech features.
2015 Ford Fusion Energi
The 2015 Ford Fusion Energi is a handsome and efficent hybrid sedan, but the benefit that the plug adds depends on how you utilize its 20 miles of EV range.
2015 Dodge Challenger
The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack links the thrills of a classic muscle car with the tech and amenities of today.
2015 Lexus NX 200t
The 2015 Lexus NX 200t's tech, amenities, and fuel efficiency stack fairly evenly with the competition, but its slight power advantage and unique styling push it above the class average.
2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop
The 2014 Mini Cooper benefits from a small but powerful engine, and connected cabin tech with a bit of whimsy, but its handling feels more grown up than the previous generation's.
2014 Lexus CT 200h
Excellent app integration with the cabin tech suite and excellent fuel economy are high points for the 2014 Lexus CT 200h, but it needs more power to justify its F Sport tuning and looks.
2015 Chrysler 200 sedan
The 2015 Chrysler 200C is a dramatic improvement over the previous model year, boasting much better tech and amenities than similarly priced premium competition.
2014 Lexus GX 460
With its new appearance, 2014 Lexus GX 460 is a competent full-size luxury SUV, but its powertrain and dashboard tech could also use an update to keep up with the competition.
2015 Lincoln MKC
The all-new Lincoln MKC shows interior and exterior styling competitive in the luxury set, along with a stellar range of driver assistance features, but it should go further in insulating passengers from the rigors of the road.
2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers a serious increase in efficiency over the standard model without compromising its power, comfort, or parent-friendliness.
2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium
The 2014 Volkswagen Passat competes well in its segment for driving character and fuel economy, and checks off the right boxes for cabin tech, but falls short on driver-assistance features.
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is an excellent driver's car that is best experienced without expensive bells and whistles. Skip the options and just enjoy the ride.
2014 Nissan Rogue
The 2014 Nissan Rogue comes out with many tech features not available among the competition and offers excellent utility for an economy crossover, but it could use further refinement, such as better integration for connected features.
2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan 5.0 RWD
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan is an excellent sequel to the original, maintaining a great value for a luxury sedan while adding a host of comfort and safety amenities.
2014 Volkswagen Beetle
Although not as sporty as its GTI sibling, the iconic 2014 Volkswagen Beetle comes through with good power and an enjoyable driving experience, but navigation isn't worth the option price.
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon
The 2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon combines 40+ mpg diesel efficiency, the flexibility of a wagon, and the thrills of a driver's car.
2014 BMW X5
The usefulness of connected features outweighs their hodgepodge organization in the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i, and the mediocre fuel economy might be a price worth paying for the excellent driving dynamics.
2014 Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S not only looks good, it drives exceedingly well while running with electric efficiency, but we would like to see more of the driver-assistance features found on comparably priced cars.
2014 Lexus LX 570
The 2014 Lexus LX 570 blends the off-road pedigree of the legendary Land Cruiser with on-road comfort and manners befitting its luxury Lexus badge.
2015 Lexus RX 350
The 2015 Lexus RX 350 remains a comfortable, easy-driving SUV with a great amount of space, but its features, especially in the driver-assistance category, fall behind those of the competition.
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.