Cars.com Best Bet for Luxury Cars

To qualify as a Cars.com Best Bet Luxury Car, models must meet three quantified criteria: a Good rating in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests, average or higher reliability ratings, and average or higher fuel mileage within their class (17.8 mpg for crossover/SUVs).

2011 Best Bets: Luxury Cars
Luxury picks are listed in alphabetical order by their class: Cars and Crossover/SUVs
Cars
$35,305 - $38,855
  • Six-speed manual
  • Choice of two V-6 engines, one making 305 hp
  • Available real-time weather information
  • Available 19-inch wheels
  • FWD or AWD
$29,610 - $35,150
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Updated styling, revised interior trim
  • Improved gas mileage for both engines
  • Upgraded navigation system
  • Long standard features list
$31,950 - $35,940
  • 211-hp, turbo four-cylinder
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Available LED daytime running lamps
  • Manual or automatic
  • Sedan or wagon body styles
$33,650 - $45,500
  • 230-hp inline-six-cylinder engine
  • Coupe, sedan, convertible or wagon
  • RWD or AWD
  • Optional iDrive control system
  • Manual or automatic transmission
$33,000 - $43,000
  • Rear-wheel-drive platform
  • V-6 or Hyundai's first V-8
  • 10 more hp for V-8
  • Eight airbags
  • Electronic stability system
$35,050 - $56,750
  • Available as sedan, coupe or convertible
  • 3.7-liter V-6
  • New 2.5-liter V-6 (G25 sedan)
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic
  • New Limited Edition models
$46,500
  • Redesigned for 2011
  • 330-hp, 3.7-liter V-6
  • RWD or AWD
  • Seven-speed automatic
  • Available Blind Spot Intervention system

 

$36,025
  • V-6 now uses regular gas
  • 10 standard airbags
  • Optional glass roof
  • Optional heated and ventilated front seats
  • Pre-Collision System option
$32,645 - $36,275
  • 204-hp, 2.5-liter V-6
  • Eight airbags
  • Keyless start
  • Brake override system
  • Available AWD (sedan)
$39,070 - $41,530
  • 306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Eight airbags
  • Keyless start
  • Brake override system
  • Available AWD (sedan)
$34,330 - $36,220
  • FWD or AWD
  • 263-hp V-6
  • Standard heated and cooled front seats
  • Optional blind spot warning system with backup camera
$33,990 - $58,200
  • Two V-6s or 451-hp V-8
  • Manual or automatic
  • RWD or AWD
  • Eight airbags
  • New "mbrace" telematics system
$24,600 - $26,950
  • Restyled front end for 2011
  • 227-hp, turbo inline-five engine
  • Glass rear hatch
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available blind spot warning system
$36,950 - $40,700
  • Turbocharged six-cylinder
  • Available AWD
  • Many high-end safety features
  • Competitive price
Crossover/SUVs
$42,580 - $52,205
  • Standard six-speed automatic
  • Available tech features
  • Seven seats standard
  • Standard all-wheel drive
$32,620 - $34,620
  • Smaller than MDX
  • 240-hp turbocharged engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
$33,830 - $48,540
  • Choice of two V-6 engines
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Standard rearview camera (except base model)
  • Free maintenance for 4 years/50,000 miles
$34,550 - $38,150
  • 297-hp V-6
  • 7-speed automatic transmission
  • RWD or AWD
  • Five seats
  • Optional Around View Monitor
  • Blind spot warning system
$38,375 - $39,775
  • Brake override system
  • 10 airbags
  • FWD or AWD
  • Optional wide-view side monitor
  • Optional head-up display
$44,200 - $49,200
  • Seating for six or seven
  • Optional 355-hp, twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Optional refrigerator
$32,400 - $41,550
  • Five seats
  • 240-hp six-cylinder or 300-hp, turbo six-cylinder
  • FWD or AWD
  • Standard City Safety collision avoidance system
  • More power for 2011
  • New 3.2 R-Design model
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