Vehicle Name Sorted Alphabetically Kelley Blue Book Sorted by Pricing
2009 Acura MDX

The MDX is no stranger to the Cars.com Best Bets. Since it's had crash tests and a reliability record to stand on, it's been a fixture in this space. It's the top-rated midsize luxury SUV in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, and it's more reliable than average.
$25,800 – $25,800

2009 Acura RDX

Riding the line between compact SUV and sport wagon, the RDX is the choice for anyone who's happy with five seats and wants something smaller than the MDX.
$20,100 – $20,100

2009 Acura TL

Acura's top-selling car was redesigned for 2009, and it now has even better interior quality. It now offers two V-6 engines and all-wheel drive.
$19,750 – $19,750

2009 BMW 328

The BMW 3 Series is the legendary leading compact luxury sport model, known more for its performance than anything else. Rare among German imports, the 328i has average reliability, and the coupe and convertible are above average.
$17,100 – $22,200

2009 BMW X3

The X3 fills a gap between BMW's wagons and the X5 midsize SUV in terms of utility. Though it's higher and more versatile than the wagons, it doesn't give up the driving performance for which BMW is renowned.
$21,400 – $21,400

2009 Infiniti G37

The G37's mileage is lower than that of the BMW 328i, but it's better than the 335i and, in rear-wheel-drive form, it brings exceptional reliability to the Best Bets. The all-wheel-drive G37x should be above average, too.
2009 Infiniti G37x

The G37's mileage is lower than that of the BMW 328i, but it's better than the 335i and, in rear-wheel-drive form, it brings exceptional reliability to the Best Bets. The all-wheel-drive G37x should be above average, too.
2009 Lexus ES 350

The ES 350 is a rare animal: an entry-level luxury car that's not trying to be a sport sedan. Technically a midsize car, the front-wheel-drive ES sedan emphasizes room over zoom, comfort over high-speed comportment, silence over sound.
$19,500 – $19,500

2009 Lexus GS 350

Though the GS midsize sedan follows the same rear-wheel-drive formula, it's not quite as capable as the Infiniti M sedan, yet it has good mileage for this car type. The GS 350 with rear-wheel drive has above-average reliability.
$25,000 – $27,300

2009 Lexus IS 250

The compact IS sedan comes with either of two V-6 engines: a 2.5-liter in the IS 250 or a 3.5-liter in the IS 350. It also offers exceptional reliability. The 350 has been less reliable, but it's still above average.
2009 Lexus IS 350

The compact IS sedan comes with either of two V-6 engines: a 2.5-liter in the IS 250 or a 3.5-liter in the IS 350. It also offers exceptional reliability. The 350 has been less reliable, but it's still above average.
$20,000 – $24,200

2009 Lincoln MKX

Based on the Ford Edge, the MKX is likewise a five-seater with generous cargo capacity, a more luxurious interior and more standard features
$20,600 – $20,600

2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The compact C-Class entry-level sedan steps up with decent reliability and good crash-test scores. This recently redesigned generation is stylish outside and well-appointed inside.
$18,750 – $34,100