2010 At a glance

2010 New Car Reviews

2010 Mazda RX-8 R3

The Mazda RX-8 R3 is a nice, solid performer. It handles great and is a good on-track partner when the revs are up and the rotary is humming ...

2010 Mazda RX-8 R3

The Mazda RX-8 R3 is a nice, solid performer. It handles great and is a good on-track partner when the revs are up and the rotary is humming ...

2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS

Since 1967 the Camaro has been an American icon. While it followed the Mustang to market, the Camaro wasted little time building a huge fan base. It remained ...

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

In case you haven't heard, Hyundai is on a roll these days with their Genesis Sedan and Coupe. We were already [won over by the Genesis Sedan](/new-cars/2009-hyundai-genesis/), so ...

2010 Kia Soul Sport

Was Huey Lewis right all along? Is it, in fact, hip to be square? With the Soul, Kia has joined the boxy bandwagon pioneered by the Scion xB ...

2010 Honda Civic Si

The Honda Civic Si is nothing new to the GRM staff, as we acquired our first one back in 1986--at the time the model had just been released, ...

2010 Toyota Prius V

Since its introduction and through two generations, the Toyota Prius has become the poster child for the green car movement. While other cars--notably the Honda Civic Hybrid and ...

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Shortly after the third-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata debuted for 2006, we got our hands on a very basic model and took it to an autocross. It rolled, pitched ...

2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3

We’ll get this over with quick: Early adopters shouldn’t be envious of the 2010 Mazdaspeed3. The latest version of Mazda’s most powerful sporty car (take <i>that</i>, RX-8 owners) ...

2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS

Many enthusiasts expressed sadness when GM killed Oldsmobile. "Why not Buick?" they asked. Well, the new LaCrosse shows that Buick can still build a very nice car--and this ...

2010 GMC Terrain FWD SLE-2

The GMC Terrain falls into GM's new category of mid-sized crossover SUVs. It replaces the old body-on-frame Envoy. Unlike most crossovers, the Terrain looks more like a truck ...

2010 Cadillac SRX FWD Premium Collection

Cadillac's Web page may put it best: the Cadillac of crossovers. While many people associate the Cadillac name with long, flowing fins and acres of chrome, the brand ...

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe

Our first taste of the all-new Chevy Camaro was the tame yet certainly more-than-adequate V6 model. Now we have finally spent time with the Camaro SS, 6.2-liter V8 ...

2010 Hyundai Elantra Blue

When you want toast, you put bread in a toaster. When that bread pops up, you aren’t expecting anything more than toast. Having a better-looking or fancier toaster ...

2010 Dodge Challenger SE

The neo-muscle car product push is in full swing, and we're seeing a lot of new Challengers, Chargers, Camaros and Mustangs. According to some product planners and accountants, ...

2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

Remember how most of us grew up hating minivans? For some of us, though, a light eventually goes off: "Hey, these minivans are practical, roomy and easy to ...

2010 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI quattro Tiptronic Cabriolet

Sometimes we feel a bit sad for Audi, as they have operated in BMW’s shadow for eons. Yes, BMW builds some great cars, but poor Audi seems to ...

2010 Ford Flex Limited Ecoboost AWD

We've reviewed the 2010 Ford Flex Limited before, but this time we got to sample it with the optional Ecoboost engine. Again, we were blown away. This vehicle ...

2010 Cadillac 2.8L V6 Turbo

If you're going to buy a Cadillac, you're going to tick off all of the boxes, right? That's where the turbo version of the SRX comes in. While ...

2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5

SUVs have a rightful place in the automotive pantheon, no matter what the newly PC American public may think. As racers and gearheads, we have the utmost respect ...

2010 Volkswagen Golf

The VW Golf has been a staple of the compact car scene for decades, and the sixth generation just made its debut. While its PQ35 chassis is carried ...

2010 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4x4

The Jeep has to be one of the most iconic vehicles in America. It delivered the mail, carried our dads and granddads across foreign lands, and even transported ...

2010 Lincoln MKT

During just the last few years, we have watched the SUV evolve. It has gone from something more akin to a pickup truck with an enclosed bed to ...

2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited

The Impreza got its redo a few years ago, and now it’s the Legacy’s turn. The new car is larger and more refined than before--just what it needed ...

2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie Mega Cab 4x4

Sometimes you have to haul a huge load--like horses or an entire New England state. That's where 1-ton trucks come into play, as they can carry a big ...

2010 Dodge Charger R/T

Here's a novel concept for a family car: How about a simple, full-sized, rear-drive sedan? Give it ample power, a giant trunk and just enough features to keep ...

2010 Cadillac CTS V6 Premium Collection

For most of the general public, the mention of a Cadillac station wagon conjures up images of an old ambulance or hearse--not exactly something designed for mass consumption. ...

2010 Dodge Caliber R/T

The Dodge Neon has been part our lives for more than 15 years. We were there when the car first came out, and we recently prepped one for ...

2010 Hyundai Tuscon Limited AWD PZEV

Hyundai? Yes, Hyundai. This Korean giant has made huge inroads on this side of the ocean during the last quarter century. A company that once offered only a ...

2010 Dodge Charger SRT-8

Dodge continues to churn out model after model featuring their 6.1-liter, 425-horsepower Hemi engine. Just like in 1969, shoehorning the powerful engine into a four-door sedan with lots ...

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid

How ironic that a Mercury Milan Hybrid showed up the day after Ford announced that the brand's days were numbered. Well, that doesn't mean that this is a ...

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

A diesel-powered VW Golf isn't anything new. A million years ago, the original Golf--known here as the Rabbit--could be purchased with a diesel engine under the hood. The ...

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Chrysler's SRT department has worked their magic on a wide range of vehicles, turning a variety of once-pedestrian peoplemovers into fire-breathing beasts. One of the more recent creations ...

2010 BMW 335i

The BMW 3 Series has been an enthusiast favorite for decades, and the latest E90/E92-chassis cars certainly continue that tradition. Several different variants are available, with the twin-turbo ...

2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8

Yeah, it's got a Hemi. When Chrysler brought back the Challenger, they were quick to show that performance was part of the package. The model lineup included the ...

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

What makes a sports car? Some would say only two seats plus--and this is critical-- a folding top. Well, the Nissan 370Z now fits that bill, as a ...

2010 Lexus LS460

If you're going to have a flagship, it should cast an impressive shadow, right? For more than 20 years the Lexus LS has remained true to its roots, ...

2010 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab TRX4 4x4

The original Dodge Dakota created something of a new niche for pickup trucks upon its release for 1987. It wasn't a mini pickup, a full-sized truck, or a ...

2010 Honda Civic Si Coupe

The Honda Civic Si received only one cosmetic change for 2010: The engine cover has gone from silver to black. Everything else has remained pretty much the same ...

2010 Infiniti FX50 AWD

The 2010 Infiniti FX50 is nearly identical to the 2009 model, from the 390-horsepower V8 to the giant, 21-inch wheels. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to tell ...

2010 Nissan Cube 1.8 SL

For those who say that an '80s-era Volvo is too sleek and slippery, we present the Nissan Cube. We first encountered the vehicle during our early trips to ...

2010 Volvo XC60 R-Design

Yesterday's SUVs are starting to be replaced by today's car-based crossovers. And for those who don't need something so huge, there's the compact crossover. Volvo's entry into this ...

2010 Acura ZDX Tech

The 2010 Acura ZDX has an unmistakable profile that helps it stand apart from a crowded market of small crossover SUVs. The styling definitely takes center stage with ...

2010 Honda Element AWD EX Dog Friendly Package

Honda has gone to the dogs--no, really. The boxy Element is now available with the Dog Friendly Package. If "Pimp My Ride" built a car for dog lovers, ...

2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8

Chrysler has given several models the SRT treatment, and the menacing 300C is definitely one of them. The 300C SRT-8 has been part of the lineup since the ...

2010 Honda Accord Coupe EX

Okay, we owe you a small apology: While a six-speed, V6-powered Accord Coupe is shown here, we sampled a four-cylinder car fitted with an automatic transmission. Our test ...

2010 Infiniti G37 Convertible

Sure, we all love sports cars, but that doesn't mean our garages should only contain machines with stiff suspensions and radical alignments. Sometimes there's room for a sporty ...

2010 Infiniti G37 Coupe Journey

Remember the old 2+2 Nissan Z-cars? That's about where the Infiniti G-coupes come into play. They may not be as razor-sharp as the two-seat versions, but there seems ...

2010 Acura RDX Tech

Acura's lineup now contains three different SUV models, with the RDX serving as their entry-level model. Entry-level doesn't have to mean stripped-down, however, as it comes standard with ...

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie Crew Cab

Yes, another Dodge Ram truck has passed through our hands. This one, however, was fitted with several Mopar accessories: rear DVD player, custom seat covers, mag wheels, bed ...

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    What's This

    Using a top-secret, highly sophisticated algorithm that may or may not have been co-developed by NASA, the Grassroots Motorsports Bang For The Buck Index is a 100-point scale that indicates which of the new cars we've reviewed over the years actually provide the greatest bang for the buck.

    The highly-guarded formula--which is securely stored in the floor safe in Scott's office and protected by razor wire and laser-wielding ferrets--takes into account our ratings, the car's power-to-weight ratio, its price and other factors to determine the true Bang For The Buck.

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