2015 At a glance

Best Bang for the Buck: New Car Reviews

2015 Subaru WRX STI

The Impreza WRX STI is back with big turbo power, big brakes, a big wing and big impact. While Subaru has been working to green up their image, ...

2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo

We love a good Z car. We've been head over heels for them since they were being spit out by Datsun. In fact, we have a [350Z](http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/project-cars/2003-nissan-350z/) of ...

2015 Subaru WRX

Subaru's new WRX comes to us in the same classic formula: four driven wheels and four turbocharged cylinders firing in opposing pairs. The news in the engine bay ...

2015 Mazda CX-5

We spent some time with Mazda's smallest crossover, the CX-5. This all-wheel-drive, Grand Touring trim model was basically loaded, and seemed to bring Miata handling to the crossover ...

2015 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring

The Mazda 3 has served as the brand's entry-level sedan for almost 13 years. The latest edition combines the same practical four-door layout with a 184-horsepower powerplant that ...

2015 BMW X3 xDrive35i

We recently had a chance to test drive the 2015 BMW X3 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle on a trip to [Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals](http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-import-kit-nationals/). The X3 xDrive35i ...

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer GT

The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer comes in many trims: ES, SE, GT, Rallyart and the screaming Evo. The latter of which can probably qualify as a completely different car, ...

2015 Toyota Sienna

That's right, this is<i> Grassroots Motorsports</i> reviewing a minivan. You know, it really wasn't long ago that owning a minivan meant handing in your man card. And many ...

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

The Honda Accord has proven to be one of the most reliable and popular family cars since the '70s. Now the Japanese manufacturer offers the car with hybrid ...

2015 Lexus LS 460

The Lexus LS series has been a steadfast player in the luxury sedan field for years. Lately, they seem to be taking a little bit more of a ...

2015 Mazda Mazda6 Grand Touring

Ah, the Mazda6. The sporty Mazda3’s bigger brother just got even chunkier. In its third generation now, Mazda has followed today’s automotive styling trends to a tee: “That ...

2015 Audi RS 7

The Audi RS badge represents a similar spirit as the BMW M icon. It's one of the ultimate crosses between luxury and sport. The 2015 Audi RS 7 ...

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD LTZ

The 2015 Chevy Tahoe, while still a very large vehicle, is the smaller of the two SUV's offered in Chevy's 2015 product lineup. 2015 is the beginning of ...

GRM Top Rated

GRM Top Bang For Buck Index

  • Nissan 370Z
  • Pontiac G8 GXP
  • Subaru WRX
  • Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe
  • Saturn Sky Redline
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  • What's This?

    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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