2014 At a glance

Best Bang for the Buck: New Car Reviews

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club PRHT

We got to drive the most recent rendition of the classic Mazda roadster. It has a lot to live up to, coming from a long line of what ...

2014 Honda Accord HFP

Honda has never made a proper high-performance Accord like they have with their myriad Civic Sis. Now, they're finally providing it. This HFP package provides a suspension, wheel, ...

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

This is a Corvette of throwbacks. The Stingray name (nee Sting Ray) was pulled off Chevrolet's flagship sports car after 1976, but has returned to this radically restyled ...

2014 Mini Cooper S

BMW can't really restyle the MINI Cooper very much. The entire brand exists based on the history of the classic Mini, so it'll always look more or less ...

2014 BMW M235i

The original BMW M3 was aimed right at our hearts– light, tight and powered by a high-winding engine. Since then, the M3 has gotten even faster, but it’s ...

2014 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio

For those who are not familiar with the Abarth badge, they are basically Fiat’s performance division, like Mercedes’ AMG or Nissan’s NISMO, but with a little more of ...

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring

We recently reviewed the sports version of Mazda's third-generation roadster, the MX-5 Club edition but we thought the more tame Grand Touring model deserved its own review, after ...

2014 Honda Accord EX-L

The Accord Coupe is an odd piece of toast. It takes their bread-and-butter sedan—a vehicle built on the practical, day-to-day needs of a modern, small family—and lops off ...

2014 Infiniti Q60 IPL Coupe MT

Our latest Infinity drive was the Q60, formerly known as the G37. This posh sports coupe doesn't sacrifice a whole lot, making almost 350 hp while maintaining a ...

2014 BMW M4 Coupe

June 9, 2014. Road America-Today BMW unleashed their new M4 coupes on the motoring press. Less weight, more power (425 hp) and an even better chassis add up ...

2014 Kia Sorento SX

The 2014 Kia Sorento has been given not only a facelift, but a guts-lift. With an all-new chassis, direct-injected V6, restyled interior and blind spot-detection system, it’s not ...

2014 Mazda 6

When we were on a press trip to try out the new [Mazda3](http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/issues/details/218/) in San Diego, we borrowed one of their bigger sedans for a day trip to ...

2014 Buick Regal AWD GS

When our Buick Regal GS showed up, we were a little surprised to see bright red Brembo calipers peaking out from inside the wheels. Upon driving it, we ...

2014 Kia Soul +

Who knew such a boxy car could be so quirky and fun? Apparently, the Kia hamsters did. Now we know how they roll. It's not the first small, ...

2014 Lexus IS-F

We all know Lexus makes some of the most quality vehicles out there. The IS-F is no exception. Toyota and Lexus set the industry standard when it comes ...

2014 Infiniti Q60 Convertible

Does Infiniti deliver luxury? Yes. Does Infiniti offer style? Definitely. Does Infiniti give a plethora of options? Absolutely. How about 300-plus horsepower? Done. So what’s the down side? ...

2014 Toyota Camry SE Sport

The Toyota mid-sized sedan brought what everyone expected to the table. In the end, that's what we like about these cars: you know what you are going to ...

2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco

Toyota has redesigned their long-running small car. The name’s been around a long time, but it’s been a while since the car had any sporting pretense. We tested ...

2014 Cadillac SRX

This is a true luxury car in all senses of the word—not to mention as close as you can get to Knight Rider’s K.I.T.T. as possible, with the ...

2014 BMW Z4

The Z roadster has been around for nearly two decades now—can you believe it? It strives to be the upscale option for those who want wind-in-the-hair style and ...

2014 Scion tC

The sporty Scion tC comes with a new "muscular look." Its 6-speed automatic transmission features dynamic rev management. It can also toot its own green horn since it ...

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring/ERI

What does this Pleiades-adorned SUV offer? Subaru’s traditions and standards along with green modernization. Can’t get much better than that. <p style="background-color:lightgray;"><b>Like what you read here? You can ...

2014 Chrysler Town & Country S

Chrysler's veteran people-carrier continues on with the traditional minivan tasks: picking up the kids, getting the groceries and so on. While the S model adds some zip with ...

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer GT

No, it’s not an Evo. In fact, it’s not even a stick shift. This is the Lancer GT, equipped with a CVT automatic pushing the front wheels. So ...

2014 Lexus RX 350

The name Lexus has been synonymous luxury for quite some time. It even shares some of the same letters with the word. Is this sleek SUV worth the ...

2014 Lexus IS 250

Luxury sports sedans from Lexus seldom disappoint. The 250 is not the sportiest or most luxurious of their lineup. It’s kind of the middle child. But maybe that ...

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71

Chevy is known to "run deep." That's especially true of this Silverado truck. This impressive piece of 355-horsepower, V8 machinery is not only versatile, but it’s comfortable, powerful ...

2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S

In his spare time, our managing editor serves as chairman of the board of the British Motor Trade Association (http://www.britcar.org). During their recent annual gathering out in California, ...

2014 Audi RS 7 quattro Tiptronic

Care to drop 100K-plus on luxury you can drive? The 2014 Audi RS 7 would be a good option. Claimed to be the "most powerful RS model ever ...

2014 Porsche Panamera 4S

There are a lot of mixed feelings about the Porsche Panamera. Some people say it’s not a true Porsche. Others say it’s a great addition to the German ...

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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