2006-10 Volkswagen Jetta

Usefully roomier than its predecessor, the current Jetta just about sets the class standard for overall refinement, interior decor, and build quality. Also roomy, Jettas contain many laudable [...]

1996-00 Plymouth Breeze

Less costly than many Japanese rivals, the competent Breeze also is better equipped and roomier than some other family sedans...

1990-96 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Much to the confusion of many, including product planners at Oldsmobile, the conservatively styled Cutlass Ciera constantly outsold the sleek and aerodynamic Cutlass Supreme. The Ciera prevailed, [...]

1997-99 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Unlike the midsize Intrigue that debuted for 1998, Oldsmobile's Cutlass catered to conservative American tastes. Performance and accommodations are similar to the Chevrolet V6 Malibu. Offering an [...]

2006-11 Mercury Milan

Milan and Fusion both earn Recommended ratings, against the Accord and Camry. They match those perennial class leaders for roominess and road manners, if not engine refinement and cabin design. [...]

1992-99 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Impressive and big, these top-line sedans were built with evident "cost-no-object" attitude. Monumentally solid body structures make them something special. These are also some of the costliest [...]

2006-12 Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ

Acura's TL is sportier and the Lexus ES 330, which Lincoln targeted with the Zephyr, is more refined. Still, with its smooth ride and upscale appointments, Lincoln's appealingly-priced newest [...]

2004-09 Lexus RX

The RX 300 spawned many imitators, some of which remain better dollar value in absolute terms. But like the original, the RX 330 and RX 400h quickly earned our Best Buy endorsement for their [...]

2005-09 Kia Spectra

Though it's not a small-car star, Spectra is class-competitive. Used-car prices tend to be lower than for many rivals, meaning this might be among the least-expensive small cars available [...]

2007-10 Kia Optima

Like the related Hyundai Sonata, Kia's Optima delivers a high level of features per dollar. On the whole, though, it falls short in overall refinement and materials quality, versus such class [...]

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