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Make & Model Overall Score Price ResultsSurvey Test Results Highs Lows
CARS: MIDSIZED Continued
1LT (1.5T)^59 $26,790^203080 29 Ride, quietness, controls.
Reliability, raspy 1.5-liter turbo, front
seat comfort, so-so visibility, no
Hybrid^59 $30,735^203079 41
Fuel economy, ride, quietness,
Reliability, front seat comfort, so-so
visibility, no standard AEB.
Plug-in Hybrid^54 $34,290^104072
Acts as an EV for short distances,
ride, interior room, standard AEB.
Reliability, clumsy handling, front-
seat comfort, confusing controls,
small gas tank for long trips.
Hybrid XLE^98 $38,643^505093 42
Hybrid fuel economy, ride, interior
room, controls, trunk space, stan-
Lower stance hurts getting in and
out, too easy to cancel DRL.
Premier (V6)^84 $39,110^404091 22
Ride, handling, braking, quietness,
spacious cabin and trunk. Rear visibility.
Platinum^80 $41,995^403081 25
Acceleration, controls, fit and finish,
Ride, steering, engine noise,
access, snug driving position,
visibility, rear-seat room.
R/T Plus (V8)^68 $40,375^205085 20
V8 sound and power, transmission,
easy-to-use infotainment system. Visibility, access, reliability
Chrysler 300 C
(V8)^67 $45,650^203084 20
Acceleration, transmission, ride,
quietness, seat comfort, fit and finish. Reliability.
Limited (V6)^67 $38,335^203083 22
Acceleration, transmission, ride, qui-
etness, seat comfort, fit and finish. Reliability.
SXT (V6)^66 $34,510^205082 22
Transmission, quietness, ride, interior
room, feature content. Visibility, access, reliability
Premium^62 $36,945^104091 24
Acceleration, smooth powertrain,
quietness, braking, interior room,
Reliability, lacks agility.
CARS: LUXURY ENTRY-LEVEL
Audi A3 Premium 68 $31,495 30 30 77 27 Handling, feels solid, braking, standard AEB. Rear seat, some controls, headlights.
Acura ILX Premium^64 $30,820 40 10 61 28 Standard AEB. Stiff ride, loud cabin, access, con-trols, overpriced for what you get.
Base (1.5T)^60 $31,550^303067 28
Handling, roomier than any other
Mini, thick option list allows
Ride, noise, visibility, controls have a
CARS: LUXURY COMPACT
Audi A4 Premium
Plus^80 $48,890^404088 27
Ride, handling, quietness,
transmission, fit and finish,
front-seat comfort, standard AEB.
Controls including gear selector
take getting used to, tight rear seat.
0! BMW 330i xDrive^77 $52,995 30 40 86 29
Handling, acceleration, braking,
transmission, fuel economy, front-
seat comfort, fit and finish.
Controls, overzealous lane keep
77 $39,715 30 30 87 23
Ride, powertrain, braking, controls,
front-seat comfort, hatchback
Acura TLX 2.4L^74 $35,920 30 20 79 27 Powertrain, braking, standard AEB. Annoying audio controls, lacks panache.
C300 (4MATIC)^74 $47,560^302085 26
Ride, handling, acceleration,
quietness, front-seat comfort, fit
and finish, standard AEB.
Controls including gear selector.
Genesis G70 Elite
(2.0T, AWD)^73 $43,115^304074 23 Handling, controls, fit and finish.
Tight quarters, gear selector,
SH-AWD^71 $42,345^302075 25
Acceleration, braking, standard
Transmission, annoying controls
including gear selector, lacks