Those looking for a luxury-branded convertible with a low price tag should turn toward Audi's A3 Cabriolet.
The fun, nimble Volkswagen Golf GTI, Germany's original hot hatchback, has more power, new features, roomier seating and better fuel mileage for 2015. There's also sharp-looking plaid upholstery that makes the compact car look special on the interior.
Ford's first dedicated hybrid for North American consumers, the C-Max gasoline-electric hybrid hatchback, is turning out to be an acquired taste.
Luxury car buyers who are driving enthusiasts with a practical streak should be sure to look at the 2015 Lexus GS.
Bigger is better this year in Chevrolet's largest sport utility vehicle, the Suburban.The expansive, 19-foot-long vehicle was refreshed for its 80th year on the market, with more engine power, best-in-class fuel economy and more features.
Jaguar has made its sexy F-Type even sportier and more seductive for 2016, with a manual transmission, surprisingly precise electric steering and new standard equipment including a 770-watt sound system from British high-performance audio maker Meridian.
America's favorite truck, the Ford F-Series, was revamped from top to bottom for 2015, and the handsomely styled result shows how far pickups have come from their rough-riding and utilitarian past.
The Super Cab version of the Ford F-150 performed poorly in crash tests.
Those who don't like sports utility vehicles but who crave their space and versatility have a nice new alternative: the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.
Owners of the 2015 XJ and its long-wheelbase version, the XJL, won't have to worry about seeing many other new XJs in their country club parking lots. And they'll still have a stylish, large sedan that almost looks like a coupe.