GOBankingRates’ 10Best Cars of 2010
The car market is a veritable buffet of different makes, models, prices and body styles. Some scream out for attention, while others are just a hunk of last week’s macaroni salad. GOBankingRates sifted through the available options to find vehicles that will likely get you from here to there without breaking down too often and won’t cost too much to fix when they do break. Trucks and SUVs dominated the results, but there were a few cars, crossovers and luxury vehicles that also impressed.
The Honda Accord has won multiple awards in recent years because it’s one of the best family sedans on the market. The latest version adds more features, better fuel economy and a refreshed exterior without breaking the bank. The Toyota Corolla is another top pick for families and comes with a lower average car payment than many competing sedans. The Nissan Murano and Volkswagen Jetta are reliable midsize SUVs that are good choices for teen drivers, with 5-star crash test ratings and affordable monthly payments.
Dropping luxury car money on a pickup may seem crazy, but there are few that can match the off-road prowess of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Even older models like this XJ6 are capable of taking you off the beaten path with ease and won’t cost you an arm and a leg in repair bills.
For those who prefer a little more sport in their ride, the Hyundai Elantra N is a hot hatch with plenty of pedigree and performance to back up its $35,000 price tag. The responsive turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is capable of 286 horsepower, and it has a smart overboost function that ups power for short bursts.
If you’re looking to save on fuel, consider an electric car like the BMW i4. It’s a fun car with track-ready handling and an eager engine under the hood that will leave you smiling every time you hit the road. The 2023 Mazda CX-50, another newcomer to the 10Best list, is a small SUV that can do double duty as a family SUV thanks to its ample cargo room and off-road capabilities.
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