2006 Car Book “Best Bets”

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Subcompact
BMW Z4
Hyundai Accent
Kia Rio
VW Beetle
Mazda MX-5 Miata
MINI Cooper

Compact
BMW 3-Series Coupe/Convertible/M3
Mitsubishi Galant
BMW 3-Series Sedan/Sports Wagon
Honda Civic
Hyundai Elantra
Mitsubishi Eclipse
VW Golf

Intermediate
Acura TSX
Honda Accord
Hyundai Sonata
Kia Optima
Volvo 70 Series
Acura TL
Toyota Camry

Large
Ford Crown Victoria/Mercury Grand Marquis
Lincoln Town Car
Volvo 80 Series

Minivan
Chrysler Town and Country
Dodge Caravan
Kia Sedona
Ford Freestar/Mercury Monterey

SUV Small
Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Santa Fe
Subaru Forester
Toyota RAV4

SUV Medium
Acura MDX
Infiniti FX
BMW X5
Mitsubishi Endeavor
Toyota Highlander/Lexus RX330

Compact Pickup
Mitsubishi Raider
Toyota Tacoma

Standard Pickup
Toyota Tundra