Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks: Good Value In Affordable Style Page 3

March 2, 2011
2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Ford Mustang: Sporty Car

It’s sporty, but you can fit four people in the 2011 Ford Mustang. With powerful V-8 or fuel-efficient V-6 engine choices, Mustang is available in 11 models for 2011, with 31 mpg highway V-6 power or 26 mpg highway V-8 (except for supercharged V-8 in Shelby GT models, with 23 mpg highway). Ride, handling, comfort, and overall fit and finish are other highlights for this sporty car winner, whose base price begins at $22,145. See why TheCarConnection's editors give the 2011 Ford Mustang an 8.2 (out of 10) overall rating in this overview.

2011 Infiniti G37 Sedan 4-door Journey RWD Angular Front Exterior View

2011 Infiniti G37 Sedan 4-door Journey RWD Angular Front Exterior View

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Infiniti G37: Sports Sedan

Something a little more appropriate for family transportation in the luxury or upscale category is the Infiniti G37, winner of the sports sedan category. A comfortable highway cruiser boasting blistering acceleration, agile handling, luxurious interior, and optional AWD help propel the 2011 Infiniti G37 to the top spot for the fifth consecutive year. The four-passenger 2011 Infiniti G37 begins at $35,400 for rear-wheel drive and $37,000 for AWD. Check out Bengt Halvorson’s review of the 2011 Infiniti G37 at TheCarConnection.

2010 Chevrolet Avalanche

2010 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Chevrolet Avalanche: Pickup Truck

The 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche offers consumers flexibility, versatility, and the ability to change from a full-size pickup to five- or six-passenger luxury sport utility in less than a minute with the innovative Chevy midgate, spacious cargo area, up to 8100 pounds towing capacity, and 21 mpg highway fuel economy with standard 320-horsepower 3.5-liter V-8 engine. Prices begin at $36,110.

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