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2006: Best New Economy Car

  Chevrolet HHR Honda Civic Sedan Hyundai Accent Kia Rio5 Pontiac Pursuit Coupe Toyota
Yaris
Total Score - Team 698.3 764.2 719.9 699.1 649.4 729.3
Total Score - Individual 677.3 845.5 700.0 686.4 681.8 718.2
Combined Overall Score* 650.8 724.7 679.6 663.1 614.1 690.2
(* factored for price) 1 3 2
             
Price as Tested (Average) $19,695 $20,433 $16,695 $15,995 $19,015 $16,560
             
Styling/Appearance:
  Exterior 7.9 7.4 6.6 7.2 6.7 7.9
Interior 7.9 7.7 7.0 7.4 6.7 7.7
Quality 6.7 8.4 7.2 7.4 6.4 8.2
Occupant Environment:
  Interior Volume (1) 5.7 5.2 5.3 5.3 4.3 5.0
Cargo Volume (2) 4.6 2.1 2.5 2.8 2.5 1.4
  Driver Position & Ergonomics 7.1 8.1 7.5 7.9 7.1 7.5
Visibility 7.6 7.8 8.0 7.8 6.3 7.9
  Passenger Comfort/Access 8.0 7.7 7.4 7.4 5.9 7.3
Noise/Vibration/Harshness 7.0 8.2 7.0 6.9 6.2 7.3
Performance:            
Acceleration (3) 7.0 7.2 5.7 6.3 6.9 6.5
  Throttle Response 6.9 8.2 7.1 7.4 7.0 7.5
Engine Smoothness/Refinement 6.7 8.6 7.0 6.9 6.5 7.3
  Transmission/Drivetrain 6.8 8.1 7.1 7.2 6.3 7.7
Vehicle Dynamics:
  Ride Comfort 7.2 8.0 7.2 7.3 6.9 7.5
Steering 6.9 8.0 6.9 7.3 7.1 7.8
  Handling 6.8 8.3 7.0 7.5 7.2 7.7
Braking Feel & Effectiveness 7.2 7.9 7.5 6.9 6.4 7.4
  Stopping Distance (4) 6.0 5.3 8.0 3.4 3.4 5.3
Fuel Economy (5) 7.8 8.5 8.5 8.5 7.8 8.8
Safety Features 6.7 8.2 8.3 6.5 7.0 7.1
Cargo Convenience 9.1 7.1 6.8 7.1 6.6 7.3
Environmental Responsibility 6.3 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.5 7.4
               
    Chevrolet HHR Honda Civic Sedan Hyundai Accent Kia Rio5 Pontiac Pursuit Coupe Toyota
Yaris
(1) Interior Volume (L) 2746 2574 2610 26.12 2339 2529
(2) Cargo Volume (L) 674 340 351 448 394 228
(3) Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.9 8.6 10.2 10.2 8.3 9.4
     Acceleration: 80-120 km/h 7.0 7.1 8.3 7.7 7.5 7.7
(4) Braking: 100-0 km/h (M) 41.87 42.82 40.02 45.89 46.35 43.36
(5) Fuel Consumption (L/100KM) 8.4 6.9 6.9 6.9 8.0 6.3


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