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2006: Best New Family Car (over $35,000)

  Audi A3 Audi A4 Avant BMW 3 Series Touring Buick Lucerne Dodge Charger RT Hyundai Azera Saab 9-3 SportCombi Toyota Avalon
Total Score - Team 731.9 729.6 754.9 689.5 747.8 755.3 731.2 752.0
Total Score - Individual 653.3 660.0 793.3 633.3 733.3 693.3 666.7 720.0
Combined Overall Score* 637.6 623.2 656.1 607.0 660.4 662.3 627.7 655.2
(* factored for price) 3 2 1
                 
Price as Tested (Average) $38,714 $49,500 $52,190 $35,850 $38,555 $37,495 $47,300 $43,236
                 
Styling/Appearance:
  Exterior 7.2 7.5 7.4 6.9 8.2 7.2 8.1 6.7
Interior 7.5 7.8 7.2 7.5 7.9 7.8 7.5 7.6
Quality 8.1 8.3 8.3 7.5 8.0 7.9 7.4 8.1
Occupant Environment:
  Interior Volume (1) 5.0 5.2 5.3 7.2 6.6 7.0 5.7 7.0
Cargo Volume (2) 2.5 2.5 4.9 3.2 3.2 3.2 5.6 2.8
  Driver Position & Ergonomics 7.6 7.7 8.2 7.3 7.9 8.0 7.5 7.8
Visibility 7.4 7.4 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.8
  Passenger Comfort/Access 7.0 6.9 7.8 8.3 8.0 8.6 7.9 8.7
Noise/Vibration/Harshness 7.5 7.3 7.7 7.9 7.7 8.4 7.5 8.6
Performance:                
Acceleration (3) 8.4 7.7 7.9 6.2 9.0 8.1 8.5 8.3
  Throttle Response 8.0 7.7 8.2 7.0 9.0 8.1 7.8 8.1
Engine Smoothness/Refinement 7.7 7.5 8.4 7.4 8.3 8.4 7.7 9.9
  Transmission/Drivetrain 8.2 7.9 8.4 7.5 8.5 8.2 7.6 8.4
Vehicle Dynamics:
  Ride Comfort 7.3 7.6 7.7 8.2 8.2 8.6 7.4 8.5
Steering 8.1 8.0 8.7 6.8 8.0 7.7 7.8 7.5
  Handling 8.1 7.6 8.8 6.7 8.1 7.8 7.9 7.2
Braking Feel & Effectiveness 8.2 7.3 8.1 7.0 8.1 7.7 7.2 7.5
  Stopping Distance (4) 9.5 9.0 7.0 2.4 7.0 8.0 8.0 8.0
Fuel Economy (5) 7.5 7.2 6.6 6.6 5.7 6.3 5.7 7.2
Safety Features 7.6 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.7 8.1 7.9 8.0
Cargo Convenience 7.7 8.0 8.2 7.9 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.8
Environmental Responsibility 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
                   
    Audi A3 Audi A4 Avant BMW 3 Series Touring Buick Lucerne Dodge Charger RT Hyundai Azera Saab 9-3 SportCombi Toyota Avalon
(1) Interior Volume (L) 2515 2571 2633 3058 2945 3028 2715 30279
(2) Cargo Volume (L) 351 351 708 481 459 470 841 408
(3) Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.4 7.8 8.0 9.5 6.1 7.3 7.0 7.3
     Acceleration: 80-120 km/h 4.9 6.3 6.1 8.2 5.2 5.8 5.6 5.6
(4) Braking: 100-0 km/h (M) 37.65 38.84 40.73 48.10 41.25 39.99 40.35 40.11
(5) Fuel Consumption (L/100KM) 8.6 9.2 10.2 10 11.6 10.7 11.6 9.2



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