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

  Chevrolet Impala Ford
Fusion
Hyundai Sonata
GLS V6
VW
Jetta
VW
Passat
Total Score - Team 680.5 712.9 753.3 715.4 737.6
Total Score - Individual 600.0 700.0 750.0 646.2 653.8
Combined Overall Score* 609.0 639.4 684.8 638.4 652.1
(* factored for price) 3 1 2
           
Price as Tested (Average) $27,575 $32,244 $28,125 $29,675 $32,220
           
Styling/Appearance:
  Exterior 7.4 7.8 8.0 7.6 7.5
Interior 7.6 7.2 8.1 7.1 7.9
Quality 7.1 7.4 8.0 7.8 7.9
Occupant Environment:
  Interior Volume (1) 6.8 6.1 6.8 5.2 5.5
Cargo Volume (2) 3.5 2.8 3.2 3.2 2.8
  Driver Position & Ergonomics 7.3 7.6 7.8 7.6 7.4
Visibility 7.5 7.4 7.8 7.3 7.8
  Passenger Comfort/Access 7.3 7.8 8.1 7.3 7.9
Noise/Vibration/Harshness 7.7 7.4 8.0 7.4 7.3
Performance:          
Acceleration (3) 6.3 7.7 7.9 6.8 7.9
  Throttle Response 6.5 7.5 7.4 6.8 7.5
Engine Smoothness/Refinement 7.4 7.3 7.8 6.6 7.6
  Transmission/Drivetrain 7.2 7.3 7.8 6.9 7.5
Vehicle Dynamics:
  Ride Comfort 7.6 7.2 7.9 7.6 7.7
Steering 7.2 7.3 7.6 7.5 8.0
  Handling 6.0 6.9 7.9 7.8 7.9
Braking Feel & Effectiveness 6.7 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.7
  Stopping Distance (4) 2.4 9.0 9.0 9.5 9.5
Fuel Economy (5) 7.2 6.9 8.4 8.0 8.2
Safety Features 7.7 7.9 8.4 8.0 8.2
Cargo Convenience 9.0 7.7 7.4 7.1 7.8
Environmental Responsibility 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
             
    Chevrolet Impala Ford
Fusion
Hyundai Sonata
GLS V6
VW
Jetta
VW
Passat
(1) Interior Volume (L) 2959 2832 2985 2577 2696
(2) Cargo Volume (L) 527 442 462 453 402
(3) Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.6 8.2 7.8 9.9 8.2
     Acceleration: 80-120 km/h 8.4 6.7 6.4 7.0 6.0
(4) Braking: 100-0 km/h (M) 47.58 39.22 38.51 37.51 37.73
(5) Fuel Consumption (L/100KM) 9.4 9.6 9.6 9.2 9.1



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