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2006: Best New Sports Sedan

  Audi A4 BMW 3 Series Lexus IS Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan
Total Score - Team 740.5 801.1 790.2 723.7
Total Score - Individual 730.0 868.7 793.3 728.0
Combined Overall Score* 635.4 694.0 684.8 646.1
(* factored for price) 1 2 3
         
Price as Tested (Average) $54,030 $57,200 $49,788 $35,495
         
Styling/Appearance:
  Exterior 7.2 8.1 8.4 6.9
Interior 7.5 8.0 8.5 6.7
Quality 8.2 8.4 8.5 7.1
Occupant Environment:
  Interior Volume (1) 5.2 5.3 5.0 4.7
Cargo Volume (2) 2.5 2.1 2.5 2.1
  Driver Position & Ergonomics 7.6 8.4 8.3 7.6
Visibility 7.6 7.9 7.9 8.0
  Passenger Comfort/Access 7.4 7.8 7.9 7.1
Noise/Vibration/Harshness 7.7 8.1 8.5 6.6
Performance:        
Acceleration (3) 8.1 8.8 9.2 9.2
  Throttle Response 7.9 8.4 8.1 8.2
Engine Smoothness/Refinement 7.6 8.5 8.4 7.2
  Transmission/Drivetrain 7.9 8.6 8.4 8.1
Vehicle Dynamics:
  Ride Comfort 8.1 8.1 8.3 7.3
Steering 7.7 8.3 7.9 8.1
  Handling 7.5 8.9 8.5 8.5
Braking Feel & Effectiveness 7.5 8.9 8.3 8.4
  Stopping Distance (4) 8.0 9.5 8.0 7.0
Fuel Economy (5) 6.6 6.9 7.2 6.6
Safety Features 8.3 8.5 8.3 7.7
Cargo Convenience 7.7 7.7 7.3 6.7
Environmental Responsibility 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.5
           
    Audi A4 BMW 3 Series Lexus IS Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan
(1) Interior Volume (L) 2551 2633 2500 2479
(2) Cargo Volume (L) 379 340 368 311
(3) Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.5 6.4 5.6 5.6
     Acceleration: 80-120 km/h 6.0 5.0 4.7 4.5
(4) Braking: 100-0 km/h (M) 40.18 37.99 40.14 40.97
(5) Fuel Consumption (L/100KM) 10.4 9.5 9.4 10.3



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