We have gotten our hands on a list of the top cars that are fun to drive. The list was compiled by Consumer Reports, which are very reliable, after they have conducted at least 50 evaluations on each of the vehicles. They look for performance, safety, comfort, convenience, interior quality, fuel economy, and cargo capacity.
Here are the top vehicles that received the highest scores:
The WRX features race car-like handling and a relatively good ride. For 2006 the updated 2.5-liter turbocharged engine adds more power and provides quick and effortless acceleration. Subaru’s well-tuned suspension offers a compliant ride, but it can easily slide its tail at its limits. The standard all-wheel drive provides secure all-season traction.
We love studying new concept cars. Especially if they tell us a thing or two about future designs that are bound to adorn our favorite automobiles. One such concept is the Mazda Hakaze, making its debut at the Geneva show, which demonstrates how a future Mazda crossover might look to us. We’d love the Hakaze even more if it hadn’t so quickly followed the lower-slung Nagare and Ryuga concepts from the Los Angeles and Detroit shows.
With the success of the Honda Element and Toyota’s Scion division, other auto manufacturers have gained the desire to take another look at their small car offerings. And like Honda and Toyota, they are looking for ways to pack quite a bit into small vehicles that don’t cost much yet have strong appeal for younger buyers. Mazda is toying with a concept car called the MX-Micro Sport.