Motor Trend - 2006

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Contents - 2006 Car Of The Year - New World Order The Process - The courses, the criteria, and the judges The Contenders - Audi A3; BMW 3 Series; Buick Lucerne; Cadillac DTS; Chevrolet Cobalt; Chevrolet HHR; Chevrolet Impala; Dodge Charger; Ford Fusion; Honda Civic; Hyundai Accent; Hyundai Azera; Hyundai Sonata; Infiniti M35/M45; Kia Rio; Lexus GS; Lexus IS; Lincoln Zephyr; Mazda5; Mazda MX-5; Mercedes-Benz CL5; Mercedes-Benz R-Class; Mercury Milan; Mitsubishi Eclipse GT; Pontiac Solstice; Toyota Avalon; Volkswagen Jetta; Volkswagen Passat The Winner - Setting a new class landmark Road Tests & First Drives - Warp Drive (Bugatti Veyron 16.4); Space/Craft (Pagani Zonda F); Special FXX (Ferrari FXX); Blown Away (Cadillac STS-v meets Mercedes-Benz CL555 AMG); Join The Club (Cadillac SRX V8 AWD vs. Mercedes-Benz R500 vs. Volvo XC90 V8) Newcomers - Top Floor, Please (2006 Jaguar - Super V8 Portfolio); Here's The Beef (2006 Toyota RAV4); Excitable Boy (2006 Pontiac G6 GTP); Echo Eraser (2007 Toyota Yaris) Feature - The Shape Of Things To Come (Interview: Chris Bangle) Departments - The Big Picture (The bottom line); Trend (News/opinion/gossip/stuff); Your Say (Talk to us); The Asphalt Jungle (Flash Jeff Gordon); Technologue (Slime me); Long Term Test Update (2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S; 2005 Acura RL; 2005 BMW X3 2.5i; 2005 Chrysler 300C Hemi; 2005 Infiniti M45); Long Term Test Verdict (2004 Toyota Prius); Archive (1965 Mobile Economy Run)

Cover Story - Power On Mazdaspeed3 vs. Subaru WRX (How to get 150 mph for less than $30 grand); Small Is Beautiful. And Fast; Grudge Matching Tests & Drives - The Fastest Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (200 mph? 300 mph? This thing might never stop); Key To Invisibility Audi S8 (Stealth-fighter slips under the radar); Desert Stormers Chevrolet Surburban LT3 4x4 vs. Ford Expedition Limited EL 4WD Megapower beasties enter the no-sweat zone); Sport Sedans For The Common Man (Chevrolet Malibu SS, Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart, Nissan Altima SE-R and Toyota Camry SE (Making the cure for the four-door ho-hums) Special Section - Buyer's Guide 2007-2008 Truck, Van & SUV Compendium (We list 'em all) Departments - The Big Picture (Street smarts); Trend (News / opinion / gossip / stuff); Your Say (Don't be a pinhead); The Asphalt Jungle (The big easy); Technologue (Blast this); Newcomers (Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG / Nissan Sentra / Sky Redline / Porsche Boxster / Mazda CX-9); Tuners (2006 Cobb Tuning Subaru Tribeca B9); Long-Term Arrival / Update (Kia Sedona / Civic Si / Nissan Xterra / Infiniti M45 / Volvo S40 T5 4WD); Long-Term Verdict (2005 BMW X3 2.5i); Archive (Show us whatcha got)