Motor Trend - 2010

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Cover Story: Buick's Back! - International Rescue Buick Regal (With help from Europe, the enthusiast's Buick); Trading Places Buick LaCrosse versus Lexus ES 350 (Will the better Buick please stand up?) Tests & Drives - Spark Versus Ignition Porsche Boxster Spyder & Tesla Roadster Sport (In which the tiny electric car company from San Carlos takes on what may be Zuffenhausen's best open sports car ever. It wins in 60); Meisterklasse BMW 5 Series & Mercedes-Benz E-Class (Germany's premier execsedans duke it out); In Rapide Fashion Aston Martin Rapide (Though fashionably late to the four-door party, Aston Martin is intent on owning it); Anchors Away Ford Mustang V-6 (At long last, Ford's base ponycar cuts the chains to its past); The Better Box? Toyota Sienna LE (An available four-cylinder adds a twist to the minivan market); Spring Chickens Mazdaspeed3, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart, Subaru Impreza WRX, Volkswagen GTI (Four youthful expressions of high performance and proof that fowl play was never so much fun) Feature - M.I.A. (The American brands that didn't make it) Departments - The Big Picture (Feet of clay); Trend; Your Say; The Asphalt Jungle (Oil change); Technologue (Cloud cars); Newcomers (BMW 335is & Cadillac CTS-V Coupe & Acura TL SH-AWD); Long-Term Update (Acura TL / Ford F-150 / BMW M3 / Mazda6 S Grand Touring / Honda Insight / Suzuki Equator / Subaru Outback); Long-Term Verdicts (Infiniti FX50S AWD & Volkswagen Jetta TDI); Archive (Bad, but in a good way)

Cover Story - America's M3? Ford Mustang GT vs. BMW M3 (No, we're not kidding); Tests & Drives - Dial Slope Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Land Rover LR4 & Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota 4Runner (What do you do when the pavement ends? Just turn the dial and push a button); The Electric Future Is Here Nissan Leaf Japanese-spec (Unique styling, seating for five, hatchback-like ride - and zero emissions); Large, Economy Size Volkswagen Jetta (America's favorite European becomes even more American); Birth Of The Beast Porsche 911 GT2 RS (Porsche's most powerful car ever); Wingman Subaru Impreza WRX ST1 & Subaru Impreza WRX (It's back with better aero and more grip); Mature Audiences Ford Taurus Limited AWD, Hyundai Genesis 3.8 & Toyota Avalon Limited (A trio of four-doors in which age matters); A Round Of Golf Honda CR-Z vs. Volkswagen Golf TDI and Toyota Prius vs. Volkswagen Golf TDI (Diesels versus hybrids) Departments - The Big Picture (Musclecars); Trend; Your Say; Technologue (Hot lap(belts)); Newcomers (Porsche 911 GT3, Audi A8L, Kia Sportsage, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport); Long-Term Arrival (Honda Accord Crosstour); Long-Term Update (Subaru Outback, Volkswagen Routan, Nissan 370Z Roadster, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Buick LaCrosse, Acura ZDX, Honda Insight); Long-Term Verdict (Hyundia Genesis 4.6); Archive (Son (or father?))