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Good Housekeeping’s Top Auto Picks Of 2016  

Good Housekeeping’s Top Auto Picks Of 2016  

Car and Driver and Good Housekeeping. Who knew the two magazines had anything in common? Well now they do: cars.

They’ve teamed up for a Best New Car Awards for 2016. The first-time awards are included in Good Housekeeping’s February issue.

The magazine worked with Car and Driver to identify 41 vehicles that engineers from the Good Housekeeping Institute evaluated, driving them more than 2,000 miles on real roads.

“Women control a large percentage of the car purchasing decision in their homes, yet no one can speak to them in a manner like Good Housekeeping can,” said the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Jane Francisco. “Combined with Car and Driver’s expertise in the auto sphere, our Best New Car Awards provide our readers with information to find the perfect car to fit their needs.”

2016 Winners:

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Compact: 2015 Mazda3 Grand Touring

  • Base Price: $25,545
  • Tested Price: $28,115
  • Fuel*: 29 miles/gallon; 383 miles/tank
  • Seats: 5
  • Cargo Space: 47.1 cubic feet
  • Engine Type: 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder

 

The A3 sedan established itself as the bestselling compact sedan in the US premium market.

Luxury compact: 2015 Audi A3 Sedan 2.0T Quattro S Tronic

  • Base Price: $33,200
  • Tested Price: $40,295
  • Fuel*: 27 miles/gallon; 392 miles/tank
  • Seats: 5
  • Cargo Space: 10 cubic feet (trunk only)
  • Engine Type: 2-liter turbo, 4-cylinder

 

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Sedan: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Premier

  • Base Price: $31,795
  • Tested Price: $34,285
  • Fuel*: 26 miles/gallon; 411 miles/tank
  • Seats: 5
  • Cargo Space: 16 cubic feet (trunk only)
  • Engine Type: 2-liter turbo, 4-cylinder

 

Luxury sedan: 2016 BMW 328i

  • Base Price: $38,350
  • Tested Price: $54,875
  • Fuel*: 27 miles/gallon; 427 miles/tank
  • Seats: 5
  • Cargo Space: 17 cubic feet (trunk only)
  • Engine Type: 2-liter turbo, 4-cylinder

 

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), Front 3/4 Exterior

Eco: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

  • Base Price: $30,100
  • Tested Price: $35,765
  • Fuel*: 41 miles/gallon; 650 miles/tank
  • Seats: 5
  • Cargo Space: 13.3 cubic feet (trunk only)
  • Engine Type: 2-liter, 4-cylinder hybrid

 

Tesla on the Road

Luxury eco: 2015 Tesla Model S 70D

  • Base Price: $70,000
  • Tested Price: $79,700
  • Fuel*: 101 miles/gallon equivalent; 240 miles/full charge
  • Seats: 5 (plus 2 optional rear-facing kid seats)
  • Cargo Space: 63.4 cubic feet
  • Engine Type: AC induction

 

2015 Ford Edge

Crossover: 2016 Ford Edge Titanium

  • Base Price: $35,600
  • Tested Price: $42,735
  • Fuel*: 24 miles/gallon; 439 miles/tank
  • Seats: 5
  • Cargo Space: 73.4 cubic feet
  • Engine Type: 2-liter turbo, 4-cylinder

 


The new Volvo XC90 T6, exterior

Luxury crossover: 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription

  • Base Price: $55,400
  • Tested Price: $67,605Fuel*: 22 miles/gallon; 414 miles/tank
  • Seats: 7
  • Cargo Space: 85.7 cubic feet
  • Engine Type: 2-liter turbo with supercharger, 4-cylinder
Photo Credit: Volvo