The Hyundai Elantra SE small sedan and Santa Fe midsized sport utility vehicles were among the top 10 vehicles for 2008 unveiled in the magazine's April issue. The magazine's annual ratings, based on road tests and predicted safety and reliability are considered highly influential among consumers.
Other new models represented on the 2008 list included the Lexus LS460L luxury sedan and the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado, the first U.S.-made pickup truck to make the list since 2005. The Japanese-made Lexus, with a list price of $77,000, got a score of 99 out of 100 on the magazine's road test and was the highest rated vehicle for 2008.
The remaining six cars on the list retained their titles from 2007:
1.Toyota Prius, green car
2.Honda Accord, family sedan
3.Mazda MX-5 Miata, fun to drive
4.Infiniti G35, upscale sedan
5.Toyota RAV4, small SUV
6.Toyota Sienna, minivan