These cars, all under $35,000, are noted for their looks just as much as their features.
2011 Hyundai Sonata – With a complete 2011 redesign, its styling is accentuated with curves and arguably the greatest number of creases on its sheet metal for any midsize sedan. Don't let its two-door style fool you for little interior space; the Sonata boasts a large backseat and second best (in its class) car room at 16.4, a tenth removed from the Fusion. It is a brand that is quickly climbing the ranks in the midsize segment with its class first fuel economy for a non hybrid, its almost class leading five year, 60,000 mile warranty, and solid JD Power and Associates reliability scores.
2011 Chevrolet Equinox – The Equinox bests class competitors like the GMC Terrain, RAV4, and CRV with a distinctive style. Redesigned for 2010, this compact SUV matches most midsize sedans with 22/32 mpg (albeit at the expense of cargo space), a well sound insulated cabin, and excellent value at $22,995 for the base model and $30,000 for the LTZ with optional all wheel drive and a V6 engine.
2011 Chevrolet Camaro – The Camaro offers a hypnotic combination of old school and contemporary appeal, offering a polarizing look to the American public, with one half calling out its disastrous visibility and cheap interior materials and the others commending a part retro look. Its highlights are its powertrain options, fuel economy (17/28 mpg for a muscle car) and design, but lags behind the Mustang in handling and fuel economy (31 to 28 mpg).
2011 Dodge Challenger – The Dodge Challenge stays true to its 70's roots, with a darker grille, heavy hood, and a cargo space beater, besting the Camaro and Mustang but losing points on poor interior styling and mobility in the rear. It is ample enough, with a V6 engine gunning for 305HP, an improvement over 2010’s version.
2011 Nissan 370Z – The base model ($31,450) barely squeaks by our sub-35K list with its aggressive curvy styling, hard creases (especially its roof), and hood at a dipping incline to create arguably the most curved hood in the sub-50K sports car class. The 2011 version comes as a couple or roadster and comes with 332HP on a V6 engine in three trims