Nine Most Overlooked Cars

Lincoln MKZ

Lincoln may be a bit of a frumpy old lady’s brand, but the 2013 MKZ is quite a lovely car. It’s one of the most overlooked cars because it’s a bit anonymous on the outside, but it’s leather-lined interior is finished beautifully. The 2013 Lincoln MKZ rides smoothly and quietly, with a big back seat and a huge trunk, and if you’re looking to drive green, there’s even an optional hybrid powertrain. The Lincoln MKZ may not impress the valets in Hollywood, but it is a lovely and comfortable drive.

Mazda CX-9

One of the reasons women buy BMW and Audi SUVs is that their car-like handling and sporty demeanor — all well and good if you have $60,000 to shell out on your SUV. If you don’t, we suggest the 2013 Mazda CX-9, a seven-seat SUV that doesn’t mind being hustled down a curvy road. The Mazda CX-9 is a bit smaller than most seven-seaters, and the third row seat is rather tight — but the smaller size makes it easier to park and more manageable in traffic. And best of all, it doesn’t have a German price tag.

Infiniti EX35

Infiniti’s EX35 exists in a sort of size-and-shape limbo: It’s too tall to be a car, but too low and long to be an SUV. If you think about it as a station wagon on steroids, it starts to make sense — and that’s why we like it. The EX is based on Infiniti’s fast and sexy G37 sedan, and it has the same hot-rod spirit. You can get a sporty rear-wheel-drive version or a weather-beating all-wheel-driver; both have good headroom and exceptionally reasonable price tags.

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4 Responses to “Nine Most Overlooked Cars”

  1. pat says:

    That picture for the 1 series isn’t a 1 series, its an X1, FYI.

  2. Lynne says:

    I think that Toyota needs to advertise the Scion xD more. With that said, I would also like to see them make the arm rest standard, make the back seats fold all the way flat, and give the option of having a telescoping steering wheel for those of us who drive long distances and have long legs, making us extend the driver’s seat all the way back.

    • Shewolf Herrera says:

      Toyota is a great car. I own a Scion Xa, I can say the only think that I had to replace in 6 years is the battery. But, the customer service and Toyota maintenance is a ripoff. My car used a wireless entry, it was damaged, I went to use my keys, and none of the keys would work on any of the doors, I made 4 copies, none would work except one, to open the trunk. I had to pay five people to climb in through the trunk to open the door, I have only one key to open the trunk otherwise if I lose that key, I’m out of gas. Cars can be great, but when they break down, the service is horrible.

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