The NADAguides Featured Vehicle of the Month are vehicles test driven by the analysts at NADAguides and evaluated on a variety of different categories including performance, efficiency, features, options and appeal. Also considered is the quality of engineering, fuel efficiency, safety equipment and ratings, pricing and overall value, sales trends and consumer market interest levels to provide information that will help car shoppers make an educated purchase decision.
(2014 - 2009)
November: 2011 Dodge Durango
Reintroduced to the Dodge lineup for the first time since 2008 model year, the once-popular 2011 Dodge Durango regains the sport utility vehicle toughness with interior space for seven passengers.
October: 2012 Volkswagen Passat
Sporting a fresh redesign for 2012, the Volkswagen Passat is a large family sedan available in a diesel trim that can achieve up to 43 mpg.
September: 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
The all-new, seventh-generation Toyota Camry for 2012 boasts a quiet ride, hybrid technology and 10 airbags. Sealing the deal is class leading safety and fuel economy of 41 MPG.
August: 2011 BMW 5 Series
As BMW's newest generation 5 series sedan, the 2011 BMW 5 series offers new exterior and interior design, enhanced performance, handling, and efficiency.
July: 2011 Chrysler 300
The Chrysler 300 makes the leap from stylish to luxurious with a feature set that goes above and beyond the norm. With sharp design elements and luxury features, this sedan is the perfect combination.
June: 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
A compact crossover version of the MINI Cooper, the all new 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman offers MINI styling with the convenience of four doors.
May: 2011 Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta is fuel efficient, has an outstanding quality of engineering inside and out with advanced performance and technology available in its class.
April: 2011 Hyundai Equus
The Hyundai Equus not only has smooth performance, nice lines and unmatched comfort, but also has a dynamic combination of all-encompassing features and prestigous quality unique to the Equus.
March: 2011 Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer has an impressive interior and exterior redesign, improved fuel efficiency with greater engine power, and the most advanced technology available in it's class.
February: 2011 Honda CR-Z
The Honda CR-Z portrays quality of interior and exterior design, while redefining the standards for the hybrid industry by pairing performance and efficiency with Honda's 3-mode Drive System.
January - Car of the Year: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The Chevrolet Cruze displays excellent quality of engineering, fuel efficiency, safety equipment, value, and success in achieving its intended function within its segment.