Each year, automakers introduce a flurry of all-new models. They're also redesigning and updating existing vehicles with greater frequency than they have in the past. These factors combine to make the car-shopping process as tricky as it's ever been. A car that was best-in-class just a few years ago could be middle-of-the-pack this year due to newer and better competition.
To help you make sense of what's hot and what's not for the coming model year, our editors have put together this buyer's guide highlighting the new cars and trucks for 2011.
This guide lists 2011 vehicles that are either all-new, were completely redesigned or were changed significantly enough to stand out. Some highlights include the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the world's first mass-production plug-in hybrid; the 2011 Ford Explorer and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, two popular redesigned SUVs; the 2011 Hyundai Sonata, a very impressive family sedan; and the 2011 Nissan Leaf, a full-electric car built for the masses.
So whether you're serious about picking up a 2011 model or just enjoy browsing the new offerings from the manufacturers, check out our roundup of what's new for 2011.
2011 Acura TSX
2011 Buick Regal
2011 Infiniti QX56
2011 Jaguar XJ-Series
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Lincoln MKX
2011 Mazda MAZDA2
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
2011 Mini Countryman
2011 Mitusbishi Outlander Sport
2011 Subaru Impreza
2011 Volkswagen Touareg
2011 Volvo S60
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