2011 New Cars

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.