Consumers' Favorites: Best Car With Controversial Styling

Consumers' Favorites: Best Car With Controversial Styling

Porsche's humpbacked but hospitable Panamera crushed the field with 40.3 percent of the vote. The Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid coupe took a distant 2nd with 10.0 percent, while the Ferrari California retractable-hardtop convertible captured 3rd with 8.7 percent.

See how the rest of the field did in the full results below and make sure to exercise your right to vote in our next Consumers' Favorites poll.

  1. 2010 Porsche Panamera

    1. 2010 Porsche Panamera (40.3%)

    What says:
    The 2010 Porsche Panamera provides amazing performance and cosseting luxury in a practical sedan package. Just watch out for price-inflating options.

  2. 2014 Cadillac ELR

    2. 2014 Cadillac ELR (10.0%)

    What says:
    While the 2014 Cadillac ELR offers the green appeal of a plug-in hybrid and the arresting style of a high-end coupe, it's hard to justify the high asking price given its similarity to Chevy's Volt.

  3. 2009 Ferrari California

    3. 2009 Ferrari California (8.7%)

    What says:
    Fast, comfortable and dramatic, the 2009 Ferrari California is the most well-rounded grand touring convertible in the company's history.

  4. 2014 Lexus IS 350

    4. 2014 Lexus IS 350 (8.2%)

    What says:
    If you've been wanting a roomier IS sedan with a high-end interior, the revamped 2014 Lexus IS 350 is right up your alley. It's less convincing as a sport sedan, however, and more demanding drivers will likely prefer its European rivals.

  5. 2014 Jeep Cherokee

    5. 2014 Jeep Cherokee (7.1%) - Tie

    What says:
    The 2014 Jeep Cherokee has more off-road capability than anyone expects from a crossover, but the bigger story is that it's civilized and comfortable enough to drive to work every day. It's worth a look if you're shopping for a small SUV.

  6. 2011 Nissan Juke

    5. 2011 Nissan Juke (7.1%) - Tie

    What says:
    It might not be love at first sight, but a drive in the 2011 Nissan Juke will have you seeing the inner beauty of this feisty little hatchback.

  7. 2014 BMW i3

    7. 2014 BMW i3 (6.8%)

    What says:
    For city dwellers interested in buying an electric vehicle, the 2014 BMW i3 should make a compelling -- and spirited -- choice.

  8. 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

    8. 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe (3.8%)

    What says:
    The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe bundles excellent rear-wheel-drive driving dynamics and brisk performance into an attractive -- and attractively priced -- package.

  9. 2010 Acura ZDX 2.5

    9. 2010 Acura ZDX 2.5 (2.5%)

    What says:
    The 2010 Acura ZDX is a head scratcher -- a hefty crossover SUV that's about as practical as a compact hatchback. Maybe you'll like the styling.

  10. 2010 Lincoln MKT

    10. 2010 Lincoln MKT (2.3%)

    What says:
    From its turbocharged V6 to its quiet and upscale interior, the all-new 2010 Lincoln MKT has a lot going for it. Unfortunately, we think its quirky styling and relatively steep price tag compared to other luxury crossovers may limit its appeal.

  11. 2011 Nissan Leaf

    11. 2011 Nissan Leaf (2.0%)

    What says:
    With the 2011 Nissan Leaf, a real (and realistically priced) electric car is finally here.

  12. 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

    12. 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (1.2%)

    What says:
    The electric-car segment gets its most affordable contender with the 2012 Mitsubishi i.

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