CarGurus’ 2009 Honda Accord Review

2009 Honda Accord

2009 Honda Accord

The Honda Accord has been at, or near, the top of it’s class for more than a decade now, and we don’t see things changing anytime soon.

The CarGurus View

Sure, the engine isn’t a pillar of performance, and yes, the suspension leaves a lot to be desired. The bottom line is, this isn’t a sports car. Sooner or later, as more and more manufacturers raise the bar for even their economy contenders, the Accord will have to follow suit as well. Until then, you’d still be hard-pressed to find a better value. Read More…

CarGurus’ 2009 Chrysler Sebring Review

2009 Chrysler Sebring

2009 Chrysler Sebring

The CarGurus team has published their review of the 2009 Chrysler Sebring. The MyGig Infotainment Center is a nice addition to the list of Sebring options, but the Sebring still can’t find it’s place in the midsized sedan market.

The CarGurus View

The Sebring is simply one of the safest cars you can drive, and overall a good choice in the midsize market. If it’s top-down fun you’re looking for, opt for the 3.5-liter engine and don’t expect much trunk space. Read More…

CarGurus Reviews the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser

The PT Cruiser has had a decade long run as America’s most loved, and hated, retro-styled cruiser, but rumor is that 2009 is the last year to get your hands on one. Should consumers be rushing out to grab a piece of automotive history, or should the PT Cruiser cruise into automotive obscurity?

The CarGurus View

The PT Cruiser has been around for a decade now, and it still gets the same reaction as when it was introduced – some love it, and some hate it. If you love it, go for the turbocharged engine, especially if you plan to do any hauling, of either cargo or passengers. If this truly is the last year for the Cruiser, perhaps the Limited models will be worth something to collectors in the future. Read More…

CarGurus Reviews the 2009 Toyota Corolla

2009 Toyota Corolla

2009 Toyota Corolla

The folks at CarGurus have published their review of the completely remodeled 2009 Toyota Corolla. After 40 years in production,  will the Toyota Corolla remain the king of the compact car class?

The CarGurus View

The ’09 Corolla rightly appeals to buyers both young and old looking for an economical yet reliable compact sedan. No longer the entry-level car in Toyota’s lineup (thank you, Yaris), the Corolla could have spread its wings and taken bolder steps in its design and performance, but chooses instead not to stray far from its successful formula. Though far from exciting, it delivers what its target consumer needs: dependability, a quality build, and top-notch fuel economy, all backed by Toyota’s solid reputation. Read More…

CarGurus Reviews the 2009 Pontiac G6

2009 Pontiac G6

2009 Pontiac G6

CarGurus has published a review of the 2009 Pontiac G6. Will the improvements be enough to woo buyers away from the almighty Camry or Accord? We don’t think so.

The CarGurus View

The G6 is a great value for the money, and overall you won’t be disappointed, regardless of the trim. If you’re looking to upgrade, consider spending your money on some of the creature comforts rather than the sporty options, as you’ll definitely have an easier time noticing where your money went. But if fit and finish are really your thing, you may want to consider an Accord or Camry. Read More…

CarGurus’ 2009 Nissan Murano Review

2009 Nissan Murano

2009 Nissan Murano

CarGurus reviews the 2009 Nissan Murano crossover. Nissan has completely remodeled the Murano for the 2009 model year and, according to CarGurus, the improvments make it a leader in the important crossover segment.

The CarGurus View

While not quite large enough to meet the passenger and cargo requirements of a family, the ’09 Murano should please young couples and single drivers looking for a nice blend of style, comfort, and solid performance. With the crossover field growing every year, the Murano remains a unique presence and offers many of the same features and high-quality interior materials as the higher-priced Infiniti. Families looking for a third row, however, will probably be inclined toward the more practical Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander. Read More…

CarGurus Reviews the 2009 Hummer H3

2009 Hummer H3

2009 Hummer H3

CarGurus has published their review of the 2009 Hummer H3. Hummer may not be around much longer as GM is trying to unload the gas-guzzling nomenclature on anyone who will take it, so grab one while you can. Or not.

The CarGurus View

The Hummer badge offers far more in prestige than the H3 offers in value, especially compared to its competitors in the luxury SUV segment. While the H3 represents a fine blend of on-road refinement and off-road durability, buyers will pay a price in lost performance, diminished cargo capacity, and poor fuel economy. Read More…

CarGurus’ 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Review

2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2009 Chevrolet Malibu

CarGurus has published their review of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The new Chevy Malibu shows a marked improvement in style and quality over its predecessor, but will it be able to challenge Camry and Accord?

The CarGurus View

For those looking for a family car with plenty of space and passenger comfort who prefer to buy American, the 2009 Malibu represents a sound alternative to foreign competitors. Going beyond the typical family sedan, the Malibu offers a higher-end look and feel than many of its competitors. However, the 2009 Malibu is not geared toward fuel economy, despite the misleading presence of a hybrid model, and those seeking gas savings might want to take a look at a comparably sized and outfitted Camry or Accord. Read More…

CarGurus’ 2009 Dodge Challenger Review

2009 Dodge Challenger SRT

2009 Dodge Challenger SRT

The CarGurus team has published their review of the game-changing 2009 Dodge Challenger. The Challenger stormed onto the market last year with it’s 5.7 liter HEMI engine but only time will tell if matches up to the much hyped and anticipated Chevrolet Camaro.

The CarGurus View

Muscle cars were never practical, and Dodge’s stylish, retro-classic Challenger fits that mold. The V6-powered SE trim attempts to break out by offering better mileage at a substantial power penalty, but the Hemi-powered R/T and SRT8 provide plenty of tire-smoking power at the expense of efficiency. Read More…