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If you are looking to buy a new car you should consider the 2011 models as well, because these are brand new or redesigned cars that are going to get you noticed. But more importantly, car dealers and especially manufacturers are offering impressive incentives that you will be glad to hear about when you enter a showroom.

One example would be the 2011 Ford Fiesta, available at a starting price of $13,320. This year, this popular small car will be released on the North American market and is considered to be a top car buy, scoring 9.6 points out of 10. That success is due to its comfortable, upscale cabin and some other features that aren’t usually associated with small cars such as the heated seats, the Ford’s SYNC system or the knee airbags for the driver. Moreover, the price is still low even if the car provides hybrid-like fuel economy. The 2011 Ford Fiesta is expected to drive 30 miles with a gallon in the city and 40 miles on the highway.

Another great choice is the 2011 Hyundai Sonata, affordable at a starting price of $19,195. It is an unusual mid-size sedan, cheapest in its class while providing the longest powertrain warranties. Its standard features include XM satellite radio and even Bluetooth. The only drawback is that contrary to other cars in its class that are powered by a V6, the Hyundai Sonata’s engine has only four cylinders. But considering that we are talking about a light car, the power will be enough and if we remind you of the impressive fuel economy you will be convinced. There is no doubt that the 2011 Hyundai Sonata is the most fuel-efficient car in its class, though it’s not a hybrid car.

2011 Hyundai Sonata

Your money will be well spent on a 2011 Kia Sorento as well and the starting price is not that bad ($22,395). By loosing its truck-based platform, this car has become one of the most powerful and compact SUVs on the market. It’s a strong competitor of the Toyota RAV4, because it comes with an optional third-row of seats, a feature that is vey rare in its class. Another special feature that describes the standard model is Bluetooth, while the warranties the car manufacturer offers are impressive. Considering that this SUV can seat up to seven passengers, the fuel economy of 21/29 mpg in/on the city/highway is good enough. And if that didn’t convince you I’m sure that the 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty will.

Another good investment for your money is the 2011 Nissan Leaf with a price tag starting at $32,780. That’s an affordable price for an all-electric automobile that will be mass-produced. Its electric motor is powered by a battery pack chargeable by a 220-volt outlet or by a charging station. With a full charge you will be able to drive around 100 miles. And we are talking about a five-passenger hatchback, a family car. A charge for the 2011 Nissan Leaf will cost only three dollars (it’s time for savings), and the tests showed that the acceleration and breaking is as smooth as on any other car.

The 2011 Infiniti M is another impressive car that received a lot of attention. The starting price is of $46,250, but for your money you are getting a full-size luxury sedan. Its redesign included more power, sharper handling and a high quality interior. The technological level is impressive as well, the 2011 Infiniti M being equipped with high-tech safety features and an interesting optional “Forest Air” system.

2011 is definitely a good year for a new car buy.


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