Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018 Frankencar

Frankencar 2018: best of our Best Car To Buy nominees

Swap the keys of four luxury and performance cars among seven editors for a few days, and opinions get formed. Each guy learns the things he likes about each car and the things he doesn't. We start picking nits and picking favorites. The result of this back and forth was naming the Honda Civic Type...

November 15, 2017 by

The 2018 Nominees

  • 2018 Honda Civic
    $18,940 - $26,800
    2018 Kia Stinger
    $31,900 - $51,400
  • 2018 Lexus LC
    $92,000 - $96,510
    2018 Porsche Panamera
    $85,000 - $194,800

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2017 Ford GT

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2017 Honda Civic Type R

Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018 nominee: Honda Civic Type R

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MotorAuthority editors select the single luxury/performance vehicle priced higher than $50,000, that appeals to enthusiasts most strongly with styling, features, acceleration and handling.

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