Motor Authority’s Best Car to Buy 2014

  • Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2014 award

    Fast, stylish, compact, reasonably priced, and incredibly fun, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG is Motor Authority's Best Performance/Luxury Car To Buy 2014. But it was an exceptionally close race. So close, in fact, that the CLA45 AMG didn't score an outright win. The 2014 Porsche Cayman is also our Best Car To Buy 2014. But only one car can truly be "best," right? Not exactly. This isn't Highlander. In fact, if they weren't all head-to-head, each of the eight nominees could have taken the Best Car To Buy title--2014 has given us an embarrassment of riches. But two cars stood out so strongly...

2014 Nominees

2014 Cadillac CTS Live Photos 2014 Cadillac CTS
MSRP: $39,495
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray first drive 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
MSRP: $53,000
2014 Jaguar F-Type 2014 Jaguar F-Type
MSRP: $69,000
2014 Porsche Cayman 2014 Porsche Cayman
MSRP: $52,600
2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive 2014 Porsche Panamera
MSRP: $78,100
2014 Audi RS 7, Las Vegas, 2013 2014 Audi RS 7
MSRP: $104,900
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Best Car to Buy News

  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray first drive
    2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray: Best Car To Buy 2014 Nominee

    This is it--our final nominee for Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2014 award. Have we saved the best for last? Maybe. There's certainly no denying the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray's prowess. It's a beast of a car, and, in our experience, the best production American sports car in history...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
    2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG: Best Car To Buy 2014 Nominee

    The most powerful production four-cylinder engine in the world. All-wheel drive. Sleek four-door coupe styling. Advanced electronics and entertainment equipment. A sporty, elegant interior. For $48,375?! Really? Well, sort of--chances are most folks will option the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG...

  • 2014 Porsche Cayman
    2014 Porsche Cayman: Best Car To Buy 2014 Nominee

    Mid-engined perfection with Porsche power and tuning--the 2014 Cayman is the consummate sports car. Even the vaunted 911, as good as it has been and become, leaves something on the table when it comes to the sheer driving pleasure of the Cayman. That is, perhaps, surprising to some. The 911, after...

  • 2014 Jaguar F-Type
    2014 Jaguar F-Type: Best Car To Buy 2014 Nominee

    When it comes to beautiful cars, Jaguar deserves credit for creating some of the best--though it has had its doldrums. Lately, however, the brand has been back on its game, from the XF to the XJ, and, now, the F-Type. The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is easily the most stunning roadster to hit the market...

  • 2014 Audi RS 7, Las Vegas, 2013
    2014 Audi RS 7: Best Car To Buy 2014 Nominee

    There are many luxurious sedans on the roads these days. There are even many very fast ones. There are a few that do both luxury and the performance exceedingly well. But none of them look as primally dashing, as sensually satisfying as the 2014 Audi RS 7. Of course, the RS 7 started with the...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive
    2014 Porsche Panamera: Best Car To Buy 2014 Nominee

    It’s cliche to call the Panamera a four-door 911, but in truth, that’s the most accurate one-liner to peg the car’s nature. Pushed hard, very few other sport sedans really keep up—or prove so willing to run hard. Left to the casual cruising even a 911 is more likely to do...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC
    2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class: Best Car To Buy 2014 Nominee

    If you could only sit in one place, for the rest of your life, you could do a lot worse than to pick a seat from the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class. As we noted in our first drive of the new S63 AMG, they’re better described as thrones. But that’s just one example of how good the new S...

  • 2014 Cadillac CTS Live Photos
    2014 Cadillac CTS: Best Car To Buy 2014 Nominee

    The Cadillac CTS has been responsible, over the course of three generations, for not only re-establishing Cadillac’s reputation as a legitimate global luxury brand, but building that image, and, in its third go-round, moving the company into truly world-class territory. That's why it's a...

  • Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2014 award
    Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2014 Nominees List: Cream Of The Crop

    Many, many truly impressive cars hit the market for the 2014 model year. This hand-picked handful of sport/luxury sedans, coupes, and roadsters are our favorites--the very best. One of them will be our Best Car To Buy 2014. The list is presented in alphabetical order to preserve the suspense. Any...

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