Motor Authority’s Best Car to Buy 2015

  • 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

    Picking the best performance and luxury car of the year is a difficult thing. Determining which is the best, or at least your favorite, from a crowd of very pleasing choices, can often come down to purely qualitative elements. So it is with Motor Authority's Best Car to Buy 2015, the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C. MUST SEE: Man Builds Batmobile & Becomes Real Life Superhero To Sick Children Quantitatively, the Alfa Romeo 4C is around the upper mid-pack of the 15 nominees for this year’s award. Its 4.5-second 0-60 mph time is quick, but by no means tops. Its 237-horsepower output from a...

2015 Nominees

2015 Acura TLX 2.4 2015 Acura TLX
MSRP: $31,445
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
MSRP: $53,900
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2015 Dodge Challenger
MSRP: $26,995
2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2015 Ford Mustang
MSRP: $23,800
2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe 2015 Jaguar F-Type
MSRP: $65,000
2015 Lamborghini Huracan 2015 Lamborghini Huracan
MSRP: $237,250
2015 Lexus RC F 2015 Lexus RC
MSRP: $42,790
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
MSRP: $845,000
2015 Porsche Macan 2015 Porsche Macan
MSRP: $49,900
2015 Subaru WRX 2015 Subaru WRX
MSRP: $26,295
2015 Volkswagen GTI 2015 Volkswagen Golf
MSRP: $17,995
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Best Car to Buy News

  • 2015 Volkswagen GTI
    2015 Volkswagen GTI: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    Refined, elegant, and mature in a way almost no other hatchbacks in America are, the 2015 Volkswagen GTI not only boasts a strong and vibrant fan base for its past models, but a strong and growing population of drivers of its newest, seventh-generation, version as well. It’s also a...

  • 2015 Subaru WRX
    2015 Subaru WRX: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    The undeniable new-car performance bargain of the moment, the 2015 Subaru WRX puts up a spec-sheet-to-dollars display of efficiency that no other car can really match. For the price of a Scion FR-S, you can run with much of the world’s elite road cars in nearly any conceivable setting...

  • 2015 Porsche Macan
    2015 Porsche Macan: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    Like the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG, the Porsche Macan is a new breed of crossover that more closely resembles the hot hatch than anything else. Call it a tall, fast wagon, we don’t really care. What it is is amazing. No, really, it is. As Marty Padgett wrote in our first drive review...

  • 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
    2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    Watching a professional race car driver slide off the track as he struggles to keep the Porsche 911 Turbo S he’s driving in front of your journalist-piloted 918 Spyder is a remarkably satisfying feeling. That is, until you realize that the car is doing much of the work for you. During my...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG
    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    Hot hatch fans of the U.S., you are increasingly out of luck in the form of proper fun-to-drive fast hatchbacks aside from a few notable examples. But, looking forward, the future of the hot crossover is ever brighter—and before you dismiss the idea out of hand, consider this, the 2015...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe
    2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    If you’re in the market for a car that can, quite literally, rule the world, you should definitely be looking at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG. Whether it’s a Bentley or a Rolls-Royce or a BMW or an Audi you’re comparing it to, the S63 AMG has the chops—both luxury and...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    Looking more like a compact version of the new S-Class than ever, with an intriguing set of powertrains, quite possible the best interior in the class, and better-than-ever handling, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class was an early contender for Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2015 award. We...

  • 2015 Lexus RC F
    2015 Lexus RC F: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    Chasing the M3 (or now, the M4) is a favorite pastime for the luxury sports car makers of the world, and while it takes quite a good car to even deserve the comparison, by most accounts, the 2015 Lexus RC F clears that bar. As a result, it’s a nominee for Motor Authority’s Best Car To...

  • 2015 Lamborghini Huracan
    2015 Lamborghini Huracán: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    When you say “Lamborghini,” many people, even non-car-enthusiasts, have a certain image—both of the car and the owner. For some it’s the iconic Countach, with its owner decked out in a slick ‘80s Italian suit, driving gloves, and painfully narrow shoes. For others...

  • 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
    2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    Beautiful to look at, glorious to hear, and incredibly fun to drive, the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe is a car any enthusiast would love to wake up to every day. But are its charms enough to overcome the highly competitive field that make up Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2015 nominees list?...

  • 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
    2015 Ford Mustang: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    The Ford Mustang has a half-century of history building its reputation for muscle car dominance, and while a few models have missed the mark along the way (we’re looking at you, Mustang II), the current Mustang is easily the best ever. Redesigned to look the part in its evolution toward a...

  • 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
    2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

    707 horsepower. Seven. Hundred. Seven. Horsepower. It’s an entire 19th century town’s worth of productive capacity. And it all lives under the hood of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. That power comes from the centerpiece of the Hellcat’s appeal: the 6.2-liter supercharged...

  • 2015 BMW M3
    2015 BMW M3 & M4: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

    Very few cars have the following or the legacy—both on the street and the track—of BMW’s M3. The latest generation of the M3 mixes up the formula quite a bit, in ways going back toward tradition, in other ways moving into the future. In nearly every way, the 2015 BMW M3 (and its...

  • 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
    2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

    Exotic. Italian. Sexy. Quick. Nimble. Priced under $70,000. The Alfa Romeo 4C ticks all of these boxes. And a whole bunch more. In the performance per dollar world—or performance per pound—the Alfa Romeo 4C is a flyweight that punches with the heavyweights. No, it won’t knock the...

  • Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2015
    Reader Poll: Which Best Car To Buy Nominee Would You Pick?

    We’ve driven and compared all 15 of this year’s Best Car To Buy 2015 nominees in a variety of terrain and locations, wringing out the best of each car to see which deserves the award. But we also want to know what you, the armchair enthusiast, think. So we’re asking you: which of...

  • 2015 Acura TLX 2.4
    2015 Acura TLX: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

    The 2015 Acura TLX is a surprising car in many ways. Rising out of the near-premium or entry-luxury segment to prove itself more than just another mid-level manager’s car, the Acura TLX offers a well-tuned chassis and suspension, innovative drivetrain features, and impressive value. As we...

  • Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2015
    Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2015: The Nominees

    Every year, Motor Authority’s editors drive and rate hundreds of cars, including dozens of the best luxury and performance cars. At the end of the year, we look back over the new models introduced to the world and select the best—our Best Car To Buy award. For our Best Car To Buy 2015...

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    Best Car To Buy 2015 Preview: What Are The Year’s Hottest Cars So Far? (Video)

    After what seemed like a never-ending glut of fantastic new cars for the 2014 model year, the 2015 model year has pulled back the pace just a touch. But there are still dozens of fantastic cars out there. Which ones are currently at the front of the pack for our Best Car To Buy award this year?...

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