Top Rides of 2008

Popular Mechanics rolls out 2008's hottest rides
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Nov 10, 2007 4:34 PM CST
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn gestures next to the company's new GT-R at the press preview for the 39th Tokyo Motor Show at Makuhari Messe, near Tokyo, in this Oct. 19, 2005 file photo. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) Popular Mechanics test drove a fleet of upcoming cars and trucks to conceive this list of 2008's best rides, in ten categories:

  1. Design: Nissan GT-R
  2. Value: Scion xB
  3. Energy efficiency: GMC Yukon Hybrid and Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

  1. Performance: BMW M3
  2. Versatility: Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan
  3. Fun to drive: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
  4. Off-Road ability: Toyota Land Cruiser
  5. Luxury: Cadillac CTS
  6. Workhorse: GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD and Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 HD
  7. Technical Innovation: Ford Sync
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