What's New for 2010

In the market to buy a car? Here's a quick look at what's new among 2010 models.

Sports Cars

Chevrolet Camaro

The first Camaro from Chevrolet since 2002. Available features include V-6 or V-8 engine (V-8 hits 60 mph in 4.7 seconds), manual or automatic transmission, nine-speaker sound system, express open and venting power sunroof, TAPshift steering wheel controls, standard electronic stability system, and rear-wheel drive. Choose from five trim levels.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

This 2-door, 4-passenger coupe is available in 16 trims. Features include rear-wheel drive, track tuned for sports suspension, Brembo® braking system, turbo four-cylinder or V-6 engine.

Passenger Cars

Acura ZDX

This new coupe features a panoramic glass roof, wraparound leather interior, and a robust engine that generates 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque for immediate acceleration.

Kia Forte (compact car)

Features include 156- or 173-hp four-cylinder engine, standard electronic stability system, and standard USB port for MP3 players; offered in three trim levels.

Kia Soul (boxy wagon)

Offered in four trim levels with features such as manual or automatic, standard stability system, split folding rear seats, body color bumpers, tire pressure monitoring system, standard USB/iPod compatibility, and available backlit speakers.

Volkswagen Golf

2010 marks the return of the Golf name. New headlights, a wider grille, and restyled front bumper give the Golf a sleeker look. Likewise, the interior has been updated with a new center control panel, new steering wheel, and new gauges.

Hybrid Cars

Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is based on the redesigned 2010 Ford Fusion. Notable features include all-wheel drive, SelectShift automatic, eco-friendly fabric, 12-speaker Surround Sound, rear view camera, and blind spot detection system.

Honda Insight

Seats five, has five doors to match and comes in two trim levels. The Insight features a small four-cylinder engine plus electric motor and offers a 60/40 split rear fold-down seatback for maximum cargo space.

Mercury Milan Hybrid

The first hybrid car from Mercury. Notable features include the ability to travel up to 47 mph on electric power – the highest top speed of any hybrid vehicle in electric mode – and dual-LCD SmartGauge™ cluster with EcoGuide features a four-level display offering information to help improve fuel efficiency.


GMC Terrain

The Terrain comes in front- or all-wheel drive with a four-cylinder or V-6 engine. Features include sliding rear seat, rear vision camera, USB port, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, programmable power rear liftgate, and fog lamps.

Land Rover LR4

For 2010, the Land Rover LR3 gives way to the LR4. It comes with a larger V-8 engine, standard 4WD, and seats up to seven.

Lincoln MKT

The three-row luxury crossover features seating for up to seven with push button start, voice activated navigation system, touch screen with audio and climate controls, optional 355-hp, twin-turbo V-6 engine, and FWD or AWD.

Volvo XC60

Volvo's first compact SUV seats five and features Volvo's City Safety System accident-avoidance system, tire pressure monitor, daytime running lights, antilock four-wheel disc brakes with brake assist, and a selective input system for steering.

Sources: Information taken from Acura.com, Buick.com, Chevrolet.com, Chrysler.com, Ford.com, GMC.com, Honda.com, Hyundai.com, Kia.com, LandRover.com, Lincoln.com, Volvo.com


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