Car and Driver announced its 10Best Cars for 2011. Amid high-horsepower machinery such as the 556-hp Cadillac CTS-V, the editors at Car and Driver included an electrically-powered vehicle for the first time ever - the groundbreaking Chevrolet Volt.
"Our 10Best award celebrates the best cars on sale in America for less than $80,000," said Car and Driver vice president and editor-in-chief, Eddie Alterman. "In our testing, we are looking for those automobiles that deliver spectacular value, real driver engagement and the highest fulfillment of their intended missions."
Following is the list of Car and Driver's 10Best Cars for 2011:
Ford Mustang GT
Mazda MX-5 Miata
"Our testing takes place over a week on real roads, in the real world, marshalling more than 60 new test cars and our entire editorial staff," said Alterman. "It's a real workout and only the best cars on the market emerge victorious."