2006 Bentley Continental GT

Reviewed by Jeff Sabitini

Obscene, intoxicating power (552 hp) from twin-turbo Volkswagen W12 engine; bird’s-eye maple dashboard actually looks like real wood; understated styling announces itself only to those in the kno ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

Reviewed by John Draneas and Stefan Lombard

Assertive styling, cool sounds, rally-car balance. Lest you forget, the comfortable Recaro racing seats help you remember what you’ve got beneath you. ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2006 Honda Civic SI

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

197-hp, V-Tec, twin-cam, four revs to 8,500 rpm cutoff, sounds great. Oddball dash layout works, with dominant tach below digital speedometer strip. Six-speed is slick and well-spaced, pedals good ...

Overall Experience:
3.0 rating

2006 Audi A3 2.0T Sport Wagon

Reviewed by Jeff Sabatini

Simple and effective exterior design, trademark Audi interior lighting, slick manual gearbox; torquey turbocharged engine makes for quick acceleration. ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2006 BMW 325i

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

BMW signature is unmistakable; the harder you drive it, the better it works. Lovely six-speed transmission, great brakes, effective dynamic stability system kicks in at the limit. Surprisingly good ...

Overall Experience:
3.0 rating

2006 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2 Liter

Reviewed by Keith Martin

Looks terrific in Jaguar Racing Green. Supercharger makes satisfying whine while offering instant 400-hp response. Taut handling, eager brakes. Copious rear seat room will make Mercedes CLS owners ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Spec B Sedan

Reviewed by Gary Anderson

250 turbocharged hp, 250 lb-ft of torque, Bilstein-tuned suspension, all-wheel drive, and limited-slip rear diff; as fun as a WRX. Titanium Silver with small hood scoop and no rear wing, leather in ...

Overall Experience:
3.0 rating

2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Significantly larger—only one cubic foot smaller than last Passat. Snappy performer with 200-hp turbo, 6-speed transmission; precise electro-mechanical steering; intuitive controls, including sun ...

Overall Experience:
3.0 rating

2006 Jeep Commander Limited

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Iconic Jeep profile mixes Cherokee, Wagoneer, and Mercedes G-Wagen. With 330-hp Hemi, most powerful three-seat SUV; 5-speed auto. Rack-and-pinion steering precise, quiet ride, compliant suspension ...

Overall Experience:
3.0 rating

2006 Chevrolet HHR LT

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Genuine effort to shake corporate blahs. Faintly reminiscent of ’49 Suburban using SSR hot rod cues and Cobalt platform. Good panel fit; a tall car with 9 inches more interior than the we-dar ...

Overall Experience:
3.0 rating