Base MSRP: $20,360 - $30,510
The BMW 5-series had plenty of styling controversy when it came out in 2004, but BMW's design language is now accepted by the most mainstream of cars, the new Accord. From the tapered taillights to the famous "Hoffmeister kink" – that curved section of glass on the rear doors – it's obvious what the Honda team was gunning after. The coupe? Downright sexy, and not frumpy like the Camry Solara.
A 268 horsepower V-6 joins the six-model lineup, and the hybrid is gone after poor sales, ceding victory to the Camry Hybrid. The dashboard is a bit busy with lots of small buttons, but inside and out it's a solid package.
- Clifford Atiyeh(Honda)