With so many choices, how are you aware the place to start out your new-car search? For patrons not content material to simply purchase the identical automobile each 5 or 6 years, the new-car market might be overwhelming, however it doesn’t need to be that method. With the excellent Motor Development final shopping for guides and our on-line purchaser’s information options, we’ve received you lined. So seek for your favourite vehicles beneath to get the fundamentals on each new automobile and minivan obtainable as we speak (or quickly). You’ll discover engine specs, information on what’s new in comparison with final yr’s fashions, and even IntelliChoice five-year retained worth figures on many fashions.

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KEY

  • 5M: 5-speed handbook
  • 6A: 6-speed automated
  • 6-sp auto-cl man: 6-speed auto-clutch handbook
  • 7-sp twin-cl auto: 7-speed twin-clutch automated
  • FWD: front-wheel drive
  • AWD: all-wheel drive
  • RWD: rear-wheel drive

ALL-NEW
New in and out, potential powertrain modifications

MAJOR
Mid-cycle change updates, minor powertrain modifications

MINOR
Particular editions, vital new options

UNCHANGED
Minor trim or package deal modifications, new colours

NHTSA AND IIHS RATINGS:
NHTSA and IIHS security knowledge is derived from current mannequin years.

INTELLICHOICE
5-year retained worth knowledge could apply to widespread car variants, not a mean of all mannequin variants.

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New Vehicles within the 2018 New Automotive Purchaser’s Information
Acura Dodge Kia Mitsubishi
Alfa Romeo Ferrari Lamborghini Nissan
Aston Martin Fiat Lexus Porsche
Audi Ford Lincoln Rolls-Royce
Bentley Genesis Lotus Smart
BMW Honda Maserati Subaru
Buick Hyundai Mazda Tesla
Cadillac Infiniti McLaren Toyota
Chevrolet Jaguar Mercedes-Benz Volkswagen
Chrysler Karma Mini Volvo

Acura ILX

Base Worth: $29,500*

Physique Kind: Sedan

Unchanged: After its intensive 2016 refresh, we don’t count on any vital modifications to the 2018 Acura ILX. An elective A-Spec package deal provides a sporty bodykit, 18-inch wheels, and suede seat inserts. Though a 2016 ILX A-Spec we examined wasn’t as fast as a few of its rivals, we preferred the sleek engine and transmission and the quiet and well-appointed cabin. We count on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to affix the choice listing quickly.

Sum Up: Acura’s try and lure millennials.

Acura ILX
Base Engine 2.4L/201-hp/180-lb-ft I-4
Decide Engine None
Drivetrain Entrance-engine, FWD
Transmission 8-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ Metropolis/Hwy 25/35 mpg*
0-60 mph 6.2 sec
Primary Guarantee Four years/50,000 miles
Security NHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Worth 45%
* Estimated

Acura NSX

Base Worth: $158,000*

Physique Kind: Coupe

Unchanged: Don’t count on main modifications for the 2018 Acura NSX for its sophomore yr. After 5 years of ideas and teasing, the Acura NSX arrived for the 2017 mannequin yr as a plug-in hybrid supercar. Energy comes from a twin-turbo V-6 and three electrical motors. Drive modes embody EV, Sport, Sport Plus, and Monitor, and we suggest the elective Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires for severe monitor time.

Additionally Take into account: Nissan GT-RMercedes-AMG GT, Porsche 911Audi R8McLaren 570S.

Sum Up: A real hybrid supercar.

Acura NSX
Base Engine 3.5L twin-turbo V-6 + Three elec motors, 573-hp/476-lb-ft
Decide Engine None
Drivetrain Mid-engine, AWD
Transmission 9-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ Metropolis/Hwy 21/22 mpg*
0-60 mph 3.1 sec
Primary Guarantee Four years/50,000 miles
Intellichoice 5-Yr Retained Worth 50%
* Estimated

Acura RLX

Base Worth: $56,000-$61,500*

Physique Kind: Sedan

Unchanged: The Acura RLX has been available on the market for the reason that 2014 mannequin yr, however we don’t count on main modifications for the flagship sedan. It’s a gradual vendor, however the RLX provides numerous options and tech. The excellent AcuraWatch suite of lively security tech is customary, and the elective Advance package deal features a 14-speaker Krell audio system. The three-motor hybrid system within the RLX Hybrid Sport makes use of comparable expertise because the NSX supercar.

Additionally Take into account: Lincoln ContinentalCadillac XTSInfiniti Q70.

Sum Up: Luxurious, expertise, and security in a stealthy package deal.

Acura RLX
Base Engine 3.5L/310-hp/272-lb-ft V-6
Decide Engine 3.5L V-6 + Three elec motors, 377-hp/341-lb-ft
Drivetrain Entrance-engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission 6A; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ Metropolis/Hwy 20-29/30 mpg*
0-60 mph 5.1-5.Eight sec
Primary Guarantee Four years/50,000 miles
Security NHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Worth 35%
* Estimated

Acura TLX

Base Worth: $33,950-$45,750

Physique Kind: Sedan

Minor: The 2018 Acura TLX will get a face-lift and a brand new V-6 A-Spec mannequin with black and purple inside decisions, a physique package, 19-inch wheels, and revised steering and suspension tuning. The automaker’s suite of lively security tech is now customary throughout the road. The revised infotainment system is quicker and positive aspects Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Two naturally aspirated engine choices stay, together with a 206-hp 2.4-liter I-Four and a 290-hp 3.5-liter V-6.

Additionally Take into account: BMW 3 SeriesAudi A4Buick Regal.

Sum Up: The worth-packed compact luxurious sport sedan.

Acura TLX
Base Engine 2.4L/206-hp/182-lb-ft I-4
Decide Engine 3.5L/290-hp/267-lb-ft V-6
Drivetrain Entrance-engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission 8-sp twin-cl auto; 9A
EPA Econ Metropolis/Hwy 20-23/29-33 mpg
0-60 mph 5.9-7.2 sec*
Primary Guarantee Four years/50,000 miles
Intellichoice 5-Yr Retained Worth 47%
* Estimated

Alfa Romeo 4C

Base Worth: $57,500-$67,500*

Physique Kind: Coupe

Unchanged: Alfa added a brand new Alpine premium audio system choice and the Giallo Prototipo Yellow exterior colour on the 4C Coupe final yr. Don’t count on a lot to alter for 2018; the automobile is actually a limited-production weekend toy with minimal creature comforts in comparison with extra mainstream sports activities vehicles. The 237-hp 1.7-liter turbo-four and six-speed twin-clutch gearbox will seemingly stay as the one powertrain alternative.

Additionally Take into account: Chevrolet CorvettePorsche 718 Cayman/Boxster, Jaguar F-Type.

Sum Up: The purist’s Italian sports activities automobile.

Alfa Romeo 4C
Base Engine 1.7L/237-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Decide Engine None
Drivetrain Mid-engine, RWD
Transmission 6-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ Metropolis/Hwy 24/34 mpg
0-60 mph 4.Zero sec
Primary Guarantee Four years/50,000 miles
Intellichoice 5-Yr Retained Worth 48%

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Base Worth: $39,000-$74,000*

Physique Kind: Sedan

Unchanged: Launched as a 2017 mannequin, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is likely one of the best-driving compact luxurious sport sedans obtainable. For 2018, count on the sedan’s powertrains to hold over, together with a 280-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four and a 505-hp 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 within the Quadrifoglio mannequin. Giulias with each engines have gained current Motor Trendcomparisons. New exterior colours may be the one additions to the Giulia lineup for the 2018 mannequin yr.

Additionally Take into account: Mercedes-Benz C-ClassAudi A4, Cadillac ATS.

Sum Up: The dealing with benchmark amongst compact luxurious sport sedans.

Alfa Romeo Giulia
Base Engine 2.0L/280-hp/306-lb-ft turbo I-4
Decide Engine 2.9L/505-hp/443-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
Drivetrain Entrance-engine, RWD/AWD
Transmission 8A
EPA Econ Metropolis/Hwy 17-24/24-33 mpg
0-60 mph 3.9-5.1 sec
Primary Guarantee Four years/50,000 miles
Intellichoice 5-Yr Retained Worth 43%

Aston Martin DB11

Base Worth: $202,320-$219,320

Physique Kind: Coupe, convertible

Main:  Following the debut of the DB11 Coupe, Aston Martin will seemingly add a softtop referred to as the DB11 Volante. Count on the 600-hp 5.2-liter twin-turbo V-12 and eight-speed auto to hold over. A brand new twin-turbo V-Eight sourced from Mercedes-AMG has been added for 2018 as the brand new base engine for the DB11. All 2018 DB11 fashions include a normal hands-free trunk. Blind-spot warning is a brand new choice.

Additionally Take into account: Rolls-Royce Wraith/Daybreak, Lexus LCMercedes-Benz S-Class.

Sum Up: Probably the most beautiful grand tourer extant.

Aston Martin DB11
Base Engine 4.0L/503-hp/498-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Decide Engine 5.2L/600-hp/516-lb-ft twin-turbo V-12
Drivetrain Entrance-engine, RWD
Transmission 8A
EPA Econ Metropolis/Hwy 15-17/21-24 mpg*
0-60 mph 3.8-4.5 sec*
Primary Guarantee Three years/limitless miles
* Estimated

Aston Martin Rapide S

Base Worth: $207,775-$209,825

Physique Kind: Hatchback

Unchanged: The Shadow Version was added to the Rapide S lineup for the 2017 mannequin yr. It options further customary options, together with a Efficiency package deal that bumps the automobile’s energy to 565 hp. Three exterior colours and three inside decisions can be obtainable on the Shadow Version. The usual Rapide S continues unchanged, and the Efficiency package deal is out there as an choice.

Additionally Take into account: Bentley Flying SpurPorsche PanameraRolls-Royce Ghost.

Sum Up: The four-door sports activities automobile for the 1 %.

Aston Martin Rapide S
Base Engine 5.9L/552-565-hp/465-lb-ft V-12
Decide Engine None
Drivetrain Entrance-engine, RWD
Transmission 8A
EPA Econ Metropolis/Hwy 14/21 mpg
0-60 mph 4.2 sec*
Primary Guarantee Three years/limitless miles
* Estimated

Aston Martin Vanquish

Base Worth: $298,000-$316,000*

Physique Kind: Coupe, convertible

Minor: The bottom Vanquish has been discontinued, leaving the Vanquish S as the one mannequin left as soon as the particular version Zagato fashions are bought out. Aston Martin has given the automobile a revised suspension, an up to date entrance fascia with a brand new Vulcan-inspired carbon-fiber splitter and diffuser, an up to date transmission, and an influence bump to 580 hp, due to bigger inlet manifolds and the quad exhaust system.

Additionally Take into account: Ferrari GTC4Lusso, Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracán.

Sum Up: Classiness and tempo in a svelte, timeless package deal.

Aston Martin Vanquish
Base Engine 5.9L/580-hp/465-lb-ft V-12
Decide Engine None
Drivetrain Entrance-engine, RWD
Transmission 8A
EPA Econ Metropolis/Hwy 13/21 mpg
0-60 mph 3.Eight sec*
Primary Guarantee Three years/limitless miles
* Estimated

Aston Martin Vantage

Base Worth: $192,000-$206,500*

Physique Kind: Coupe, convertible

Unchanged:  With the discontinuation of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the one mannequin left is the V12 Vantage S. The restricted version V12 Vantage S with a seven-speed handbook is bought out. Count on the following Vantage to characteristic a Mercedes-AMG-sourced V-Eight as the bottom engine and the DB11’s V-12 to be obtainable. Aston’s seven-speed automated handbook will seemingly get replaced by the ZF-sourced eight-speed automated.

Additionally Take into account: Mercedes-AMG GT, Porsche 911, Nissan GT-R.

Sum Up: The posh sports activities automobile for these averse to medical precision.

Aston Martin Vantage
Base Engine 5.9L/563-568-hp/457-465-lb-ft V-12
Decide Engine None
Drivetrain Entrance-engine, RWD
Transmission 7-sp auto-cl handbook
EPA Econ Metropolis/Hwy 12/18 mpg
0-60 mph 4.1 sec
Primary Guarantee Three years/limitless miles
* Estimated

Audi A3

Base Worth: $32,925-$55,000*

Physique Kind: Sedan, convertible, hatch

Main:  The largest information is the new-for-the-U.S. RS Three sedan with a 400-hp 2.5-liter turbo I-5 engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Final yr, the bottom front-drive A3 noticed a 2.0-liter turbo change the 1.8-liter as the bottom engine. Common A3 fashions can be found in sedan or cabriolet kind, and the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid is hatchback solely. Heated entrance seats are customary. Trims and choice packages are revised.

Additionally Take into account: Acura ILX, Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, Infiniti QX30.

Sum Up: Audi’s sport compact sedan and reasonably priced cabriolet.

Audi A3
Base Engine 2.0L/186-hp/221-lb-ft turbo I-4
Decide Engine 2.0L/220-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4; 2.0L/292-hp/280-lb-ft turbo I-4; 1.4L turbo I-4 + elec motor, 204-hp/258-lb-ft; 2.5L/400-hp/354-lb-ft turbo I-5
Drivetrain Entrance-engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission 6-sp twin-cl auto; 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ Metropolis/Hwy 19-26/26-35 mpg*; 83 mpg-e
0-60 mph 3.8-7.6 sec*
Primary Guarantee Four years/50,000 miles
Security NHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Worth 42%
* Estimated

Audi A4

Base Worth: $36,975-$52,375

Physique Kind: Sedan, wagon

Main: After a 2017 redesign, the Audi A4 positive aspects customary heated entrance seats and revised trims. The redesigned Audi S4 sport sedan arrives for 2018 packing a extra highly effective 354-hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 instead of the earlier technology’s supercharged engine. An A4 extremely mannequin encompasses a 190-hp 2.Zero liter with front-drive, and the lifted A4 Allroad crossoverlike wagon makes use of the A4 2.0T sedan’s 252-hp 2.Zero liter.

Additionally Take into account: BMW Three Sequence, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Alfa Romeo Giulia.

Sum Up: Newest German tech identified for its obtainable all-wheel drive.

Audi A4
Base Engine 2.0L/190-hp/236-lb-ft turbo I-4
Decide Engine 2.0L/252-hp/273-lb-ft turbo I-4; 3.0L/354-hp/369-lb-ft turbo V-6
Drivetrain Entrance-engine, FWD/AWD
Transmission 6M; 7-sp twin-cl auto, 8A
EPA Econ Metropolis/Hwy 21-25/30-34 mpg
0-60 mph 4.4-6.5 sec*
Primary Guarantee Four years/50,000 miles
Security NHTSA: 5 Stars; IIHS: TSP+
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Worth 47%
* Estimated

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