1. 2016 Honda Pilot: The 2016 Honda Pilot trades its blocky, trucky lines for a sleeker, more stylish-looking crossover profile. The Pilot’s interior transformation is just as surprising; highlights include more refined cabin materials, a streamlined control layout and loads of family-friendly features.
2. 2016 Lexus RX: With the redesigned RX, Lexus is committing itself to the brand’s polarizing spindle grille in a big way. Aside from more aggressive styling, the RX also boasts additional rear-seat room and more safety features for 2016.
3. 2016 Volvo XC90: The all-new seven-seat SUV’s interior takes luxury to a whole new level with rich genuine wood and leather surfaces combined with premium features like a 19-speaker 1,400-watt Bowers & Wilkins stereo, massive touch-screen control system and a crystal-glass gear selector.
4. 2016 Hyundai Tucson: Hyundai’s compact crossover stood out for its refined cabin and spacious interior. The 2016 Hyundai Tucson gets sportier exterior styling, more fuel-efficient powertrains and additional safety features for 2016.
5. 2016 Honda HR-V: The 2016 Honda HR-V blends the compact footprint of the Fit subcompact hatchback with the taller ride height of the CR-V compact crossover. With low prices, versatile cargo and passenger room, and an efficient powertrain, it looks like Honda might have another hit at dealerships.
6. 2016 Cadillac CTS-V: With 640 horsepower and aggressive styling cues like a carbon-fiber hood with an integrated functional air extractor vent and a carbon-fiber trunk-lid spoiler, the 2016 CTS-V has the looks to accompany its audacious hardware.
7. 2017 Ford GT: This supercar’s angular, aerodynamic styling screams concept car, but Ford’s GT is headed to production after a several-year hiatus. The rear-wheel-drive GT packs a 600-plus-hp, twin-turbocharged V-6 along with a racetrack-inspired carbon-fiber cockpit.
8. 2016 Kia Sorento: The 2016 Sorento is bigger and wears an updated version of the brand’s stylish, studded grille. Inside, the cabin has improved with better materials quality and a simplified control layout.
9. 2016 Nissan Maxima: A redesign for 2016 brings a new “floating roof” effect with the black front pillars, black wraparound rear pillars and swoopy curves inherited from Nissan’s Sport Sedan Concept. Along with the exterior revisions, the new Maxima also gets a redesigned engine.
10. 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: After 10 years with minimal changes, the MX-5 Miata is redesigned with a new shark-nose grille and muscular profile, but the automaker has kept the roadster’s winning formula intact. Compact + affordable + uncomplicated = fun.
“We’ll have more to say about each of these cars once we get behind the wheel, but from looks and features alone, we expect them to continue their winning streak. People might associate only exotics and concept cars with auto shows, but in reality they’re full of cars ranging from affordable to luxury, as is represented in our top 10 list,”