Hyundai Genesis Coupe

A newcomer to the class of affordable sports cars, the Genesis Coupe provides real rear-wheel-drive sports performance for a fraction of the price. Shoppers can choose between a 210-horsepower turbo I4 engine and a 306-horsepower V6. Plus it features a sleek exterior design, an accommodating four-passenger cabin and good scores in federal government crash tests. Not surprisingly, it debuts near the top of its class.

MSRP: $22,000 - $31,000

Ford Transit Connect

The all-new Ford Transit Connect may be the best thing thatís happened to small businesses since QuickBooks. This workmanís van provides a whopping 135 cubic feet of cargo space, an impressive city/highway fuel economy of 22/25 mpg, and loads of business-friendly features. These include an available in-car computer system that uses 2G and 3G networks to access records and track fleet activity. The Transit Connect is so well-liked that it was recently voted North American Truck of the Year.

MSRP: $20,780 - $22,350

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Redesigned for 2010, the E-Class is an all-around better car than the model it replaces. It provides sportier handling dynamics, an elegant exterior design, a lavish cabin and an old-world feel that few luxury large cars can match. It also features revolutionary safety systems like Attention Assist, which utilizes behavioral detection technology to alarm drowsy drivers -- and comes standard. Best of all, the new E-Class is cheaper than last yearís model.

MSRP: $48,600 - $58,800

GMC Terrain

The newly-introduced GMC Terrain adds one heck of a value package to the class of affordable compact SUVs. It shares its mechanical elements with the Chevrolet Equinox but provides a bolder exterior design and loads of snazzy yet practical interior features. Among them is a standard rearview camera, an iPod interface and a sliding rear seat. Best of all, the Terrain affords excellent fuel economy and even leads its class with a highway fuel economy rating of 32 mpg.

MSRP: $24,250 - $31,000

Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

For 2010, Cadillac set out to create a vehicle that combines the sporty driving dynamics of its CTS sedan with the utility of a station wagon -- and thatís exactly what it did. The CTS Sport Wagon leaves critics impressed with its superb performance abilities and stylish design, inside and out. Among its many selling points, the CTS Sport Wagon is available with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drivetrains. It also features a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, which is the longest in its class.

MSRP: $39,830 - $53,620