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Buying & Leasing a Car

Best Cars for 2009

See Kiplinger's picks for the Best in Class, Best New Car, Best Resale and Most Fuel-Efficient in 11 car categories.

Editor's Note: To see all our picks for 2010 models , click here.

We evaluated more than a thousand new models and picked winners across 11 categories, from small economy cars to crossovers, large SUVs and luxury sedans. The slide shows below offer our top picks in each category for Best in Class, Best New Car, Best Resale, and Most Fuel-Efficient. Which one is right for you?


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METHOD: Choosing the Top 2009 Cars

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Best Cars for 2009

Best Cars In Class

Best NEW Models

Best Cars for Resale

Best Cars for Fuel Efficiency

ALSO: Click Here to See Past Years' Winners.