Likes: Fresh new redesign, almost Audi-like rear tail lamps, class leading trunk and rear passenger space.
Dislikes: Styling bland, interior quality very disappointing for a Volkswagen, base engine is embarrasing for a mid-sized sedan.
Overall: The Americanized Jetta loses all that it was known for to please an audience it really didn't need to.
Likes: A drastic change from the lackluster Cobalt, largely improved interior, plenty of space for five.
Dislikes: There are mid-sized sedans with more horespower for less money, two engines with the same output makes no sense, unsupportive front seats.
Overall: GM is in the right direction. Only if this change could've occured two years prior.
2011 Saab 9-5 sedan
Likes: Fantastic new design, interior still reflects aircraft heritage, interesting new features, turbo six-cylinder welcome addition.
Dislikes: Priced rather high, much of its sport sedan dynamics are no longer there, rather disappointing effort if you're a diehard Saab Fan.
Overall: Its still offers that 'something' no other automaker can bring to a driver's face. A smile that other drivers won't understand.
Likes: Large step forward for the brand, offers a turbo four-cylinder in a sea of six-cylinders, much improved everything including looks.
Dislikes: Styling rather polarizing for a mid-sized family sedan, turbo form doesn't offer a manual transmission, styling rather similar to Mercedes CLS.
Dislikes: Hyundai has become a very competitive player in the steadily growing market. With quality improving drastically, driving pleasure shouldn't disappear.
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Likes: Compact crossover that's stylish and overloaded with features.
Dislikes: Lacks in horsepower, really needs more than stylish looks to stand out in this segment.
Overall: Offer the turbo engine from the Lancer Ralliart, and price it competitively with the Volkswagen Tiguan. You'll have a surefooted winner.