One thing car enthusiasts can look forward to each year is the slew of new models that hit the market. Whether it’s slight design changes with technological updates made under the hood or a full exterior overhaul, each unveiling is as exciting as opening that holiday present that was at the top of your wish list.

Once again, Car and Driver took all the new 2014 models to the road for comprehensive testing. After much deliberation, they revealed the 10Best Cars for under $80,000.

Check out the cars that made Car and Driver’s 2014 “10Best” list:

  • Audi A6/S6/A7
  • BMW 3-/4-Series
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  • Ford Fiesta ST
  • Honda Accord
  • Mazda 3
  • Mazda 6
  • Porsche Boxster/Cayman
  • Volkswagen Golf/GTI

And, one of the reasons I enjoy seeing Car and Driver’s 10Best list each year are the special online extras. Watch the Car and Driver team take the cars to the road here, and don’t miss the full photo gallery here. You’ll see why these models made the cut this year.










Cover photo credit: Car and Driver

Photo credit: Car and Driver