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Bankrate's 2007 New Car Guide
What's hot?
All new for 2008 plus a fun interactive to pinpoint the best car for you.
What's hot?
Crossover | Performance
No matter how concerned buyers are about fuel economy, it's a given that most still want a vehicle that accelerates well. We rank the cars that deliver the most bang for buck.
 Mazda CX-7 244 horsepower 2.3-liter four
Mazda CX-7  What else should you expect from a company whose slogan is "zoom-zoom-zoom'' other than a crossover SUV with a sporting attitude. While the CX-7 and its larger CX-9 brother have all the cargo attributes of an SUV, the big news here is the turbocharged 2.3-liter four that makes 244 horsepower. Without much in the way of turbo lag, the engine gives this SUV some pop. MSRP: $23,750-$28,000.
 Saturn Vue Red Line 257 horsepower, 3.6-liter V6
Saturn Vue Red Line  Long considered a sub-par crossover SUV, for 2008 the Saturn Vue gets a significant upgrade because it's now based on the European Opel Astra chassis. In its most sporting Red Line form, the Vue gets a 3.6-liter, 257 horsepower V6 matched to a six-speed automatic that has a manual-shift feature, called TAPshift in the Red Line and optional on the XR. Front- or all-wheel drive is available. MSRP: $28,770.
 Toyota RAV4 V6 269 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6
Toyota RAV4 V6  In base form the RAV4 is a very desirable vehicle for those who want some off-road pretensions combined with Toyota reliability. But when you opt for the 3.5-liter, 269 horsepower V6 it becomes something of a performance vehicle, capable of outperforming some V6 sedans. MSRP: $24,440-$26,520.

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