Subaru's new B9 Tribeca (starting at $30,700) seats up to seven passengers, offers ample performance and sports a modern aggressive look. The crossover sport utility vehicle has a 250-hp 3.0-liter boxer engine, symmetrical all-wheel drive, and an MP3 stereo system with an optional touch-screen GPS system and rear-seat DVD entertainment system package.
Range Rovers aren’t exactly known as speed demons, but the Range Rover Sport (starts at $69,750) is doing all it can to change that image. Featuring a supercharged 4.2L V8 that’s good for 390 horsepower, the Sport manages a 0-60 time of 7.2 seconds, which isn’t bad for a vehicle that weighs nearly three tons. It also boasts 20 inch wheels, seats five, and can ford 27.6 inches of water. If Wile E. Coyote had been driving one of these, he may have actually caught the Road Runner — or at least looked stylish when he inevitably drove off a cliff.
Audi's new A3 (starting at $25,500) is hands down the best wagon-esque automobile you can currently buy for the money. While officially called a Sportback, the 2006 A3 offers 36.4 cubic feet of room and the best mix or sportiness and luxury that you'll find in a 5-door car. It packs a turbo four-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower and can be ordered with an optional DVD-based navigation system with a full-color screen, 6-CD changer, and two SD memory card slots for your MP3s.