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List of Brand New Models Available in 2011

For those looking to buy a new car in 2011, you should be aware of some brand new models available this year.

The following are all completely brand new models, which means they are not redesigned or refreshed models from prior years.

Most are hybrids and smaller cars that get great mileage - but be aware that since these are all new models, the likelihood of negotiating a terrific deal is low.

You'll need to wait several months after they're introduced before you start seeing prices drop.

2011 Audi A7 2012 Audi A7
This new entry in the four-door coupe class is technically a hatchback. Many people have fallen in love with Audi's recent sleek designs, however, there is definitely going to be a premium you will pay due to high demand and short supply when the vehicle arrives in the spring.

MSRP: Starting from $76,825


  • Mercedes CLS
  • BMW 5 Series GT
  • Acura RDX
  • Chevrolet Volt 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    The Volt was recently named Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 2011. Although labeled as an electric car, it actually has a small gas generator that can extend its range to 344 miles on a single charge.

    MSRP: Starting from $40,280


  • Nissan Leaf
  • Toyota Prius
  • Honda Civic Hybrid
  • Ford Fiesta 2011 Ford Fiesta
    This new entry into the sub-compact class is more fuel efficient than many of its competitors and offers Ford's Sync technology.

    MSRP: $13,320 - $17,120


  • Honda Fit
  • Chevrolet Aveo
  • Honda CR-Z
  • Toyota Yaris
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z 2011 Honda CR-Z
    Another entry in the sub-compact class, the CR-Z is a fun two-seater that can best be described as "sporty hybrid".

    MSRP: $19,200 - $23,210


  • Ford Fiesta
  • Honda Civic Hybrid
  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • 2011 Hyundai Equus 2011 Hyundai Equus
    The Equus is Hyundai's new luxury sedan, intended to compete with other luxury brands at a much lower cost.

    MSRP: $58,000 - $64,500


  • BMW 5 & 7 Series
  • Mercedes Benz E-Class/S-Class
  • Infiniti G Sedan
  • Audi A5
  • Lexus CT 200h 2011 Lexus CT 200h
    This new entry in the compact hybrid class is more upscale than its competitors and gets 42 miles per gallon, however, it comes with sluggish acceleration.

    MSRP: Starting around $30,000


  • Toyota Prius
  • Honda Insight
  • Audi A3
  • 2011 Mini Countryman 2011 Mini Countryman
    Think of it as a Mini crossover. Offers the same driving dynamics as the Mini Cooper with more passenger and cargo room.

    MSRP: Around $22,000


  • Subaru Forester
  • Nissan Rogue
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Nissan JUKE 2011 Nissan Juke
    This new compact-crossover comes with a very flashy design and all-wheel drive system.

    MSRP: $18,960 - $24,550


  • Ford Escape
  • Honda CR-V
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Kia Sportage
  • Nissan Leaf 2011 Nissan Leaf
    The first mass-produced all-electric car. Unlike its competitors, it doesn't have a gas generator and can truly be called an electric car. Downside: It only has a range of about 75 miles on a full charge.

    MSRP: $32,780 - $33,720


  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Toyota Prius
  • Honda Civic Hybrid
  • Scion IQ 2011 Scion iQ
    New entry in the microcar segment gets nearly 40 miles per gallon and offers some cool Scion technology and personalization.

    MSRP: Starting at $14,215


  • Smart ForTwo
  • Fiat 500

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