10 most improved car redesigns
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We have seen many cars make notable gains through a redesign, just as we have seen some true disappointments.
Here, we celebrate those recent vehicles that have made a dramatic leap. Below are the most improved car redesigns, ranked by improvement in the overall test score, a combination of the results from more than 50 tests. The first figure listed is the old score, with the second number representing the current score. All 10 vehicles featured here made at least an 8-point improvement.
Audi A6 (79 to 93)
The latest redesign of the A6 helped the vehicle jump from good to impressive in our Ratings. The A6 is agile, quiet, and quick with impeccable interior fit and finish, commendable fuel economy and a variety of high-tech features.
BMW 328i (77 to 86)
The BMW 3 Series has always been the quintessential sport sedan with agile, sporty handling and a smooth, quick, and refined powertrain. The redesign helped improve fuel economy to 28 mpg overall, and the rear seats picked up some breathing room.
Buick LaCrosse (70 to 78)
The latest LaCrosse is a sophisticated and thoroughly modern sedan. Quiet, roomy and luxurious, it offers responsive handling and a steady ride, qualities not normally associated with past Buicks.