| What's Hot |
Available all-wheel drive
| What's Not |
Overtaxed, unrefined engine
For 2006, Ford will make the Five Hundred's interior even more accommodating by offering an optional roof-mounted DVD player for rear-seat passengers. Front-seat occupants will have to be content with looking at the video screen of the new, optional navigation system.
The side and curtain airbags are essential safety items. All-wheel drive helps tame the weather, but it adds weight and lowers fuel economy. The rear-seat DVD player (from fall 2005) will be a hit with parents.
Others to Consider
Buick Lucerne, Chrysler 300, Toyota Avalon