6. Kia

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A lot of people still think Kia makes cheap, dowdy-looking cars. That's changed a lot in recent years as the Korean brand has started producing head-turning cars that could easily be mistaken for luxury models. The Cadenza, shown here, is a prime example, with features, performance and comfort that rival cars costing tens of thousands more.

First published October 26, 2015: 11:53 AM ET

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