THE EARLY-ROUND DIVE: Fisker Karma EcoSport
PRICE AS TESTED: $120,000 OVERALL RATING: 57/100
POUND FOR POUND SCORE: 0.475
HIGHS: Fuel economy, styling, braking, interior material
LOWS: Controls, visibility, cramped interior, engine is noisy when running, long battery recharge times, small trunk, frequent problems
TALE OF THE TAPE: It looks sexy, as a $120,000 sports car should, but the Karma’s performance doesn’t live up to its price tag. The plug-in hybrid should be lauded for its cutting-edge hybrid technology (6.19 L/100km on battery power alone) but the American-engineered vehicle is a bit of a hot mess. A cramped cabin, horrific touchscreen interface, worrying-lack of visibility and constant malfunctions make this one of the least valuable PfP luxury cars on the market.