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When you think about the cars that celebrities drive, brands like Porsche, Bentley and Ferrari probably come to mind. But hey, celebrities can be practical too, and there are many top-earning actors, sports stars and musicians who choose to drive cars that wouldn't seem out of place in the parking lot of your local Kmart or Target.
Each of the 10 picks listed below (in alphabetical order) can claim at least one celebrity owner. What they all share is the kind of impressive competence that's sure to please, whether you're a famous face or an everyday Joe.
1. Acura MDX
Celebrity owners: Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky
What it offers: Capable handling; user-friendly high-tech features; finely crafted interior; relatively roomy third-row seat.
Celebrity owners: Michelle Williams, Jessica Biel
What it offers: Well-crafted interior; autobahn-bred high-speed stability; available diesel engine.
Celebrity owners: Rumer Willis, Reese Witherspoon, JWoww, Eva Longoria
What it offers: Athletic handling; potent and efficient engines; luxurious and comfortable interior; huge list of features; steadfast high-speed stability.
Celebrity owners: Nick Jonas, Suge Knight, David Beckham, Romeo
What it offers: Strong acceleration with any engine; head-turning looks; good V6 fuel economy; capable handling.
Celebrity owners: Kristin Bell, Jeff Gordon
What it offers: Low monthly fuel cost in normal driving; useful 300-mile maximum range; appealing standard features; excellent crash test scores.
Celebrity owners: Julie Bowen, T-Pain
What it offers: Adorable styling; Sport and Abarth models' capable handling; excellent fuel economy with manual transmission; surprisingly spacious for two people.
Celebrity owners: Sean Penn, B.J. Novak
What it offers: Strong V6 and V8 engines; capable handling; useful Ford Sync electronics; lots of performance customization possibilities.
Celebrity owners: Kelis, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Tyrese Gibson, Ciara, Stephen Baldwin
What it offers: Superior off-road capability; strong engine; surprisingly fun to drive around town; two- and four-door variations; rough-and-tumble image; it's a convertible.
Celebrity owners: Anna Farris, Kristen Stewart, Emma Stone
What it offers: Sharp handling; stellar fuel economy; excellent all-around performance in S and JCW trims; endearing retro styling; innovative convertible roof; highly customizable.
Celebrity owners: Michael Douglas, Eliza Doolitle, Bradley Cooper, Kirsten Dunst, Adrian Grenier, Rachel Bilson, Michelle Rodriguez, Dustin Hoffman
What it offers: Superior fuel economy; abundant backseat room; spacious cargo area; comfortable ride; available high-tech luxury goodies; strong safety scores.
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