In order for Consumer Reports to come up with their top picks, they literally picked apart over 280 different vehicles to come up with the best of the best, separated them into domestic or foreign origin vehicles and chose the autos that had the highest markets for reliability, safety, performance and handling, price points, fuel efficiency and just about every other test you can think of to make a car prove it’s got what it takes to become a “Top Pick.” Here is how it turned out for the foreign models:
2013 Top Picks
- Midsized sedan: Honda Accord
- Sports cars: Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ
- Budget car: Hyundai Elantra
- Green car: Toyota Prius
- Compact car: Subaru Impreza
- Luxury car: Audi A6
- Small SUV: Honda CR-V
- Midsized SUV: Toyota Highlander
- Sports sedan: BMW 328i
- Minivan: Honda Odyssey
You can compare this list with the American made automobiles. The 2013 Top Picks that came from the United States automakers also lists if the testing criteria was met, and who got the top score(s) from each class while the foreign picks didn’t offer that information. We can assume that these vehicles were the top scoring and met at least enough of the criteria to have made it out of the heap of almost 300 vehicles to make it as a top choice for consumers.
Now that you are armed with the Consumer Reports Top Picks for 2013 you can choose exactly the right vehicle that not only will fit your needs, but will offer the reliability, safety and economical features that will make your ride one you can count on for all your daily commuting needs and road trip pleasures.
Source Consumer Reports