The annual review of the best and worst cars on the road has been published by Consumer Reports.
The Lexus LS 460L won the crown for the best car overall, scoring a 99 out of 100 on the road test. It comes with a hefty price tag of $76,572.
Rounding out the top 10 per car class, based on the road test, reliability and safety:
Family Sedan: Nissan Altima. Price: $23,970 to $30,335
Small Sedan: Hyundai Elantra SE Price: $18,695.
Sporty Car: Volkswagen GTI Price: $27,504.
Small SUV: Subaru Forester Price: $20,972 to $28,860
Family SUV: Chevrolet Traverse Price: $39,920.
Sports Sedan: Infiniti G37 Price: $37,225
Family Hauler: Mazda5 Price: $23,805.
Green Car: Toyota Prius Price: $23,150-$26,950.
Pickup Truck: Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Price: $37,235.
DUDS: These received the lowest marks by Consumer Reports.
Here’s the list for the best vehicles overall, regardless of class or size:
Which cars were the best value?Just because a car is less expensive doesn’t mean it’s the best buy. That’s pretty obvious, but applying that to vehicles when car shopping is hard for the average consumer. This report card for total owner costs over a five-year period — based on a combination of performance, utility and reliability for the money — helps. Top Values:
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