Cars: Consumer Reports' Top Picks

These 10 cars, trucks and SUVs scored the best in their classes, the magazine says.

1 of 10
BACKNEXT
Sporty car - Ford Mustang
Price: $22,145 - $37,845
EPA mileage: 19 City / 29 Hwy (V6)

The Mustang GT's throaty V8 provides plenty of punch, Consumer Reports says, while delivering surprisingly good fuel economy. A new V6 engine in non-GT models also delivers good performance and even better fuel economy, especially when combined with a manual transmission.

The magazine's annual "Top Picks" list includes cars, trucks and SUVs that out-scored competitors in their respective classes and that also have at least average (or better) dependability.

Unlike most publications, Consumer Reports anonymously purchases all the cars it tests at a total cost of almost $2 million a year. That way the magazine can be sure the vehicles it's testing are no different from those customers get.



NEXT: Small car - Hyundai Elantra
Last updated February 28 2011: 1:27 PM ET
More Galleries
Revolving door: Washington to Wall Street Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is headed to Wall Street. See who else has jumped the political ship for a lucrative career in finance. More
How to keep your naked photos out of hackers' hands Follow these steps to make sure that your nude photos and other sensitive information won't get hacked. More
9 reasons to be excited about Windows 9 Microsoft is expected to begin showing off Windows 9's features later this month. Here are the expected changes you should be thrilled about. More

Special Offer
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.