Cars: Consumer Reports' Top Picks

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

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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.



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Last updated February 28 2011: 1:27 PM ET
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