6. Product parity is a long way off
6. Product parity is a long way off
Detroiters tell you their bad habits are behind them, and their vehicles are world-class. Yet when Consumer Reports published its annual auto report card on 13 manufacturers in its April issue, domestics finished 10th, 12th, and 13th. Ford, the top finishing U.S manufacturer, managed an overall score of 60, well behind the leader, Subaru (whose Impreza is seen above), which rated a 75. Among CR's ten top picks for 2012, just two -- the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Avalanche -- are domestic, and the Avalanche is being discontinued.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated April 26 2012: 9:42 AM ET
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