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Consumer Reports' top car picks - Americans shut out

Detroit automakers don't make it into the influential magazine's list.

Mid-sized SUV: Toyota Highlander

consumer reports 2013 toyota highlander
  • Test score (out of 100): 81 - 89
  • CR overall fuel economy: 18 - 27 mpg

The popular Highlander scored points with its soft ride and quiet, high-quality cabin. Handling is also "sound" and the Highlander is consistently dependable. The hybrid model gets the best fuel economy of any SUV in Consumer Reports' tests at 27 miles per gallon, according to the magazine.

  @peterdrives - Last updated February 26 2013 02:10 PM ET